Writing | Editing | Media Relations

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 Life’s too short not to do what you love.

I’ve been a freelance communicator for more than 15 years. From my Chicago area office, I have had the pleasure of working with organizations who have trusted me to provide:

  • Content for in-house and community publications
  • Copywriting for annual reports, brochures, print ads, newsletters
  • Pitches through press releases and publication contacts
  • Ghostwriting for executives (including speeches)
  • Book copyediting and formatting
  • General editing and proofreading

I love to interview people, from world-class physicians and CEOs to the little old lady with an intriguing tale to share.

I’m truly a chameleon–equally adept at writing humorous personal essays as highly technical company reports. After more than a thousand projects, I’m always excited about the next one–who I will meet and how I can best tell their story.

You’ll find that I’m responsive, easy to work with and that I give my best to every assignment. Whether I’m writing or editing for you, trust that you won’t lose sleep wondering if it will be done, and done well.

Because my work for organizations is proprietary, I do not post examples for the public. If you are interested in engaging with me, I am happy to send you a sample of the kind of work I’ve been paid to do. Just email me at marymeyerwrites@gmail.com

I hope you will read through some posts here. This blog is my outlet for the topics that interest me, and it’s my place to let my short silly hair down.

Media Relations

It’s the thrill of the chase: pitching a great news story or connecting a clinician/physician with someone writing for a regional/national publication.

Here are some of the latest for which I’ve provided expert sources and ghostwritten/edited their submissions (always approved by the expert first):

U.S. News & World Report: These Are the Most Common Congenital Heart Defects

Vitamin Shoppe: 7 Signs You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Healthy Way: Are Mushrooms Healthy? The Definitive Answer

Reader’s Digest: 9 Things That Happen to Your Body During a Juice Cleanse

POPSUGAR: These Are the 10 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Diet

Reader’s Digest: Adaptogens: The Powerful Energy Boosters You Haven’t Heard Of

Reader’s Digest: 15 Signs Your Upper Abdominal Pain May Be An Emergency

SHAPE: Study Finds Major Problem with At-Home Genetic Tests

Prevention: The Best Diet for an Underactive Thyroid

U.S. News & World Report: 11 Questions You Should Ask Your Cardiologist During Your First Visit

CBS 2 News Chicago: Shared Birthday

SHAPE Magazine: Trendy Superfoods Nutritionists Say You Can Skip

Aaptiv.com: Why Does My Lower Back Always Hurt Post-Workout?

U.S. News & World Report: 12 Potential Signs of an Eating Disorder

SHAPE Magazine: How to Get the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Sessions

SHAPE Magazine: You Can Now Test for BRCA Mutations At Home (But Should You?)

If I can pitch and help craft full articles or portions of articles for you, just let me know by email: marymeyerwrites@gmail.com