David Hochman

Los Angeles, CA USA
Website: http://www.davidhochman.com

Professional Experience

A-list freelancer with cover stories and bylines in many dozens of publications, I've written conversation-shifting pieces and standout profiles that illuminate Hollywood, Silicon Valley and also, like, Bora Bora (I do travel writing, too). Editor. Author. Co-author. Ghostwriter. TEDx speaker. Corporate consultant. Freelance whisperer (see below). Aim-to-pleaser. Husband. Father. Parent to what The New York Times once called 'the smartest dog in the world.' Okay, I wrote that piece.


Book Author
10 Years
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15 Years
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Academia Teaching
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
15 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Forbes (10+), Various travel magazines (10+), AARP (10+), Various women's magazines (6-10), Various airline magazines (6-10), Los Angeles Magazine (6-10), New York Times (6-10), Playboy (6-10), Details (6-10), Men's Health (3-5), Esquire (1-2), Food + Wine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Team One Advertising (6-10), Time Digital Custom Publishing (6-10), Authoring, co-authoring, ghostwriting (3-5), Restoration Hardware (3-5), Petco (3-5), U.S. Olympic Committee (1-2)

Other Work History

Entertainment Weekly senior staff writer Founder of Upod and Upod Academy, an online community and school for freelance superheroes. See www.upodacademy.com

Technical Skills

I type therefore I am

Foreign Language Skills

pas beaucoup

Computer Skills

word, excel, wordpress, Mac and Windows OS, social media maniac.


everything necessary for delivering freelance joy and meaning


Very happy to share. Let me know.



The Road to "Why Not Me?"
This one got tons of attention
Read my work here. Below please find a few choice samples.
Among the most popular culture pieces ever run in Details