Awards, Honors & Special Appointments:


Excellence in Journalism Award 2005 

Maryland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

This award was present for "The Warden's Story," which was published in January 2005 in Baltimore magazine. The articled looked at the life of the warden in one of Maryland's most notorious prisons and how his life (and that of his family) was thrown into turmoil when his own son became a victim of violent crime.

Excellence in Journalism Award 2006
The American College of Emergency Physicians

Awarded to "ER: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask," a look at important information one should understand before going to the emergency room. This story was published in Baltimore magazine November 2006. Awards are given for outstanding coverage of an emergency medicine issue, in-depth analysis or investigation that brings clarity to a key emergency medicine issue and educates the public, and creates significant impact that motivates positive change or breaks a new story that generates widespread coverage.

 Judge, 2010 Gold Circle Awards for Communications Excellence

Given by ASAE & the center

Guest Editor, Baltimore magazine "Best Places to Work" issue

February 2011, 2012

Guest Editor, Baltimore magazine "Best Places to Live" issue

April 2007, 2008, 2009

Guest Editor, Lifestyle magazine
(a special interest publication of ChesapeakeHome)

Published June/June 2007
Second edition published June/July 2008

Communications Consultant, 2010 International VSA Festival
(Affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)

Spring 2010


References, Journalism:


“Christianna has been a valuable contributor to Style magazine. Her story pitches are well thought-out and appropriate to our readers and to our editorial mission. Thoroughly professional, she's a joy to work with, and can always be counted on to come through on time with clean copy, clear prose and imaginative ideas. 

Brian Lawrence, Editor

“Christianna pitches intriguing ideas and promptly delivers well-researched articles. She also has the courage to speak up when a story isn’t panning out. 

Laurent Belsie, Money Editor
The Christian Science Monitor

“For many years, Christianna McCausland has been on a very short list of ‘A’ freelancers used by Baltimore magazine. Whether it’s a political profile, an architecture feature, or a business story, she consistently demonstrates solid reporting skills, professionalism, and a very approachable writing style that are a real benefit to the magazine. Her extensive Rolodex is an extra plus.

Ken Iglehart, Managing Editor—special editions
Baltimore magazine

“Christianna is a pleasure to work with—she really makes an effort to understand the magazine, its audience, and my needs. Her writing is on-target, well-sourced, and interesting.”

Dennis Hockman, Editor



References, Copywriting:


“Christianna has coordinated all the editorial for IZI Medical Product's newsletter. She is extremely creative, very professional, and fun to work with. Part of her role has been speaking with IZI customers and she takes that responsibility very seriously. Her writing is thoughtful and to the point. Our customers feel that our newsletter is very informative and they look forward to receiving it.”

Helen Shafer
CEO, IZI Medical Products

“I am quite pleased to include Christianna on our list of freelance writers who we can count on for high quality writing. When we asked her to take on the overwhelming task of writing a 100-year history for a small independent school, she was able to gracefully handle a number of difficult interviews and turn them into a cohesive story. It was very important to us that the alumni were comfortable with the writer, and I think that they were. So comfortable, that the client has asked to hire Christianna again.

BethAnne Garcia, Account Manager
Neustadt Creative Marketing