Need some rad — yet concise — content? Looking for someone who can write in today’s conversational style — while still getting the point across?

You’re in the right place.

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I specialize in writing about travel, food, personal finance and careers, but have covered a wide variety of topics.

I also have extensive experience with native advertising, and have written sponsored content for both The Huffington Post and The Penny Hoarder.

Whatever your story, I’m confident I can help you tell it.

Keep reading for some testimonials from past clients, or for a limited selection of my portfolio.

testimonials“When I hire a writer or freelancer, I want two things: quality work and reliability. Susan provides both as well as anyone I have worked with. You can count on her to produce great work on time–and she will solve any problems that come up along the way too. Susan is the most reliable writer I’ve worked with, hands down.” – James Clear,

“Susan has been an integral member of my team for the last year and a half. She has a knack for using social media to build communities, is a quick learner, and best of all, always completes her work on time. I love working with Susan and would highly recommend her.” – Alexis Grant,

“Susan is someone I can always count on to do awesome work. The fact that she’s extremely easy to work with is just icing on the cake. And to top it all off, she gets everything done while traveling the world! What an inspiration!” – David Ning, MoneyNing

“Susan provided invaluable help while editing my book. She was thorough in executing the project with a sharp eye for detail and a deep understanding of the overall picture. I can highly recommend her for editing and creating content.” – Michela Fantinel, Rocky Travel


For my (almost) complete and (sometimes) updated portfolio, please click here.

Reported Stories

NPR: Cookbook Author Crusades For Millions Of Kids Who Go Hungry In Summer

Rodale’s: Wildfires Killed 9,000 Cattle This Spring—And Kids Are Leading The Recovery Effort

GOOD: We Tried 6 Protest Websites to See If They Actually Help

Paste Magazine: The Little-Known Connection Between Asian Glow and Cancer

The Penny Hoarder: She Quit Her Job to Become a Professional Hula Hooper


CNN: 9 luxurious fall escapes

The Week: The whimsical joy of traveling without technology

The Independent: Trekking the Pueblos Mancomunados in Mexico

Travel + Leisure: 5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

CNN: 7 rooftop bars for viewing the total solar eclipse

Lifehacker: How to Get Into Luxury Airport Lounges for Free

The Penny Hoarder: 9 Ways to Survive Getting Stranded at the Airport (Without Going Broke)


Roads & Kingdoms: The Only Thing Better Than a Tamale is a Tamale Sandwich

Mashable: This former Soviet republic is the next big food and wine destination

The Kitchn: 17 Things to Buy for Your Kitchen from the Dollar Store

Personal Essays

The Washington Post: I wrote my boyfriend’s obituary. And left myself out

Cosmopolitan: Please Don’t Sit On My Bed in Your Outside Clothes

The Week: When my boyfriend died, Facebook helped me keep living

Personal Finance

The Kitchn: 5 Money Conversations to Have at Your Kitchen Table

The Penny Hoarder: You Won’t Believe How Much a 21-Year-Old Needs to Save to Retire Rich

The Penny Hoarder: Income Inequality is Growing. Here are 5 Real Ways You Can Fight It

(For more, visit my author page at The Penny Hoarder.)

On Writing

Positive Writer: 5 Ways to Live a Life Worth Writing About

Be a Freelance Blogger: How to Build Your Freelance Blogging Career While Traveling the World

Writers in Charge: Why You Have to Think Like an Entrepreneur to Make Money as a Writer

The Write Life: Hearst Killed The Mix. Here’s What Its Short Life Taught Us