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Summary

Creative writer and meticulous editor with 17 years of experience in copywriting, magazines, books and online publishing. Delivers top-notch copy for corporate clients; ad and marketing agencies; universities; nonprofits; and consumer, trade and custom publications. New media savvy. Proficient in AP style. Specialties: Interior Design, Architecture, Real Estate, Personal Finance, Healthcare  & Technology.

Work Experience

Engaged Media, Inc.

2017Present

Executive Editor, Romantic Homes magazine

Rebrand and develop content for a once-failing print magazine brand.

Develop new ideas to complement the print magazine content with the magazine's web content and new ways to translate online trends to the print magazine.

Create new opportunities to collaborate with advertisers on valuable content for readership.

Manage freelance writers and photographers.

MargieMD.com

2001Present

Freelance Writer, Marketing Copywriter and Editor

Craft marketing copy for businesses, including case studies, informational web content, articles, ebooks and more. 

Write feature stories on business, healthcare, commercial design, healthcare design, restaurant design and home design for trade, custom and lifestyle publications.

Contently (Content Marketing Agency)

2015Present

Freelance Writer

Write thought leadership blog posts on design and event planning trends for Convene, and blog content on home automation for Cox Media, real estate for Trulia.com and interior design for Moen.

Skyword (Content Marketing Agency)

2012Present

Freelance Writer

Pitch topics and create engaging, informative blog posts for several brands: Colgate, Murphy Oil Soap, Overstock.com, Owners.com, SolarCity and Harrington College of Design.

Beckett Media/Engaged Media

20102016

Managing Editor & Freelance Editor

Copyedited, wrote articles, scouted interiors and designers, and worked with public relations contacts and freelance writers for special issues of shelter magazines: Cottages & Bungalows, Make It Organized, Outdoor Rooms and American Farmhouse Style.

Managed production schedule and edited content for three national enthusiast publications: Ultimate MMA, Action Pursuit Games and Gun World. 

Tarbell Realtors

20072007

Copywriter

Wrote weekly luxury real estate ads for Orange County Register, North County Times, Press Enterprise, Daily Breeze, Redlands Daily Facts and San Bernardino Sun. 

Education

Skills

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.

Style Guidelines
AP, Chicago and house style guidelines
Quark XPress
Flowing text and inputting images for magazine layouts
Other

Basic CMS, SEO, HTML experience