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:
- Stuff I Can’t Live Without, self-published on April 18, 2018
- How To Take Gerbil Portraits, published by The American Gerbil Society on July 19, 2017
- The Case For Keeping Marc-Andre Fleury, published on Pensburgh on January 16, 2017
- The Smartest Girl In The Room Runs For President, self-published on October 8, 2016
- Revelry At Griffin’s Wharf A Time For History To Come Alive, written for a Multimedia Journalism class in July 2016
- So You Want To Go To A Boston Pride Game: Eight Things You Should Know, published on Stanley Cup of Chowder on December 1, 2015
- I Like Guys, self-published on hitRECord on September 26, 2014
- The Olympics Are Fabulous (Sometimes), self-published on July 28, 2012 and featured as one of WordPress’ Freshly Pressed articles as well as included on their Best of July 2012 round-up.
- HBO’S Game Change is non-partisan (and other uncomfortable realities), published by CliqueClack on March 17, 2012
- Five Things Every (Funny) Girl Should Know, published by HelloGiggles on October 28, 2011
- The Sad Bastards Club, published by CliqueClack on July 13, 2011
- You’re Cut Off, the ultimate schadenfreude, published by CliqueClack on June 11, 2010
- Glee – it’s about opening yourself up to joy, published by CliqueClack on May 27, 2009