Melissa Dempsey is a writer for publications and businesses.

I tell stories. I can’t help myself. Whether I’m scribbling interesting tidbits for Instagram, crafting long-form journalism, or helping business owners develop their brand’s voice and fire-hose messages to the world, I find stories everywhere and it’s my passion to share them.

It helps that I call New York’s Hudson Valley my home; inspiration abounds in a large-to-us small town nestled between the famous Hudson River and a range of 35 Catskill high peaks—muses to generations of writers.

But enough of that Walden-esque stuff.
If you’re here to learn more about what I do, or what I can do for you, keep reading.


As an experienced writer with a journalism degree and a background in editing, I produce researched, thoughtful, engaging copy and specialize in travel, food/drink, and lifestyle articles. Browse my portfolio here or just reach out to work with me. Take a chance. Live a little.


I’ve provided copywriting, content strategy, and press releases to various businesses over the last decade-plus. View my business services here.


You there—yeah, you… You look like someone who enjoys engaging stories.
Am I right?
Meet me on Patreon. I’ve got some great reads for you.


Intro to Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Brands was first published in 2016; an updated, expanded second edition was released in 2018. Purchase my e-book here.

Short on time? Here’s an overview of services:

  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • Content strategy
  • Copyediting
  • Copywriting
  • Magazine features
  • Magic tricks (kidding, just making sure you’re still with me)
  • Newsletters
  • Press releases
  • Proofreading