Heather Balogh Rochfort

Hey there!

I'm Heather Balogh Rochfort.

I’m a writer, author, and educator who teaches emerging freelance writers how to land their first clip, establish a portfolio, and build a successful freelancing career.

Hey there!

Heather Balogh Rochfort

What I Do

I Teach.

Freelance writing can feel like a clandestine club with secret handshakes. I want to throw off the cloak of mystery and share my time-tested strategies to help turn the stories in your head into paying assignments.

I Write.

If you count the publishing center housed in the janitor’s closet at Kohl Elementary, I’ve been penning stories for nearly 40 years. I’ve written everything from reported articles and deep-dive adventure features to my three (and counting!) outdoor-themed books.

I Speak.

I don’t care if you’re a sixth-grade student in Denver or a host on the nationally-televised The Weather Channel; I love engaging with people. I’m passionate about the outdoors and am always happy to share my enthusiasm with others (even if I do still get butterflies).

Let's Chat!

Whether you want to become a freelance writer or you’re searching for your next best-selling author, I’d love to discuss your needs and how we can work together.

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My Students

My Story

I didn’t have a Rolodex of networking contacts when I graduated college (because yes, people still used those back then!), and I certainly didn’t have the financial support to allow me to take on an unpaid editorial internship. 

So, I got scrappy. I used hard work and out-of-the-box thinking to build my thriving freelance career by doing things my own way. Now I use those same actionable steps to help emerging writers build a lifestyle and career they love.

Heather Balogh Rochfort