Writer & Editor
Jamie Friedlander Serrano is a 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, TIME, New York Magazine's The Cut, VICE, Glamour and Parents, among other publications. She has profiled everyone from Kathy Ireland 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 daughters.
Health & Wellness
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
I Refuse to Let My Body Image Issues Rub Off On My Baby Girl — Parents
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
Taking Boudoir Photos Made Me Less Anxious About My Body — Glamour
The New Anxiety Therapy That’s All About Accepting Your Fears — Medium's Elemental
A Scientists’ Guide to Better Sleep — Medium's Elemental
How to Know if You or Someone You Know is a Narcissist — Business Insider
The Mood-Boosting Power of Nostalgia — SUCCESS
Has Anxiety Killed Your Appetite? Here’s What to Do About It — Healthline
7 Terrible Days Without Coffee: An Anti-Anxiety Experiment Gone Wrong — Healthline
Why This 15-Pound Weighted Blanket Is Part of My Anti-Anxiety Routine — Healthline
Profiles & Personal Essays
Marie Forleo Cover Story (print/web)
Jennifer Hyman Cover Story (print/web)
Sophia Amoruso Cover Story (print/web)
Suzy Batiz Profile (print/web)
A Bump in the Road (print/web)
For Better or For Worse (print/web)
Insecurity Settings (print/web)
Brony Up — Ten Spurs Literary Journal
10 Money Mistakes You're Probably Making This January — Inc.
7 Common Reasons to Hire Someone to Do Your Taxes — Inc.
The Shockingly Lucrative World of Facebook Buy-Sell-Trade Groups — Vox
These 10 Cities Are the Most Competitive Places to Buy a Home — CBS/MagnifyMoney
How to Buy Your Dream Home in One Year — WFAA/MagnifyMoney
Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Settlement: Weigh Your Options — LendingTree
5 Ways to Consolidate Credit Card Debt — LendingTree
Debt Avalanche: Boost Debt Repayment With This Strategy — LendingTree
What You Need to Know About FICO and VantageScore — LendingTree
What’s a Good Debt-to-Income Ratio? — Student Loan Hero
How to Increase Home Value — Ownerly
Home Equity Loan vs. Personal Loan: Which is Better? — Ownerly
31 Financial Role Models to Honor This Women’s History Month — MagnifyMoney
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.
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.