Debbie Carlson is an award-winning, internationally published writer.

With 20 years of solid professional experience,
she can deliver clean, crisp copy on strict deadlines.
Debbie’s work has appeared in publications including:

Barron’s | Chicago Tribune | Dow Jones Newswires | Financial Advisor
The Guardian | Mashable | US News & World Report
The Wall Street Journal

Interested in how Debbie can contribute smart, focused copy to your project? Contact Debbie now.

Debbie CarlsonDebbie Carlson has written for leading global business publications and has contributed to newspapers, magazines, newswires and online websites, interviewing high-level decision-makers.

For several years Debbie was the Americas Commodities Editor for Dow Jones, where she coordinated commodities coverage for Dow Jones Newswires, the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, supervising reporters in North,

South and Central America. Debbie also worked with editors in Europe and Asia to coordinate coverage of resources such as metals and energy. Such experience helped to hone a sharp focus for business and financial writing, enabling her to work under tight deadlines to produce world class business journalism.

Education and Awards
Debbie has a B.A. in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and has been recognized for her work. Debbie spearheaded a 10-part series on water use and led the Dow Jones Newswires staff to win a third-place award from the North American Association of Agriculture Journalists. She has also received a First Place Award for Feature Writing from

the Illinois Press Association. Debbie sits on the board of directors for the Guild Literary Complex, one of Chicago’s oldest non-profit literary organizations.

2010-present: Media professional contributing to top-tier national and international publications
2004-2010: News Editor, Commodities, Americas, Dow Jones Newswires
2001-2004: Senior Managing Editor for News and Markets, OsterDowJones Newswires
1999-2001: Staff Writer, Dow Jones Newswires .
1994-1999: Chicago Bureau Chief, Oster Communications Inc./Futures World News
1992-1994: Entertainment Editor, Mid-Illinois Newspapers

Debbie’s strong writing background can be leveraged for your writing and editing needs. In an age where everything was due five minutes ago, there’s no time for second-guessing. Because she has written for both newswires and Web site publications for years, she understands your need for swift execution. You’re in capable hands if you turn to Debbie.

Debbie is adept at distilling the essence of what matters, getting rid of the fluff to tell your readers what they need to know. Having written for different audiences, she knows how to focus messages to appeal to the right reader.

– Need someone to explain arcane, dense topics and translate them into everyday language? That’s Debbie’s specialty. Examples include explaining U.S. states’ interest in reviving the gold currency standard, energy supplies and parsing financial market reaction to the Federal Reserve actions.

– Want someone to speak about business topics at your next meeting? Debbie is comfortable speaking to the public. She’s addressed Brazilian agriculture traders about the view from the U.S. and spoken to journalists on how to use economic data to create story ideas and drive readership.

Debbie can offer organizations:

A fast, clean turnaround on copy.

Compelling website comment that hooks readers.

Targeted copy for newsletters, corporate profiles and press releases.

Focused messaging.

Contact Debbie Carlson today!

Magazine Work

A Less Taxing Approach To MLPs
Article published on Financial Advisor’s website

Land Grab: Article published on

Liquid Gold: Article published in Wealth Management

Where’s the Fire? The Inflation vs. Deflation Debate Heats Up
Article published on

The Mattoon Mad Gasser Looking Back at a Textbook Case of Mass Hysteria
Article published in Belt Magazine


Gold Miners May Finally Be Worth a Look
Article published on US News & World Report Money

Some U.S. States Look At Potential Return To Gold Standard May Conflict With Federal Law
Article published on

Why You Need to Own Gold
Article published on


Pricing the Good Earth
Article published on

Down — but Far From Out — on the Farm
Article published on

El Nino Takes a Toll on US Rice Farmers and Points To Even Higher Prices
Article published on The Guardian

Community Supported Agriculture isn’t just for summer — before signing up, check out these helpful ideas
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Socially Responsible Investing

Sustainable Investing Shift
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Investing With Your Morals
Article published in US News & World Report Money

Socially Responsible Investing Comes of Age
Article published on

Personal Finance

Dividend-paying stocks coming back into vogue
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Understanding credit utilization
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Protect financial information from theft
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Using Trends To Help Avoid Market Pitfalls
Article published in US News & World Report Money

The Roundup: Personal Finance Books
Article published in Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row Journal Book Section


Ditching Dye, How to Go Gray Gracefully
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Cycling in Winter
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Helping Loved Ones In Assisted Living During the Holidays
Article published in Chicago Tribune

You Might Want to Skip the Outlet Mall
Article published in Chicago Tribune

Lifestyle – continued

Non-sticky Business: Testing the New Non-Stick Pans
Article published in Chicago Tribune

16 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Co-workers
Article published on


Tapping Apples
Article printed in Chicago Tribune

Finding Your Own Food on the Road
Article printed in Chicago Tribune

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