Jan Alexander

New York, NY USA
Website: http://janalexander.blogspot.com

Professional Experience

I'm a writer, editor and ghostwriter who has covered the financial crisis, China and international business, personal finance, entrepreneurship, private banking, wealth, philanthropy, travel, and art collecting. Ive written books and op-eds for experts in addition to my own stories, of which I have many.


Book Author
5 Years
7 Years
20 Years


Business (general)
10 Years
20 Years
6 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
7 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years
Online/new media
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Forbes Woman (3-5), CBS BNET (1-2), Institutional Investor Special Projects (10+)

Other Work History

Features Editor at Worth Magazine - December 2003- January 2009

Foreign Language Skills

Basic Mandarin, French, Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, HTML


Laptop, digital camera, audio recorder


Board member, New York Financial Writers Association


Financial Writing & Editing

How to buy gold.
Preparing your retirement portfolio for inflationary times ahead.
Q&A with the grandson of A.W. Jones, founder of the first hedge fund.
Feature package that I edited on wealth, the economy and investment opportunities under Obama.
How to make your charitable giving more effective than ever in tough times
Uniqlo, the Japanese fashion-on-a-budget retailer, takes a high tech approach to producing its clothing and a seat-of-the-pants approach to trying new ideas.
Airline service that doesn't suck: how Virgin America hires and trains employees, with an emphasis on customers first.
Michelle Jordan helps her wealthy clients protect their public image, especially during times of scandal or adversity.

Conversations with Leaders

Interview with Muhammed Yunus, founder of microfinance and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Profile of Sallie Krawcheck, then head of Citi Global Wealth Management
Q & A with Jean-Michel, Fabien and Celine Cousteau about growing up in a famous family and their efforts to save the oceans.

The Literary Life

Review of What the Dog Saw and Malcolm Gladwell’s own formula for success: posit Situation A, and then infuse it with an ironic twist on what is presumably the prevailing wisdom.
Review of Richard Powers' novel Generosity: An Enhancement, about the happiness gene.