Debra M
Writer #13495
Wheaton, IL
Joined 2/5/2016
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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.
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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.

Specialties

Storytelling, corporate journalism, blogging, newsletters

Interests

Food and wine, music, yoga, Kansas Jayhawks basketball

Education

University of Kansas

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.

Non Profit

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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.

Career

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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.

Music

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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.

Blog Post

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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

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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.

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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.

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