I am an analytical/experienced multimedia journalist, community builder, content strategist, and event planner passionate about travel, food, art, and healthy living.
Currently based in the Bay Area, I work as a Worldwide Community Manager for Apple. I work with a widespread, interdisciplinary team of writers, instructional designers, videographers, and publishers. Through project coordination, global community building, and content strategy, I drive and deliver business objectives, boost engagement, and thrive under tight deadlines while producing vibrant and compelling training and communication materials, inspirational videos, and thought leadership pieces.
Melissa is not only a sharp, skilled editor—she’s also full of great ideas, and approaches everything she works on with thoughtfully and precisely. Writing for her was a pleasure. I would love to work with Melissa again, and also wouldn’t hesitate to hire her for any writing, editing, creative, or content management project.
At Zipcar, Melissa is tasked with the difficult job of managing in all directions at once. She works with freelance writers and editors, Zipcar’s internal creative teams, and stakeholders from various departments, including marketing, operations, engineering and more. The result is polished, interesting, original content, week in and week out.
I’ve worked with Melissa on Ziptopia, Zipcar’s online magazine, every day for the past 6 months, and my praise for her could fill another online magazine. Passionate and insightful, Melissa infuses every story pitch, film shoot, and strategic digital marketing move with committed thoughtfulness and humility.
I had the pleasure of working with Melissa when she helped conduct Field Trip’s launch event in Boston. I was impressed with her attention-to-detail and meticulous planning. She lead from the front and assembled a team that could deliver in a timely manner. We ended up having a successful launch event in Boston and credit goes to Melissa!
Melissa has a passion for connecting, serving and adding value to everyone she connects with. She has a wealth of information and is generous in sharing her wisdom.
I worked with Melissa on several writing projects, from award submissions to case studies and blog articles. She brings a wonderful energy to the writing process, encouraging content creators to infuse their personal voice while at the same time clearly communicating facts and persuasive arguments.