About Me


Kelly Dowe Norrell is a freelance writer, editor and public relations specialist in Knoxville, TN.  Her work includes:

·         News and feature articles for newspapers and magazines. Recent examples include a lead article in Faith and Leadership, the online magazine of of Duke Divinity School; an article in Independent School, the magazine of the National Association of Independent Schools, three cover articles for EvaMag (Knoxville, TN) on local artists, a centerspread for Eastern Magazine on a new, $100 million science building at Eastern Kentucky University, and a variety of articles as a correspondent for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, including a monthly series of features on local writers.

·           Articles written on behalf of clients and published in newspapers and magazines in Knoxville, Nashville, Oak Ridge, Maryville and many other communities. Recent clients:  the Episcopal School of Knoxville; the Grace School of Limuru, Kenya; First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville and the Knoxville Writers’ Guild.

·         The Weekly Update, a current newsletter for the Knoxville Writers' Guild which has a distribution list of about 400; and Headlines, a weekly electronic newsletter written for 7 years for The Episcopal School of Knoxville and which had, at the end of that time, a distribution list of about 1000 and a 58 percent average open rate.

·         Webmaster of the Knoxville Writers' Guild website; co-designer of a new website now underway for The Episcopal School of Knoxville, and content manager and co-creator of its website from 2006-2012.(www.esknoxville.org) That website has gotten 1.5 million hits and more than 17,000 unique visitors over the last 12 months, and more than 160,000 hits per month

·         Small publications and newsletters including the East Tennessee Writer, an eight-page, monthly newsletter for the Knoxville Writers’ Guild  in Knoxville and The Ala-Arts in Montgomery, Al.