Melissa Rayworth

In U.S.: based in New York and Pittsburgh In Asia: based in Bangkok
Website: http://melissarayworth.pressfolios.com/
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Professional Experience

An accomplished writer, editor and cross-format thinker with 15 years’ experience quickly and vividly creating compelling lifestyles content for magazines and digital outlets. Also skilled at solidly improving and effectively managing content created by others, with three years' experience as a magazine managing editor. Areas of expertise include work/life balance, parenting and marriage, home design and organization, and the myths and realities of modern suburbia. Organized, effective and drama-free.

Expertise

Editor
10 Years
Writer
15 Years
Other, Specify
3 Years

Specialty

Entertainment
15 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
12 Years
Lifestyle
15 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Wire Service
15 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Associated Press (10+), WhatToExpect.com (10+), TakePart.com (10+), Pittsburgh Magazine (3-5)

Other Work History

Military Spouse Magazine -- managing editor, 2011-2014

Foreign Language Skills

Limited Chinese, Thai and Spanish

Unions

Dramatists Guild, SAG, AFTRA

Computer Skills

Word, OS 10

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen with current 12-month residence visa in Thailand

Awards

Finalist for Golden Quill journalism awards in Magazine Writing 2015 and 2012