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Betsy Denson
Freelance Writer

I can proudly say that I’ve been around the block, writing wise, with more than 25 years of experience producing copy for websites, brochures, newsletters, press releases, newspapers and magazines. 

I started my career in Nashville writing about the city for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau and then came to Vanderbilt University to work in Alumni Relations – although I’m a graduate of the University of Virginia. After a move to Austin I was employed at a dot-com in the early 2000s, where my claim to fame was that the building I worked in was featured in the 1999 movie ‘Office Space.’ As you might imagine, we all watched that movie – a lot. 

From there I did communications work for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and then relocated with my new husband to Houston, where I served as the communications director for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. Raising two humans, I switched to freelance writing where I have enjoyed learning about (almost) everything under the sun in H-town. I want to keep learning and keep writing. Shoot me an e-mail if there is something I can do for you.



2015 Best of Texas
Original Writing Editorial – “For some schools, a leap of faith may be all that’s needed”
First Place

2015 Best of Texas – Advertising and Editorial Contest
Original Writing Feature Story – Swayze Started the Time of His Life in Oak Forest
Third Place

2013 Best of Texas – Advertising and Editorial Contest
Best Feature Story – Why So Dry
Second Place

2010 The Southeast Review – The World’s Best Short Short Story Contest
Judged by Robert Olen Butler