Words can move the masses. The right words that is. I deliver clear and fresh ideas, stirring and affecting storytelling. I write to inspire and influence. 

"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy."

- William Shakespeare

I write simply, but I don’t simply write. Striving to create content that is compelling and defined by razor-sharp clarity, I write with the purpose of helping people and companies tell stories about what they do. 

Journalism, essaying, copywriting, editing. Yes, I've done it. The term wordsmith surely sums me up.

I've already brought my writing chops to USA Today, SF Gate, Fashion TV, Telemundo, About.com, United Nations Volunteers, Respect International, and California Home + Design Magazine, amongst others.

What can I do for YOU?

Copywriting and content marketing.

Articles for print and digital.

Blog/guest posts and blog management.

Opinion pieces, essays and reviews.

I can even make black door knobs sound like fun. Because they are quite fun, you know. Don't believe me?

Client: Emtek

Brief: Make black cupboard knobs appealing to home owners decorating.

Copy: "Give your kitchen a new lease of life with black cupboard knobs. These elegant and timeless knobs are very easy to install, changing the style of your kitchen in a matter of minutes. Accessories play a big role in kitchen design and cupboard knobs definitely help boost any decorating theme. Choose black crystal cupboard knobs for a chic and modern feel, or pick black bronze knobs for a more rustic and architectural look. Want to find lovely knobs? Check out Emtek for a wide range of stunning brass and steel knobs that fit any budget and style, giving you many decorating possibilities. Discover what cupboard knobs can do as home décor -- they are much more than just functional hardware. "

Told you.



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Contact me: 


Skype: melissapur


"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

"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

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

-Claire Donaldson, Former Managing Editor at Fashion TV Network

Some writing projects include photography -- either my own or sourced.

Want to know more?

Find out more about me, read examples from my portfolio and view my images.

My Publications