About Me

Tessa White

My goal is to work with words in any capacity, if it be editing, proofing, reshaping, inventing, or deleting. Online or off, I love lifestyle writing – from culture to retail. I can freestyle and riff or I can stay structured and detailed. I’ve freelanced with websites to promote their product and brand through word choice, both precise and creative. I’ve built online newsletters, blogged, and written short stories.

I’ve also spent five years working as a product manager for two major ecommerce sites, and learned the intricacies of building a product with a team of designers, developers, sales and clients. I work well with a team but I’m also autonomous; both are necessary for a well-rounded foundation.

Over the past two years I focused my efforts on founding and running The Writing Club, a creative writing program for elementary students in San Francisco. I wrote the curriculum, built the lesson plans, and taught more than fifty students over two years. The education sphere is compelling and  soul-satisfying.

I’ve recently relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles with my family. The opportunity here broadens and beckons. I’ve always had a hearty appetite for pop culture and entertainment consumption, and I would love to apply my writing skills to the film/television industry.

I have an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon.

My short fiction can be found online, but I’m most proud of being awarded Honorable Mention by Glimmer Train Press for the short story, “Kombucha.”

Testimonials

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Blog Posts:

Writing:

  • Wetpaint Moms
    • Date Night at Home
    • Reasons to Try a CSA

Short Stories:

Kombucha” Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Press, April 2010; “The Go-See” Stones Throw, 2010; “Sin-thia, Saiya” Freight Train, 2010; “My Signature Dish” Noe Valley Voice, February 2007

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