Melissa Maynard

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Chicago, Illinois
The Illinois Institute Of Art Chicago
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  • Melissa Maynard has been writing and editing for large online brands for more than 15 years.
  • She has written and edited content for BobVila, The Chicago Tribune, BizBash, Travel Insider Magazine, and BravoTV.
  • Career highlights include interviewing interior designers, including HGTV's Sabrina Soto and Ali Azhar.


Melissa Maynard has more than 15 years of industry experience working as a content strategist, editor, and writer, creating and optimizing lifestyle content for large online brands. She is a freelance editor for Acton Media's Special Projects team, editing and writing content for Her work has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune, BravoTV, Travel Insider Magazine, and BizBash. She was part of the editorial quality team at Dotdash, enhancing the content of several verticals, including TripSavvy, Lifewire, The Spruce Eats, and The Spruce, focusing on shopping guides, DIY projects, home inspiration, and how-tos. Career highlights include interviewing several interior design experts and executives. Maynard lives in Chicago on the city's vibrant northside, not far from Lake Michigan. When she's not writing or editing stories, she is planning the next project for her 1908 craftsman bungalow.


Melissa holds a bachelor's degree from the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago.
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