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nDash Writer Profile for Robert McGarvey



About Me

Writer...blogger...journalist: I sell words - words backed by ideas. Expert in: Retirement (Social Security, Medicare, drug use, hunger, poverty), business travel, infosec, mobile, cooperatives, credit unions A busy freelance writer for 30 years, I have written over 1500 articles for many of the nation's leading publications, from the NY Times and Los Angeles Times to Fortune and the Harvard Business Review. I also have written 10 books (including HOW TO DOTCOM, 2001). I have created custom content and advertorial for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, the Economist Group, BBC, Los Angeles Times, Crain's New York and others. Stories have covered cyber security, financial tech, big data, and more. I also have created content directly for companies, generally under NDA. I report frequently on travel and consumer technology for MainStreet.com and TheStreet. Additionally, I cover mobile payments, cooperatives and credit unions, high tech, IOT (especially the Industrial Internet of Things) and real estate. I contributed to corporate histories of Oppenheimer Funds and Continental Airlines (75th anniversary). I wrote the "Mile High Tech Blog" for Continental Airlines via Wired Magazine in 2010. I contributed the section on offices to "The Whole Green Catalog" (Rodale 2010). I project managed the min "Social Media Guidebook" Vol. III, a publication for media professionals. I wrote a column for PORTHOLE Cruise Magazine for 12 years. I am on the advisory board of Learning Streams. Genre specialties include: Articles, advertorials, custom content and special sections, blogs and social media, and books.

Industries I Write About


My Writing Samples

Can you trust Zelle?

A look at the bank-centric p2p tool


How Many Airline Credit Cards Are In Your Wallet?

The advantages of airline credit cards


The Vanishing Credit Union Gets Bigger

Big credit unions get bigger, small ones vanish


The 21st Century ATM

The appeal of new ATMs



Freelance Blogger for TheStreet

Company: TheStreet

I worked there from 3/2013 until now


Custom content, for leading publications and brands

Company: McGarvey's Words

I worked there from 1/1986 until now

Advisory Board member

Involved in advising this startup social network aimed at educators.

Company: Learning Streams

I worked there from 10/2009 until now

Freelance advertorial writer

Company: The New York Times

I worked there from /2001 until now

Content I Write