Marlene worked for Opera Pacific, an opera company based in the city of Santa Ana in Orange County, California. The company performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center (now called the Segerstrom Center for the Arts) in Costa Mesa. She wrote promotional brochures, press releases, and artist biographies for the company. There were four to six operas performed during the season. Multiple press releases were needed for each production. Marlene has also written press releases for a WriterAccess client involved with television production. These press releases were for the promotion of a series of public television educational programs.