Shelley Widhalm, principal and founder of Shell's Ink Services in Northern Colorado, has done everything from waiting tables to washing dishes and working in retail before becoming a news reporter.
Though she originally planned to be a professor, Shelley decided during her master of arts program in English at Colorado State University to switch fields to journalism.
Shelley worked for a couple of small, biweekly newspapers in Colorado to learn the ropes of interviewing sources, conducting research and writing and editing articles.
To continue her career, Shelley moved to Washington, D.C., for the fast pace of the nation's capital, working at The Washington Times as a features writer. While there, she covered the science and technology, home and garden, education and health beats.
Shelley also worked as a news and feature reporter for the Loveland Reporter-Herald in Loveland, Colorado, the Sterling Journal-Advocate in Sterling, Colorado, and The Connection Newspapers in Alexandria, Virginia.
Shelley worked in her latest position at the Reporter-Herald for eight years until 2016, covering the nonprofit, business, government and arts and entertainment beats. She conducted interviews, reported on scene and attended meetings to gather her material. She wrote news and feature articles and provided photography, videos and social media. She is profiled at:
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Meet the Founder
Shelley Widhalm, principal and founder of Shell's Ink Services, loves writing and editing and using her ink to make copy sing! She works with all kinds of content from blogs to book manuscripts.
On the Lawn
Shelley Widhalm interviews a source to get an event description for a features article. She attended an Easter egg hunt in 2015 in Loveland, Colorado.
Principal & Founder
Shelley Widhalm is a former journalist with more than 15 years of newspaper experience. Her last two positions are with the Loveland Reporter-Herald and The Washington Times. She writes fiction and poetry and loves to run.
With Zoey Along
Shelley Widhalm brings along her dachshund Zoey to the 2014 annual wiener races in Loveland, Colorado, to gather quotes for a features article about the event.
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