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 was previously the senior writer at The Penny Hoarder, and am now a staff writer at Student Loan Hero. I’ve also done both live and recorded video work.

Lastly, I 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 testimonials from past clients, as well as 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


Click here for a (more) complete writing portfolio.

Reported Stories

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

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

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

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

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


7 spectacular hotels for viewing the northern lights (CNN Travel)

The whimsical joy of traveling without technology (The Week)

Trekking the Pueblos Mancomunados in Mexico (The Independent)

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

Get Free Airport Lounge Access With These Credit Cards (Lifehacker)

Take the road less traveled with these European gems (USA Today)


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

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

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

Personal Essays

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

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

Personal Finance

Good news: You might live to be 100. That’s also the bad news (MarketWatch)

The Beginner’s Guide to Impact Investing (Lifehacker)

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