Petra Gugliemetti Petra Guglielmetti is a freelance writer with more than 20 years experience covering home, health, beauty, and more for some of the world's most popular lifestyle publications. Steps on her journey included working as an editor at fashion trade magazines, as a research editor at Martha Stewart Living, a staff writer at Martha Stewart's Blueprint magazine, and a beauty writer/editor at Glamour. The culmination of all this varied experience: getting to go freelance and write about a wide variety of topics. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.