Freelance Writer, Writing and Editing
Emma McGowan is a writer and editor.
Emma McGowan's Bio:
Emma McGowan's Experience:
Writer at BedsiderDecember 2016 - Present
Creates engaging content related to sex education for young women.
Staff Writer at Startups.coSeptember 2015 - Present | online
-Implemented founder interview series, leading to hundreds of fascinating startup founder profiles. -Imagined, created, and delivered weekly columns, including the Hump Day How-To, focusing on internet dating, and the daily Killer Startup, providing exposure to up-and-coming companies. -Maintained and improved social media presence, especially on Twitter, with increased engagement among almost 13k followers.
Writer at BustleMay 2015 - Present | online
-Pitches, writes, and formats engaging pieces about sex, sexuality, and sex positivity for a broad audience of hundreds of thousands of readers. -Identifies trending sex-related topics and produces related, original articles with a quick turn around time.
Writer, Editor at Kink&CodeJanuary 2014 - Present
-Provides a platform for early stage online dating and sex/tech companies to reach a wider audience before mainstream blogs were willing to write about them. -Creates a female-friendly community with a strong focus on women in tech, feminism, sex/tech, and sex positivity. -Edits the work of young and emerging writers while mentoring them with the goal of reaching a larger audience.
Writer at RedMica, Inc.March 2013 - Present | Online!
Write engaging articles about personal finance, with an aim toward the Millennial generation. (Also a little bit of light social media work.)
Community Manager at MADEJanuary 2013 - Present | San Francisco
MADE is a professional matchmaker that connects high end freelancers with the people who want to hire them.
Writer at NatureCityMay 2011 - Present | Online!
Writes daily article about what's going on in the natural health science world
Freelancer Writer at The Bold ItalicJanuary 2014 - April 2015 | San Francisco
-Delivered both long form pieces and quick blog posts exploring the Bay Area tech scene, the culture of the internet, and sex-positive feminist issues. -Led panels related to online dating and sex/tech. -Worked on tight deadlines, often delivering within three hours of accepted pitch. -Broke stories that went on to be featured in international news outlets, including 100DatesOfSummer.
Editor's Assistant at Bard College Sociology DepartmentOctober 2007 - July 2008
Edited the final version of Yuval Elmelech's book Transmitting Inequality: Wealth and the American Family
Writer at KillerStartupsMarch 2012
Emma writes and researches articles every day about what's hot in the internet startup scene. She's the go-to woman for great how-tos, interesting interviews, and a fun weekly column.
Emma McGowan's Education:
Bard College2004 – 2008BAConcentration: SociologyActivities: costume shop
Emma McGowan's Interests & Activities:
writing, reading murder mysteries, vintage fashion, old cars, speaking Spanish with a mishmashed South American accent, sewing, decorating, looking at old stuff, museums, walking everywhere