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The #1 question I hear when I tell people what I do is, “How did you go from accounting to writing?”

In 2015 I was a Tax Supervisor for a large accounting firm in Scottsdale, AZ. The firm had a pretty robust marketing department and a blog that generated a good amount of web traffic. Everyone in the firm was expected to write blogs.

I’ve always enjoyed writing, so I was happy to fire off a blog post or two whenever I encountered an interesting client story or news item. My blog posts were well-received internally and outside the firm.

In October of that year, I was browsing around on Pinterest and came across an online course, 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success (<– affiliate link) from Gina Horkey at HorkeyHandbook. My first thought was “Companies will actually PAY me for that?”

I signed up for the course, thinking freelance writing would be a fun little side hustle.

Weeks later, I noticed one of the staff writers at Forbes was working on a series, The Last 10 Things I Bought. She asked readers to share stories of their recent purchases. I thought it would be fun to contribute a story and hey! I’d get my name in Forbes. Pretty cool, right? I wrote this story and the day it ran, I got a call from the editor asking if I’d like to become a regular contributor.

By August of 2016, the income I was earning from writing replaced the salary from my full-time job at the accounting firm. Today, I’m able to work from home while doing what was always my favorite part of being a CPA: helping non-accountants understand complex tax, accounting and financial topics.

If you’re in need of a professional content and technical writer, I can help with:

  • blogs
  • long-form articles
  • white papers
  • webpage copy
  • newsletters
  • web content
  • marketing materials
  • guides
  • technical documents

I am a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Nevada, with an extensive background in accounting and income tax.

I’m a regular contributor at Forbes, FreshBooks, Credit Karma, LendingTree, and more. I also ghostwrite blogs for CPA firms and accounting profession thought leaders.

I understand that deadlines are important and will promptly respond to any requests.

Check out my Contently Portfolio for samples of my work.

Contact me at jberryjohnson(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks and I look forward to working with you!

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links on my website are affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I use all of the products and resources linked and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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