Melanie Pinola


  • Writes and edits on technology and productivity
  • Writes extensively on telecommuting and mobile offices
  • Pours over stats on Google Analytics
  • Studied digital media arts and instructional design


Melanie Pinola is a former writer for Lifewire, where she spent more than five years writing about telecommuting and mobile offices. Pinola has more than a decade of telecommuting experience as the IT administrator and art director for a marketing and business development agency. Her experience includes troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections, researching new laptops and smartphones, developing data security policies, and recommending mobile media platforms for client marketing campaigns.

Because she works from home full time, Melanie practically lives in the cloud and does almost all of her work over a VPN.


Pinola received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Education at Queens College, where she graduated magna cum laude. Since then, she studied digital media arts and instructional design at Harvard University Extension School.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

Read more from Melanie Pinola