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Christianna McCausland

Freelance Writer, Editor, Author

Location icon United States

I love words and stories, interesting people and beautifully designed spaces. I excel at feature writing, particularly profiles, light business reporting, and writing on lifestyle topics including interior design, architecture, regional travel, and food culture. I've won two journalism awards and occasionally I appear on television. I treat deadlines as sacrosanct.

I previously worked in marketing and call on that background to collaborate with companies and nonprofit organizations on content creation that rings with creativity and distinction.

Portfolio

Profiles

SUCCESS
Making a Difference: Soledad O'Brien

It all began with one girl in New Orleans. In 2005, while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as anchor and special correspondent for CNN, Soledad O'Brien learned of a young woman who didn't have the money to attend one of the only schools still open, after the disaster had decimated much of the public school system.

SmartCEO
07/01/2016
Charm City Chef

Cindy Wolf -- chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, culinary visionary and budding farmer -- shares her secrets for success inside and outside the kitchen

Baltimore magazine
09/01/2015
Underdog

A decade after BARCS went private, more animals are surviving and thriving. They owe their lives to Jennifer Brause who turned the city shelter from a death mill into a safe haven for abandoned animals.

Baltimoremagazine
05/31/2013
The Inside Track

Sure, 64-year-old Stuart Janney III of Butler is the chairman of a successful Manhattan-based wealth-management firm. And he's from one of Maryland horse racing's most important families. But he's not the boastful type. Nor is he prone to overstatement.

Baltimoremagazine
Lawyer Advocates for Lyme Disease Reform - Baltimore magazine

Towson attorney Susan R. Green knows she's been bitten by ticks at least four times in the past two decades, and thinks her problems started that far back. But when she called her doctor after first noticing a bite, he said not to worry unless she noticed the tell-tale bull's-eye rash.

Lifestyle: Interior Design, Architecture & Culture

baltimoresun.com
07/16/2018
How an artist turned a rundown Baltimore auto shop into an urban oasis home and studio

Luck follows Kelly Walker. When she hitchhiked into Baltimore as a teenager, the North Carolina native was addicted to drugs and alcohol and living out of a backpack. But she found recovery services that saved her life. Then she stumbled into an apprenticeship that led her to start her own decorative painting and faux finishing company, Art Star Custom Paintworks, in 2002.

Cottage Style/Traditional Home
12/01/2017
Ode to the Lowcountry

High style and easy living blend in this family getaway on the South Carolina Coast.

Baltimore magazine
07/23/2018
How to Refresh Your Home's Design

We've all done it: wistfully daydreamed that one of those HGTV shows will knock on our door and remodel the entire house in one weekend. Whether your home just needs some design tweaks and TLC, or it's a hot mess that defies the "where to begin?"

Home & Design Magazine
04/12/2017
Mid-Century Marvel - Home & Design Magazine

An architectural gem on Gibson Island regains its shine Luis and Cara Medeiros long enjoyed visiting Gibson Island near Annapolis, but when they decided to look for a home to purchase, they were underwhelmed. "A lot of the homes here are like our primary home in Chevy Chase," says Cara Medeiros, noting the abundance of traditional houses and quaint cottages.

The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore At Home
03/22/2017
Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

As a child, Jim Fielder knew Sophia's Dairy as the big house he couldn't enter. "The farm I grew up on is three miles from here," says Fielder, a Harford County native who is now Maryland's secretary of higher education.

Home & Design Magazine
04/18/2016
Family Affair

A really lovely design story about a couple with six kids who built their dream home on the West River.

Chesapeake Home (now Baltimore Sun)
10/03/2014
Light House

Vertical Living on an Inner Harbor Pier

General Reported Features

The Christian Science Monitor
12/27/2012
Fiscal cliff? Here are ways to cushion your fall.

Higher taxes and federal spending cuts would begin to hit all Americans Jan. 1. Here are ways to cope with the 'fiscal cliff.' The "fiscal cliff" - that perfect storm of mandatory budget cuts, expiring tax cuts, and new taxes - looms with all the finality of a New Year's countdown clock.

AAA World
05/01/2016
Paddler's Paradise

A first-person reported piece on kayaking the "ghost fleet" of Mallows Bay in Maryland (includes my own photos, too).

Style
06/01/2012
A Family Afloat

For more than 50 years, a Wooden Houseboat Moored in Gibson Island Harbor has served as a Baltimore Clan's Summer Retreat

Washingtonpost
It's Never Too Early to Learn to Say 'Hola'

When María Giraldo Greene rolls out La Caja de Sorpresas (the surprise box), all eyes are fixed on her. The box can hold any number of wonders, from pompoms to puppets. In this brightly lit classroom at Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Arlington that is home to ¡Hola Baby!, Greene's Spanish...

University, Institutional & Marketing

Ubalt
11/15/2019
ONE SMALL STEP FOR UB

How a dark horse team made it to the top of NASA competition to design a next-gen space suit for deep space exploration.

Ubalt
12/01/2017
In Crisis, Hope

As the opioid crisis ravages the nation the University of Baltimore's new Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement looks for solutions.

Johns Hopkins Magazine
05/24/2016
Illuminating the weird

How two librarians are using social media to showcase some of the strangest items in the George Peabody Library.

RPH Architecture
RPH Architecture / Annapolis

RPH is a boutique architecture firm that required a complete overhaul of its existing website. I created succinct copy that highlights their diverse expertise.

BSO Overture
01/01/2015
Classical Heritage

This highlights one of the many articles I've written for Overture, the in-house publication of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Television

Vimeo
11/06/2009
Thundering Hooves: Maryland Steeplechase Racing

Offered expert commentary to this full length documentary drawing on experience and knowledge from the publication of my pictorial history book, Maryland Steeplechasing, published in 2005.

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