A Writer’s Evolving Journey

FOLLOW MY FORBES FINE ART BEAT

As a toddler, Natasha frequently accompanied her housekeeper babushka to clients’ homes and her professor father to his office and classroom. She’d pass the hours copying text directly from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and economics text books, onto blank white sheets, and blue exam books. She very quickly began generating her own individual content, filling pages with words, and considering primary school essays more of an extracurricular activity. Now she uses mostly Word Docs and Google Docs on a Macbook Air, creating multiple forms of content as a  professional writer, volunteer, and storyteller. Writing is the common thread in a life that’s taken many twists and turns.

After more than two decades and a half dozen awards as a journalist at various news organizations, including The Associated Press, Financial News (Dow Jones), and Markets Media, where she held various supervisory and top management roles, Natasha turned to freelance writing and editing more than six years ago, in order to play a key role in raising her son, Michael Alexander. Her early career as a breaking news reporter spanned every beat, with her grittiest run in her early 20s covering daily multiple homicides, gang shootouts, explosions, fatal blazes, and every variety of tragedy and crime. At The AP, she began in general news, helping to lead coverage of life-changing news events including the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and transitioned to business news to help chronicle and explain the fallout of massive corporate scandals such as Enron and Worldcom. She leapt beyond corporate news and dove deeper into the financial markets and dealmaking at Dow Jones, before immersing herself in the intricate web of the securities industry at the editorial helm of Markets Media. Over the last six-plus years, her focus has turned primarily to all facets of public relations and investor relations in the securities industry, often with a concentration on banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, hedge funds, and financial technology. She’s written white papers and bylined articles for CEOs, thought leaders, and executives, in various industries, as well as blog posts based on academic papers.

When precious time allows, she dabbles in creative writing, fiction, and non-fiction, including novel-in-progress Lubachka. A work of non-fiction, it is largely based on her mother’s early childhood in labor and concentration camps in Belarus and Poland, until arriving at a displaced persons’ camp in Germany before coming to the United States as a school girl.

Gural-Maiello Family-10An incurable workaholic, Natasha always welcomes commissions and projects on various topics including, but not limited to, those found in the dashboard menu. Click on these pages to see samples of her writing by subject. To propose a paying assignment, please contact Natasha. Please do not contact her to pitch story ideas.Gural-Maiello Family-10

Here you will find a variety of samples from Natasha’s extensive 25 years as a professional writer on topics such as:
FINE ART
CULTURE & THE ARTS
LIFESTYLE & SOCIAL COMMENTARY
WINE & SPIRITS
BUSINESS, FINANCE, & ECONOMICS
CORPORATE WRITING, IR, & PR
LIVE STORYTELLING

 

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