imagesI worked with Jon Bell for seven years as editor in chief of Oregon Business magazine. Jon was an exceptional contributor for me and I relied on him as much as I relied on staff. His reporting is thorough and accurate. His writing is smooth and clean. He handles complex assignments with ease. He is on time and always delivers. He also is great to work with: helpful and always willing to go the extra mile. In short: a true professional. I do not hesitate to recommend Jon for any assignment.Robin Doussard, former editor, Oregon Business.

eclipse_150We’ve been working with Jon since 2006. Whether it’s writing effective copy for our catalogues, press releases that get picked up by national industry press, web content that helps drive our traffic, or social media posts that engage our customers, Jon writes in a way that shares our messages, tells our story and boosts our business. — Travis Rigby, President, PosterGarden

TOEA_JUNE2013_V5_cover_web_200_260I’ve had the great fortune of working with Jon BellHis writing is sharp and well-researched, yet approachable and easy to digest. He’s my go-to writer for covering issues that I fear will be so complex they might turn away a reader. I can saddle him with dry legislative reports and education policies, and from it, he delivers polished and engaging feature stories with just the right mix of human interest narrative and quality research. He’s exactly what you hope for in a freelance writer. — Meg Krugel, Editor, Oregon Education Association

WordCoun_logo_smallOver the past few years, I’ve hired Jon Bell to write for multiple editorial projects I’ve managed for online publishers and media agencies. He’s an excellent reporter with a good eye for detail, and an accessible, confident voice and style. Jon is equally adept at writing blog posts about Mount Hood, business news articles, company profiles and whitepapers on corporate finance issues. I recommend him whole-heartedly, and look forward to the next time we work together.Michelle Rafter, Owner, WordCount Editorial Services

Legacy logoWe ‘auditioned’ about a dozen freelancers, and Jon Bell clearly rose to the top. He grasps the intent of the assignment quickly, has good journalistic skills and is an excellent writer. He makes his deadlines and is easy to work with. We like him. — Clay Hathorn, Communications Specialist, Legacy Health System

bv01224Jon has been an important part of the magazine’s team since 2011 when the new publication was launched. His copy editing and writing skills continue to make our contributors look good and gives our magazine a professional editorial shine! — Debbie Duhn, Publisher, TAKE ROOT Magazine



Jon’s curiosity lends to clarity and legitimacy in his stories.  He is thorough about verifying details and collecting information from all sides.  He is easy going, dependable, and an absolute delight to work with. — Amanda Borges, Executive Director, the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland


HBF logoJon has carefully crafted our message to appeal to a broad array of audiences important to our work. He has a great writing style that gets the reader’s attention. — Ken Cowdery, Executive Director, Home Builders Foundation   

FrontPage_MSMP_Feb14_web.mediumJon is a creative, dependable writer who brings subjects to life with clear and compelling copy. Whether it’s a feature article or an issue-oriented piece, Jon’s final product always brings fresh insight. He’s a pleasure to work with. — Melody and Barry Finnemore, Editors, The Portland Physician Scribe