Stacey Freed

For nearly a decade, Stacey Freed was a senior editor at Remodeling, published by the Washington-D.C.-based Hanley Wood. Since 2013 she has been freelancing for national trade and consumer publications. You can find her bylines in The New York Times, several Better Homes and Gardens and USA Today special interest publications; Realtor magazine; This Old House; Real Simple; Family Dog; Net Assets; Professional Builder; and Custom Builder; and online at AARP;; House Logic, Construction Dive, Trulia, and Zillow, among other places.

Freed has won a Neal Award for specialized journalism and several awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors. She holds a MFA from George Mason University. Her essay, “Tourist No More,” published in She Can Find Her Way: Women Travelers at Their Best (Upper Hand Press, 2017), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also co-author of Her book Hiking the Catskills (Falcon Guides/Globe Pequot, 2022). 

Her education as a fiction writer helps inform her journalism with storytelling techniques, excellent interview skills and the ear for a good quote. Editors have told her that she makes complicated subjects easy to read, and they appreciate her attention to detail — and deadlines.

info Subjects


Nature & Environment


Construction, remodeling, architecture, housing, real estate, anything related to the home or the built environment

notepad Skills

  • Blog posts
  • Case studies
  • Content marketing
  • Feature writing
  • News
  • Q&A
  • SEO
  • Web copy
  • E-books
  • Profiles
  • Articles

notepad Writing Credits

AARP;; Beautiful Kitchens & Baths; Building Performance Institute; Cabin Living; Civilized Life; Construction DIVE; Cottage Style; Custom Builder; Democrat & Chronicle; Daily Paws; DIY magazine; Environments for Aging; Family Dog;; Garden Design; Green Living; HOME; House Logic; InPaint; International Jewish Monthly; Landscape Architecture Magazine; Lighting Magazine; Moment; Modern Woman; NASA; Natural Stone Institute; Net Assets; The New York Times; OneZero/Medium; Pet Guide; Professional Builder; Professional Remodeler; Products; Real Simple; Realtor Magazine; Remodeling;; Rochester Magazine;; This Old House; Thrivent Magazine; Timber Home Living; Tiny Homes; Trulia; The Washington Post; Window & Door Magazine

notepad Book Credits

Hiking the Catskills, (Globe Pequot, August 2022)

star Awards, Honors, Appointments

  • Fellowship, Age Boom Academy, Columbia Journalism School & Columbia Aging Center “Raising the Roof: America’s Housing Crisis and Our Longer Lives,” 2023
  • Pushcart Prize nominee, “Tourist No More,” She Can Find Her Way: Women Travelers at Their Best, 2017
  • Neal Award Winner, “A Spark from Flint,” Remodeling, Oct. 2013
  • Folio Eddie Awards Winner and Neal Award Winner, entire issue Remodeling April 2013
  • National Feature Award from American Society of Business Publications Editors for “Survey Says,” Remodeling, July 2012
  • Neal Award Finalist, “Campaign Season,” Remodeling, Oct. 2011
  • Bronze award, feature article from American Society of Business Publications Editors, “Back from the Brink,” Remodeling, July 2007
  • First place, Irene Leach Memorial, Ana Cogswell Wood Prize for Short Story, “Check Out,” 1998
  • First Place, Excellence in Editorial Writing, American Jewish Press Association, Simon Rockower Award, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,” Moment magazine, 1996.


Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.


Uptick in Backyard Dwellings Gets Pandemic Push

A feature about how the stay-at-home orders during the pandemic spurred people across the nation to invest in accessory dwelling units (ADUs).


Best Practices Every GC Should Know: How to Nurture Trade Partner Relationships

I did the research and interviews and wrote the script for this webinar on demand. The webinar focused on strategies for general contractors to nurture existing relationships with subcontractors and develop and maintain new relationships.


Blood Brothers: Canine donors could some day save your dog's life

Highly researched article covering the ins and outs of dog blood donations.


Amid a Housing Crunch, Religious Groups Unlock Land to Build Homes

Faith-based organizations are unlocking their real estate to develop affordable housing, but they face challenges from reluctant local residents, wary lenders and strict zoning laws.


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