Where I’ve been

I used to have a resume on here…but they’re so boring.

Instead, I’d like to simply tell you how I became the freelance writer I am today.

Since 2005, I’ve been a full-time freelancer, for both publications and businesses. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of terrific clients, from Forbes, Entrepreneur, and The Writer’s Market, to Costco and American Express. I also write the Make a Living Writing blog, where I teach freelance writers how to grow their income, and created the membership community Freelance Writers Den.

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Before this most recent freelance phase, I spent nearly 7 years as a staff writer at the Puget Sound Business Journal, covering business doings in our great city of Seattle. I wrote about retail, ecommerce, restaurant, nonprofits, higher education and more. Interviewed Schultz, Nordstrom, Sinegal, Bezos, and many more.

We filed at least four stories a week, so let’s see…that’d be 1,200 articles, give or take. I worked for two great editors, Rami Grunbaum and Don Nelson. Man, I learned a lot.

One of the cool things I got to do was go on KPLU and talk about upcoming PSBJ stories with their host, Dave Meyer. My radio clips live on in the station’s archive.

Before PSBJ, I spent five glamorous years covering home improvement retailing for the trade publication National Home Center News (now Home Channel News). I went on over 100 business trips, from New York to Anchorage. I learned how to sell merchandise at 100% markup and why we all buy what’s on the endcap, even if it’s not the best deal.

Even farther back, I did a one-year stint editing an alternative paper in San Pedro, Random Lengths. I also produced, wrote, and served as on-air talent at Pacifica Station KPFK Los Angeles.

I attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, and later studied journalism through UCLA Extension. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and have lived in the Seattle area for 20 years.

My incredibly supportive husband is Larry Tice, and my kids Evan, Eylian, and Ariella all know more about technology than I do.

REFERENCES

Loren Feldman, senior editor, entrepreneurship, Forbes:

lfeldman@forbes.com

Peggy Bennett, my former Entrepreneur and Allbusiness.com editor

prbennett5@gmail.com

Rami Grunbaum, deputy business editor, Seattle Times

(206) 464-8541 rgrunbaum@seattletimes.com

More references on request.