Telling stories is my passion.





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Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

Telling stories is my passion. Whether the tale is mine or yours, I get a kick out of the word selection, the narrative devices and the emotion these stories evoke. Whether I’m writing content for Fortune 500 companies, cover stories for national magazines,  or ghostwriting a book, I get the job done. And, my clients will tell you that I do it with a smile.

I’m happy to write, edit or manage a publication for you.

As an experienced media executive, content manager and editor, I excel at rewriting your memoir or managing the publication of content for your brand. When you work with me I will handle the entire editorial process from hiring photographers and additional writers to creating an editorial calendar to providing a full content analysis and social media strategy to boost eyeballs to your site or bring bodies to your event.

I’ve penned over 6,000 stories since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism. (Will someone tell Gladwell that I’ve surpassed my 10,000 hours?) I’ve interviewed everyone from Ice Cube to Meryl Streep to Dr. Oz to Chance the Rapper. I’ve hosted red carpets and celebrity movie screenings, created social media campaigns and tech gift guides, managed the nation’s largest African-American consumer magazine, and I’m an eagle-eyed developmental editor.

I am a contributor and have bylines in and/or edited for NBC News, GOOD, Pitchfork, Essence, Vice, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Urban Ministries, Takepart, Chicagoist, NewCity and the National Council of Teachers of English. I’ve worked at Ebony magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, The St. Petersburg Times and the San Francisco Examiner. I also worked with Ebony as the special managing editor of three commemorative editions. (See Obama special issue and women’s special issue.) And brand content? Yep. I do that too.

As always, I’m available for speaking engagements. (I had a bunch of fun as a recent keynote speaker for Habitat for Humanity Chicago, the iCanCollective and for U.S. Bank.)


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