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Mary R. Ladd


Content Creator (Independent)

About Me

Specialties: Writing and editing.

Industries I Write About

Food & Beverages

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Leisure & Travel

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Hospital & Health Care

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Alternative Medicine

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Medical Device

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Mental Health Care

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Events Services

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My Writing Samples

Community Acupuncture Expands Service Reach

The new twist on an old treatment adds La-Z-Boys, a sliding scale, and a group setting.


Bay Cities Driving School

Site rehaul.


What Are Dental Sealants?

Blog post for successful dental practice


Today’s Hep C Drugs Work Better

Hep C patients are being cured with fewer side effects, and researchers are working on a hep C vaccine.



Freelance Writer

Company: Healthline Media

I worked there from 3/2017 until now

Freelance Writer

Travel and food pieces for Eat Drink Play section.

Company: Bay Area News Group

I worked there from 11/2016 until now

Contributing Health and Travel Writer

Company: Oakland Magazine

I worked there from 3/2017 until now


Profiles and stories for a general-interest magazine and website that covers the news, issues, discoveries, and people of the University of California, Berkeley (my alma mater!)

Company: California Magazine

I worked there from 12/2017 until now

Extra Crispy Contributor

Freelancer for a new digital brand dedicated to breakfast, brunch and the culture surrounding it all. http://www.extracrispy.com/author/363/mary-ladd

Company: Time Magazine

I worked there from 8/2016 until now


Book & website project. Author of comedic riffs detailing: hair loss, 22 rounds of chemo, genetic counseling, “bathroom issues,” and seven surgeries (including a double mastectomy and hysterectomy) from breast cancer. http://www.wigreport.com/

Company: The Wig Report

I worked there from 11/2013 until now

Writer for SF Weekly & SFoodie

Covering arts & culture (for the Exhibitionist) as well as food, wine, beer and restaurants at SFoodie. Lots of fun food writing from my computer to yours: http://tinyurl.com/cgt6tnu

Company: Village Voice Media

I worked there from 6/2009 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

Patient FAQs: How are implants different from dentures?

With an engaging and conversational tone, explain to patients how implants work, as well as their advantages over dentures: they are so comfortable and easy, no sealants are used, and gum tissue continues to generate. Eating is a breeze--bring on the steak, corn, apples and other delicious foods that can be problematic with dentures. Because implants are natural looking and strong, many patients get a lasting boost in self- esteem. That leads to more chances to smile at friends and family.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: dental implants,implant,gum health,dentist,implant specialist


How to throw a Minus the Moo ice cream sundae party

Detail the ingredients and add ons needed for a spectacular sundae party. Ideal for Super Bowl parties, college studying sessions, family gatherings, engagement parties and of course birthday parties. Adds ons include caramel and chocolate sauces with unexpected treats: nut brittle, PB cups, gummy bears, chocolate bits (with sea salt!), freeze dried raspberries, chocolate covered pretzels, pie, ginger cookies and lemon curd.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: ice cream,entertaining,dessert,sweets,family,children,holidays


Medications and Dental Care

There are hundreds of medications that cause dry mouth, excessive plaque, inflammation and other dental issues. As we age, we rely on these medications more often. While these medications are important for the treatment of cancer, depression, allergies and even the common cold, it is also vital to communicate with Dr. Linger. That way, he can advise on the best approaches to keep your mouth healthy. Can use quotes from the Dr.

Content type: Blog Post