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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.

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

My resume includes positions as the senior writer at The Penny Hoarder and a staff writer at Student Loan Hero, live and recorded video work , and extensive experience with sponsored content for sites like The Huffington Post and Marriott.

Whatever your story, I’m confident I can help you tell it. For rates and availability, please get in touch.


This is just a selection of writing samples — click here for a (more) complete writing portfolio. And scroll down to read testimonials.


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)


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

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)

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


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)

7 chic restaurants housed in former gas stations (CNN Travel)

Want to Check Your Food Stamp Balance in Seconds? You Need This App (The Penny Hoarder)

Personal Finance

Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life With a Shopping Ban (The New York Times)

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

The Beginner’s Guide to Impact Investing (Lifehacker)

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

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)

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, JamesClear.com

“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, AlexisGrant.com

“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