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About Nicole

Nicole Leigh Shaw consistently wonders, "Why did I come into this room?" Once upon a time she was a mostly serious news journalist, an accidental magazine columnist, and a mediocre editor. Now she's an enthusiastic freelancer who meets deadlines and prefers to be paid in American dollars. 

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If you want to hire Nicole (American dollars!), contact her via email,

If you want to know more about Nicole's professional work, see below.

Published Work

Nicole has contributed to two anthologies: I Just Want to Pee Alone and I Just Want to Be Alone.

Professional Work, Online

Nicole writes professionally as a humorist for is a site geared toward modern mothers and women who like jokes their grandmother might not approve of. (Nicole also knows the previous sentence ends with a preposition, but would like to remind you that this is 2014 and things change, even grammar things.)

Nicole writes professionally for On Swimmingly, sharp readers get a dose of wit and humor on all things relationship-adjacent. Culture, food, baby-naming, wedding trends, and even the occasional rant on air travel.

For, Nicole provides comic relief for the pedagogical set. In addition to writing for the WeAreTeachers blog, Nicole's work has appeared on their BuzzFeed site

Mamalode is both an online and a print magazine for mothers. See Nicole's work on the popular site. 
Professional Work, Print

Nicole began her writing career as a beat reporter for North Jersey's Suburban Trends. She covered all the news and features for a two-borough beat. She also freelanced for Business Travel Executive Magazine. Later, she worked for Oxford University Press, Journals, as a production editor. 

Moms Fort Wayne

Today, Nicole is in print and online for Moms, a niche publication for Fort Wayne Newspapers. You can read her every-other-month humor columns in the magazine's print publication, and weekly on the magazine's web site,

Professional Work, Other

Nicole is not just a humorist. In addition to her creative work in comedy, she's penned marketing materials, scripts, pitched treatments for television, and does content editing for pieces as short as 1,000-word essays and as long as novels. 

If you're interested in working with Nicole, or in sending her money just for funsies, please email her at
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