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Writer & Editor

About Jamie

About Jamie

Jamie Friedlander Serrano is a freelance writer and editor based in the Chicago area. She writes about a variety of topics, but has a particular interest in mental health and psychology. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, TIME, New York Magazine's The Cut, VICE, Glamour and Parents, among other publications.


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 served on the Chicago Journalists Association's Board of Directors from 2021 to 2023.


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 daughters.

Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Health & Wellness

Lie Down, Sit Still, Take a Break: Your Brain Needs a Rest — The Washington Post

Is ‘Mommy Brain’ Real? What Happens to Your Mind and Body When You Become a Mom — TIME

Why ‘Good Enough’ Can Be Better for Your Decisions and Mental Health — The Washington Post

How Much Water Should You Drink When It’s Hot Outside? — TIME

What’s the Best Pillow Setup for Sleep? — TIME

What’s the Least Amount of Sleep You Need to Get? — TIME

How to Get Back to Sleep After Waking Up at Night — TIME

You’re Vacationing All Wrong. Here’s How to Have a Truly Restful Break — TIME

How to Stop Procrastinating at Bedtime and Actually Go to Sleep — TIME

Why Online Shopping Is Tanking Your Mental Health — TIME

Experts Can’t Agree on How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Adults — TIME

The Snuggle Is Real — TIME

Is There Really Such a Thing as 'Mommy Brain'? — The Washington Post

Do Masks for Young Children Impede Their Language Development? — The Washington Post

How Cooking Became the Perfect Recipe for My Spiraling Anxiety — The Washington Post

Who Needs Another Zoom Call? Why Sending Letters Might Help Your Loved Ones — The Washington Post

For Some New Moms, Breastfeeding Brings on Sudden Panic, Sadness — The Washington Post

Can Journaling Be a Substitute for Therapy? — The Cut

Mastering the Art of Caring Less — The Cut

When Bad Circumstances Make Anxiety Vanish — VICE

How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness — VICE

Huntington's Disease: The Theft of the Self — The Chicago Tribune

Personal Essays

I Refuse to Let My Body Image Issues Rub Off On My Baby Girl — Parents

Taking Boudoir Photos Made Me Less Anxious About My Body — Glamour

My Grandma (print/web) — SUCCESS

Funny or Die (print/web) — SUCCESS

For Better or For Worse (print/web) — SUCCESS

In the Moment (print/web) — SUCCESS

Cover Stories

Jennifer Hyman Cover Story (print/web) — SUCCESS

Sophia Amoruso Cover Story (print/web) — SUCCESS

Marie Forleo Cover Story (print/web) — SUCCESS

Jamie's Services

Jamie's Services


Jamie has over a decade of journalism experience. She specializes in longform content and has a passion for narrative journalism. Her primary beat is mental health.


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 over 10 years. Please feel free to ask for samples of her content marketing work. 

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