Writing Portfolio

For as long as I can remember, I have been a writer. At the age of 13 I began my professional writing career, penning guest reviews of the Harry Potter series and other children’s literature for the Boston Herald. Shortly thereafter a friend gave me an invite code to Livejournal, where I began my own personal blog. Through blogging  I developed what would become my greatest strength: a unique, humorous, and approachable voice.

In 2009 after spotting an ad on Craigslist looking for bloggers, I decided to pursue my passion professionally and joined the team at CliqueClack to write about entertainment, primarily on the subject of television. I also participated in an internship with John Wilpers through Emerson College, which solidified my social media credentials and allowed me to be published in FIPP‘s Innovation in Magazines report for 2010. Since then I have been featured on many blogs, writing on the subjects of entertainment, feminism, sports, food, and politics, among many others. I am currently a student at UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls program majoring in Digital Journalism, and have taken classes at Harvard on Political Communication and Multimedia Journalism. I am accepting freelance  writing, copyediting, and copywriting work as I complete my degree, and in the spring of 2016 I worked with the NDI‘s Women in Democracy department copyediting slideshow presentations and internal documents. I currently also write all social media copy (unless otherwise specified) for the American Gerbil Society.

My work as a writer and as an artist/video editor has been featured through actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s collaborative production company, hitRECord, in publications and through the Emmy-winning HitRECord on TV series.

I have an ability to both write and edit well on a number of topics, and am most experienced on the subjects of animals, politics, entertainment/pop culture, and sports. I have a passion in particular for using communication to educate or make a difference. While my strength lies in writing in a casual, relatable voice, I have a demonstrated produce formal content as well using all types of media.

All of my work (written, artistic, and multimedia) can be found here and I can be reached by email at julia.m.hass [at] gmail.com. Some highlights of my work include: