July 24, 2016


Headshot of Susan Johnston

Photo by Rachel Hadiashar, MergeWeddings.com

That would be me, Susan Johnston. I’m a freelance writer, blogger, and copy ninja based in Boston, Massachusetts. My blogging odyssey began in the fall of 2006 as a creative escape from my day job.

Since then, The Urban Muse has been twice named a Top 10 Blog for Writers, and I’ve left the land of cubicles and corporate policies to freelance full time. My writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, and SELF magazine, as well as numerous websites, blogs, brochures, anthologies, and retail catalogues. For more on that, check out my professional site.

The Urban Muse covers the ups and downs of the freelance life, including tips on writing, working with clients, marketing a freelance biz, and more. I’ve also expanded the blog into an eBook called The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets, which covers 50+ websites that buy freelance articles, as well as tips on landing online writing gigs.

Want to connect? Use the buttons in the left sidebar to sign up for RSS, become a fan on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter. You can also email me, but please note that I cannot always respond to unsolicited press releases due to time constraints.