Scotsman Guide Designer Wins Society of Professional Journalists Award

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Deborah Richardson received an Excellence in Journalism award for Best Spread Design.

Scotsman Guide, the leading national publication for mortgage originators, has announced that its senior designer, Deborah Richardson, was honored with an Excellence in Journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for "Best Spread Design" in a magazine.

Richardson received third place in the category for designing the lead-article spreads in Scotsman Guide's March, May and October 2007 commercial editions. The winning spreads accompanied articles titled "Doing Business in the Information Age," "Navigating the Yield Curve" and "Swap Spreads and You."

Richardson picked up the award at the SPJ Western Washington Pro chapter's Excellence in Journalism awards banquet in Bellevue, Wash., on May 31, 2008.

The Society of Professional Journalists ( is a national, broad-based journalism organization dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. It has more than 250 chapters nationwide. Its Western Washington Pro chapter ( comprises members from various media outlets in western Washington.

Founded in 1984, Scotsman Publishing Inc. publishes a residential edition and a commercial edition of Scotsman Guide, in addition to Scotsman Guide Loan Post and other platforms at Each month, the magazines reach tens of thousands of subscribers nationwide. Scotsman Guide is the leading resource for mortgage originators, connecting mortgage brokers with wholesale lenders. The most recent Wholesale Access Mortgage Brokers' Survey found that 72 percent of mortgage brokers in the country read Scotsman Guide regularly and that 88 percent use it to find wholesalers -- more than any other publication in the industry.

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