I never intended to go into marketing, but ultimately that’s what made me so darn good at it. I’ve spent my life studying creative writing, learning how to build a narrative out of the most innocuous situations. You see, I find beauty in everyday life, and it’s that eye for the unexpected that makes for a skilled content marketer.
I took my writing skills and applied them to a career in marketing and communications, spending more than 10 years in the field. I gained experience in health care marketing, e-commerce, and tourism, just to name a few. During that time, I also earned my master’s degree in communications, rounding out my business acumen with the latest best practices in communications and content marketing. I became an award-winning marketer, leading the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to achieve the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award in “Best Social Media Marketing” at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. I also received the Rockford (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce Woman Business Leader of Tomorrow award before I even turned 30.
Never one to stay idle, I also freelanced during that time, earning bylines in national publications like Bitch Media and interviewing authors like Kerry Cohen. I’m now a lifestyle news writer for women’s news site Bustle and regularly freelance for many other national and corporate publications.
In 2018, I decided it was time to focus on what I love to do best: tell stories through content marketing. So I left full-time employment to launch my own business as a freelance writer and content marketer. Since then, I have provided freelance writing and content marketing services to businesses in Canada, California, Seattle, Chicago, Itasca, Ill., and right here in my hometown of Rockford, Ill.
As a writer and a storyteller, I’m living my best life. Let me help your business do the same.
My name is pronounced Meeka, btw.
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