I’m an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area-based writer whose work is characterized by exceptional clarity, depth and insight—no matter the topic covered. I operate on two simple assumptions: everyone has a story to tell, and a story well told will always find an audience.

Melanie HaikenI operate on two simple assumptions: Everyone has a story to tell. And a story well-told will always find an audience.

Equally comfortable with magazine journalism, Web content development, content marketing, and corporate writing, I bring to the table deep research skills and a writing style that’s engaging, accessible, and above all memorable.

Formerly an executive-level editor for magazines as diverse as San Francisco, Parenting, The Industry Standard, and Health, I’ve written for Parade, AFAR, Sierra, TakePart.com, Forbes.com, Caring.com, Via, Delta Sky, Real Simple, Woman’s Day, WestJet, Yoga Journal, and many other national magazines and websites.

For custom publishing and corporate clients as diverse as Adobe, Kaiser Permanente, Plenty, Scrum Alliance, Wells Fargo, and WesTech Engineering, I create award-winning marketing and custom publishing materials and communications campaigns.

As a content development expert for Caring.com, BabyCenter.com, and Consumer Health Interactive, I’ve produced and launched client-centered content sites that serve millions of users.

I’m also available to address leadership groups on the topics I cover, from science and green tech to travel to health and wellness. A list of topics I’m qualified o speak on is available upon request.