It’s Words All the Way Down

I’m a free-range freelancer based on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. I write, edit, host social channels and online communities, and manage editorial projects.

Offline, I’m a birder, hiker, kayaker, cyclist (MTB, BMX, and vintage 3-speed townies), slow runner, and housemate of three dogs. You can also find me volunteering at lots of local events, mostly involving biking, running, craft brews, and ice skating.

Most days look like this:Iris Winslow Grand Ridge Olympic National Park

  • Outdoor recreation: Edit features, gear reviews, travel stories, and industry news related to outdoor recreation for, the digital edition of Outside magazine.
  • Longform features: Edit premium content for Medium.
  • Features & blog posts: Write articles about award-winning tree farmers and forestry for the American Forest Foundation.
  • Social media: Create content and generate engagement for regional social channels like Port Angeles Likes Bikes.
  • Event organizing: Co-director of the Frosty Moss Relay. Project leader for Port Angeles Bike Everywhere Month and biweekly Bike Wednesday community rides.

Clients + Projects

Voyager Golden Record Box Set, Ozma Records Grammy Winner!
Editor of the liner notes and hardcover book containing all images included on the original Voyager Interstellar Record, a gallery of images transmitted back from the Voyager I and II space probes, and an essay by Timothy Ferris, producer of the original Golden Record.

Online Content + Social Media


Past Projects

  • A&E Networks:,, — Wrote, edited, fact-checked entertainment features, newsletters, and app content.
  • — A division of Telebrands. Wrote product copy targeting the Gen X market.
  • Cleveland Clinic: Wrote and edited content for the Stress-Free Now mindfulness meditation program.
  • Four Seasons Resorts: Wrote destination pages for luxury properties in international locations, including Shanghai, Cairo, Paris, and more.
  • Godiva Chocolates: Wrote product copy for seasonal online catalog.
  • — Edited and produced food, nutrition, and recipe e-newsletters and feature content.
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network: Wrote medical content for Conditions & Treatments hubs.
  • — Write and edit articles, social media content, and educational e-guides focused on online fundraising for nonprofits.
  • Peninsula Trails Coalition: Managed social media channels, website, monthly email engagement, and online donation platform.
  • — Content conversion for Sharecare partners, including the CDC, Harvard Health, and Scripps Health.
  • Visit Port Angeles: Produced social media content for regional tourism channels.

Consumer Magazines

Managing Editor

  • Budget Living
  • Child
  • Golf for Women
  • Lucky
  • Muscle & Fitness Hers
  • Sly: The Sylvester Stallone Magazine

Copy Chief/Copy Editor

  • Cargo
  • Fortune
  • Mademoiselle
  • Men’s Fitness
  • Muscle & Fitness
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Self
  • Teen People

Corporate + Nonprofit

  • American Cities Foundation: Project manager for educational materials.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Edited quarterly newsletter content.
  • Isaac Mizrahi for Liz Claiborne: Edited look books and corporate history.
  • Stanford Anesthesia News 2015, 2016: Wrote alumni profiles; edited complete issue content.

Books: Consumer + Academic
This is a partial list of the many books I’ve edited.

Art + Design

  • American Contemporary Furniture, Marisa Bartolucci, Cathy Lang Ho
  • Cottages by the Sea: The Handmade Homes of Carmel, America’s First Artist Community, Linda Leigh Paul
  • Daniel Libeskind: The Space of Encounter, Daniel Libeskind
  • Gwathmey Siegel: Buildings and Projects 1965–2000, Charles Gwathmey
  • Landfill Dogs, Shannon Johnstone
  • The Treehouse Book, Peter Nelson, Judy Nelson, and David Larkin


  • Infants & Toddlers: Development and Curriculum Planning, Peggy Deiner
  • Race-Class Relations and Integration in Secondary Education: The Case of Miller High, Caroline Eick

Fitness + Running


  • Confronting the Climate: British Airs and the Making of Environmental Medicine, Vladimir Jankovic
  • Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public, Robin Truth Goodman
  • Landfill Dogs, Mary Shannon Johnstone
  • Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation: Letters, 1953–1967, edited by Shane Graham and John Walters
  • Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England: Collected Essays, edited by Leo Carruthers et al.
  • Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theater, Dance, and Film, edited by Valerie Barnes Lipscomb and Leni Marshall
  • What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics, Jason Scorse

Law + Management

  • Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies, 4th ed., Erwin Chemerinsky
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation, Erwin Chemerinsky
  • Dispute Resolution: Examples & Explanations, 2nd ed., Michael Moffitt and Andrea Kupfer Schneider
  • Federal Jurisdiction, 6th ed., Erwin Chemerinksy
  • Intellectual Property Legal Opinions, Mark J. Thronson
  • Law of the Internet, George B. Delta

Community Engagement

  • City of Port Angeles Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Commission, chairperson
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee of Port Angeles and Clallam County
  • Elevate Clallam, founding member
  • Lincoln Park BMX Track, board member and racer
  • Peninsula Trails Coalition, former board member and volunteer

Contact Me

Iris Winslow And HappyGet in touch: Email me at

See what I’m seeing: @mizzwinslow on Instagram

Based in Port Angeles, Washington. Available online everywhere.