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michelle goodman

Writer | Editor | Author in Seattle, Washington

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Hi, I'm Michelle Goodman and I've been at this freelance writing game for two decades. I'm a contributing writer for Entrepreneur magazine, BBC Capital, and University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, covering startups, money, and work. I wrote an ABC News column on the workplace for five years and created Nine to Thrive, a Seattle Times work-life balance blog, which I maintained for four years.

I'm the award-winning author of two irreverent career guides—The Anti 9-to-5 Guide and My So-Called Freelance Life—both published by Seal Press. I've contributed to several anthologies too, most recently Bust magazine's DIY Guide to Life.

My journalism and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Salon, Vice, Mental Floss, MSN, CNN.com, Seattle magazine, Seattle Business, Boing Boing, BUST, The Bark, and many more. On the corporate side, I've written, edited, and managed content for startups, tech companies, and financial institutions, including Microsoft, American Express, and Credit Suisse.

I helped organize Lit Crawl Seattle for two years and currently organize and co-host Working Stiffs: Tales from the Grind, a reading series about work in Seattle. We always provide free donuts. You should come.

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