Genevieve DeGuzman is a freelance writer and editor and enjoys working on topics related to social entrepreneurship, innovation, business, education, and the collaborative economy. She is also the editor of a small, independent press based in San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR called Night Owls Press. She and her team publish nonfiction books that challenge and re-imagine prevailing conventions about business, work, and life. Books published under the imprint include: The Fifth Age of Work, Small Business Big Change, The Editor's Eye, Home Field Advantage, and Working in the UnOffice (co-authored). Their latest project is Turn of Phrase ESL, an educational ESL series in the form of interactive, chooseable path novels.
Genevieve has worked in a variety of fields in the U.S. and overseas: corporate (Bloomberg LP), nonprofit/NGO (Innovations for Poverty Action and several NGOs in Asia), and international economic development (United Nations, Asian Development Bank). Over a decade, she has contributed to a wide range of papers, books, and reports, writing extensively on issues related to improving the business environment and sparking economic growth.
After getting a case of cabin fever working on their own, Genevieve and her Night Owls Press co-founder Andrew Tang became dazzled with the concept of coworking. "Share resources! End the isolation! Spark collaboration!" They set out to unravel the hype, collecting stories from across the coworking universe in their book, Working in the UnOffice: A Guide to Coworking.