About the author


Susan Wright-Boucher here. I’m the writer behind Plugged In Work, the blog that has been serving up tasty articles on career management, the workplace, social media, marketing, and business development since 2009. In a time when most blogs are abandoned within 120 days, that makes Plugged In Work middle-aged.

I also write career and HR articles for businesses and do ghost writing for those who don’t have the time or inclination.

My work was mentioned in Working At A Distance: A Global Business Model for Virtual Team Collaboration by Cassandra J. Smith and I had the pleasure of serving as a pre-publication beta tester for The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick.

I’ve spent most of my career in marketing and senior operations roles within the recruitment industry. My work with two global staffing companies and one of Canada’s largest, privately owned recruitment firms has taken me right across the country; I’ve managed staffing operations in every major city in Canada.

These days, I do freelance writing and marketing from my home office in Vancouver, BC.

I spend my free time drawing and learning everything I can about vector graphics and photo editing software. The banner on this page features some of my art.

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to read this. You’re most welcome to leave a comment. I read every single one and I try my best to respond quickly.

Wishing you a great day ahead!


24 thoughts on “About the author

  1. pics says:

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    • swrightboucher says:

      Hi there,

      Thanks for asking. WordPress.com uses Akismet. It’s excellent and it’s free. I don’t even have to moderate comments before they’re posted so my readers can view their contribution immediately instead of waiting for me to notice it and hit the ‘approve’ button. :)



  2. Victoria says:

    Great blog Susan! I taught social media here locally for a few years and spent years in the social media arena. Retired from it all last year to travel and spend time with family. Blogging is the only thing I do now and really enjoy it.


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  4. edenland says:

    Susan, thank you SO MUCH for the comment you just left on my blog. Wow – you have no idea how much I needed to read that today. Comments like that … from people like you … make me keep blogging.

    Thank you. XOX


  5. Gwyn Teatro says:

    Susan, in reviewing some of my own blog posts, I discovered that you had made a comment on one that I failed to respond to. Ironically, it was a post about empathy….


    As it is my usual practice to write a response to all the people who take the time to read and then write a comment on my blog, I just wanted to apologize for my oversight.
    Thank you for coming by. I hope you will come again.



  6. OurKudos says:

    Susan, thanks for getting in touch on my blog, motivating me to check yours out. Now I’m going to have to spend my Sunday reading and learning from you!
    Vancouver B.C. holds a special place in my heart – I proposed to my wife there while teaching a workshop at UBC. We always said if we ever relocated, Vancouver was our top choice. What an amazingly beautiful place. Great city nestled between the ocean and mountains. Spectacular!


  7. Rebekah says:

    Hi Susan

    I am a Langara journalism student writing a piece about sleep deprivation and would love to talk to you about your “Sleep Deprivation Oneupmanship” blog post and your inspiration for writing it. Let me know a time that works for you to talk.

    Rebekah Funk


  8. Donna Foster-Larocqaue says:


    You never cease to amaze me. You are such a caring, warm and inspirational person and you always take advantage of every opportunity to share your knowledge with others and network! You are an inspiration. I’m glad that we are still in constant communication. You are one of the benefits of social networking!

    Best wishes,


  9. Angela MacKay says:

    I love your blog…. it’s fabulous and takes me back to many a best practise learned in our meetings.

    But mostly I want to say that I love the picture of you kayaking best. Simply put — glad to see that you ARE kayaking , enjoying nature and having fun.
    Work hard, PLAY HARDER.
    Warm regards,


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