writer + marketing communications consultant

Since not all writing assignments are the same, I offer multiple pricing formats. The scope of the work, the expected time frame, and the amount of research and expertise involved dictates pricing structures. Since projects vary considerably, all work is quoted on a case-by-case basis. Got a project? Complete the online form for a personalized, no-commitment quote. ​

Copywriting, technical writing, document design, web content, feature writing, e-mail campaigns, newsletters, training materials, web design, marketing communications, brand management, product management, product commercialization...& MUCH MORE.

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I spent over a decade in the building products industry, so this project was a natural fit. I crafted all of the web content for the newly launched site of Inteplast Building Products. Their family of PVC decking, porch, trim, moulding, and millwork products are engineered for durability and beauty.  

I am a freelance writer and editor to a variety of industries and businesses, which means I get to have a very interesting career.  I meet lots of different people from all walks of life with new opportunities to research and learn every step of the way.  My clients range from engineers to educators, bankers to real estate firms, to non-profits, to yoga instructors.  What can I help you with?

I'm Melissa and I am an experienced, diverse, freelance writer and marketing  professional who has helped word-weary clients craft creative, consistent, and on-message copy for over 15 years. I am an experienced business writer, feature article author, non-fiction essayist, entrepreneur, product and brand manager, and technical editor with nearly 200 articles contributed to magazines, newspapers, newsletters, websites, and other publications including  Our State magazine, Focus on the Coast magazine, UNCW’s Atlantis literary journal, and TheNest.com to name a few.


In this online article I was asked to write about two of my most favorite things - Wilmington and Craft Beer. I wrote my first article for Our State Magazine in 2005. For those of you not familiar with Our State, it's the go to expert on travel, food, history, and culture of North Carolina. 


Writing, Editing, Proofreading
Interviewing, Research
AP, MLA, Chicago Style
Web & SEO Content
Software and Technical Documentation Web Design & Collateral Design  
​Marketing & Communications
Press releases


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My Clients


My Skills

I've always had an eye for design and an adeptness for technology. One of my passions is art education as a way to empower underserved youth to build skills, creativity, and opportunity for health, happiness, and success. I was so drawn by the mission of Community Movement Alliance, I became a board member!

I had the pleasure of interviewing and writing a two-part blog post on Jason "Dr. Deck" Russell and his new television series The Deck Doctor on the DIY Nextwork. Check out the two-part series, and tune into DIY network for episode schedules.