Jill Duffy
Photo by Kirstie Shanley (2014)
I'm a freelance writer and speaker who covers technology and productivity, based in Washington, D.C.

If you are looking to contact me, be sure to reach out via the appropriate channel. For daily updates, be sure to follow me on Twitter @jilleduffy and Instagram at jilleduffy.


I write for several publications, including PCMag.com, where I'm a contributing editor. I also write about personal productivity at ProductivityReport.org.

My first book, Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life, published in 2014.

My background spans several industries, from science to food. I've worked for Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, The American Institute of Physics, the San Francisco Examiner newspaper, The Association for Computing Machinery, and Intelligent Enterprise magazine.

The first five years that I blogged, I wrote almost exclusively about food. You can find plenty of recipes, restaurant reviews, and other opinion articles in the archives. Since 2012 or so, I've expanded to write posts about whatever strikes my fancy. Sometimes it's related to technology and productivity, and other times it's personal stories and observations about life.


I love public speaking and welcome new opportunities.

My talks typically cover personal productivity at work with an angle toward technology. How can we use freely available tools to get our jobs done more efficiently? What time management skills will help us be more productive, and what apps are available to help us learn those skills? What can you do if you're overwhelmed by email?

In the conference circuit, I love hosting panels and roundtable discussions about technology, productivity, and other relevant topics.

In 2013, I spoke at TED headquarters in New York about email management. I've also presented at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), The National Conference of State Legislators, Rutgers University, CenCom, the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), and the annual conference for Women in Cable Telecommunications.

Media Appearances and Requests

I gladly review all requests for media appearances and interviews.

I've been on CNBC, NPR, WNYC, NTN24 (Spanish-language news network), TWiT,  Slate's The Gist, and other national and international television, radio, and podcast networks.

Location and Travel

I am currently living in the Washington, D.C. area, but I move around pretty regularly. From 2015 to 2017, I lived in Chennai, India. In 2018, I am planning to move to Bucharest, Romania. I've also lived in London, New York, San Francisco, and a few other cities. 


The opinions on this site are my own.

This page was updated August 2017.