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Sounds About Write
62 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
In Defense of Ghostwriting, Featuring Content Extraordinaire Erin Greenawald
65 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Meet Nina Semczuk: Writer, Veteran, Self-Proclaimed Personal Development Nerd (and More!)
51 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Business Insider Editor Alyse Kalish Reminds Us That the Limit Doesn't Exist
56 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Sounds About Write, The Revival FT. Irv's Mom (Alli Hoff Kosik)
63 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Jenny Stallard: Lifestyle Journalist and Founder of Freelance Feels
Jenny Stallard is a lifestyle journalist in London, UK, writing for publications such as Glamourmagazine, Grazia, Refinery29 and working in-house with brands such as TI Media.She has been freelance since 2005, and had staff jobs at daily newspaper Metro as well as working in-house with women's magazines such as Woman&Home and consulting with content agencies.Jenny launched Freelance Feels in June 2019 after struggling with her own mental health and wellbeing as a work-from-home freelancer. First a blog, it's now a podcast, and uses a cactus as its logo as 'Freelancers are like cacti: We can survive harsh conditions but still need love and water'.
44 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Kinsey Grant: Writer, Editor, and Podcast Host for Morning Brew
Kinsey's bio:Kinsey joined Morning Brew as a writer in July 2018. These days, she hosts the Brew's podcast—Business Casual, writes and edits for the daily Brew going to 1.6+ million subscribers, edits and incubates new projects including industry-specific newsletters, and leads in-person and live events. Kinsey graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University with a B.A. in business journalism before moving to New York to pursue financial news full-time. Before joining Morning Brew, she covered stocks, tech, and cannabis for TheStreet. Sign up for Morning Brew here. Say hello to Kinsey on Twitter here. Listen to Business Casual here.
59 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Randle Browning is an SEO Strategist, Copywriter, and Songwriter (Oh—and a Pizza Shop Owner!)
Today's guest is Randle Browning, a writer and music maker living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared in Publishers Weekly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Brooklyn Rail, and Electric Literature.Today, she helps tech companies and entrepreneurs with their SEO, content strategy, and copywriting. Want to talk content with Randle? Hit up contentbyrandle (dot) com.Another fun fact about Randle is that she's living out one of her teenage dreams by playing in a girlband called choirgirl. She plays guitar, sings, and writes music, and we'll definitely be chatting about that last part later on in the show.If you're liking what you hear on the Sounds About Write podcast so far, please consider heading over to iTunes/Apple Podcasts and giving me a 5-star rating and leaving a short review. Thank you! Check out choirgirl's work:Moon Village Pocket SessionFamily Tree ClipRisk It for You Clipchoirgirl on Spotify
56 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Diving Into Content Strategy with Sweet Spot Content Founder Adrian Granzella Larssen
Adrian Granzella Larssen is the founder of Sweet Spot Content. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of content-first career destination TheMuse.com. She's an absolute content guru and is an expert at helping people and companies elevate their content to the next level and beyond. Plus, she's just a really fantastic human being.Get on the list for Your Year Off.Connect on LinkedIn or follow her travels on Instagram.Check out the article Adrian wrote that I always go back to when I have writer's block: 7 Pain-free Ways to Become a Better Writer Starting Today
58 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Sara McNally: On Owning a Letterpress Stationery Company and the Magic of Snail Mail
Sara McNally is the owner of Constellation & Co, a letterpress stationery company and brick & mortar gift shop located in the Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal. Don't forget to check out Card Club and Snail Mail Superstar.Website: https://www.constellationco.com/Social media links: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram| Pinterest
51 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Kat Boogaard (and Her Dogs) Tell Us How to Become a Freelance Writer
Kat is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer who specializes in careers, productivity, freelancing, and entrepreneurship. She's a regular contributor to a variety of company blogs, including Trello, Toggl, Wrike, QuickBooks, and Atlassian, and her byline has appeared in numerous outlets, including The Muse, Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, and more.Learn more about Kat on katboogaard.com, read some of her amazing writing here, and sign up for her newsletter (it's one of the only ones I read!).One of my favorite Kat articles: What I Learned from Quitting My Job With No Back-up Plan.
