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Laura Richards

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Writer | Editor | Content Marketing & Branding Specialist

About Me

I'm a Boston-based writer and editor with a passion for storytelling, reporting, content marketing, and branding. I've written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe Magazine, Reader's Digest, Martha Stewart Living, Woman's Day, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, and many other top-tier outlets.  

Not only do I write and edit, I specialize in helping companies sharpen and develop their brand awareness, identity, voice, and strategy to connect with their target audience through a variety of avenues that maximize their ROI whether that's through an eye-catching press release, web and digital content, social media, a complete content overhaul/redo, or an executive bio that really stands out from the crowd. 

I have extensive experience in the following verticals: health/wellness/medical, lifestyle, parenting, consumer products, business/entrepreneurship, and evergreen content. I've worked with billion-dollar corporate giants to small startups and I'd love to work with you!

Industries I Write About

Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Design

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Cosmetics

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Food & Beverages

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Veterinary

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Fine Art

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Consumer Goods

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My Writing Samples

The New York Times: For My Son With Disabilities, the Joy of Trick-or-Treating With a Buddy

Parents of children with special needs often work tirelessly to do everything they can to help their kids, but there are certain needs that we, as parents, simply can’t fulfill. Like making friends for them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/well/family/for-my-son-with-disabilities-the-joy-of-trick-or-treating-with-a-buddy.html

The Washington Post: How MLMs Are Hurting Female Relationships

How Multilevel Marketing companies are deeply affecting women's friendships with each other. Article went viral and was in the Sunday Washington Post Print edition.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/01/21/how-mlms-are-hurting-female-friendships/?utm_term=.26def372dfdb

U.S. News & World Report: The Best Places to Live--Worcester, MA

For The Best Places to Live issue, I wrote an extensive piece on Worcester, MA and took all photographs.

https://realestate.usnews.com/places/massachusetts/worcester

Woman's Day: I Attained Career Success Later in Life — Here's How

Instead of lamenting the "if only's," change them to thoughts of what you can do now to move you closer to your goal.

https://www.womansday.com/life/work-money/a55078/my-career-success-lessons-learned/

House Beautiful: 7 Inexpensive Tricks That Made My Home Look Amazing

With four kids, my decorating budget was spread (very) thin. Here's how I made my house look fabulous for less!

https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/home-makeovers/a6188/simple-inexpensive-things-i-did-to-make-my-house-look-gorgeous/

The Boston Globe Magazine: Before Social Media There was the Front Porch

How my porch connected our family to our neighborhood and the world.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/10/10/before-social-media-there-was-front-porch/OaJPTORSNexmxf5D4KPM0M/story.html

Redbook: One of My Twins Was Born With Life-Altering Birth Defects, But I Still Think He's Perfect

My son doesn't think of himself as disabled, and neither should you.

https://www.redbookmag.com/life/mom-kids/a43572/birth-defect-twin-transfusion-syndrome/

Martha Stewart Living: What are the Real Odds of Finding a Four-Leaf Clover?

I let an expert weigh in on this timeless pastime and the odds of finding a real four-leaf clover.

https://www.marthastewart.com/1512045/what-are-real-odds-finding-four-leaf-clover

Reader's Digest: 15 Sneaky Ways Spring Cleaning Is Damaging Your Health

A clean home doesn’t always equal a healthy home: Cleaning products can be loaded with dangerous chemicals. Read this before you spring clean this year.

https://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/ways-spring-cleaning-damaging-your-health/

Care.com: Diet During Pregnancy -- The No-No List for Expectant Moms

When you're expecting a baby, your nutrition affects the two of you, so heed these warnings from natural health experts to ensure the best outcome for you and your baby. Here's what NOT to eat while pregnant.

https://www.care.com/c/stories/4951/diet-during-pregnancy-the-no-no-list-for-e/

Your Teen for Parents Magazine: Setting Limits On Video Games: Too Much Fortnite

Parenting is more than feeding, housing, clothing, and loving your children. It’s making thousands of decisions along the way including how they spend their free time. In a world full of imbalance, it’s our job to provide it until our kids learn to do it for themselves.

https://yourteenmag.com/technology/setting-fortnite-boundaries?fbclid=IwAR0PpBAtWyPMITxemipY9cu9MmYWao7ueJ-COB78xCuYU--X_relkgU4Kps

Bellus Magazine: The Bright, Sensory Beauty of Abstract Impressionist Artist, Blu Smith

When Blu Smith began his career as an artist, he was pointed in one direction but was surprised by what ultimately happened. Here's his amazing journey.

http://www.bellusmagazine.com/the-bright-sensory-beauty-of-abstract-impressionist-artist-blu-smith/

Art of the Times: How Artist Steve Lyons Is Turning a Cape Cod Town Into a Must-See Destination

(pages 20-21) As the former personal assistant to Judith Crist and Pia Zadora, Steve Lyons has had what many may term an eclectic life. Fast forward through some twists and turns, Lyons has now become a premier artist who’s bringing collectors and admirers from all over the world to a small Cape Cod town.

https://artofthetimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MARCH-2017-SPRING.pdf

Mogul: One Mom's Desperate Search to Save Her Son Birthed a Business

Majda Ficko’s son was born with a rare syndrome. Searching for a solution to save his life, a business was born that has helped thousands. Read her amazing story!

https://onmogul.com/stories/one-mom-s-desperate-search-to-save-her-son-a-solution-to-help-many-through-the-birth-of-a-business

Experience

Writer | Editor | Content Marketing & Branding Specialist

Laura's experience can be found on her LinkedIn Profile and her portfolio site: www.LauraRichardsWriter.com

Company: Laura Richards

I worked there from /2008 until now

Content I Write