Mary D.

  • Joined July 2016

I'm an experienced copywriter with a proven track record for creating high quality web and print content.

  • Chicago, IL, United States
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Mary D.
Chicago, IL, United States



Copywriting Content Public Relations Marketing Community



Experienced in creating web content, press releases, custom articles, newsletters, white papers, signage, and other marketing materials. Have helped develop multi-channel marketing campaigns. Also an award-winning fiction writer and writing instructor.

Work history

Freelance Writer/Editor
Provide professional writing and editing services to businesses and nonprofit clients, including the Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society, T.Y. Lin International, and two San Francisco-based museums.
Park Ridge Public Library
Information Coordinator
Handled all public relations/marketing efforts for public library. Key projects included a year-long celebration of the Library’s 100th anniversary in 2014 and a successful public referendum in 2015.
William Rainey Harper College
Program Leader for Continuing Education
Conceptualized and led noncredit creative writing and foreign language programs. Developed curriculum, hired teachers, taught classes, handled all marketing efforts, and acted as media and general public liaison.


Changing Strategies and Untapped Resources

White paper ghostwritten for a pharmaceutical industry client. Detailed how pharmaceutical companies can leverage the potential of frontline managers in a rapidly-changing industry.

Now Open: New Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Over Tempe Town Lake

Press release for engineering client, on the grand opening of a new bridge project.



Vermont College of Fine Arts
MFA in Fiction Writing
University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. in English



communications writing publicity advertising blogging content creation customer outreach ebooks editing events


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours only


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Education Entertainment Health & Wellness Travel

What I read

Read widely in fiction and nonfiction books; blogs and magazines on writing, parenting, and politics

Side projects

I work as a writing teacher, and have been most interested in developing creative writing programs for children. I also write and publish fiction.

Ideal team

With teams, I like best a mix of men and women who appreciate different working styles but respect deadlines. I like a client who is accessible and communicates ideas clearly.