About Colleen Stinchcombe

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I’m an independent writer who loves chasing a good story. My work is all about answering big questions by leaning on facts and expert sources. I love highlighting people who are trying to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Many of my features and service stories cover the environment, science, health, outdoor recreation and travel.

Over the years, and in non-pandemic times, my writing has brought me to Vietnam, the Caribbean, the UK, Chile, and all across the domestic US. In 2017, I spent four months living out of a backpack and hiking 1,000 miles in California and Oregon. Adventure is a big part of what gets me up in the morning.

My work appears in Sierra Magazine, Outside Online, The Seattle Times, Lonely Planet, SELF, Future Human, and many others. My photography often accompanies my written work, and you can see some of the photos I’ve taken on assignment here. I’ve been a guest journalist on podcasts like Canada’s The Big Story, where I spoke about my coronavirus reporting on travel safety. See more of my journalism work here.

In addition to journalism, I use research and digital media expertise to create content strategy plans, planning quarterly production for brands like Rover.com and bridging SEO, sales, and editorial needs for publishers like SheKnows Media.

If you have a strategy in place but need someone to execute it, hire me to write profiles, service explainers, features, case studies, newsletters, social media copy or just about anything else requiring word smithery. I believe in using research, data, and storytelling to drive a message home. Learn more about that here.

When not on assignment or crouched over my laptop, I’m likely hiking, biking, or curling up in any available sunbeam at my home near Seattle, WA.

Have a project that might be a fit? Email me at stinch.ca@gmail.com

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