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Vanessa McGrady Strategies

I’m an award-winning career journalist and author. My work has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, Washington Post, KPCC/LAist, KCET, Sunset magazine, The Seattle Times and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, among other fine media outlets. I specialize in personal essays, money and philanthropy, entrepreneurship, parenting and culture, and I am happy to explore new topics as well. My 2019 memoir, Rock Needs River, is about my journey to adopt my daughter and is currently being adapted for television.


 My corporate work focuses on content strategy, editorial, and communications for heavily regulated industries including utilities, banking, insurance and healthcare. Some of my clients include Southern California Edison, Citi, Bank of the West, Raymond James, New York Life, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of Southern California and New York Life.


I’m also the person behind Real Editorial, a company that helps real estate professionals with their editorial needs.


How can I help you? Let’s talk.

Vanessa McGrady Strategies

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