I’m a journalist

As a journalist, I listen to you, ask questions to clarify your goals, pull together all the sources of information needed, and condense these many details into a coherent text.

This article will help you understand the importance of my journalism training and experience: Ten Reasons You Should Hire a Journalist. In summary:

  1. Journalists improve the writing, photography, or design in your organization.
  2. Journalists deliver on deadline.
  3. Journalists are multitaskers.
  4. Journalists are quick studies.
  5. Journalists are critical thinkers.
  6. Journalists get answers faster than most.
  7. Journalists know how to use the Web.
  8. Journalists have a great work ethic.
  9. Journalists have a solid moral compass.
  10. Journalists are loyal.

I specialize in:

Case studies, success stories, profiles, bios

  • Show potential customers how satisfied your current customers are
  • Highlight your staff and other important people in your business with descriptive profiles

Keep in mind: Your company success stories inspire your employees, too. They can see that what they do makes a difference in the lives of other people — a difference far beyond company profit.

I also write:

  • Articles (without or with a byline — yours or mine)
  • Newsletter copy
  • Copy targeted at readers of English as a second language

 

Published writing

My writing has appeared in many places in print and online, including the following:

  • active4life (newsletter)
  • Glendale (Calif.) News-Press
  • Health Kick (London) (magazine)
  • Hill Country News (Cedar Park, Tex.)
  • L.A. Weekly
  • Los Angeles Times
  • MetriTech (as writer of English as a Second Language reading passages and test items)
  • Microsoft technical documentation
  • Montana Woman (magazine)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
  • Rural Montana (magazine)
  • Salvation Army (Austin, Tex.) blog
  • Seaside (Ore.) Signal
  • Seattle Times
  • Seattle Weekly
  • Sunday Oregonian
  • United Press International (London office)
  • Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages (newsletter)

Mary combines an extraordinarily sharp mind with diligence, strong organizing skills, and clear, precise writing.

~ Martin Burns, Senior Producer, KCET News Los Angeles

How I can help you

Let’s talk, and together we can figure out how to communicate your clearest message.

Free initial consultation

Contact Mary at mary@maryrosewrites.com

I’m a proud graduate of Casey Hibbard’s Case Study Writer’s Mad Skills Crash Course.Mad Skills case study course logo