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Alexis Grant

Writer, entrepreneur & digital strategist. Founder of The Write Life.

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Online Media
  1. The Write Life,
  2. Socialexis,
  1. U.S. News & World Report,
  2. Self-employed,
  3. Houston Chronicle
  1. Northwestern University
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The Write Life

The Write Life

Founder and Managing Editor

– Present

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I'm a writer, entrepreneur and digital strategist. After six years as a journalist, I transitioned to full-time entrepreneur in mid-2010. My business includes...

+ Growing a community around The Write Life, a website for writers:

+ Creating digital guides and courses:

+ Helping small businesses grow communities through blogging and social media. One of our clients, for example, is Brazen Careerist; we manage and grow their popular blog:

I'm also a manager, a skill I've learned on the job as my team grew to its current size of 10 awesome writers, editors and social media specialists.

I love brainstorming how to create buzz around a brand, smart ways to grow a following online, and strategies for making connections that will help you reach your goals. I'm fascinated by the new, digital world of work and alternative careers.


Founder and Managing Editor

The Write Life
– Present (1 year 4 months)

I founded a website for writers called The Write Life: My team and I bootstrapped and launched the site in July 2013.

In the first nine months, we cultivated a devoted community of readers, using quality content and community-building strategies to grow to 90,000 unique visitors monthly.

In March 2014, we offered a flash sale called The Writer's Bundle, selling 435 copies of the $79 bundle in just three days.


– Present (4 years 5 months)Washington, D.C.

We help small businesses use blogging and social media effectively to grow communities and reach goals. For more details on our work, see

For example, for the last 2.5 years, we've managed Brazen Careerist's blog: We also run the blog, newsletter and social campaigns for DC-based startup Eone Timepieces:

– Present (6 years 4 months)

I blog about the new world of work and digital entrepreneurship at Through this platform, I also offer webinars, ebooks and courses:

Problogger named me as one of their Bloggers to Watch in 2012, calling me a "publishing powerhouse."

Careers Editor

U.S. News & World Report
(11 months)Washington D.C.

Freelance Journalist & Blogger

(2 years)


Houston Chronicle
(3 years 1 month)

Freelance Reporter

Colby Magazine
(1 year 8 months)


  1. French


  • Job search
  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Blogging
  • Adventure Travel
  • Social Media
  • career break
  • French
  • Editing
  • Newsletters
  • Storytelling
  • New Media
  • Journalism
  • Facebook
  • Public Relations
  • AP Style
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Magazines
  • Copy Editing
  • Publishing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Job Search
  • Social Networking
  • Creative Writing
  • Content Strategy
  • Newspapers
  • Books
  • Editorial
  • Publications
  • SEO
  • Internal Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Online Marketing
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