about Mary






writing samples

Working with Mary on this writing project has been a great experience because of her professionalism and talent. Mary has a passion and gift for telling a good story.

~ Jan Gunter, Communications and Community Relations Director,
The Salvation Army, Austin Metropolitan Area Command


The process

As a journalist, I listen to you, ask questions to clarify your goals, pull together all the sources of information needed, and condense these many details into a coherent text.

As an editor, I search for just the right word and place it in just the right place. I know how words should flow grammatically, but I also know when to break rules to make your message unique. Being an editor also means I am detail-oriented and consistent with spelling and terminology.

Don't forget your global audience

Your customers can be anywhere in the world. Using my experience with globalization, I create text to be understood across a wide international audience.

People need to find you online

As webmaster for the top editing team at Microsoft, I learned all about search engine optimization (SEO). I keep up to date on current trends and incorporate SEO in all the writing I do—you never know when something will appear online.

Your audience deserves the best you can give them

Your readers, your customers, want to know your story. Tell it with clarity, tell it with style.


I can help you with:

   Case studies, success stories, profiles

  • Show potential customers how satisfied your current customers are
  • Highlight your staff and other important people in your business with descriptive profiles

   Press releases

  • Let the world know what your company is doing

   Web copy

  • Present clear text that informs your customers and entices them to use your products or services


Writing samples

Success stories

   The Salvation Army Gave Roxanne a Place to Start

   Watson's Pet Care satisfied clients

Press release

   Violin Virtuoso Judith Aller to Work with Neighborhood Music School (pdf)


   Bell Ringers Sign of Holiday Season (pdf)

   Following Farmers Markets Across Montana (pdf)

   Anti-abandonment Law May Be in for a Court Challenge (pdf)

Excerpts from my book, Montana Farmers Markets: Stories of Montana Food and the People Who Produce It (2010)

   Fly Fishing (pdf)

   Noxon (pdf)

   Organic Food (pdf)


My writing has appeared in many places in print and online, including the following:

  • active4life (newsletter)
  • Glendale (Calif.) News-Press
  • Health Kick (London) (magazine)
  • Hill Country News (Cedar Park, Tex.)
  • L.A. Weekly
  • Los Angeles Times
  • MetriTech (writing English as a Second Language passages and items for textbooks)
  • Microsoft technical documentation
  • Montana Woman (magazine)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Rural Montana (magazine)
  • Salvation Army (Austin, Tex.) blog
  • Seaside (Ore.) Signal
  • Seattle Times
  • Seattle Weekly
  • Sunday Oregonian
  • United Press International (London office)
  • Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages (newsletter)
  • Yummy Montana blog
  • Yummy Northwest website


How can I help you make your message clear?

Contact me to set up a free consultation: info@rainydayrose.com


Mary Rosewood ©2016