Front page of Maja Cronert's article in the Swedish magazine, Camino.

Armstrong Student Publishes in Swedish Magazine

(January 11, 2012) Maja Cronert, a Swedish rotary student currently studying at Armstrong, published an article in the December issue of Camino, a Swedish sustainability lifestyle magazine. 

Cronert wrote the article, which highlighted Savannah’s growing bicycle campaign, while attending a freelance writing course this fall, taught by assistant professor of English Monica Rausch. “I hope that my students learn how many opportunities there are for good writers and that they take advantage of these opportunities,” Rausch said.

“I have never got something like this published before, but pretty soon after the class started I began to see what opportunities there were,” Cronert said. “I think that the class helped me to understand how I can use tools that I, at least to some extent, already have within myself.”

The recent issue of Camino included stories of individuals and organizations in the U.S. working to make their communities better. In her article, Cronert followed Frank McIntosh and the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, noting the growing bicycle trend spreading throughout all of America.

According to Camino’s media kit, the magazine targets an audience of community- and environmentally-aware men and women between the ages of 20 and 50, and each issue reaches nearly 50,000 people. The entire magazine is printed in Swedish, Cronert’s first language.

“In Swedish, I feel very confident—the editor told me that I have an individual style and managed to grasp the ‘Camino's voice.’  However, it's a whole other thing to try and write better than moderate in English,” she said.