Covering various topics helps keep my work interesting, exciting, and challenging. But I have a few sweet spots and areas I can write in as a subject matter expert. I love writing about the career world, whether that's a piece on developing leadership skills, effectively setting goals, or integrating your career into your life meaningfully. And I'm slightly obsessed with time management and productivity tips because time is the only thing we can never get back, so we might as well make the most of it, right?
I was a subcontractor for various freelance writers in the project management and software spaces (and unfortunately, you can't see that work, but know that it helped me practice!) I've collaborated with technology and software companies like G2 and Clockwise and have written career-related features for The Everygirl, Babes Who Hustle, and more. You might also see my name appear in other writers' pieces on Zapier and Trello (which is pretty neat if I say so myself).
Below are some of my favorite pieces I've written to give you a taste of my writing style and content. You can find more of my work in my full portfolio on Authory.
How to Streamline Email for Effective Communication | Clockwise
Maybe this example is exaggerated, but you get the point.
I searched high and low for recent statistics on the number of emails the average knowledge worker receives daily, and I kept running into a McKinsey study from 2012. At the time, McKinsey reported that knowledge workers spent 28 hours each week writing emails, searching for information, and collaborating internally.
Level Up Your One-on-One Meeting Agendas | Clockwise | Clockwise
Code Like a Boss: Personal Productivity for Software Engineers | Clockwise
Insanely productive software engineers move things forward in magical ways. If you’re an engineer looking to improve your personal productivity skills, we’ve got you covered.
7 Tips for Improving Time Management Skills | Clockwise
What is Your Bus Factor & How to Improve It | Clockwise
The Surprising Trait That May Be Affecting Your Productivity
We’ve all heard the same advice from productivity experts everywhere, “Wake up an hour earlier!” or “Have you tried [insert time management strategy here]? It’s a total game-changer.” We live in a world where productivity is always top of mind, but sometimes, something still feels off no matter how many strategi
Context Switching: The High-Cost Productivity Killer | Clockwise
I’ll start. I first look at my calendar and make a daily to-do list while I clean out my inbox. The day often begins quietly, and sometimes if I’m lucky, I’m able to dig into a project before I attend my first meeting.
7 Tips & Tools to Manage Your Time as a Freelancer | Clockwise
More Than a Job: The Underlying Reasons Women Stay in Positions
Overcome Parkinson's Law to Get More Done in Less Time | Clockwise
Window of Opportunity
The Benefits of a Four Day Work Week | Clockwise
6 Ways To Wrap Up at Work Before the Holidays (and Set Yourself Up for a Successful New Year)
Try This Instead: 10 Ways to Be More Confident at Work
Choosing Career Trajectories Based on Growth
How to Maximize Your Time with the Pomodoro Technique
How To Build A New Routine When Your Lifestyle Unexpectedly Changes
As an added bonus, here are a few of my favorite lifestyle pieces I've written. Enjoy!
Your ultimate travel guide for visiting Denver
At 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver, Colorado, offers a variety of activities for visitors amid its gorgeous landscapes and bustling downtown.
An expert in color psychology details how 5 bedroom shades can positively affect your mood
This article is part of The Well-Designed Life, a series about optimizing your well-being through spatial design.
20 Magical Disney Wedding Cake Toppers
Everything You Need to Throw a "Friends"-Themed Bachelorette Party
Here are some of the pieces I've been featured or quoted in.
Gratitude Plus Leader, Alyssa Towns — Gratitude Plus
I suppose I fell into the wellness world, not necessarily by choice (but I'm so grateful I did!) In 2015, I unexpectedly lost one set of my grandparents, ten weeks apart from one another. My grandmother and grandfather were in their early/mid-sixties, and grief shook my world. My only living grandfather passed away from esophageal cancer in April of this year at age 64. Why do their ages matter? I've thought long and hard about the kind of life I w
How to write a HARO pitch by Melissa King
"You have a higher likelihood of being featured if your initial reply contains answers to the questions in the query. I will follow up with you if I have any questions about your response or need more details. Please do not pitch individuals for interviews."
The Clever Week #032
How To Create A Supportive Company Culture That Isn’t Just For Looks by Kat Boogaard
Meet Alyssa Towns | Freelance Writer & Content Creator
Hi Alyssa, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Growing up, I was never a risk-taker. The mere idea of taking risks and stepping outside my comfort zone was a concept I was unwilling to explore. I enjoyed operating and, more specifically, excelling within the confined bounds of my comfort zone. After college, I worked at a desk job that I loved but felt unchallenged by. For the first