Photos by Ali Barfield of Wild We Wander

HI, I'M Katherine.

You can also call me Kate. I’m a writer. My work has appeared across national outlets including Business Insider, Real Simple, Rewire, Roadtrippers, and Well + Good, among others. I'm a bit of a generalist, with no specific niche when it comes to my writing. But if I had to sum it up I'd say I write about the things and people that interest me.

Recently, this has looked like small Indiana towns, financial accomplishments from young women, and how COVID-19 can impact our long-term mental health. I also cover short food news for Mashed News. I think the best stories come from curiosity, so I always try to follow mine.

Outside of writing, I work full-time as a technical editor, a fancy term that boils down to copy editing more technical documents.

I love grammar, style, and structure, and enjoy thinking about how these choices affect a reader long after a piece of writing leaves my hands.

I’ve also been known to write a few songs, embark on after-work runs, walk aimlessly for hours, spend too much money on books, and watch the same rom-com over and over again.

I graduated from The New School in New York City. A Hoosier at heart, I’m now based in Brooklyn.

Work Samples

Here you'll find samples of my work. This is a non-exhaustive list, please reach out if you'd like to see my full portfolio.

Fans of mid-century architecture, corporate social responsibility, and small Midwestern towns will enjoy this story I wrote for Roadtrippers Magazine.

If you're curious about the changing relationship between social media and job recruitment, check out this story I reported for ReWire.

Don't be a HENRY (high earner, not rich yet), read these tips to avoid lifestyle creep in a story I worked on for Business Insider.

Saving for retirement in the gig economy doesn't have to be daunting. Read about how to plan intentionally in this story I wrote for Real Simple.

What are the mental health implications we need to consider once the pandemic is over? I wrote about COVID-19 survivor's guilt for Well + Good.

I spoke with Youtuber and personal finance educator, Aja Dang, about her journey to pay back $200,000 in student loan debt for Business Insider.

What's up with influencer podcasts? I spoke with four social media personalities about their podcasts for Timber Media.

Turns out extreme frugality isn't the *most effective* way to save money. I wrote about my experience with frugality fatigue for Business Insider.

I had the privilege of talking with Annika Marks about her newest film, and writing debut, Killing Eleanor for Her Campus.

If you think TikTok only exists for fun and games, you're wrong. Read about some financial advice I've received — and taken — because of the app for Business Insider.

What does it take to find happily ever after? I spoke with Stewart Lewis about his creative process and new novel, "Happily Whatever After," for Narratively.

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