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Solving for Joy

Ever wonder why some social impact brands like TOMs and Bombas tell great stories in the media?
Because they’re good at storytelling and storytelling is critical for good branding.
My colleague Paula Conway and I have created a FREE guide for brand storytelling for social impact brands.

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How to Tell Your Brand Story

“ A bend in the road is not the end
of the road… Unless you fail
to make the turn. ”

- Helen Keller

Meet Susan


Since I was a kid I knew three things about myself.

I loved stories, asking people questions, and swimming pools
(though how that happened when we didn’t have one is a bit of a mystery). I picked a career--journalism--where I could spend my days talking to people and writing things. I’ve covered everything from hairstyles to hedge funds, but focus on writing about women in business, female founders, financial health, and social impact for places like BusinessWeek, Fortune, Atlantic, and Forbes. I help startups and nonprofits tell their stories, too.



Work with Me

Whether you’re looking for an experienced journalist to report and write articles on a tight deadline or a content strategist to develop and tell your story, my laptop is always humming.


I report and write for mainstream and niche media, from Forbes and Fortune to lifestyle blogs and alumni magazines. I combine traditional journalism experience, creative chops, an understanding of SEO best practices and narrative storytelling (gotta use the graduate degrees in journalism and fiction!) Select portfolio here.

Content Strategy & Editing

I love shaping stories into their best selves and getting the details right. I have more than two decades of editing experience with leading magazines and websites, as well as major brands and startups. Contact me to develop your individual or brand story, plan and write content for your blog or newsletter, or ghostwrite blog posts, case studies, eBooks and more.

Media Strategy

Who better than a journalist to guide you through the crazy media world? I can help you find the angle that gets attention, craft your pitches and press releases, and train you to nail the interview.



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