|Contributor since:||July 2009|
|Location:||San Diego, Calif.|
I'm a freelance journalist based in San Diego, Calif. I do a lot of business writing but also write about education, family life, social issues and politics. I have an interest in companies doing innovative work in science and technology. Over the years my work has been published in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Self, Glamour, Psychology Today, CNNMoney.com, FORTUNE Small Business Magazine, Slate.com, Salon.com and others. I write a monthly column in the Sunday New York Times Business section called "Career Couch."
I'm Known For...
my professionalism and sincere desire to understand what I'm writing about. Also my chocolate chip cookies.
My Current Project
My Greatest Achievement
Yes, it's my kids
My Biggest Regret
I can't say, but I'd like to...
I Truly Respect
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
How I Pay For This Wardrobe
it's not much of a wardrobe, believe me
Things That Really Happened
I dated Mario Batali in college
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
writing and teaching inner city kids writing
so many smart, interesting voices
My Other Website
www.eilenezimmerman.com and http://takingmyownadvice.com/
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
baking recipes from www.smittenkitchen.com
This Is Annoying Me...
parking tickets for having my wheels turned away from the curb
This Is Making Me Worry...
earthquakes, the recession, dwindling freelance budgets, the public schools in California and--yes--global warming.
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
my kids, my friends...
I'm Running From...
my "to-do" list
This Is Helping Me Create...
some interesting conversation
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
This Makes My Teeth Itch
driving on freeways
Can't Do Without
my (very old, non-electronic) rolodex and chocolate
My Most Awkward Moment
an interview with Johnny Rotten 20 years ago, for which I was completely unprepared (and laughing).
My Secret Ambition
to be a pastry chef