Caitlin Kelly

Writer and Editor

 
 
         
   

magazines

   
         
   

Why Assign to Me?

Winner of a National Magazine Award in Canada, I've been writing for Canadian, British, French and American magazines for more than 30 years, including Glamour, More, Family Circle, Penthouse, BusinessWeek, New York, Art & Antiques and Canada's largest women's magazine, Chatelaine.

A generalist, I love tackling a wide range of topics, from health to business, design to sports and really love breaking news in complicated, untold stories -- like my expose of Mirapex, a Parkinsons' drug with serious side effects, for Chatelaine.

Passionate and knowledgeable, I studied antiques at Historic Deerfield and New York University, and interior design at the New York School of Interior Design, since using my expertise to interview top designers like David Rockwell, Karim Rashid and partners Yabu and Pushelberg.

   
 
    Some Clips:    
  The Art of the Table
JWM Magazine
   
  Remember the opening shot from "Downton Abbey": a pair of gloved hands carefully measuring every setting's placement? While few of us have a full complement...
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  Inventions that will help save the world (if we let them)
Yale Alumni Magazine
   
  It seemed like a good idea at the time. In fact, it was an extraordinary idea: a new birth control method that would not only prevent conception but also protect women from sexually transmitted diseases...
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  Old Buildings, New Life
ASID NY Metro Chapter Magazine
   
  Designers turn to adaptive reuse as a sustainable way to transform historical buildings into contemporary spaces...
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  Beyond Books
ASID NY Metro Chapter Magazine
   
  Library designers must walk a fine line between beauty and historical significance, all while maintaining function for patrons....
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  Striking a Balance as a Boss
American Medical News
   
  In a small office, everyone knows each other personally but must work together professionally. How can physicians make sure staff relations are appropriate?...
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  Rebel With a Cause
Arthritis Today
   
  Journalist and author Caitlin Kelly tries everything to avoid a hip replacement. | I was standing in baggage claim at the Vancouver Airport in July 2010 when my orthopaedic surgeon called with some bad news...
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  This is My Birthday Present?
Marie Claire
   
  I love to get jewelry for my birthday. I treasure the pearl-and-diamond earrings I once received as a gift from Jose, my husband. But this year, he offered no small velvet box. Instead, my birthday gift was an eight-day, silent, Buddhist vegetarian retreat. I was more than a little shocked...
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  Shopping Maul
The Smithsonian
   
  Elbows out, adrenaline pumping, they line up by the thousands, aquiver with the thrill of the chase. Their focus is absolute, their aim impeccable, their arms powerful...
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  Off The Couch
Creative Living
   
  Jelena Woehr, a Colorado 20-year-old, says her mom is one of her best friends. That intimacy is hard-won and the direct result of a choice that many young adults are not making these days: She moved out of her parents' home...
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  Shared Prayers
RiseUp
   
  I grew up in a family that placed faith in hard work, talent and creativity. Writers and filmmakers, we made our living questioning authority, not bowing to it. My late Jewish stepmother never...
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  Our Subprime Crisis
Westchester
   
  The Westchester housing market was once thought to be invincible, but some county residents are in danger of losing their homes...
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  Kindness Corp.
Creative Living
   
  Can a small suburban hospital, a line of steak sauces and salad dressings sold by an octogenarian movie star, and a wine company run by a pair of tattooed brothers change the world? They're trying...
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  Prescription for Obsession
Chatelaine
   
  Imagine being diagnosed with a condition in which you can no longer control your body. Imagine that you also started to exhibit a bizarre fondness for gambling...
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  Lean on Me
Chatelaine
   
  Their strong wills were enough to drive Caitlin Kelly and her mother apart. But when a sudden illness struck, they found their strength could also bring them together...
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  Praying for Keeps
Chatelaine
   
  Like so many women of her generation, Caitlin Kelly grew up alienated by church. The rites and rules dampened her spirit instead of fueling it. But when crisis hit her life, she felt the tug toward the pews and uncovered what she needed...
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  Soul Shepherds
Elm Street
   
  For some, it happens quietly, slowly, insistently. It may begin in earliest childhood, while sitting in a wooden pew polished by the faith of many generations. It might be the soothing language of liturgy. It is always, finally, a feeling of coming home...
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  YAK Attack
Elm Street (National Magazine Award)
   
  A Personal Primer on what not to say to that recently divorced friend: We women know what the odds are, but we whistle down the aisle anyway, resplendent in our hope and pearls. And then some of us get divorced. I survived this the way most people do, by...
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  Blown Away
Penthouse
   
  I didn't think that the first time I fired a gun it would be with my eyes closed, urged on quietly but insistently by two women in an open room with 13 strangers. The others were seasoned shooters. To them it was no big deal. I was shaking so much I...
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