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I’m Rachel Bowie, a writer and editor based in New York City.
Born and raised in a small Massachusetts town, I grew up devouring magazines. Reading them, saving them, making collages with them — I could never get enough. My big break came when Teen People selected me — a high school student at the time — to be a Trend Spotter for their magazine. Two years later, People magazine published a letter I wrote in their Mailbag column about my love for Prince William. My fate was sealed.
I went to school at Wheaton College before receiving a Masters degree in Journalism from Emerson College in Boston. After that, I was hired to be the Associate Editor for Boston Common magazine, a Niche Media publication. My role at Boston Common was extremely hands on — I worked with the editor-in-chief to launch the title in 2005 and helped write and produce local entertainment, travel, fashion, beauty and philanthropy content for each issue of the magazine. In 2008, I moved to New York and worked as the Associate Editor for New York Resident magazine, where I covered arts and culture, beauty and fashion.
Currently, I am a contributing editor for New York Resident, and I freelance and blog for magazines and websites including Parent & Child, Gotham, Hamptons, LA Confidential, BuyWithMe.com, Ed2010.com, and Scholastic.com. I also serve on the executive board for New York Women in Communications.
Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss a potential story or project.