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Michelle Rafter

Portland, OR
Freelance Business Reporter — Freelance
Covers:  Jobs, careers, workplace issues, HR, HR tech, employee benefits, management; entrepreneurship, SBMs, freelancing; auto tech, trucking and transportation; corporate finance; business travel
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I'm a business reporter covering jobs, workplace issues, HR, transportation and business. I'm a regular contributor to Workforce.com, Trucks.com, Best Lawyers, and the San Diego Union Tribune, among others. My stories have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, OC Register, Edmunds.com, Amex OPEN, ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

At 22, I was the associate editor, then editor of Homecare, a monthly trade magazine in the home health care business.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I freelanced in Sweden briefly a long time ago, and pounded out copy on an old portable with Danish characters I found at a pawn shop.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Pitch me by email, or if you see me on Twitter, send me a tweet first to gauge my interest.