Portland, Oregon, resident Don Campbell has been writing professionally since
1987, though his fascination with the printed word goes back much further. "I loved being read to
as a kid," he says. "And I loved making up stories. Writing was always fun." Which explains his
math grades throughout school.
Campbell has worked both sides of the fence, as both a writer and editor, and during the boom
years of the Internet also worked as a senior online produce for a newspaper-affiliated Web site.
He goes where the words take him.
For him, the writing's the thing. "As a writer," he says, "I have the unique opportunity of having
license to ask questions of interesting people that most people are never allowed to ask. Writing
is fascinating because it's the closest thing to being paid for thinking. As a writer, you're
allowed to be a filter, a processor, a reporter of the facts, and a chronicler of the times. You
can't ask for much more than that."
In the course of his freelance career, the 53-year-old Northwest native has written for
People magazine, Coastal Living magazine, The Oregonian, Oregon Business magazine,
Columbia Gorge magazine, Northwest Airlines World Traveler,
Powder magazine, American Airlines' American Way, Horizon Air, Alaska Air, Today's Health Care,
The Business Journal, The Independent, Portland Trail Blazers' Rip City, Los Angeles Lakers magazine,
and others. He has extensive international and domestic travel/journalism experience.