Caitlin Kelly

Writer and Editor

 
 
         
   

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    Caitlin Kelly
222 Martling Avenue 6G Tarrytown, NY 10591 - Phone: 914-332-6065

   
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  2006-2013
Author
Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail, A Business Memoir, Portfolio/Penguin, 2011
   
 
  • Featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Entertainment Weekly, People, USA Today, and others
  • Chinese publication, July 2013
  • Chosen by the Quality Paperback Club as Feb. 2012 selection
  • Nominated for the Hillman Prize for "journalism in the service of the common good"
 
  Freelance Writer/Editor
   
 
  • Freelance for The New York Times, Yale Alumni Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Creative Living and others
  • Produced five business stories in 10 months for the Sunday Times; three were third most-read and most emailed of that day's paper
 
 
2010-2013
Blogger
broadsideblog.wordpress.com
   
   
  • 7,200 followers worldwide.
  • Featured six times in Freshly Pressed, the best daily 12 of 400,000 Wordpress blogs
  • Posts for Harvard Business Review blog, cnn.com, reuters.com, healthyimagination.com, creditcards.com
   
   
2009-2010
Paid Blogger
True/Slant
   
   
  • 15,000+ uniques per month
   
   
2006-2011
Freelance Writer/Editor
The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Toronto Star, Smithsonian, Maire-Claire, Creative Living
   
   
  • Regular contributor to The New York Times business section, writing on small business and personal finance.
  • Edited 100+ business profiles for Inc.com's Inc 5,000.
   
   
2005-2006
Staff Reporter / Feature Writer
Daily News, New York, NY
   
   
  • Produced 68 news and feature stories, many self-generated.
  • First to write about the new life, work and relationships of former N.J. governor Jim McGreevey. Front page
  • First to focus on the 6,000 immigrant children detained annually, invisibly and with no legal right to counsel, by DHS
  • First to investigate lack of security in the cruise ship industry
   
   
2002-2004
Author
Blown Away: American Women and Guns, Pocket Books, 2004
   
   
  • Bought by 591 libraries worldwide, including Yale, Yale Law School, Harvard, Princeton and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • "Invaluable," said Booklist.
   
    Freelance Writer
The New York Times, The New York Post, Hartford Courant, Dallas Morning News, More, Chatelaine (Canada's largest women's magazine, circ. 1 million.)
 
   

1996-2002
Freelance Writer
The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, Penthouse, Glamour, BusinessWeek, Town & Country, Family Circle, Ottawa Citizen
   
   
  • Reported/wrote first story on DNA testing of 9/11 victims, 1500 words in 12 hours; sold to VSD (French newsweekly), London Sunday Telegraph, and New Zealand Herald
  • Wrote 2,500-word sports story, reported from Minneapolis, in two days for Gruner & Jahr custom publishing
  • Monthly contributor to Ottawa Citizen
   
   
    Magazine Editing
   
   
    1996
Senior Editor
WorldBusiness, New York, NY
   
   
  • Planned, assigned, wrote and edited six 1,500-word features per issue for international bimonthly business magazine. Found, assigned and directed the work of freelancers worldwide. Conceived, planned, edited and packaged a 13-page cover story on top 50 businesswomen worldwide.
   
    1995
Editor in Chief
Forecast, New York, NY
   
   
  • Edited, assigned, and copy-edited 48-page national business magazine focused on the use of demographic data in business. Stories included marketing to gays; sports clothing for women; IKEA's arrival to the U.S.
   
    1990-1992
Senior Editor
Word Press Review, New York, NY
   
   
  • Edited 10,000+ words monthly from international press in French and Spanish, cutting and condensing from original stories. Planned covers and editorial packages.