Vanessa McGrady



After a long, successful freelance journalism career in the Pacific Northwest, Vanessa McGrady moved to California in 2005 and realized she’d need to start over. She took a job in communications for a Fortune 200 company, “for six months,” and stayed seven years. She then moved to a healthcare nonprofit for a year, and missed her old freelancing life so much, she took the plunge and went back out on her own. Her work is now a mix of personal finance writing, essays, business communications and branded content.