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nDash Writer Profile for Nancy Davis Kho


Good ideas, well expressed

About Me

I am a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, EContent Magazine, Adirondack Life, The Rumpus, and The Toast. I’ve been recognized as a Voice of the Year in the Humor Category by BlogHer and was the inaugural champion of Oakland's Literary Death Match. I cover “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms. My book THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time was published by Running Press in December 2019. More at www.DavisKho.com.

Industries I Write About


Health & Wellness


My Writing Samples

Faces of EContent Column - EContent Magazine

I'm a longtime columnist for EContent Magazine with my profile that covers digital content industry up-and-comers doing interesting work and showing where online content is headed


What Happened When I Wrote My Mom a Thank-You Letter

Inspired by my 2019 book "The Thank-You Project," I was invited to contribute this essay to The Greater Good Science Center


Pandemic Lessons from Patagonia

Travel piece inspired by the juxtaposition of a bucket list trip and the COVID pandemic




My book, THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time came out from Running Press in December 2019 and is available now in bookstores and online. It tells the story of the year I wrote 50 thank-you letters to the people, places, and pastimes that had shaped, inspired, and influenced me to that point in my life, and gives readers a helpful, entertaining roadmap for undertaking their own gratitude letters. More at www.DavisKho.com.

Company: Running Press

I worked there from 9/2018 until now

Freelance Writer

A writer who tells compelling stories by melding quantitative research with clear, concise language. Freelance writing specialties include feature articles, case studies, music reviews, and personal essays for a number of local, regional, and national print and online publications including: * San Francisco Chronicle * Washington Post * EContent Magazine * KQED Radio * BerkeleyHaas Magazine * Stanford Graduate School of Business Magazine My blog and podcast are available at MidlifeMixtape.com.

Company: Davis Kho Communications

I worked there from 4/2007 until now


I was an instructor in UC Berkeley Extension's Specialized Program in Professional Writing, teaching an introductory course on PR Writing. The course meshed elements of marketing, PR, and writing, to give students the tools they need to create newsworthy pitches to ensure optimum press coverage. I taught both in-person and online versions of the class.

Company: UC Berkeley Extension - Specialized Writing Program

I worked there from 4/2014 until 11/2015

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