About Milly

Do you need polished, accurate and lively copy? Want it on time? Appreciate professionalism? You’re in the right place.

My Story

My first real job after graduating from Wellesley College involved writing Head Shot 2 for ABOUT Page25 profiles of the largest employers in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Cambridge Chronicle. That task gave me a professional direction for life. I love interviewing people, learning new things, and sharing what I learn through writing.

Most of my work focuses on ways to improve the health of people and the planet, to increase happiness and to extend prosperity. This bio page includes some details on my clients for writing and editorial services. For more information on that score and for writing samples please pop over to the portfolio page.

Writing ‘round the world

When I left Cambridge, subsequent moves and travels for work took me to New York, Washington DC, Sweden, and the Middle East. Every job I took helped me learn more about writing and brought new opportunities to cover different subjects in varied formats.

Those jobs included serving as a public relations account executive for Rand Public Relations in NY…. as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Information Service, stationed in Washington and abroad…as a senior editor at Boardroom Reports in NY….and as a senior editor in public affairs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Speech writing is a specialty. I’ve written scores of speeches, including several for C-level executives and a US vice president.  A Toastmaster for 12 years, my own speeches have won dozens of awards.

Freelancing for fun and profit

I freelance for diverse clients such as Medical Economics and Arthritis Today.  My clients have also included corporations such as Marriott Management Services and Sodexho, among many others. Nonprofits also use my services.  I’ve written for Kaiser Permanente and the American Lung Association, among many others.

Other clients include websites such as the Scientific American and the Health Behavior News Service….magazines such as Yoga Journal and Woman’s Day and professional journals such as the Journal of Oncology Practice. I also write books, my own and other people’s.

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Writing and Editing Services

Milly provides services not only for the eye, but for the ear.

Marketing Copy

Speech Writing & Podcasts

Website Content

Social Media Content

Blog Posting

Editing/Rewriting

Articles and Books

White Papers & Reports

Specialized Content Creation

Health, medicine and wellness represent my main focus areas. Print magazines and websites including Scientific American, Good Housekeeping, Yoga Journal and Woman’s Day, among many others, have run my articles and posts. Main topics have been physical, emotional and financial well being. I am passionate about environmental health.

Organizational Content Creation

Corporate clients included Kaiser Permanente, Marriott Management Services and Sodexho, among many others. Small business owners also engage me for copywriting. Among my many nonprofit clients: The American Lung Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the New Hope center for Grieving Children and the Mustard Seed Foundation.

Academic Content Creation

Colleges and universities use my writing and editorial services. Among them Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Urban Institute, Rollins College and Wellesley College.

Individual Content Creation

Individual authors engage me to write or edit their manuscripts or other materials.

 

How can I serve you?

What’s your mission? What messages do you need to convey and to whom?  I would love to learn more about your work and find out how my writing can support your efforts. Send an email to millydawson@gmail.com  or call 407-970-2639.

Testimonials

A trustworthy and creative person, Milly is a great team player and talented communicator. She writes so well and consistently delivers projects on time. I value her professionalism and enjoy our association.

John P. Rennie Scientific American

Whatever topic she is covering, Milly finds the emotional pull and the excitement and shares it with readers. A clear and convincing writer, she also demonstrates high standards of journalistic professionalism.

Sue Mermelstein The New York Times

Milly has abundant talent and a great deal to offer to magazine readers. She writes equally well for lay and professional readers on topics related to health and medicine. I’ve been proud to recommend her to colleagues at other magazines including The Scientist, a professional magazine for neuroscientists. Her work was well received there as well. Milly demonstrates intelligence and vision, professionalism and dedication in her work as a journalist.

Steve Mirsky Scientific American

Milly possesses ample talents as a writer and editor including a lively, inquiring mind and a good sense of humor. She gives her full efforts to any task she undertakes. When I served as health editor of Woman’s Day, Milly contributed excellent work to that magazine. I confidently recommended her to editors at other magazines, including Sesame Street Parents, for whom she also wrote on health topics.

Grace Bennett Inside Chappaqua
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