Callie Byrnes

I am a career woman in practice and a storyteller at heart, mixing pragmatism and creativity into all areas of my life. My recent studies at the University of Kansas say it all: I am a graduate in journalism and Italian with minors in psychology and global and international studies, concentrating on comparative systems in the Middle East. I am a lover of languages, people and places, and having a thorough knowledge in these areas strengthens me as a writer. As a journalist, it’s important to be well-rounded and informed to avoid making simple mistakes in reporting.

In the past, I have worked as the web managing editor of an Italian fashion company, a freelance writer at a bilingual news magazine in Florence, Italy and a digital media intern at the largest agribusiness media company in the country. I have also worked with a variety of media at my university, where I was the Editor-in-Chief of an online women’s magazine, the copy editor of the on-campus newspaper and a features writer for a street style magazine, among other various multimedia roles (see my LinkedIn for my full resume). I am currently a trending news writer and editor at Thought Catalog.

While I have worked with many mediums, my specialties are reporting, copy writing, copy editing and web management.

In my free time, I’m an Instagram addict, a wine enthusiast, an avid traveler and a blogger. If you need to find me, just look for the redhead in the nearest coffee shop.