Jody Mace

Jody is a North Carolina-based freelance writer and editor covering lifestyle and culture beats. They enjoy writing personal essays and coaching others with their writing. Jody's work has been featured in Real Simple, O Magazine, Child Magazine, and The Washington Post, among others.  They are a frequent contributor to the Charlotte Observer. Highlights: * Founded Charlotte on the Cheap and Triangle on the Cheap to help locals in North Carolina find budget-friendly activities * Freelance personal essay writing coach * Has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and received a Best American Essays notable essay honor

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