The Remote Work Tribe Podcast: Jackie Dana


On this episode of the Remote Work Tribe podcast, we are chatting with Jackie Dana who is a writer and editor and business owner at Watercolor Moon. Her clients include Namecheap, ad-hoc clients, and, on top of that she is currently writing a novel series and fiction writing on She also has lots of experience editing, blogging, content management, and leading writing teams.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • A life in the day of a night owl business owner. (2:00)
  • Asynchronous communications to lead remote teams (4:30)
  • When to have synchronous and asynchronous communications with your team. (7:34)
  • The skills an ideal writer should have. (9:46)
  • Systems and processes that are essential to work with a writing team. (12:40)
  • Mistakes to avoid as a writing team lead (15:50)
  • How to convince internal stakeholders to adopt new tools (19:00)
  • Google docs and other tools to manage docs (22:00)
  • What does her process look like when writing fiction and nonfiction (25:10)
  • The process of revising novels (28:30)
  • Dripping out a book via substack (31:00)
  • Lighting round questions (33:30)

We hope you enjoy it!

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By Sebastian Cuervo