Writing

My writing has been featured in newspapers, literary magazines, and on numerous websites.

I've also written books. Mostly, that's been as a ghostwriter. But I recently published a book with my name in the byline, which was pretty exciting.

From Booklist's review:

Writing about my interests and researching new topics are both things I love to do.


In my personal and professional writing, I've covered topics like:


~travel ~France & French culture ~languages and linguistics

~relationships ~weird news ~parenting ~pop culture

~food ~business ~teaching ~art ~books

~pets ~history ~Paris ~current events

~the expat experience ~weddings


Here's a selection of my published articles, as well as posts from my blog at Medium.com:


~ C'est la Vie: What Does the Iconic French Phrase Really Mean?

~Is Chinese really set to become the dominant language of the internet?

~On seeing the gun that might have ended Vincent Van Gogh’s life

~An interview with collage artist Margot de Korte

~How to sign “Black Lives Matter” – and what the movement means to the deaf community

~ Rat infestation and infatuation in Paris

~The Essential Guide to the French Subjunctive

~Language Influences How We Think: Fact, or (Science) Fiction?

~Walking Lessons

~How to be a crazy cat person around the world

~Fantasy Literary Road Trip: Parisian Bookstores We'd Love to Get "Accidentally" Locked Into Overnight

~ How to have the ultimate Western experience

~Why are my son’s first words in French?

~16 Famous French Painters (And a Few Others You May Not Know)

~Whale Watching in Paris

~My mysterious son


Here's what some of my clients have to say:


When I started looking for a content writer, I was looking for someone who could write excellent content so I could focus more on other activities. I was worried I would never find that person but I must say Alysa has exceeded my expectations. Her passion, enthusiasm and excellent writing have helped French Together win hundreds of thousands of monthly readers who regularly tell me how much they enjoy reading Alysa's articles. - Benjamin Houy, founder of French Together


We have been working with Alysa since 2014. She is attentive and creative and has taken the time to truly understand our business and our voice. She writes a daily blog for our company on language and culture and translation. And she also authors our white paper series on issues in translation. Working with her is easy as she takes our topics and thoughtfully crafts everything she writes. - Molly Naughton, Founder and President of aiaTranslations



Ghostwriting


In addition to writing in my own name, I'm also an experienced ghostwriter.

I've ghostwritten everything from e-books to ad copy. My ghostwriting has appeared in places like Forbes magazine.


Subjects I've covered as a ghostwriter include:


~travel ~animal medicine ~fashion

~healthcare ~product descriptions ~green burials

~business news ~esoteric topics ~linguistics




Blogging


From 2010 until the site's shutdown in2015, my blog on Open Salon got hundreds to thousands of hits per post.

Here are stats for one of my favorite blog posts - and one of my readers' favorites, too:

I'm currently blogging on Medium.com, where my writing has been featured in several of the site's Publications. Recently, I was thrilled to be nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by and read me here.