Melissa Rudy

Melissa Rudy is a versatile copywriter with 12+ years of experience crafting persuasive, polished content for online, print, and mobile channels. Her specialties include content for websites, blog posts, press releases, product descriptions, newsletters, and more. She has a strong background in e-commerce, retail, and social media.

From 2003 to 2008, Melissa worked for Frontgate/Cornerstone as an online content manager. In that role, she coordinated the online presentation of thousands of products, edited copy for the web, managed daily website operations, and monitored all online content to ensure accuracy and usability. She also created copy for web pages, emails, and other marketing collateral.

Prior to that role, Melissa spent 3 years as a Technical Writer for a legal software company, where she created user manuals, online help text, and marketing content.

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