MELISSA RAGSDALE

Writer | Editor

Dedicated to making the world a better place through creativity and compassion. 

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PORTFOLIO

I have published over 500 articles online, including reported pieces, personal essays, listicles, technical writing, interviews, and news coverage. I additionally specialize in content marketing and publicity deliverables, including press kits, social media content, blog posts, and website copy. You'll find some of my favorite pieces below, and you can access all of my clips on my Authory profile.

 
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HOW TO CREATE A FEMINIST READING SERIES WHERE EVERYONE GETS ICE CREAM

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'EVERY GIRL' TELLS TRUE STORIES OF WOMEN FROM EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

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INTERVIEW WITH AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR ROBIN MILES

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35 LITERARY DESTINATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY FOR THE ULTIMATE BOOKISH VACATION

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HOW HARPER LEE AND 'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD' HELPED ME BECOME A MUSICIAN

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EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT JANE AUSTEN'S UNDERWEAR

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PETITION CREATED TO NAME NEW PERIODIC TABLE ELEMENT AFTER TERRY PRATCHETT’S COLOUR OF MAGIC

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THIS YA NOVEL MAKES AN IMPORTANT POINT ABOUT CONSENT AND COMMUNICATION

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I RE-READ MY FAVORITE AMERICAN GIRL BOOK AS AN ADULT

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INTERVIEW WITH AMANI AL-KHATAHTBEH

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THE 17 BEST FICTION BOOKS COMING OUT IN FEBRUARY 2017

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INTERVIEW WITH INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS

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THIS CODER WANTS KIDS TO SEE THEMSELVES IN THE BOOKS THEY READ

HIRE ME

Need help with a project? Looking to hire a new member of your team? Let's talk.

CONTENT WRITING

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Vibrant and polished writing powers the digital age. As an experienced writer, with over 500 online clips, I can make any subject pop. (SEO-optimized content is my jam.) I have extensive experience with WordPress, Medium, and other CMS systems. I'm a trained copy editor, with knowledge of Chicago, APA, MLA, and more. Check out my portfolio

EVENT PRODUCTION

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I've helped produce an extensive range of events, from intimate readings to lively concerts to massive festivals. I can lead volunteers to make anything possible, and I'm great at thinking on my feet. Whether it's by liaising with VIP performers or running the door efficiently, you can count on me to make sure your event goes smoothly. (I'm the girl who remembers to bring the tape.) My motto: be prepared for anything and have fun.

PUBLICITY AND MARKETING

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I'm a pro at helping you and your project stand out from the crowd. I can help you develop a content marketing strategy, build a press kit, and optimize your social media presence. Good publicity reflects your personality and passion. I'm here to help funnel that into an effective campaign. 

 
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CONTACT

melissaanneragsdale [at] gmail [dot] com

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