48 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Leigh Weingus Used to Write About Justin Bieber and Now Has More Bylines Than I Can Count
Leigh Weingus is a freelance writer living in New York City. She has bylines in so many publications that when I try to list them out loud I lose my breath. Just to name a few, she's written for: HuffPost, Well+Good, Tinder, Elite Daily, mindbodygreen, Prevention, NBC News, Goldman Sachs, and more. She's also help editorial positions at HuffPost, Elite Daily, and mindbodygreen. Some of Leigh's favorite pieces she's written:Moon Juice Has Seen ‘Exponential’ Growth Despite Strong Public SkepticismWorking From Home Might Make Burnout Worse—Here’s What to DoThis Is Why I Paid for Half of My Engagement RingYou can find more of her work on her website and Instagram (@leighweingus).
36 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
Stacey Lastoe Edits Food & Travel Stories and Lives in Dream Job City
Check out Stacey's article on Newfoundland here.
39 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Screenwriter Chris Devlin Writes Horror Movies—Not Children's Books
Find Chris on IMDB. Check out the article in Variety I mentioned about his script Cobweb. Also, here is some more information about the Lawyers for Literacy project attempting to revamp an elementary school library in Houston, TX. The book collection this library has is 10-15 years old. All donations are tax-deductible, and every little bit helps. Thanks for your consideration!
42 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Content Management Expert Jessica Lawlor *Really* Wants You to Start a Blog
Check out Jessica's company—JL&Co—and her blog. Here is the piece of hers I read from, along with two more of her favorite pieces. This Inspirational Quote Absolutely Drives Me Up a Wall Goodbye to Getting Gutsy: Why I'm Letting Go of a Piece of My Brand * 3 Reasons I Knew It Was the Right Time to Quit My Job and Start My Business You can also find her on Instagram at @JessicaLLawlor, on Twitter at @JessLaw, on Facebook at @JessicaLawlorandCompany, and on LinkedIn at @JessicaLawlor.
35 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
Kate Gardner Wrote a Book & Will Always Be on Team...Dean or Jess?!
Read more about Kate and explore some of her best writing on her website. Specifically, here's the Gilmore Girls article she wrote that I read from in the episode and that time Keiko Agena (Lane Kim!) tweeted at her. Also, as promised, some photos of Maui. Kate with her first love Maui and her second love Chris Maui being cuter than anything else alive Maui promoting seltzer water!!
43 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
Lindsay Kellner: Let's Stop Focusing on What's Wrong with Us, OK?
Lindsay lives and breathes all things wellness, and I'm all about it. Learn more about Lindsay and find her audio project on her site, Well Aware. Her book can be found on Amazon. Find some of Lindsay's other writing on: mindbodygreen, Aligned Magazine, Atelier Dore, A Woman's Thing, and more. Specifically, check out her article I Tried Naked Yoga to Feel Liberated. This Is What Happened , the article I read from and we chatted about (you know, the one with the buttholes).
37 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
Alli Hoff Kosik Used to Write in the Bathtub
Alli Hoff Kosik is a full-time freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. We talk about her love for writing, her transition from book publishing to the freelance life, the projects she's currently working on, and more! (Oh, and her dog Irv, too. Duh!)Alli is the host of the SSR Pod, which stands for Sh•t She Read. On this awesome pod, Alli and her guest revisit and dig into a beloved children's book. You can subscribe to SSR here and find the episode I was a guest on here.Find some of Alli's writing on The Kitchn, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Hello Giggles, Refinery29, Medium, Real Simple.Specifically, check out her article *What I learned about marriage when I quit my job two months after my wedding* , the article I wanted to chat about on the ep but didn't get a chance to! Because, well, I'm new at this.
3 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
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