michelle goodman

writer | journalist | author in Seattle

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Hi, I'm Michelle Goodman and I've been at this freelance writing game for two decades. I'm currently a contributing writer for Entrepreneur magazine and BBC Capital, 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 New York Times, Salon, Vice, MSN, CNN.com, Seattle magazine, The Magazine, BUST, Bitch, The Bark, and many more. On the corporate side, I've written, edited, and managed content for startups, tech companies, and financial institutions.

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