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Cathleen McCarthy

SENIOR EDITOR
Ribbon EXPERTISE
  • Rewards strategy
  • Small business marketing
Education EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of arts degree in journalism, the University of Maryland

About the author
Highlights

Journalist published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites
Founder and editor of The Jewelry Loupe
Speaker and writer specializing in small-business marketing, travel and credit

Experience
After receiving her B.A. in magazine journalism from the University of Maryland, Cathleen worked as a staff editor for consumer and trade magazines before becoming a full-time freelance writer.

Her stories on design, travel and business have appeared in dozens of publications including the Washington Post, Town & Country, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Fodor’s Travel, Departures and The Writer. In 2009, she launched The Jewelry Loupe, a magazine-style blog that now has more than 25,000 followers around the world. Cathleen writes and speaks about marketing creative small businesses. She was a contributor to CreditCards.com from 2009 to 2021, when she joined the CreditCards.com and Bankrate Credit Cards editorial team full-time as an editor.
Media
"Opening a Storefront" for the Jewelry Business Forum last month and building a brand at NYNOW last year.
Business
Blog: https://thejewelryloupe.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thejewelryloupe/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/thejewelryloupe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejewelryloupe