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I've written content for clients in the following subjects: parenting, relationships, writing, self-publishing, blogging, food, eldercare, travel, film/TV, theatre, fitness/health, real estate, and personal finance. 

Subject areas I've not written about can be covered with research. Feel free to let me know about your project.

I'm also the author of several novels and Co-author of  How to Make a Living as a WriterIn addition, I Co-founded and write for Pen and Parent. My work has been published online at The Pennyhoarder, Today Parenting, Rage Against the Minivan, Momastery, Red Tricycle, and other online publications. 

Note: Much of my client work is not posted below as it is ghostwritten in order for it to appear as if the business owner has written it themselves. 





The Ins and Outs of Common Core


How to Self-Publish
Medium: Dear Facebook






"Melissa is an outstanding writer who delivers high-quality writing fast. She never misses a deadline and takes pride in what she does. Without a doubt, she's reliable, committed, and talented!" --Amber Roshay, Author, English Teacher, and Writer

"Melissa's writing talents are amazing and I am always pleased with the documents she creates for me. She has a great understanding and working knowledge of today's business world, as well as an ability to incorporate true emotion and reality into all of her personal writing as well. I would definitely recommend her talents to anyone needing a little of her expertise or her flair in telling their story."  --Laura D.


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I'm a Portland-based writer, author, blogger and VA. Does your business need compelling content or an administrative life-line? Let's connect!