Merry's specialties include web content and blog writing. Her favorite industries include parenting, entertainment, relationships, education, and business.
She's also very well versed in legal and healthcare, both for the professional audience and written for the understanding of the client/patient.
Merry is an active volunteer in her area, having held positions on her children's school board, the art appreciation department, and the band board. She has a background in website configurations and basic html and has worked extensively in the association conference management field. Her writing passions include family care, education, literature, self help, medical topics, business writing and career management.
Merry attended Columbia College in Chicago, focusing the majority of her coursework on Fiction Writing. During her time there, she carried a full schedule of largely writing and fiction related courses, having completed her basic requirements in Junior College.
Merry has ghostwritten numerous eBooks, blog posts, and articles around the subjects of SEO and social media marketing. As a freelance writer, she entered the field as SEO was just starting to take hold and tons of sites were "stuffing" content with search engine terms - a practice she always felt was short-sided. Her knowledge of website and social media marketing grew along with the changes and it's an industry she enjoys working in and learning about.
Merry is well-versed in using these skills on her own platforms which include Facebook, blogging, twitter, and LinkedIn, and enjoys sharing her knowledge in creative endeavors with her clients.
Merry writes about beauty in all of its different facets. From the self-empowering message that beauty is an outward sign of a person's inner happiness, to self-help tips on dressing, makeup, and overall well-being. Her favorite articles and blog posts in this industry tend to be how to and list articles, because they're easy to relate to and often widely shared among people who enjoy adding new techniques to their beauty regimen.
With a broad range of business and human resource knowledge, as well as an excellent ability to research minute details, Merry writes compelling materials on the subjects of career training and success.
Merry enjoys art, theater, and pop culture in her personal life and her background in fiction writing allows her to fully explore themes and nuances in today's popular entertainment. Her style of story telling in this field is conversational and intelligent.
Merry has written numerous articles for regional parenting magazines. She's also written extensively on this topic in her own blog and various ghost writing assignments. Merry tends to approach the topic with a touch of humor and common sense - which is how she thinks most topics should be viewed.
In the Kids/Family Industry, Merry excels at How To and List Articles, detailing different activities for parents with children ranging in age from infant through college. Her meticulous research is only surpassed by her ability to bring real world experience onto the page in a way that readers identify with easily. Topics that she is especially passionate about include education, raising readers, bringing the arts and creativity into the classroom and home, and finding fun in the very serious job of raising children.
Blogging is one of Merry's favorite forms of writing, and the medium that sparked her writing career. She started blogging in 2005 as a hobby on a community blogging network. After learning the basics, she built her own blog and expanded to include guest posting, ghost blogging, web content and beyond. She feels a great blog post can be more conversational than straight article writing and far more interactive for the readers.
Since beginning her blogging career, the field has changed extensively and a variety of new voices have taken center focus. Her favorite form of blogging is conversational. Though she has developed many lengthy blog posts that offer a more informational and authoritative tone. She excels at writing to the voice of the publication.
Merry's articles have appeared in regional parenting magazines and online venues under her byline, as well as hundreds of ghostwritten articles for various clients. She employs a diverse range of voice to fit the type of publication and audience base.
Some niche industries she's worked in extensively include healthcare, marketing, and business. Merry enjoys writing to a wide range of subject matter, though some technical specialties fall outside of her expertise. Please feel free to contact her if you don't see something on her profile in your niche. She's always happy to answer questions and can often recommend other writers for subjects beyond her scope.
A great white paper is really a combination of report/business writing and great marketing. Merry excels at both forms of writing and having recently turned her attention to writing white papers, finds these assignments stimulating and fun.