I’m an independent journalist (as well as a writer and editor) with interest and expertise in two broad areas. The first includes entrepreneurship, technology, small business and the workplace; the second includes social issues, social trends and family. I have also written about the intersection of these areas, like this story, which breaks down what it costs to raise a child in the U.S. today or this one, about what happened to the original founders of the social network MySpace.
I have been a regular contributor New York Times‘ Sunday Business and Small Business sections for more than a decade. Most recently I wrote the small business blog/columns “Start” and “Tech Support,” as part of the “You’re The Boss” section, which the paper discontinued in December 2014. For nearly seven years I penned the monthly “Career Couch” column, which ended in 2013. My work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, CNNMoney.com, Salon.com and Crain’s NY Business, Glamour, The San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, The Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab, Huffington Post, Real Simple, Psychology Today, CNBC.com, Fortune Small Business and other national publications.
As a result of my research and writing, I have appeared on radio and television; I also participate as a panelist and speaker in forums related to media, as well as small business and entrepreneurship.
Outside of my journalism work I provide writing, editing and research services for corporations, nonprofits and public relations/strategic communications firms. Please visit ContentMatters for a more detailed explanation of the services I provide and a listing of clients.
In addition to my professional work, I tutor students at The Monarch School in San Diego. The Monarch School is the largest school for homeless children in the nation. Learn more about the school and how you can lend support here.