Melinda Clynes

Freelance Writer

For 25 years I’ve worked as a freelance writer, providing communications/editorial expertise for organizations. I also write and edit features. The business and journalism aspects of my work each bring different challenges and rewards.

My for-profit and nonprofit portfolio includes web content, newsletters, brochures, video scripts, leader bios/profiles, press releases, and annual reports. Current and past clients include a host of great companies, from public relations agencies to land conservancies to graphic design houses, staffing firms and food banks.

Being a freelancer suits me well, as I like having many plates in the air! I'd love to learn about what you do and see how we might work together.


Client Work

Strategic Staffing Solutions
Stories of veterans who now have civilian careers at Strategic Staffing Solutions
Orchards Children's Services
Stories of courage, tales of triumph
Green Philanthropists
Crucial role of interim buyers in land protection
2015 Annual Report
Community saves an 80-acre farm from development on Old Mission Peninsula, page 4
Approaches Magazine
A history of barnstorming and how the Yankee Air Museum is bringing back the thrill of open-cockpit flying
Small Plates: Five Personal Stories of Food Insecurity
Personal stories of food insecurity and its causes, effects

Stories & Features

Detroit's mother entrepreneurs
Five women entrepreneurs tackle the challenges of growing a business while creating healthy, stable, happy families
Northern Light
Rev. Joan Ross works to stabilize families in Detroit's North End 
Promoting kid bike power in Flint
Angela Stamps finds rewards in getting Flint kids on bikes
Crossing the Rouge River
Problem solving begins in nature
48 Hours In Dearborn
In Dearborn, the local Ram's Horn advertises Halal meat and and old Dawn Donuts' A-frames transform into falafel stands overnight
Speaking up, speaking out
Youth organizing and advocating for change
Cafe in Ferndale serves people and cats
At Ferndale's Catfe Lounge, cat lovers get their fix while homeless cats find refuge
Fighting food insecurity for Detroit's young children
Getting broccoli onto the highchair
Healing a student body: restorative practices in Detroit
Nurturing relationships among students, teachers and community
Encouraged to Think, Create, Write
Young fiction writers find inspiration in the basement of Ypsilanti District Library

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