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I am a San Francisco native who started her journalism career in New York  in the late 1970s with America’s oldest daily, The Journal of Commerce. I covered finance and foreign trade for this Knight-Ridder publication.


From 1985 to 1997 I worked as a freelance business journalist in Hong Kong, contributing to US, UK, Australian, and Asian English-language dailies, and magazines. I covered mostly on matters of finance, foreign trade, and travel at a time when Hong Kong was anticipating its return to PRC sovereignty. During that time I wrote Welcome to China, a guidebook commissioned by the China National Tourism Administration. 

 

In 1997, I returned to San Francisco where I still live. I secured a commission to write the history of America’s oldest Italian restaurant, Fior d’Italia. The Fabulous Fior — over 100 Years in an Italian Kitchen sold well and is now out of print. A second edition, The Fabulous Fior — over 125 Years in an Italian Kitchen, with three new chapters is available on Kindle or Nook. 

 

From 1998 to 2008 I worked as a business reporter for the Oakland Tribune, covering entrepreneurship, personal technology, banking, and the Port of Oakland.

 

I have been writing clients’ biographies for years, books about business,  and  I conduct workshops that guide people on how to write their own.

 

I also contribute to the newsletter of the Italian Consulate in San Francisco, called Italifornian, on articles of interest to Italians and Italian -Americans. in the Bay Area.

  • Ghostwriter, speaker, author, memoirist, workshop leader, writing coach, and business writer.

  • I help entrepreneurs and companies develop and write collateral material, books, e-books, editorial content, and promotion.

  • I write personal and family histories and company histories.

  • I also ghost memoirs for clients who wish to leave a legacy of their lives for their descendants. Or I coach them to write it themselves.

  • I am a writing coach and lead workshops and give public addresses. I teach memoir writing in public venues or on Zoom.

Who Am I?

Call me at 415-397-7830 or write me at
Francine@francinebrevetti.com

for a free 20-minute consultation.

“Start writing, no matter what.

The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

Louis L'Amour