Melinda is a professional writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. She specializes in the field of legal writing, but has also created content for websites, print, blogs, and review sites on a variety of topics. She is a 2003 graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in humanities, with a focus in art history.
Melinda is an expert legal writer and editor. She has written and ghostwritten articles about the legal profession in Florida, and has worked closely with attorneys and judges all over the country covering complex legal topics. She has also written extensively on her personal interests: art, theater, and personal finance (especially retirement planning).
Melinda is a meticulous researcher; she loves to get to the bottom of a mystery. She has performed research for scholarly publications, requiring a high level of technical knowledge and comprehension. She is also a strict grammarian and a stickler for consistency. She is well-versed in AP style and APA style, and is comfortable writing both news-style stories and academic papers.
She has created SEO content for several non-profit companies, ranging from professional associations to theater companies. She has also produced website content, feature articles, social media content, blog posts, product reviews, op-ed pieces, and press releases for a variety of clients.
Melinda specializes in legal writing and editing. She worked for more than a year as a reporter for the The Florida Bar News, where she covered the activities of The Florida Bar and the legal profession. She then moved on to The Florida Bar Journal, an academic, law review-style magazine, where she has spent the last several years working closely with attorneys and judges to create well-researched, educational articles on Florida law.
Melinda is an avid traveler. She spent a semester studying abroad in London, and has also traveled extensively all over Europe: Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, France, and Germany. She is a also music lover and singer, and has performed with several musical theater companies in Florida.
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