In 2015, Jolie O'Dell rejoined ReadWrite as a special projects editor. Prior to her return, she wrote for Mashable and served as VentureBeat's managing editor. In the past, O'Dell has worked on newspapers, on magazines, for book publishers, for serial entrepreneurs, on startup teams, at advertising and marketing agencies, and for enterprise blogs and websites. O'Dell has a B.A. in Media Studies from Shenandoah University and has studied computer science and astrophysics.