I’m Caitlin Kelly, a writer and speaker whose 30 year career includes three daily newspaper jobs and 100+ freelance stories for The New York Times; here’s one of them, third-most-emailed of that day’s paper.
What can I do for you?
- Write web copy ghost blog for your business?
- Edit your material?
- Help you — would-be author — navigate the world of commercial publishing?
- Help retail executives and managers with smart strategies for hiring and managing low-wage workers?
- Speak to your students about business, journalism and/or retail?
- Please email me at email@example.com or call me, in New York, at 914-332-6065
Broadside is growing daily, now with 4,943 followers.
Six of my posts have been Freshly Pressed! Here’s the most recent, about why we need to say thank you.
Of course, everything written on this site is copyright; links are fine, anything else requires my explicit permission!
My new book, a memoir, is about working in an upscale suburban mall for The North Face. It’s an honest and highly-detailed look into the nation’s third largest industry. You can read a sample of it here, and buy it here. Of course, it’s also available as an e-book.
It’s being published in China in June by these publishers, and was nominated for the 2012 Hillman Prize, given annually to a work of journalism “in the service of the common good.”
The New York Times: “a clear-eyed account”
Entertainment Weekly: “an excellent memoir”
It’s also been featured in Marie-Claire, USA Today, People, Time.com, Fortune.com and Forbes.com, and many others.
“Kelly’s powerful descriptions of retail…highlight so much of what is wrong with our economy” said David Madland, Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress.
Here’s my essay on the Harvard Business Review blog about the overlooked value of retail associates. I’ve keynoted and addressed major retail conferences, including Retail Customer Experience, whose audience members included senior executives from Swarovski, Cabela’s, Target and Old Navy.
A lively speaker with excellent references, I offer a unique perspective with practical, useful tips for retail managers. Here is a link to my most recent address, to students and retailers at the University of Minnesota.
Samples of my newspaper and magazine writing are here, and here’s the site for my first book “Blown Away: American Women and Guns,” which Booklist called “groundbreaking and invaluable.” I have 40 copies available; email me if you need one quickly, as it’s now only available by print on demand.
Thanks for visiting!