We are a troupe of accomplished journalists, writers, editors and thinkers who collaborate with influential businesspeople. When they address sophisticated business readers—whether in the pages of major magazines or newspapers, on a conference stage or in a vital annual report—they rely on FitchInk to turn their insights and arguments into clear, compelling, lively words.
We provide a full spectrum of editorial services, including reporting and research, writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading. We are also content strategists with deep expertise in connecting sophisticated audiences with complex ideas. We offer content strategy and planning, serve as editorial liaisons and provide high-quality training and coaching.
Inspired by the Internet-driven explosion in what he describes as “distributive journalism,” Stephane Fitch founded FitchInk in 2011. Stephane has been a journalist since 1991, and has been honored multiple times for his insightful and controversial work. He spent twelve years with Forbes, serving as the magazine’s bureau chief in Chicago and London and as a writer in Los Angeles and New York. From 1996 to 1998, Stephane was an enterprise reporter for Dow Jones News Service and contributed frequently to the Wall Street Journal. His early career included stints at The Nation, Real Estate Finance & Investment and the Casco Bay Weekly. In addition to being managing editor of FitchInk, Stephane is an occasional economic and political commentator for Fox News and frequent drinking buddy of the English language. A graduate of the University of Maine, Stephane now works from Scottsdale, Ariz.
Kristin Kloberdanz joined FitchInk in 2012. A journalist since 1998, she spent five years as a reporter and news desk editor in the Chicago bureau of Time, where she frequently wrote for the magazine’s Business, Society, News and Notebook sections. She also managed more than two dozen of Time‘s contract writers and assigned stories for its 15-state Midwest bureau. Prior to Time, Kristin worked at Health magazine in San Francisco, then as an editor and writer at Book, a popular literary magazine. For more than 10 years, Kristin maintained a literary review column in the Chicago Tribune. She has contributed to Fast Company, the Boston Globe, San Francisco magazine, Surface and Kirkus Reviews, covering education, pop culture, health care, real estate and other topics. Kristin holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and works from the Bay Area.
Dorothy Pomerantz joined FitchInk as a managing editor in 2015. She got her start in journalism in 1996, covering local politics for a group of community newspapers around Boston including the Newton Tab and the Somerville Journal. In 2000 she joined Forbes‘ Los Angeles bureau as a reporter and, over the next 15 years, rose to become the bureau’s chief. Dorothy’s Forbes work covered a wide variety of topics, from real estate to Hollywood, from the future of computer-generated actors to Kathy Ireland’s billion-dollar brand. She ran the magazine’s Celebrity 100 list and established her highly regarded blog about the business of entertainment. Dorothy has a degree in political science from Vassar College and a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She continues to live and work in Los Angeles—and is the hands-down winner of FitchInk’s contest for best office-window view.
Mark Egan joined FitchInk as managing editor in 2015. Previously, he worked for 19 years at Reuters, the world’s largest news agency. As New York bureau chief, he ran a newsroom of 250 journalists. He covered the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, writing about everything from the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. In his years writing about entertainment and finance, he interviewed movie stars, top authors, musicians and top executives at many Fortune 500 companies. He twice won Reuters Journalists of the Year Awards. After leaving Reuters in 2011, Mark worked in a content strategy role at Bloomberg and as a thought leadership executive for Wall Street investment firm Guggenheim Partners. Raised in Ireland, Mark has a degree in economics from Trinity College, Dublin. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his family and his charming brogue.
The FitchInk Guild is an extraordinary group of nearly two dozen world-class editors, writers, reporters, graphic designers, photographers, layout designers, web designers and investigators. Some are free agents with whom we have preferred relationships. Others continue to work full-time as staff editors at the highest levels of the major media and work with us and our clients on a selective basis. They include best-selling authors, bureau chiefs, senior managers and other master craftspeople with decades of experience. Their skill and their richly detailed knowledge of specialized subjects ranging from the law and investing to energy and technology fuel our most important projects. Their passion informs everything FitchInk does.
Dallas-based managing editor Samantha Shaddock joined FitchInk in 2015. She quickly became our firm’s chief digital strategist. Previously, Samantha was in-house search-engine optimizer and social-media specialist for The Dallas Morning News and homepage editor for Forbes. She served as headline editor and deputy managing editor at TheStreet, where she led technology and biotechnology teams while also running the homepage and audience engagement efforts. As an independent consultant, Samantha helped a broad range of companies with headline writing, short-form copywriting, social-media strategy and digital design. She also happens to be a crackerjack copy editor. A genuine polymath, Samantha was trained as as classical pianist and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in English. She lives near Dallas with her husband and their Internet-famous cat, Simon.