Writer & Editor


About Jamie

Jamie Friedlander Serrano is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor and the former Features Editor of SUCCESS Magazine. She writes about a variety of topics, but has a particular interest in mental health. 


Her work has been published in The Washington Post, New York Magazine's The Cut, VICE, Glamour, the Chicago Tribune and Parents, among other publications. She has profiled everyone from Dr. Oz and Marie Forleo to Sophia Amoruso and Jennifer Hyman. 

Jamie received her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her bachelor's degree from New York University. She is currently a member of the Chicago Journalists Association's Board of Directors.


When she's not writing, she can usually be found cross-stitching, drinking copious amounts of green tea, or traveling somewhere new with her husband and daughter.


Featured Articles

Health & Wellness
Profiles & Personal Essays

Marie Forleo Cover Story (print/web)

Jennifer Hyman Cover Story (print/web)

Sophia Amoruso Cover Story (print/web)

Dr. Oz Cover Story (print/web)

Suzy Batiz Profile (print/web)

A Bump in the Road (print/web)

My Grandma (print/web)

Funny or Die (print/web)

In the Moment (print/web)

For Better or For Worse (print/web)

Insecurity Settings (print/web)

Personal Finance

Jamie's Services


Jamie has over a decade of journalism experience. She specializes in longform content and has a passion for writing personal essays and reported narratives. Her primary beat is health and wellness, followed by personal finance. 


As the former Features Editor of SUCCESS Magazine, Jamie has ample experience editing magazine content. From short front-of-the-book articles to 4,000-word cover stories, she can refine and polish any piece. 


If there's one thing Jamie hears most often from her editors and clients, it's, "Thank you for always turning in such clean copy." Jamie has a sharp eye for detail and knows the AP Stylebook like the back of her hand.

Content Marketing

Jamie has provided content marketing services for hospitals, medical associations, pharmaceutical companies and other organizations for nearly 10 years. Please feel free to ask for samples of her content marketing work. 


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