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Debra M

Writer #13495

Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 6
Revisions/Order 0.00
Repeat Clients 20%
Last Login 10/24/2016
Location Wheaton, IL
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
Asset Type
Summary of Experience
Since 2001, Debra M. has been enhancing corporate communications as a writer and editor. She honed her skills revising research publications and writing corporate journalism for Thomson-Reuters, the Corporate Executive Board and Goodwill Industries International, developing a knack for relationship building and collaboration.

As a freelance writer and editor since 2009, Debra helps clients take their ideas from brainstorming to publication. She partners with large organizations, small businesses and independent authors from Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C., and even overseas! Thanks to technology, she can reach clients wherever they are, whenever they need her.

Throughout her career, Debra has contributed to and fine-tuned websites, social media, blogs, training and marketing materials, financial reports, white papers and case studies, newsletters, trade publications and more. She has also coached writers, conducted training sessions and helped organizations develop their own in-house style.
Storytelling, corporate journalism, blogging, newsletters
Food and wine, music, yoga, Kansas Jayhawks basketball
University of Kansas Aug 1996 – Dec 2000
Bachelor's Degree, English

Debra M. studied English at the University of Kansas, excelling in non-fiction writing. During her senior year, she worked in the Writer's Roost, the university's writing center, helping other students hone their writing skills and produce clear, concise, focused and well-organized research papers.

Association Memberships
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors Mar 2011

Freelancers Union Dec 2010

Projects by Industry
Non Profit

Since 2008, Debra M. has written extensively for Goodwill Industries International. She frequently produces articles for the organization's daily member newsletter, which highlights programs serving people with disabilities and other barriers to employment; business and retail operations; and special events. She has also contributed to Goodwill's Working! Magazine and its GoodProspects career navigation site, writing articles, infographic content, video scripts and quizzes.


In 2014, Debra M. contributed weekly Q&A career advice columns to The Goodwill Blog. She crafted the articles around a specific question related to finding jobs, interviewing and progressing in one's career. Based on submitted questions, Debra would research expert information and compile best practices and tips for a 500-word post. Since then, she has also written career-related blog posts for a major financial institution's blog.


Since 2013, Debra M. has managed and written the blog for Wee Heart Music, which offers Music Together classes for young children. She rotates posts between those from the director's, teachers' and parents' perspectives as well as research-based articles about the importance of incorporating music into children's lives from the start. As a lifelong musician and Music Together parent, this project is the perfect fit for Debra, as it enables her to express her love of music.

Projects by Asset Type

Debra M. has adapted her journalism skills for online media, emphasizing conciseness, clarity and visual appeal to disseminate key information quickly and efficiently and grab readers' attention. Since 2008, she has written numerous articles for national nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. She thrives on storytelling - interviewing people about their successes and passions and fine-tuning their words to tell a compelling story. She has interviewed executives, subject-matter experts, customers, volunteers and more. Her topics range from employment and business - including careers, business operations, self-employment and corporate real estate - to nonprofit missions - such as poverty, veterans services, disability awareness and volunteerism - to women and family.

Blog Post

Debra M.'s storytelling prowess is a perfect fit for blogging. For some clients, she ghostwrites, clarifying an executive's or subject-matter expert's thoughts into a concise post for a web audience. For others, she conducts independent research and presents the material from the organization's perspective. She is just as adept at writing from scratch as she is at fine-tuning someone else's draft. An editor at heart, she aims to always maintain the voice of her clients.

Newsletter Content

For more than 15 years, Debra M. has produced high-quality corporate journalism. She works closely with her clients to understand their audience and goals to craft messaging that helps organizations grow their business. She has managed newsletters written for payroll professionals, nonprofit professionals, school district constituents and more. With her editorial background, she excels not only at writing individual articles, but also at overseeing the entire process and ensuring a cohesive, flawless publication.

Projects By Expertise

Debra M. helps companies fine-tune their copy to deliver clear, concise messages in their voice to grow their business. She has crafted marketing collateral, sales decks, email campaigns, press releases, social media content, case studies, web content and more. She collaborates with clients to fully understand their audience and goals for the copy.


Across her 15+ year career as a writer and editor, Debra M. has honed her craft of corporate journalism. She has written articles for print and online publications, ranging from news briefs and announcements to feature-length magazine articles. She produces high-quality, journalistic content from the perspective of the organization to help them grow their business and extend their reach.

Projects by Writing Style

Throughout her career, Debra M. has written news articles for a wide variety of print and online publications. Her assignments have ranged from news briefs and announcements to feature-length articles and profiles on executives, volunteers and people receiving services from Goodwill. She excels at storytelling but can also produce clear, concise content to efficiently deliver hard facts and critical information.


Debra M. helped a Fortune 1,000 technology company produce a suite of case studies that explain how customers have improved business operations using the company's tool. She interviewed customers and followed a standard structure to describe the problem the customer had, what tools the customer used to address the problem, how the customer integrated the tools into their workflow and the successes the customer had following implementation.

Projects by Company Size
Fortune 500

Debra M. has written online copy for several Fortune 500 and 1,000 companies, including blog posts and case studies. Her experience working for the Corporate Executive Board prepared her well to write and edit for a business audience and collaborate with busy professionals. She understands the multiple layers of input and approval that come with working for a large organization and the discretion that's often needed.

Large Business

Debra M.'s clients primarily consist of large businesses and national nonprofits. She puts client communication and customer service first to ensure that her work meets her clients' needs and helps them achieve their business goals. She efficiently manages projects as to collaborate with clients without taking up too much of their valuable time. After all, they have hired her to push writing projects off of their plates. She seamlessly integrates herself into her clients' workflow and becomes a valued member of their teams.

Small Business

Debra M.'s focus on customer service and collaboration translates well to working with small businesses. As a small business owner herself, she understands the challenge of finding a balance between assisting customers and managing business operations. With that in mind, she does her best to ease the burden of marketing and communications for other entrepreneurs. She has crafted web and social media content, marketing collateral and email campaigns for small businesses and organizations.


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