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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; and consumer, trade and custom publications. New media savvy. Proficient in AP style. Content Specialties: Interior Design, Real Estate, Personal Finance, Healthcare  & Technology.

Work Experience

Engaged Media, Inc.

May 2017November 2018

Executive Editor, Romantic Homes magazine

Creative direction and content development for home decor print magazine.

Developed 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.

Collaborated with advertisers on valuable branded content.

Managed freelance writers and photographers.

MargieMD.com

2001Present

Freelance Writer, Marketing Copywriter and Editor

Craft marketing copy for businessescase studies, web content, articles, ebooks and more. 

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

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.

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

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. 

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. 

Metrocorp Custom Publishing

20052005

Editorial Intern

Wrote and fact-checked articles; scouted interiors and designers for Home & Garden,
Elegant Wedding, New England Travel & Life, Concierge and Pennsylvania’s Official Wine
and Spirits Quarterly.

Razorfish

20042004

Copyeditor (temp)

Copyedited hospital technology solutions web content for Siemens.com.

Domsky & Simon Advertising

20042004

Proofreader/Account Assistant

Proofread and suggested copy ideas for catalog copy, press releases and hang tags for
Bodek and Rhodes fashion projects, Jordan Fashions bridal fashion projects and Susan
G. Komen’s Philadelphia Race for the Cure.

Education

Orange Coast College

Associate of Science courses

Interior Design

Skills

Social Media

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

Style Guidelines
AP, Chicago and house style guidelines
Quark XPress

Text flow and images for magazine layouts

Other

Basic CMS, SEO, HTML experience