Berit Thorkelson

Title: Lifestyle Writer
Education: Drake University
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Expertise: Home Design Writer, Travel Writer, Parenting Writer

Berit Thorkelson is a freelance writer with more than 24 years of experience writing about home design, parenting, and travel. She contributes regularly to brands such as Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, and Midwest Living. She’s also worked on content for marketing campaigns for 3M, Target, Panera, and many others.


  • Editor for Family Handyman magazine and website
  • Freelance writer covering home design, parenting, and travel topics
  • Contributed to Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Runner’s World, Family Circle, Taste of Home, Do It Yourself, Midwest Living, and many others
  • Collaborated with brands such as 3M, Better Crocker, Panera, Lowe’s, Target, and many more


Berit Thorkelson has written extensively for more than 24 years as a freelancer. As a home design writer she’s contributed to Better Homes & Gardens, Do It Yourself, Secrets of Getting Organized, and many other titles. She covered parenting and family topics for Parents, Family Circle, and more.

She also has a passion for travel. Berit loves to explore her home state of Minnesota and has written for Midwest Living magazine. She’s also contributed to National Geographic Traveler and Frommer's Budget Travel.

As a content creator for corporate clients, she has worked on campaigns for Target, Betty Crocker, Panera, Costco, Lowe’s, Johnson & Johnson and many others.


Berit Thorkelson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Drake University.

About Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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