Hello, my name is

Jillian Kramer

I'm a freelance journalist and editor

ABOUT
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I'm Jillian Kramer, an award-winning features writer, editor and blogger who's covered everything from Mississippi small-town feuds to organized crime, sex, health, weddings, career, and fashion.

Years ago, I dived into the Deep South, where I chatted with a city’s most-jailed man, penetrated a methamphetamine Mecca, donned a bio-hazard suit alongside a crime scene cleaner, challenged a FEMA contractor's pay practices, scrutinized hundreds of speeding tickets — not just my own — and had the honor of profiling a boy with a rare and fatal disease. For the latter, I was awarded the 2007 prize for best feature article from the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press.

Then in 2013, I returned to the Midwest, serving as an associate editor for Cleveland Magazine, shepherding exciting changes in the magazine's fashion and entertainment sections, developing and writing front-of-book content, and penning 3,000 to 6,000-word feature articles that ran the gamut from the city's poor-performing school district, its vibrant and still struggling LGBT community, a heart transplant — which I covered from beside the operating table — and a restauranteur who thinks he can rehabilitate ex-cons through food. For that feature, the Press Club of Ohio gave me the 2014 award for best food writing in the state.

Now I write for national publications. I'm Glamour's Smitten blogger, where I get down-and-dirty about sex, love and relationships twice daily. I'm also a regular contributor to Brides.com. My byline has appeared in the online or print versions of Glamour, Women's Health, Details, American Way, New Orleans Brides and more.

Editing

Reporting

Writing

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Freelance Writer

Glamour, Brides, Women's Health, and more

Sex, love and relationships blogger for Glamour.com, using the Moveable Type platform to build two SEO-friendly posts per day that engage readers and spur discussions about trends and hot topics. Web writer for Brides.com, building contacts, interviewing experts and reporting pieces on celebrity news, etiquette, marriage, sex, travel, real weddings and more. Additional online credits include WomensHealthMag.com and Details.com. Additional print credits include Glamour, American Way, New Orleans Brides, Houston Brides and Popular Photography.

Associate Editor

Cleveland Magazine

Received the 2014 Press Club of Cleveland award for Best Food Writing for a profile of a chef attempting to rehabilitate felons through culinary arts. Reported a heart transplant from inside the operating room, detailing in narrative form the medical and emotional aspects of the procedure in a 3,000-word article. Routinely wrote and edited 3,000 to 6,000-word features, including investigative articles, while managing a team of freelancers and interns working on FOB pieces. Initiated and oversaw several redesigns, including the style and entertainment sections.

Crime Reporter

Press-Register

Profiled Mobile’s most-jailed man, and the lives of four children fatally tossed from a bridge by their father; detailed a community derailed by methamphetamine, and the consequences of one judge’s dismissal of a drug dealer’s case; analyzed Alabama Department of Public Safety data to determine at what speed motorists are most likely to be ticketed; and traced the origins of a single stolen gun. Created multiple online posts daily while juggling breaking news and enterprise work.

Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Kent State University

Graduated cum laude with a minor in political science.

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