James daSilva


Why am I here? At heart, it’s┬áto do work that helps people be more informed, more confident in pursuing their dreams and accomplish more for others and for themselves.

How do I do that today? I’m an editor of B2B email publications giving need-to-know information to select audiences. My publications include the SmartBrief on Leadership email newsletter and blog. Through this job, I can help companies succeed in digital media in a variety of ways, whether it’s bringing the editorial perspective to sales and content marketing campaigns, managing social media accounts or maximizing the value of trade association partnerships.

Outside of SmartBrief, I’m also available for copy-editing and proofreading assignments, particularly in the B2B space. Email me for rates and availability.

I also blog here really infrequently.

Here’s more about what I do currently: SmartBrief | Leadership commentary | Freelance | Seth Godin’s altMBA (altMBA12, 2017)

More background: I started off as a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing intern at the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis. My first full-time role was as a copy editor, then copy desk chief, at a daily rural newspaper in New York. In 2009, I moved to D.C. to become a copy editor at SmartBrief, becoming an editor in 2011 and a senior editor late that same year.