Cathleen McCarthy

Cathleen McCarthy

Senior Editor


Rewards strategy, small business marketing


  • Journalist published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites
  • Founder and editor of The Jewelry Loupe
  • Speaker and writer specializing in small-business marketing, travel and credit


After receiving her B.A. in magazine journalism from the University of Maryland, Cathleen worked as a staff editor for consumer and trade magazines before becoming a full-time freelance writer.

Her stories on design, travel and business have appeared in dozens of publications including the Washington Post, Town & Country, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Fodor’s Travel, Departures and The Writer. In 2009, she launched The Jewelry Loupe, a magazine-style blog that now has more than 25,000 followers around the world. Cathleen writes and speaks about marketing creative small businesses. She was a contributor to from 2009 to 2021, when she joined the company full-time as a senior editor.


Cathleen earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland


“Opening a Storefront” for the Jewelry Business Forum last month and building a brand at NYNOW last year.


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Education & Honors

  • Bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland

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