Tim Beyers has been freelancing professionally since 2003, covering innovation and the business of comics and pop culture. He’s also a self-trained investor with a market-beating track record at Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. His bylined writing has appeared at 5280, American Express Inside Edge, American Express Currency, AOL Daily Finance, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company.com, The Motley Fool, The Quicken Blog, The Washington Post Capital Business, and Writer’s Digest.
When he’s not writing, Tim is sometimes called upon to be an expert source. His perspectives on tech and business have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Associated Press, among others.
Tim is active on the web and in social media. In 2009, he co-created Editorchat and developed The Freelance Writer’s Helper. On Twitter, he’s connected to more than 3,000 writers and editors. On Google+, more than 1,000 follow his work.
Prior to launching his freelance career, Tim was a PR consultant to some of Silicon Valley’s best-known firms, including BEA and Sun Microsystems. He still writes copy for private companies that need help crafting their corporate stories.
Tim and his wife Patty have three children, two boys and a girl. Benjamin, their eldest, was born with severe food allergies and Celiac Disease. Patty chronicles the family’s struggle to manage his diet in her blog, Gluten Free Joy.
About The Social Writer
The Social Writer is where Tim openly conducts experiments with social media. Here you’ll find open queries, writing advice drawn from Twitter, and the occasional cocktail recipe. Tim’s goal with all this? Find out how these new media can influence a writing career. He encourages comments, stories, guest posts, and donations. (Details below.)
For those of you who have arrived here from Twitter, where Tim operates under the moniker “milehighfool,” welcome. Thank you for being here. Leave a comment. But please don’t expect that Tim will follow you back if you choose to follow him. Tim believes that Twitter is like any other media and that writers should earn readers there as they do elsewhere, by telling thought-provoking stories and offering engaging commentary. Tim is most likely to follow those who engage thoughtfully on Twitter.
Donations policy and disclosure
Tim accepts donations from readers of this site but he does not accept donations from sources or representatives of any of the companies he covers. Nor will he ever accept donations from representatives of companies in which he invests. Find Tim’s stock and options holdings here.
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