Lynn Varacalli Cavanaugh


United States

I'm an award-winning editor who has achieved success in both the B2B and consumer markets. I have extensive writing experience and a proven track record as a managing editor. I was editor-in-chief of two national consumer magazines, Woman’s Own and American Woman. I was hired to launch American Woman magazine, where I became the recipient of an Exceptional Merit Media award from the National Women’s Political Caucus & Radcliffe College in the Best Feature (Small Market) category. I've worked for top New York publishers, including Conde Nast and American Media, as well as top US companies, including Willis Towers Watson, Vanguard and Burlington Stores.

Funeral Service Insider

Write, edit weekly newsletter for the death care industry. Create investigative articles that accurately inform, entertain and engage funeral directors and those in funeral service. Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

What's New in Benefits & Compensation

Wrote content and edited biweekly Progressive Business Publications newsletter and accompanying website for HR and employee benefits professionals on healthcare and compensation.

HR Morning
Contributing author

Wrote health insurance and employee benefits and perks content for website devoted to human resources professionals for Progressive Business Publications.

CFO & Controller Alert

Wrote legal case studies, communication stories, benefits and compensation news articles and management strategy articles for this biweekly newsletter for CFOs and finance leaders.

Progressive Women's Leadership
Contributing editor

Wrote blogs and long-form digital downloads on leadership skills and managing teams for website devoted to empowering women CEOs and other professional women in leadership.

Quality Manager's Alert

Wrote copy and edited bimonthly Progressive Business Publications newsletter for quality control managers in the manufacturing industry. Covered case studies, employer lawsuits, product recalls and and quality improvement.

Burlington Stores
E-commerce copywriter

Wrote content for Designer Showroom products, women's accessories, home accessories and featured campaign creative content. Optimize all on-page efforts for SEO to drive organic search traffic and revenue.

Townsend Foundation
Investigator Reporter

Conducted an investigation of select for-profit schools to write an in-depth report on the Community Resource Educational Network, a high school dropout recovery program in Camden, NJ.

Building Profits magazine
Managing Editor

Bimonthly magazine for Construction Financial Management Association aimed at CFOs and controllers in the construction industry.

Courier Post newspaper, Gannett
Freelance writer

Your Wedding: A bride-to-be's guide to planning that special day. Covered honeymoon ideas, beauty tips and limousine advice.

China Monitor
Senior Economics Editor

Edited long-form quarterly reports and daily news headlines for a digital content management specialty information services company focused on China's economy.

Suburban Family magazine

Managed creative, copy, production of bimonthly magazine

South Jersey magazine
Assistant Editor

Wrote and edited content for South Jersey Media publication.

Courier Post newspaper, Gannett
Freelance writer

Go, Boomer, Go! Travel story for baby boomers on must-visit destinations from travel expert Peter Greenberg.


Edited quarterly mutual funds reports and promotional materials for the financial investment company. Writer on the Outbound Correspondence Project.

National Enquirer, American Media
Editorial consultant

Generated health, diet, advice, fashion, entertainment, profile and consumer story ideas, assigned articles and set up celebrity interviews for the women's feature pages inside the newly revamped weekly.

Woman's Own magazine, Harris Publications

Editorial director of this bimonthly women's lifestyle/self-improvement magazine. Developed story ideas, assigned articles, wrote headlines and cover lines, managed editorial staff and set up photo shoots.

American Woman magazine

Launched this bimonthly women's lifestyle/self-improvement service magazine. Developed story ideas, hired staff and writers, managed editorial/art staff and maintained editorial budget.

Woman magazine, Condé Nast
Senior Editor

Developed, assigned and edited articles for monthly lifestyle magazine on relationships, careers, beauty, health and fashion. Also, book reviews editor, movie reviews editor, advice column editor and editor of Special Section in each issue.