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Susan S.

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  • Joined February 2017

Rad freelance writer who's been traveling and eating around the world since 2008. How can I help you tell your story?

  • Columbia, SC, USA
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Susan S.
Columbia, SC, USA



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Travel blogger to freelance writer to senior writer... then back to freelancer again!

Work history

Senior Writer
Senior writer at the fastest-growing private media company in the country, according to Inc. During my tenure, the company grew from four employees to more than 40. Responsible for writing engaging stories and catchy headlines, and optimizing for SEO.
Travel blogger and freelance writer. Responsible for pitching and writing stories, as well as maintaining social media profiles. Bylines include The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Travel+Leisure, Mashable, Lifehacker, and Cosmopolitan.


The whimsical joy of traveling without technology

You don't have to go far to see the perilous effects of technology on human behavior. It's at the table next to you, where a couple on a date is scrolling through their Twitter feeds instead of speaking. It's on the street, barreling toward you in the form of an oblivious text-walker.

Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life With a Shopping Ban

For many of us, the beginning of the year involves cutting back: on Negronis, Nutella, Netflix, on whatever we previously overindulged in — which often includes unnecessary spending. But what about forgoing the act of shopping altogether?

The only thing better than a tamale is a tamale sandwich

Every morning, her smooth face, her fresh white apron, and her metal cart stand vigilant in the Zócalo, the central square. Her name is Rosario, and for the past eight years, she’s dutifully guarded this post from 6:30-10:30 a.m., seven days a week.

She Quit Her Corporate Job to Become a Professional Hula Hooper. Here’s Why

“The sound of the fire is addictive — it’s a rush.” Abby Albaum spins a flaming hula hoop around her waist, then her knees. She shimmies it up to her shoulders and, in a flash, it’s spinning in her hand.

The Beginner's Guide to Impact Investing

Impact investing has taken off, and it’s no wonder: while people want to watch their money grow in the market, they don’t want to stash their cash with corporations they dislike.

7 chic restaurants housed in former gas stations

The sea-salt flaked biscuit overflows with decadent scoops of jam and butter. The cappuccino, made with locally-roasted beans, comes complete with a flawless flower swirled in the foam.



University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
BA in Political Science




Limited working proficiency


Limited working proficiency


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Banking & Finance Food Health & Wellness Travel