Kelly Roberson

Title: Home and Garden Writer
Education: Drake University
Location: Des Moines, IA
Expertise: Home design, Home design writer, Garden writer

Kelly Roberson has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor. She’s contributed to dozens of magazines and websites over the years, including Better Homes & Gardens. She also writes creative content for a number of corporate clients in the financial and manufacturing industries.


  • Freelance writer for home and garden magazines and websites
  • Contributing editor to Secrets of Getting Organized, Gardening Made Easy, and more
  • Developed content for GE Appliances, Volkswagen, State Farm, Bed Bath & Beyond and more
  • Adjunct professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University


With extensive experience writing for home design and architectural magazines, Kelly Roberson is a seasoned pro. She has more than 20 years of experience writing for home and garden brands.

As a freelance writer for more than 13 years, Kelly was a project manager, editor, and writer for a long list of magazines, including many gardening, home design, and holiday crafts titles. Today she works in developing creative content for marketing clients in a number of industries, including financial planning.


Kelly Roberson graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science.

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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