About

Jake Safane, a freelance writer in Los Angeles

Jake Safane, Freelance Writer in Los Angeles
Specializing in Finance and Sustainability

I'm a freelance journalist and content marketer who helps brands create compelling copy. While I specialize in writing about finance and sustainability, my skills and interests vary widely.

I started my career initially planning to go into sports journalism, but I soon found my way into a reporting role covering custody banking. After some twists and turns that included creating a New York lifestyle blog, I joined The Economist as a thought leadership editor. There, I created sponsored research programs for some of the world's largest brands.

Then, in late 2018, my wife got a job offer in Los Angeles. We decided to leave New York, trading frigid temperatures and crowded subways for palm trees and traffic that's not as bad as I imagined. Since then, I've worked as a freelance writer in LA. I love the flexibility to still be able to write about custody banking and other nuanced areas of finance at times, while also being able to write freelance content on everything from sustainable coffee farming to ESG investing.

To see samples of my work as a freelance writer, please visit my portfolio. If you're looking for freelance writing samples specific to your business, please feel free to reach out. Throughout my career as a freelance marketing writer and journalist in both Los Angeles and New York, I've been fortunate enough to cover a wide range of industries.

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Sailor Safane, Head of Barketing

Sailor, a rescue pup, is the real brains behind my freelance writing operations. As you can see, she's an incredibly hard worker...as long as her office is stocked with treats and squeaky toys.


While Sailor's a great coworker, I also enjoy getting to know my freelance clients and collaborating with other freelance writers and marketers.

Feel free to reach out anytime, whether you're looking to work together on a content project or if you simply have questions about what it's like to be a freelance writer in Los Angeles.

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