Barrett White (he/him) is a Texan expat living in New York City. He currently serves as a U.S. press officer at a large New York City-based global human rights nonprofit. Prior to this, his career has seen him hold many word-nerd titles, including Senior Language Strategist with maslansky + partners, Senior External Communications writer for southeast Texas-based Legacy Community Health, and more. A freelancer since 2014, he has worked with clients large and small throughout Texas, New York, and beyond.
He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal.
His byline has appeared in the Houston Press, OutSmart Magazine, Spectrum South, and Health Care Advocates International, to name a few. His ghostwriting has appeared in MedCity News, the Houston Chronicle and New York Times, but nobody knows it was him. His creative writing appears in ANMLY, The Bookends Review, and elsewhere.
During his studies in University of Houston's renowned Creative Writing program, he began freelancing when he tired of an awful day job - and hasn't looked back since. His creative specialty is narrative storytelling, but professionally he has worked in external communications, copywriting (both long- and short-form), media relations, and journalism.
He has lived the life of a starving writer in a 1930s downtown studio, enjoyed crepes on the banks of the Seine, camped in his Ford Focus while traversing the United States, and he almost learned rudimentary algebra in college.
He's exceptionally talented at navigating public transit and lives for the noise and the bustle of the city. His love of adventure and breadth of experience informs and directs his style.
Barrett is an Associate Member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors.
barrett white is currently based in brooklyn.
he is available via email 24/7.