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Dawn Weinberger

location-pin Portland, Oregon

School: Western Washington University

Expertise: painting and drywall, pest control, electrical, plumbing, cleaning and organization, decor and design, renovating and remodeling, pets, home exteriors

Dawn Weinberger

  • BA in Journalism from Western Washington University
  • Member: American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
  • Built DIY and property management knowledge as a landlord and while renovating her own home.


Dawn Weinberger is a freelance writer who has contributed to numerous publications and websites over the past 20 years, including Reader's Digest, Forbes Home, Glamour, Women's Health, Entrepreneur, Your Dog, Northwest Construction News, and many others. Dawn has a BA in journalism from Western Washington University and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). With the help of her well-honed research skills and arsenal of subject matter experts, Dawn has written about a variety of topics for, including home improvement, pet care, insurance, trampoline safety, pests, and more. Dawn is a former landlord who recently completed a largely DIY renovation of her Portland, Oregon, home, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and cat.


Western Washington University, BA Journalism

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