I’m Jessica Spiegel, a freelance writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon.

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I am a travel writer with an affinity for well-written service pieces (I excel at making logistical planning details interesting to read as well as informative). I have done social media work for employers and clients since 2007, and understand the need for shareable written content. While I no longer do social media work for clients, I’m well-versed in community building. I believe in organic community growth, and strive to match my work with a client’s needs to foster that growth.

Some of my prior non-travel experiences include producing and editing legislative testimony, designing and writing newsletters for a national volunteer-based organization, editing instructional manuals for legal continuing education seminars, and teaching beginning Italian.

I’m available for article writing, copy writing, blogging, and copy editing.

What I can offer:

  • I’m adept at producing unique and relevant content in a timely manner.
  • I am extremely detail-oriented.
  • I have an understanding of SEO needs in content production.
  • I’m very easy to work with.
  • I have a successful track record of building communities around online brands.

Additionally, I’ve a penchant for Italy (see my Italy travel guide for more), a soft spot for cities with bad reputations, and a love of public transportation. More often than not, it’s the food that makes me excited about traveling to a new place. Oh, and if I never hear the “tourist vs. traveler” argument again, it’ll be too soon.

Find me on Twitter @andiamo and on LinkedIn, and read more about me here. Let’s talk – fill out my contact form or send me an email at jessica [at] jessicatravels [dot] com.