Freelance Writer, Writing and Editing
Emma McGowan is a writer and editor.
Emma McGowan's Bio:
Emma McGowan is a veteran writer, editor, and SFSI-endorsed sex educator with nine years of experience and upwards of 1000 articles on her byline. Her main focuses are startups and sex but she covers a range of topics. Emma is a sex/relationships/dating writer at Bustle and a senior writer at Startups.com. Her work has appeared on Buzzfeed, Broadly, Bedsider, Mashable, The Daily Dot, Mic, and The Bold Italic, among others. She’s the Editor in Chief of the sex positive sexual health site Sexual + Being and the sex tech website Kink&Code.
Emma McGowan also does freelance blogging and content editing for a startups. Past clients include MiKandi, Lystable, Tenta, and NatureCity. Topics covered include personal finance, wine, natural health, adult apps, online security, and sex toys, among others. If you’re looking for a reliable, great writer, she’s open to pitches.
Emma is available for consultations on blogging, writing, editing, building your brand, copy editing, and how to successfully live the digital nomad life. She loves connecting with other writers and thinks that writer karma should be taken seriously — no writer would be anywhere without their networks.
Additionally, Emma McGowan is a sex positive feminist whose hobbies include making patterns and sewing, connecting with other women, and reading at least three books a week. Emma speaks Spanish fluently and has lived in or traveled to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, San Francisco, Vermont, Japan, Bali, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand in the past five years. Her favorite places to live are Guatemala and Argentina and she hopes to never stop traveling.
Follow her on Twitter @MissEmmaMcG.
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