Melinda specializes in legal writing and editing. She worked for more than a year as a reporter for the The Florida Bar News, where she covered the activities of The Florida Bar and the legal profession. She then moved on to The Florida Bar Journal, an academic, law review-style magazine, where she has spent the last several years working closely with attorneys and judges to create well-researched, educational articles on Florida law.
Melinda is an avid traveler. She spent a semester studying abroad in London, and has also traveled extensively all over Europe: Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, France, and Germany. She is a also music lover and singer, and has performed with several musical theater companies in Florida.
Melinda is a 2003 graduate of Florida State University, where she studied English literature.
Melinda earned a second Bachelor's degree from FSU in 2003 in Humanities. Within the Humanities discipline, she concentrated on Art History and 18th century studies.
Melinda is an expert in the field of legal writing and editing. She has eight years of experience covering the regulation of the legal profession as well as relevant topics in law. She has interviewed and worked closely with high-profile attorneys and judges all over the country, and is an accomplished researcher and specialist in citation.
Melinda is a professional writer with more than 10 years of experience. She has a keen interest in personal finance and retirement planning, and has sat on the board of several non-profit organizations and served on their investment committees. She has authored inaugural investment policies and has also written analyses of currently existing plans. She is particularly interested in indexing, fees, and retirement planning for young investors.
Melinda has had a lifetime love affair with the arts. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University in Humanities, with a concentration in art history. She has written about theater, music, and art for a variety of websites and non-profit organizations. In particular, she has chronicled the activities of award-winning theater company Theatre a la Carte.
Melinda is fairly new to the world of blog posting, but is excited to gain more experience in this area. She has ghost-written several blog posts on a freelance basis on topics including travel, film and gardening. She is a veteran ghostwriter who loves to write informative, yet interesting pieces.
Melinda has written advertising copy for a variety of clients. She has created ad campaigns for The Florida Bar, including member benefits, the launch of The Florida Bar News app, and soliciting articles for the Bar's publications. She has also written product descriptions for a number of freelance clients.