Caitlin Kelly

Writer and Editor



My Books

My Unintentional Career in Retail
Malled 240pp (2011)

Blown Away 324pp (2004)


It's been a busy year!

As an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, I've been working with freshmen writing students and teaching seniors how to blog ---- guest speakers included Sree Sreenivasan, the chief digital officer of the Metropolitan Museum and Toronto feminist blogger Anne Theriault, both Skyped in. I love teaching these ambitious and talented students and look forward to the spring semester.

I continue to coach other ambitious professionals, worldwide, using email, phone and Skype - one thrilled British writer landed her first major assignment, from, hours after working with me. My practical and affordable 90-minute webinars focus on six key themes, from finding and developing ideas to running a freelance business.

Recent writing assignments include several New York Times stories about retirement, major profiles for More magazine and Readers' Digest International and several personal finance pieces for Investopedia.

My blog,, grows daily, with more than 12,200 readers worldwide, filled with lively conversations on a wide range of topics - from when and how teachers should praise their students to the choice and meaning of a personal talisman. Come visit!

As always, I seek challenging new assignments…

Can I help you:

  • Write blog posts
  • Coach your writing, blogging or freelance skills
  • Produce lively, accurate stories for and about your organization' accomplishments as I did this year from Nicaragua for global charity WaterAid
  • Edit others' work, as I'm doing for Episcopal Relief and Development?

Let's talk!

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