Hi, I’m Janet
So, here’s all about me, Janet Gershen-Siegel. I am a Boston area Content Manager, Community Manager, Social Media Specialist and Blogger with a cross-functional background in law, data analysis, publishing, financial services, insurance and voice recognition, making it in the (somewhat) big city.
In addition, I have a Master’s of Science in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University, where I graduated with a 4.0! Also, I am a HootSuite Certified Professional. So you better believe I know my way around social media.
About My Work at Credit Suite
I work as the Content Manager for Credit Suite. This is a position where I am a supervisor to a writer. She and I write or edit most of the content which the company puts out. This includes blogs, webinars, white papers, and pretty much anything else we can think of.
My writing has been on Entrepreneur, Businessing, Business.com, and FedSmith. Oh, and Bartleby, too! My specialties are the law, crowdfunding, and bank credit. But I write about other stuff as well. Lots and lots of other stuff!
Janet Gershen-Siegel, Business Credit Quote Source
Egad, how odd. Seriously, when they first hired me, I didn’t know shinola about business credit.
And I Have Quotes Out There For Other Stuff, Too!
Yeah, really! I guess this is what happens when you review a lot of stuff for Google. And also when you comment on law, society, and politics vis a vis science fiction fandoms. I have a quote for Zagat! And I have one for ScienceFiction.com. Pretty wacky, eh?
About My Background
Furthermore, I have performed SEO tasks for MadLab and its web properties, including NursingJobs.US and Nurse Recruiter. And this includes blogging and customer relations management. I have done freelance blogging and landing page writing via UpWork.
And, for over 20 years, I have been the Project Manager/Chief Admin for able2know.org. That is, I have been a Community Manager since before it existed as a job title.
Janet Gershen-Siegel, Your Friendly Neighborhood Blogger
In addition, I have blogged for several sites, and I pride myself on being able to blog about nearly any topic, given enough on-point research. This has meant blogging on everything from parking lot striping to federal law. Yeah, I was kind of a hired gun writer. But that’s also how I got my job at Credit Suite! So it’s all good.
Furthermore, I was once an avid podcaster! My first break was on the G & T Show, where we discussed science fiction, and Star Trek in particular. And I even once had my own show with my friend Shanna, Semantic Shenanigans. And it was where we cover the intersection points among law, society, scholarship, and fandom. We had a lot of fun so come and check out our YouTube videos!
My Work Experience
I have worked as a lawyer (I specialized in insurance defense litigation, mainly in product liability and construction matters, but I also handled my share of trips and falls, car accidents, and dog bite cases), and as a data analyst for a large financial services corporation. Plus I was a subject matter expert for legal, and a legal auditor for a voice recognition software developing company.
Also, I did a turn as a QA tester and, now as a marketer. In addition, I have been a volunteer community manager since 2002 – longer than many respected experts in the field! So this is not my first blog. I love to write and am plugged into social media. You can find me everywhere from Pinterest to Tumblr to Instagram.
Of all of my work experiences, I tend to like writing the best. So, Credit Suite is awesome for me.
About My Fiction Writing Experience: Janet Gershen-Siegel, the Author
I am a published author and yes, I have an Amazon page. Of course I do! My main focus tends to be science fiction. But I love it not only because I like new worlds. I also love science fiction because I think you can fit anything into it. So it can contain romance, horror, fantasy, social commentary, and more. I’ve even married it to historical fiction.
But how does science fiction writing inform my work? I would have to say, it helps to know how to create a storyline out of thin air.
My participation in NaNoWriMo has also helped, as I can be a very fast (and wordy) writer when I need to be. As of the middle of 2022, I had one published novel, a few short stories in seven other anthology books, and I had short stories (often flash fiction) included on four (maybe it’s five by now) online zines.
Fiction writing also means I am always thinking up new ideas. To me, it’s important to keep the juices flowing. You have got to create, and continue to create. Otherwise, it starts to rust. And that’s no good.
About Me, Myself, and I, Janet Gershen-Siegel
This is my site, Janet Gershen-Siegel.com, Social Media Specialist.
And of course, please feel free to contact me.