Meg M
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Joined 7/16/2021
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Meg M. is a writer, editor and journalist with more than six years of experience creating content for businesses and publications. Drawing on degrees in journalism and creative writing, Meg prides herself on her ability to weave a compelling story on any topic.

She previously worked full time as a local newspaper reporter, a role in which she wrote about everything from the migration habits of Snowy Owls to a landmark court case challenging state education funding mechanisms. During this chapter of her career, Meg became skilled in interviewing and research, including public information requests, basic data analysis and reviewing academic studies.

As an independent writer, Meg has crafted B2B and B2C content for a range of clients, including marketing firms, industry groups, medical providers and real estate companies. She also provides copy editing services and is trained as a developmental editor for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.
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Specialties

Meg specializes in research- and interview-based writing, including articles, blog posts and newsletter content. A former education reporter, she has extensive knowledge around teaching and learning, in addition to school finance, special education and educational disparities.

She is also practiced in writing about state and local government, having covered the policies and proceedings of school boards, select boards, city councils and state legislatures. This includes the municipal approval process for cannabis businesses in Massachusetts, as well as the development of a new legal cannabis market in Vermont.

Meg's other areas of expertise include equity, rural issues and arts and culture.

Interests

Meg is an avid reader with a penchant for cozy murder mysteries and psychological thrillers. A lifelong musician, she loves to sing and can play the flute, the saxophone and a bit of piano (the last of which she has been teaching herself during the pandemic). In her spare time she also enjoys embroidery projects, spending time with her cat, Penny, and getting outside for hiking or kayaking.

As a writer, Meg enjoys distilling complex topics to make important information more accessible. Equity is a core consideration in all of her work, regardless of the topic, and she hopes to use the written word to forge a better tomorrow. She is particularly interested in the framework of solutions journalism and pursues opportunities that allow her to highlight "what's working" and how others can use this knowledge.

Education

University of Denver

As an undergraduate at the University of Denver, Meg completed a triple major in journalism studies, English and French. She also served as executive editor of the campus newspaper, The Clarion. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society as a senior and graduated Summa Cum Laude after completing an undergraduate research thesis comparing French and American news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis through the lens of cultural relationship to objectivity.

Education

400 Projects Completed

As a former education beat reporter, Meg has an extensive knowledge of education topics. She has previously written about everything from competency-based education and trauma-informed learning to student-led protests and the achievement/opportunity gap.

Government

400 Projects Completed

Meg has covered government at both the local and state level, exploring topics such as the municipal budget process, public safety policies, government workforce demographics and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipalities.

Entertainment

200 Projects Completed

As a newspaper reporter, arts and culture was one of Meg's primary beats. She has written about cultural festivals, the creative economy, specific artists and exhibits, and more. Her reporting has been honored twice by the New Hampshire Press Association in the entertainment category.

Music

20 Projects Completed

The child of a former music therapist and a former middle school band director, Meg has had a keen interest in music since a young age. She has written musician profiles, album reviews, concert re-caps and more.

CBD/Cannabis

15 Projects Completed

Meg has written about the local approval process for cannabis businesses in Massachusetts, the impact of cannabis revenues on municipalities and the development of a new legal cannabis industry in Vermont.

Article

1,000 Projects Completed

Meg has written hundreds of articles for publications and content clients alike. She is skilled at combining data and research with interviews and human stories to get to the heart of an issue or concept.

Blog Post

100 Projects Completed

Meg has written SEO-optimized blog posts for clients ranging from a Christian life coach to a uniform rental company. She prides herself on creating accessible content tailored to the brand's audience and voice.

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