Bill Truesdell, freelance writer

How bylines sold me on a writing career.

In my many years as a writer, I have completed hundreds of individual assignments – brochures, sales literature, catalogs, ads, direct mail pieces, Web sites, radio/TV spots, book reviews, technical manuals, news releases, classroom materials and editorials.

But my writing career really began with magazines. My feature articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications through years of work as a magazine freelancer. Although the following list is not complete, it includes many of the pieces I've published. After you have reviewed this publication list, please contact me so we can discuss how to put this writing experience to work for you.

General Publications

  • Bible Truth
  • Discovery Magazine
  • Family Weekly (now Parade)
  • Hearthstone
  • Kalamazoo Review
  • Mechanix Illustrated
  • Plant Engineering (ghost written)
  • Senior Exchange
  • Seventeen Magazine
  • Straight
  • The Argus

Travel/Outdoor Publications

  • Alaska Magazine
  • Bicycling
  • Bike World
  • Camper Coachman
  • Camping Journal
  • Carefree Days in West Michigan
  • Community Voices (biweekly travel column)
  • Family Motor Coaching
  • Guide to Cross Country Skiing
  • Michigan Out-of-Doors
  • Michigan Sportsman
  • Milepost (Alaska Magazine's Guidebook)
  • Trailer Life
  • South County Commercial Express (publication of the Kalamazoo Gazette - weekly travel column)
  • Trails Away
  • Travel/Holiday
  • Wheels Afield
  • Woodall's Trailer & RV Travel

Education Publications

  • American School & University
  • Education Digest
  • Instructor Magazine
  • Kentucky School Journal
  • Learning Magazine
  • Michigan School Board Journal
  • School Management
  • Teacher Magazine
  • The Creative Teacher
  • The Educational Informer
  • Today's Catholic Teacher
  • Today's Education
  • Wisconsin Journal of Education

Classroom Materials

  • Dealing with Emergencies
  • Geographic Awareness
  • How to Fill Out a Job Application
  • Job Interview: Step by Step Procedures
  • Pet Care
  • Poison Prevention
  • Practical Reading Skills
  • Social Environment (People)


  • Directory of Unique Museums
    (Oryx Press)