Marjorie writes about psychology (including mindfulness, self-help, and research-based psychology), law (including employment discrimination, social security disability, workers' compensation, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)), health, and topics that interest boomers/seniors/people over 50.
Marjorie likes museums, book groups, ethnic restaurants, photography, and walking around New York City.
Marjorie completed a Masters program in English/Creative Writing, where she worked on short stories. Workshops were the heart of the program, where groups of about a dozen students did close readings of each other's work and learned to give and receive useful feedback. Process classes, which focused on particular aspects of writing, and graduate and undergraduate literature courses were also part of the program. Marjorie's class was also the last to take orals for the M.A., which focused on three authors selected from different genres and time periods. Marjorie's authors were Isaac Bashevis Singer, Dorothy Sayers, and Shakespeare (just the tragedies).
Note Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
Public Interest Certificate
Marjorie combines a background in law with exceptional writing skills. She is a California attorney (inactive, in good standing). She was a law review editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and also has a graduate degree in creative writing.
Marjorie R. writes about investing and personal finance, using language that makes these topics clear and interesting for a general audience.
Marjorie R. wrote a blog about a TV show that at its peak ranked #1 out of a total of 66,499,997 Google search engine results results. Another of her blogs got shout-outs from Entertainment Weekly. She also wrote slideshows that were syndicated nationally to the entertainment sections of local television news program websites.
Reading self-help books is one of Marjorie's favorite guilty pleasures. Some books have had a huge impact. In particular, years ago, "Feeling Good" by David Burns, M.D., was literally life-changing. Her current favorite self-help authors include Rick Hanson and Martha Beck.
Marjorie also enjoys writing in the genre. Here at WriterAccess, she has helped the author of a book on psychological growth for women. She has also written blog posts for sites that provide bite-sized psychological and spiritual advice. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she learned about psychology as an experimental science, and she is fascinated by the way that science and concepts adapted from Buddhism are coming together in contemporary psychology.
Marjorie writes about content marketing for the WriterAccess blog. Titles include:
The Goldilocks Guide to Instructing Freelance Writers
How to Avoid Writer's Spread
The Hottest Trends for Content Marketing for Law Firms in 2018
Simplify: Studies Suggest Using Plain Language When Writing Web Content
What Is a Call to Action, and Why Do You Need One?
The Science of Writing Content for Websites
The Changing Voice of Search
What Old Jokes Can Teach Content Marketers
Marjorie R. has written humor for many greeting card companies, including American Greetings. She wrote the copy for a card that won a "Louie," the greeting card industry's less-glamorous equivalent of the Oscar. She has also written political satire.
While Marjorie is not a technical writer, she enjoys writing for a general audience about how technology affects us and how it will change life as we know it in the future. She has written about artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
Marjorie has written nationally syndicated articles about relationships.
Marjorie has never lost her sense of awe about the natural world. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm by writing articles that present accurate scientific information to the general public in an accessible and entertaining way. Her main interests are biology and psychology. While not a scientist, she worked in a psychology lab while in college and has taken coursework (mostly at UC Berkeley) in genetics, ecology and evolution, statistics and experimental design, and many aspects of psychology.
Marjorie R has been writing informative and entertaining articles online for almost 14 years. Her training in creative writing helps her capture and keep readers' attention. Her training in law helps her write persuasively and logically. Her long experience writing online helps her know what will and won't be effective with both search engines and readers.
Some of the blog posts Marjorie has written for her WA clients have gone viral.
Marjorie R writes vivid descriptions that bring a product's best features and benefits to life, tempting consumers to click on the "buy" button.