Meg in the sun

Meghan Palmer

Writer

Location icon United States

I've been a freelance writer (and an in-house writer, and an agency writer, and a fiction writer) since 2006. I've written all kinds of material for a wide array of media. My more recent work includes copy for websites, blogs, ads, scripts and local flavor projects like Yonder Backyard Adventures, a collaboration with designer and photographer Tim Lucas, focused on community and culture, and adventure, in my hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Click my YouTube icon below to see our work.

Some of my regular freelance work includes copy for clients of Robin Easter Designs, based in Knoxville, and South Marketing Group, based in Morristown, Tennessee. I particularly enjoy helping local businesses and entrepreneurs find the voice that best communicates their message and unique contribution to the tapestry of vibrant communities in East Tennessee.

As the in-house copywriter for Cellular Sales, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, I developed concepts and wrote copy for radio spots, blog posts, email promotions, flyers, scripts and whatever else we could make to keep this nationwide company's brand voice vibrant.

Before taking on this role, I served as a content developer for ad agency Designsensory, which gave me the privilege of researching and writing for a fascinating array of companies and topics. Agency life demanded that my work stay relevant and polished, and kept my technical skills, such as SEO, honed.

My traditional publishing experience includes interviewing for, writing and editing articles for Marquee Magazine, Home and Hill and The Anniston Star. I've contributed to DemandMedia.com, which provides content for LiveStrong, eHow, GlobalPost and other sites.

I am always working on fiction projects. Recently, I've punched in the last period on an Appalachian magical realism novel (until the next rewrite, of course) which I'm hoping to see published and/or represented before too long.

Portfolio
Marquee Magazine
A Good Song

I am here early at The Down Home, soaking in the dimly lit, rustic atmosphere where I first saw Jill Andrews perform as part of the everybodyfields.

Home and Hill
Crumbling Superstitions

There is an old house on my family's farm working slowly on a manifestation of dust to dust. It is, in its way, an arresting structure even as it falls to the ground in slow motion.

Tennessee Magazine
Swimming Down Memory Lane

I wrote this article while in service to Clinch-Powell RC&D, to promote ecotourism in remote Hancock County, Tennessee.

Marketing Collateral
03/01/2017
Apple Barn Brochure

Working with a talented designer, account manager and other team members at Designsensory, I rewrote the copy for Sevierville-based business Apple Barn's brochure.

Designsensory
What's an Author Doing at an Ad Agency?

Here's a riddle for you: What is a writer with no ad agency experience doing in a mesh-backed rolly chair at Designsensory? And typing away on her laptop in the open-concept office, no less. Is she lost? A professional stowaway?

The Local Palate
05/01/2017
Ad for Augusta, Georgia

Targeting millenials primarily, this ad showcases Augusta's eclectic, yet classic Southern foodie scene.

Marketing Collateral
05/01/2017
Driver Banners for City of Augusta

Augusta is the birthplace of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. The headlines for these four driver banners were conceived to play on the town's "funky" heritage, while showcasing the area's leisure activities. The client also stipulated that each headline work with the other three as a system, with a light-hearted imperative and cheeky play on words.

Southhighknoxville
South High Senior Living

Working for Robin Easter of Robin Easter Designs, I researched, developed and wrote the content for Dover Signature Properties' recent project: South High Senior Living. I particularly love that Dover revitalizes neglected, iconic buildings to serve the important purpose of housing for seniors in need.

phoneawesome
Take a Hike ... With Your Smartphone - phoneawesome

Even us tech-loving Cellular Sales folks like to unplug and get out into the woods. It's nice to get away from the constant noise of the connected world. But, that doesn't mean we leave our smartphones behind. Read on to find out about our favorite apps, gear and other ways our smartphones help us get back to nature.

For Cellular Sales In-Store Use
04/30/2018
Flyer Advertising PhoneAwesome Blog

This simple flowchart is reminiscent of Wired's Chartgeist creations. I conceptualized and then worked with a talented graphic designer to make this.

Hardwood Specialties
08/25/2019
Blog - Hardwood Specialties

Working with South Marketing Group, I write monthly blogs for Morristown company Hardwood Specialties. I conceptualize, research and create content that combines industry trends with Hardwood Specialties brand awareness, publishing posts that always bring value, never fluff.

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