Freelance Writing


"Jon is a great listener and pays attention to the details. When he writes, he not only conveys the message clearly, he captures the essence of our discussion. His editing skills are top notch, and he is personable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone seeking a writer with great interviewing skills and a strong command of the English language." Travis Rigby, PosterGarden


Jon Bell Ink. When words simply cannot fail.



Freelance writer, 1/99-present

Copywriter,, 5/07-3/09

Editor pro tem, Portland Physician Scribe, 7/06-9/06

Business writer, Portland Tribune, 7/04-7/05

Reporter, asst. editor, photographer, Canby Herald, 9/00-7/04


Society of Professional Journalists

2011 — First place, Business News, for Oregon Business piece on Hollywood Video.

Oregon Education Association

2004 News Media Award for Educational Coverage

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

2004 — First Place, Best Local Column

2003 — First Place, Best Feature Photo; Third Place, Best Local Column; Third Place, Best Educational Coverage

2002 — First Place, Best Headline Writing; Second Place, Best Feature Story: Personality


Bachelor of Arts in History, with honors, 1996, Michigan State University

Classes in writing and photography, grant writing, Portland Community College, etc. . .