As a six-figure freelancer, widely published writer, and former digital nomad, I’ve received many requests for career advice, which led me to start offering mentorship. For five years now, I’ve been helping writers and people in related fields get their careers off the ground. I can help in the following areas:
I know what it’s like to feel stuck in your career. I used to wonder if I’d spend my whole life on an endless hamster wheel of jobs that simply paid the bills. After a layoff motivated me to try to get my freelance writing career off the ground, the first few months were a depressing series of unanswered pitches and submissions. But to my surprise, within a year, I was making six figures and writing for publications like The Washington Post, Glamour, and Cosmo. Within two years, my income had doubled and I had a literary agent. Within three years, I’d edited for Teen Vogue, Vice, and Complex. Since 2016, I’ve been helping other writers get their careers off the ground. I’ve helped people get their first bylines in Playboy, Pop Sugar, and other popular publications. During a call, I can explain the process of pitching and submitting, including details like how to come up with ideas, find editors’ contact info, and get responses to your emails. I can also give you targeted feedback on improving and placing specific pieces of writing. At the end, I’ll send a followup email with publications I recommend pitching to, information on how to pitch them, and resources for finding work.
For PR people
I hate to break it to you, but journalists find most of you annoying. Most. The majority of messages I get from PR people, I delete. But there are some PR people whose emails I always answer — and who I even reach out to myself when I need a source. Want to know their secret? Want to know how to pitch to journalists in a way that yields responses, and how to develop long-term relationships with them? Get in touch with me. (I’ve also worked in PR, by the way, so I feel your pain.)
Becoming a digital nomad
I spent my early 20s fill of wanderlust, always daydreaming about my next trip, crashing on friends’ couches just for a change of scenery. The idea of becoming a digital nomad — someone who travels the world while working remotely, with no permanent location — sounded daunting. How would I figure out where to go? Where would I put my stuff? Fortuitously, a love affair in Ibiza inspired me to take the plunge anyway, and I spent three years living the digital nomad life, stopping in Bali, Amsterdam, Berlin, and other destinations. If you’re looking to make this transition yourself, I’m here to help you. Book a call, and I’ll answer all your questions about becoming a digital nomad.
Session structure and pricing
Pricing is on a sliding scale from $100-$200 per hour-long call, with discounted rates available to those who would like to set up longer or multiple calls.
“I love working with Suzannah. She is one of the smartest and most creative people in the media sphere. Suzannah has a unique antenna for zeroing in on the current-day narratives being discussed in society. She is able to cut through the confusion of writing, developing, and/or pitching an article to help you get to the heart of what you are trying to communicate. From crafting the perfect blog post to guiding an article idea from a seed to publication, she understands the process. She has also helped me draft amazing and, more importantly, meaningful public speaking presentations. I seriously cannot say enough great things about her. She is simply the best. I hope to work with Suzannah for many years to come.” — Alison Haunss, Founder of Nuhanzi Life and The Working Woman Report
“I contacted Suzannah when I was first starting my freelance career, and I couldn’t recommend her services more. During our first consultation, she really listened to my ideas and desired career path. From there, she talked through some of my thoughts and instructed me on how to craft a pitch guaranteed to catch even the busiest editor’s attention. Since working with Suzannah, I’ve had pitches accepted by notable online magazines and have noticed a huge surge in confidence.” — Madison Medeiros, Freelance Writer
“I’ve always loved writing but only recently wanted to start getting my work published. I had no idea to go about this and am so grateful I hired Suzannah as a consultant. She gave me great tips and feedback on outlets to pitch to, how to go about this, and what they are looking for. Shortly after working with Suzannah, my first piece was published. From there, I’ve been writing nonstop. I highly recommend Suzannah. She’s fantastic!” — Kimberly Hershenson, Therapist and Freelance Writer
Contact me to set up a call!