Meeting: January 9, 2016

Karyn Polewaczyk ~ Writer and Marketing Consultant

I’ve been writing—as in, getting paid for it—for seven years. Without a journalism or English degree, and without knowing a single soul in publishing when I first started out (which was in the depths of the Great Recession, and even then, I was able to secure regular, paying clients). It’s not magic: it’s grit—combined with a bit of outside-the-box business thinking. In this session, I’ll share with you some ways I’ve “made it” as a freelancer, and answer your questions about ways you, too, can succeed (especially if you need help getting unstuck).

Karyn Polewaczyk is a writer and marketing consultant who helps lifestyle brands and publications better reach their customers. Her work has appeared at, Jezebel, DailyWorth, New York, Elle and More magazines, among others, and regularly at Boston Common magazine, where she writes the quarterly beauty column. A recent transplant to Providence, she enjoys hiking, hot yoga, and perfecting her faux French accent. Follow Karyn on Twitter at @KarynPolewaczyk.