Your first question depends on register. If you're in a casual enough situation (a party, for example), the more colloquial "get a hold of her" could work. Bear in mind, however, that "get a hold of" is perhaps better suited for making successful contact via telephone (ie, "I called around noon, but I couldn't get a hold of her"). A more generic (and slightly less casual) phrase might be "get in touch with her".
I'm a little wary of "does talking". You could just use the present simple "he talks for a living". Not all gerunds work in combination with the verb "to do!"
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