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Stephanie H.

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  • Joined January 2017

Writer, blogger, editor, workplace/HR expert

  • Aliso Viejo, CA, United States
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Stephanie H.
Aliso Viejo, CA, United States



Copywriting Content Social Media Community Strategy



I earned a BA in English and an MA in women's studies. My work experience includes nonprofits and human resources. I have been an HR blogger for several years, and I am currently in the process of founding a nonprofit.

Work history

We help formerly incarcerated women find meaningful employment and work with employers to educate them on the benefits of hiring the reentry population.
Writer, site manager
This is my HR home online. I write and edit pieces for the site. I also did all the design for the site. I also help small businesses with HR projects (e.g. handbook updates, policy, HR questions, coaching on HR processes).


O Generation X, Where Art Thou?

With all the talk of millennials in the workplace, I decided to explore my own generation to see where our voice is in all the generation talk and to look at whether all the generation talk is productive.

Why HR Should Support Ban the Box

Ban-the-box initiatives are gaining traction in some cities and states. I explain how ban-the-box improves the hiring process for employees and employers.

Why Good Writing Matters in HR

In this blog post for Workology (formerly Blogging4Jobs) I explain why good writing matters in the HR profession.

Salary Negotiation Tips: When to Talk Money in the Hiring Process

I look at some of the conventional wisdom around salary negotiation and offer my insider perspective on how to talk money during the hiring process.

The Problem with Open Office Plans

During the past decade, some offices have made the bold move to create open office plans. I offer up my own opinion on this trend and explain why it might not be the best fit for all employees.

Writing Bridges: Memoir’s Potential for Community Building

This article shows how sharing stories through memoir writing has the potential for fostering community, connecting with others who have similar stories, and for building bridges across difference. This article was developed from my master's thesis.



MA in Women's Studies
BA in English (minor in Communication Arts)




Elementary proficiency


Native or bilingual proficiency


blogging editing writing copywriting social media management community management communications blogger relations


Wordpress Squarespace Slack Twitter Facebook LinkedIn


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 10hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months


Industries I love

Education Government Media PR & Communications Philanthropy Professional Services Science Social Enterprise Travel Other

What I read

I am an avid reader with interests that include fiction, biographies, history, science and whatever I can get my hands on. I read a variety of blogs on workplace topics, politics, nonprofits and books. I also regularly read Mental Floss, Bitch and Bust.

Side projects

I am currently launching a nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated women find meaningful employment. I created the website for that as well as my own HR & book blogs.

Ideal team

When working with clients, I find I do best when I have one point person at the organization. If there is team involvement, it works best to have an open channel of communication for all instead of many side conversations.