Melinda D
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Joined 6/20/2018
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Melinda has been an English Teacher and Literature Professor for twenty-four years. She is now pursuing a career in freelance writing. Melinda has worked as a writer/editor of her college literary magazine, and a newspaper reporter of a weekly paper. She has written and edited book manuscripts, professional reports, restaurant reviews, travel writing pieces, town meetings, interviews with artisans and craftspeople, and outdoor sports articles. Melinda has many years of experience in the outdoor sports industry, having worked as a whitewater raft guide, state park ranger, and canoe instructor. She also edited copywriting for a real estate advertising company. She is a published poet of children's literature.​


Outdoor sports industry articles, mindfulness, reviews of places, books and products, travel writing, ecology, education, poetry, children's literature, Food, ​and Culture


Outdoor sports industry (Patagonia, REI, Outside Magazine, ​etc.), Mindfulness, Cooking/Food/Nutrition, Organic/Clean Green Lifestyles, Travel Writing, Education, Poetry, Reviews for anything and Interviews, Children's Literature.


University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mindy studied creative writing and poetry in a sixty-credit masters program; one of the most prestigious programs in the country. She studied with Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Tate.


1 Projects Completed

Mindy has written various articles on outdoor sports. She has worked as a whitewater raft guide, state park interpreter/ranger, volunteered for national service in an outdoor conservation unit for a year, worked for an environmental nonprofit promoting hiking and backpacking. She also was a canoe instructor.


1 Projects Completed

Mindy wrote a vignette for a women's journal. The Editor contacted her and specifically requested she write a creative piece on a favorite memory from childhood growing up in the Berkshires.

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