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Meet the writers on the Zapier Blog

Melanie Pinola
Melanie Pinola

As writers on the Zapier blog, we cover everything from the best productivity apps to how to get to Inbox Zero to why you should use a VPN to salary negotiation tips: tips and tricks to help you be more productive at work and get more done.

Matthew Guay, Senior Staff Writer

Matthew Guay

Matthew started writing about tech to document tips and workarounds so he wouldn't have to re-discover them again later. Nearly a decade later, he's written extensively for Envato's AppStorm and Tuts+ networks, Metalab, How-To Geek, Digital Inspiration, Smashing Magazine, and more. As Senior Writer at Zapier, Matthew focuses on writing content that helps people learn how to use Zapier successfully in their work. When he's not doing that, he's reading or exploring some new part of town, looking for something to photograph or great new street food to try. Follow Matthew on Twitter @maguay. A few of Matthew's articles:

Jill Duffy, Staff Writer

Jill Duffy

Jill Duffy has been covering technology since the early 2000s. Formerly she was a contributing editor at PCMag.com, where she covered software and consumer fitness devices and wrote a weekly column called Get Organized. Her first book, Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life, published in 2013. Her work has also appeared in Vogue India, Popular Science, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Prevention, as well as other magazines and websites. Follow Jill on Twitter @jilleduffy. A few of Jill's articles:

Justin Pot, Staff Writer

Justin Pot

Justin has explained technology for over a decade, writing tutorials and features for sites like How-to Geek, Digital Trends, and MakeUseOf. When not testing software and writing about it, Justin is probably enjoying nature, hosting friends, or watching hockey. Follow Justin on Twitter: @jhpot.

Justin's recently joined our team, so stay tuned for his posts!

Joey Blanco, Customer Storyteller

Joey Blanco

Like all good stories, Joey Blanco's starts with dinosaurs. Jurassic Park opened his eyes to the power of a good narrative, setting him on a path that led not to cloning extinct species, but instead to sharing customer journeys. As Zapier's Customer Storyteller, Joey chats with Zapier's user base, learning about their efficiencies, tips, and tricks—and then shares them wide in a story. If he's not writing a story, odds are Joey's playing bass, defending the semi-colon, or corralling his two dogs. A few of Joey's articles:

Jessica Greene, Contributing Writer

Jessica Greene

During a decade-long career in digital marketing, Jessica discovered three things she's passionate about: writing, teaching, and finding creative ways to streamline day-to-day tasks. Today, she combines those passions as a professional writer, writing blog posts that teach people how to boost their productivity in both business and life. When she’s not writing, she's usually playing video games with her family or singing a silly song to one of her cats. A few of Jessica's articles:

Melanie Pinola, Managing Editor

Melanie Pinola

Melanie has been writing about technology and productivity for over a decade, and her work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, Lifehacker, and The Wirecutter. As managing editor at Zapier, Melanie oversees the content that goes up on the blog. When she's not doing that, she's playing video games with her family and trying new food recipes. Follow Melanie on Twitter @melaniepinola. A few of Melanie's articles:

Deborah Tennen, Contributed Content Manager

Deborah Tennen

Deb is an ex-academic turned editor. Her publication record includes McSweeney's, People Magazine (letter to the editor), and everyone's favorite quarterly, Renaissance Studies. As Zapier’s Contributed Content Manager, Deb manages and edits all content from freelancers and guest posters. When she’s not working, she's either watching television or showing someone a picture of her dog. A few of Deborah's articles:

Danny Schreiber, Editorial Team Manager

Danny Schreiber

Danny is a tech enthusiast with a belief that content rules the web. In his role as team manager, he collaborates closely with Melanie and Deb to build a team of writers who teach everyone to be more productive at work. He also leads Editorial's involvement across other areas of the organization, including product, employer branding, and internal communications. Before Zapier, he served as founding editor of a Midwest tech blog. Follow Danny on Twitter @dannyaway. A few of Danny's articles:

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