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STORYTELLER


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STORYTELLER


I was once a round peg trying to fit into square holes. But not anymore. 

It's okay to admit it, you know. That I tried to fit in and could not. The road less traveled was too damn tempting, even if that meant always living on the edge. The 9 to 5's give me the jitters. I did that for a while. I even left my home in Puerto Rico for the opportunity-filled, distant lands of California. After five years in the rat race, I came running back to paradise with a simple idea: creating from home and delivering to the world. I designed my own voyage, developed my own strategy, created my dream job. I no longer needed to fit in. Once I realized that being my authentic self meant embracing the magic of a true original, things started to change. Today, some might think I'm a little crazy. Others, that I'm a bit of a misfit. I'd rather go with rulebreaker, risktaker and truthseeker, with absolutely no hyphensAdventure, revolution, fearlessness — those get me up every morning. So when it's time to get work done, I tap into my secret forces to create vibration-raising stories in English or en Español. I strive to change lives, to push the human race forward. Can you blame me? 

You are still reading. Groovy. I bet you are a radical soul too. Want to know more about this tiny fighter? Awesome. I've been published by USA Today, AFAR, About.com, SF Gate and California Home + Design Magazine, amongst others, and have created copy for brands like Fashion TV, Houzz, Custo Barcelona, Isofrut, Manglar Swimwear, Seek Retreat and more. Check out my writing samples under my portfolioI also showcase some decent sailing skills on the blog SVMelissa.com

If you need to tell your authentic story, to scream it to the world  you need a lionhearted storyteller.

And I am just that.

So make the first move and get in touch.

-MAS

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AND


"Writing is second nature to Melissa. Her affinity for turning words into works of art, untamable curiosity, and thirst for adventure mean she was born to be a writer." 

- Aaron Skipto, Founder at AND Magazine

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AND


"Writing is second nature to Melissa. Her affinity for turning words into works of art, untamable curiosity, and thirst for adventure mean she was born to be a writer." 

- Aaron Skipto, Founder at AND Magazine

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CHD


 

"Besides being a joy to work with, Melissa is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and deliver under the pressure of a deadline. She demonstrated the ability to think on her feet and took initiative on writing assignments and other projects that benefited the publication."

- Erin Feher, Editor in Chief at California Home + Design Magazine

 

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CHD


 

"Besides being a joy to work with, Melissa is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and deliver under the pressure of a deadline. She demonstrated the ability to think on her feet and took initiative on writing assignments and other projects that benefited the publication."

- Erin Feher, Editor in Chief at California Home + Design Magazine

 

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Vivvva


We were lucky to have Melissa on board. Her insights on online marketing, especially with regard to the use of  social media, were invaluable.  I was very impressed with her writing and PR skills.  Furthermore, Melissa is creative, insightful and passionate -- with impeccable work ethics and great interpersonal skills.

- Sonja Baumer, PhD
former VP at Vivvva Inc.

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Vivvva


We were lucky to have Melissa on board. Her insights on online marketing, especially with regard to the use of  social media, were invaluable.  I was very impressed with her writing and PR skills.  Furthermore, Melissa is creative, insightful and passionate -- with impeccable work ethics and great interpersonal skills.

- Sonja Baumer, PhD
former VP at Vivvva Inc.

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Fashion TV


 

"Responsible, talented and upbeat. Fabulous writer, with impeccable sense of style. A true gem."

- Claire Donaldson, Former Managing Editor at Fashion TV Network

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Fashion TV


 

"Responsible, talented and upbeat. Fabulous writer, with impeccable sense of style. A true gem."

- Claire Donaldson, Former Managing Editor at Fashion TV Network