Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

  • Guest author for The Balance Careers
  • Covers topics surrounding job searching and freelance work
  • Through PayScale, her work has been syndicated to AOL, CNBC, Money, Yahoo Finance, Fairygodboss, and over 60 local newspapers.


Jen left the corporate world in 2011 to become a full-time freelancer. In her freelance career, she has written about everything from acupuncture to overtime rules, but her passion is helping others escape the 9-to-5 grind and build successful freelance careers. She has personal experience navigating layoffs, career changes, and transitioning to the work-at-home life, as well as coping with the work-life balance challenges that all professionals deal with in our 24/7, always-on culture.

At The Balance Careers, she offers advice on how to find freelance jobshow to start your business, and how to create a freelance resume.


Jen holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has taken several continuing education courses in business writing and editing. 

About The Balance Careers and Dotdash

The Balance Careers makes navigating your career easy. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics. Whether you're looking to find a new job, advance at your current position, or explore new paths, The Balance Careers will help you take your career to the next level.

The Balance Careers is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.