Cynthia Bacon

Cynthia Bacon

Cynthia Bacon is a freelance writer, editor, and communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Her expertise spans many areas, including health care, parenting, home goods, gardening, pet care, fashion, and so much more.


  • Writer and editor for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, The Spruce Crafts, The Spruce Eats, MyDomaine, Verywell, TripSavvy, and ThoughtCo since 2017
  • Experience as a general assignment reporter and runs a communications consultancy
  • Animal aficionado and hobbyist with a menagerie that has included cats, dogs, birds, fish, snakes, lizards, turtles, and guinea pigs


Early in her career, she began professionally writing as a general assignment reporter for community newspapers in Manhattan and Queens, New York. She runs a communications consultancy, developing content and internal and external communications strategy for many industry sectors from food and beverage to health care and fashion to education.

She has been a pet hobbyist for more than 30 years. Her experience with pets began at a young age with parakeets, parrots, and cats. In adulthood, she turned her attention to caring for fish, turtles, lizards, snakes, dogs, and guinea pigs.


Cynthia received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New York University, and received a New York Press Association award for Spot News Reporting.

Expertise: Reptiles, Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, Small mammals
Education: New York University
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Title: Editor
Business Name: Miskafied Communications

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.