Looking for a way to showcase the entire breadth and depth of his journalistic work, Ali came across Authory. His verdict? “It’s the only service I’ve seen that actually does what it promises and does it well.”

Hi Ali, thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background as a journalist.

To be honest, in some ways I fell into journalism and in others, it was very clear I would end up a journalist.

When I finished undergrad from the University of California at Santa Cruz I tried to work for a documentary film company (that also made Lifetime movies), but it was really difficult being one of the only people of color in a liberal media agency in 2007.

Then I tried to work in politics in DC, but again, it felt like to succeed…


Jennifer Pattison Tuohy had two priorities that many freelancers have: Keeping copies of her work, and having an easy, well-presented way to show her work to potential clients. With Authory, she’s found a solution for both at the same time.

Hi Jennifer, thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background as a journalist.

I’ve been a journalist since my college days, starting my professional career on Fleet Street in 1999 with newspapers such as The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph. This was just as the newspapers were beginning to explore this strange new thing called the internet.

I segued into magazines with an editorial role at The Telegraph Magazine and then moved to America in 2004, where I worked in local journalism as a writer and editor for a few years before going freelance full time…


It’s safe to say that Chris Pike is a truly experienced sports writer. His article count is at 1,731 and he has published at more than two dozen different outlets to date. How does he know this so precisely? Well, Chris found a way to positively stay on top of all the content he has created over the course of his career.

Hi Chris, thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background as a journalist.

Well, the idea of following this career path first popped in my head when I was with a friend at the gym in our last year of school. I had no idea what I should apply to study at university but he soon pointed out that I know a lot about sport, so why don’t I try writing about it.

From there I started a communications course at uni, but really my career started at the same time when I got real life experience. It started…


Kane Fulton lost hundreds of articles when the publication he wrote for changed their CMS. His work was gone for good and Kane immediately started to look for a solution that would make sure this would never happen to him again.

Hi Kane, thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background in writing and marketing.

Before becoming a tech writer, I ran an online music website in my early 20s and spent a lot of time pointing a dictaphone in musicians’ faces. Free CDs and gigs can’t pay the rent, so I switched focus to my other passion — tech — in the hope of carving a proper career out of writing.

After university, I secured internships at CNET UK and the Yorkshire Post, and after racking up a few bylines I convinced Computer Weekly to allow me to contribute to…


Having written more than 600 articles for countless publications and clients, Nicky LaMarco used to painstakingly create PDFs of every single piece for her personal backup. Having switched to Authory, she isn’t looking back.

Hi Nicky, thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background as a content marketer and strategist.

I’ve been a writer for more than 16 years. I’ve been focusing on finance and health writing lately.

You have been using Authory for almost a year now. What did you look for initially?

I lost a lot of articles and other work because websites shut down. I kept the links, but those obviously didn’t work. So, I started downloading PDFs of all my articles, taking up a lot of my time. Once I had my hundreds of articles downloaded, I needed somewhere to store them, so I bought a thumb drive. …


Regardless of where and how much you’ve published, this is how you can get a backup of every single piece you’ve ever created — without having to lift a finger.

If you are a writer, journalist, editor or blogger, then you probably know the devastating feeling when you try and look up an article of yours, only to find that it is no longer available where it was once published.

There is nothing worse than losing your body of work

Usually, your articles will be lost before you can do anything about it. No publisher will give you notice in advance, leaving you with the loss of the work you’ve created. Uncountable hours of blood, sweat and tears. And then nothing to show for it.

Not to speak of the fact that proof that you’ve been published has vanished…


In this day and age where (almost) everything is published online, it’s more vital than ever for every writer to protect their work.

Once your articles are published, they are literally not in your hands anymore. It might sound harsh, but the reality is: Your content is unprotected. If your publisher takes it down, it’s gone for good.

And there are many reasons why a publisher would do exactly that:

  1. They botch a move to a new CMS, loosing your work in the course of switching.
  2. They consider older content not relevant anymore and delete articles on purpose.
  3. They get sold or a go bust. In today’s challenging media environment, that’s not unlikely, and more often than not, they’ll take all the articles…


Howard M. Cohen has written for considerably more publications than the average journalist. That’s why finding a solution for how to present and how to protect his work has been vital for him.

Hi Howard, thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background as a journalist/writer.

After 35 years as an executive in the IT industry I broke out 12 years ago as a freelancer writing for and about the industry for various publications, and also marketing and other materials for IT companies like IBM, Cisco, Xerox, Citrix, New Horizons, and many more.

You have been using Authory for more than 2 years now. What did you look for initially?

I had tried several ways of creating an online portfolio of my work. The consistent challenge was making them easy enough to update daily in a reasonable amount of time. …


Jason Pettigrove has only started full-time journalism in 2015, but already wrote more than 4,500 articles. Here he explains how he did that and how he has managed to become editor for one of the best known football clubs in the world.

Hi Jason, great to have you. Thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background as a journalist.

Thanks for asking me! I’m a relative newbie to journalism, having not gone full-time freelance until 2015, aged 44.

I’d been doing some part-time stuff since 2012 but not enough to make a living, and I’d had no previous experience in journalism. It was purely a chance conversation with a well-renowned broadcaster at a social event which set me on the path.

My ’niche’ if you can call it that, was always Spanish football/FC Barcelona, though I have a broad knowledge of all of the major…


The senior writer for New York Magazine and The Cut has written more than 600 articles so far. Here Sangeeta elaborates on why backing up your articles is of vital importance, and how she personally makes sure her old and new pieces alike are always safe.

Hi Sangeeta, thanks for agreeing to share your experience with Authory so far. Please tell us a little bit about your background as a journalist.

I started in journalism in 2016 in Seattle. I was a junior reporter for an online local news site called Crosscut, where I covered politics. I moved to New York as an intern for Quartz (the business / finance offshoot of The Atlantic.) I was there for 2 years, first on breaking news, then on business, and finally as a reporter covering culture, fashion, and beauty.

I left Quartz in Sept 2019. …

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