I’m Kristen Evans. I’m a freelance journalist who covers publishing and pop culture. You can read my work in Brooklyn Magazine, The Believer, Literary Hub, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and other places.
Here are a few pieces I’m especially fond of:
- Taking Wing: Behind the Scenes at the New Women-Only Workspaces (NYLON)
- How Should a Literary Adaptation Be? We Asked Critics for the Answer (Literary Hub)
- What Does Millennial Pink Smell Like? (NYLON)
- Writing without a Net: How Repealing the ACA Will Hurt Freelancers (Literary Hub)
- We’ve Got Nothing to Lose: Emily Books Is Disrupting Publishing As Usual (Brooklyn Magazine)
- Fleabag Is the Egocentric Comedy Heroine of Your Dreams/Nightmares (LA Weekly)
- Atari Awakened: How an ’80s Computer Game Is Shaping the Future (Franklin & Marshall)
- Beyond Borders: How Doctors Without Borders Responds to a Global Crisis (Franklin & Marshall)
Let’s Work Together
I’m also a content marketing writer helping nonprofits, small publishers, and individual clients tell better stories about the work they do. Before launching into self-employment in 2016, I worked as the Grants & Communications Manager at 826 Boston, a literacy nonprofit serving the Boston Public Schools.
My areas of specialty include higher education, philanthropy, and technology (if you want to get technical about it: cloud-based SaaS, in particular). Here are some of my favorite storytelling projects, from website launches to white papers:
- Developing and organizing content for the new www.826boston.org, including this showcase of hilarious, inventive, and heartfelt student writing.
- Profiling the master educators behind The POGIL Project. They’re working hard to make science education more effective – and fun – at every level.
- Writing white papers and helpful how-to posts for Fluxx, a cloud-based grants management software company.
I’m currently booking new clients for 2018. Tell me more about your story and how I can help.
Happy Clients Sing My Praises
“When we rebranded the magazine in 2015, one of our primary goals was to deepen storytelling and educate readers more effectively through the content in our feature well. Kristen’s ability to write compelling stories about complex topics has helped us take the magazine to another level. Over the past three issues, she’s produced outstanding pieces on three vastly different topics: a geosciences project, political polling and artificial intelligence. She always hits deadlines while navigating the challenges that come with weighty, multi-source features. This makes our job in the office much easier — and she requires very little editing.”
“Kristen is a tremendous writer; one of just a few I’ve worked with that I can trust to run with a project and do a great job with very little hands-on involvement. I recommend her without hesitation, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.”
“Kristen approaches her work methodically, with impeccable attention to detail, and with a lot of personality. Together, we wrote more than 50 grant proposals in a year, and our process was effective, productive, and fun. I never worried about typos or mistakes, or that our message wasn’t as clear as it possibly could be. She not only had my complete trust as the last pair of eyes on important documents, but she had the trust of our Executive Director and other staff leadership, too.”