I’m Wendy Lyons Sunshine, an award-winning freelance writer and editor who specializes in stories that benefit individuals, families, communities, and ecosystems.

My work has appeared in The New York Times, ScientificAmerican.com, AARP Magazine, and scores of other publications. I helped write a bestseller, taught writing at colleges, and have consulted for nonprofits like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and University of South Florida Health. I’ve led editorial teams in Texas and the New York City area, developed websites, and currently edit Sarasota Scene, a regional lifestyle magazine with a philanthropic bent.

Whether developing story ideas, interviewing sources, crafting content, or editing a draft, I’m driven by one question:

How can this material best serve the reader?


♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth

♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas
♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors


♦ Masters of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication, environmental science cognate, University of North Texas
♦ Bachelor of Arts in English, honors, phi beta kappa, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick


♦ American Society of Journalists and Authors
♦ Authors Guild
♦ Association of Writers and Writer Programs