I’m Caitlin Kelly, a National Magazine Award winner, a writer and speaker whose 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.
I also offer webinars for bloggers, freelance writers, aspiring or first-time non-fiction authors — and anyone whose job it is to please demanding readers and editors. I’ve published two books of detailed national reporting on complex issues — gun use, and retail work — and can help you as well; for the first, I interviewed 104 men, women and teens from 29 states.
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If you’d prefer individual coaching on any aspect of your writing — preparing a book proposal, marketing and promoting your non-fiction, blogging better — I’m happy to work with you by phone, email or Skype. I’ve satisfied clients from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
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Six of my posts have been Freshly Pressed! Here’s the most recent, about why we need to say thank you.
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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 was published in China in July 2013 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.
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