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 write the New York Times‘ small business blog/columns “Start” and “Tech Support” and am a frequent contributor to the Times‘ small business section. For nearly seven years I penned the monthly “Career Couch” column in the New York Times Sunday Business section, which ended in 2013. I also write regularly for the Christian Science Monitor, CNNMoney.com, Salon.com and Crain’s NY Business, and my work has appeared in Glamour, the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, 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.
I also provide writing, editing and research services outside of journalism–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.
Outside of 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.