Marie Bartlett

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About Marie Bartlett

Freelance writing services with special interest in nonfiction books. Will ghostwrite for flat fee or work on assignment to complete manuscript on requested topic. Also provide short-term freelance services including corporate and P.R. projects. Member of the Association of American Journalists & Authors (ASJA) with 25 years in the freelance business. Four nonfiction books published; hundreds of articles published on a variety of subjects.


Hendersonville, NC 28792


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  • 5/5 stars

    I have known and worked with Marie since the late 1980's. She's a true professional. She is compassionate, smart, talented, and dependable. She can learn about new subjects quickly, and her years of life and career experience have prepared her well for any number of types of assignments. She has a spunky determination and she doesn't give up easily, even when projects become very tedious. She worked as a freelance writer for me once when I edited a business publication, and more recently has submitted a variety of story ideas and press releases to my current employer.

Question and answer

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. Yes, it's important to stay abreast of all new developments, particularly social media and how it will impact print works. I retain a membership in the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), attend relevant conferences and read online works related to my field. I also communicate with other writers, all ages, to determine what's going on in the workforce.

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. Writing is a profession that often chooses you, not the other way around. Like most writers, I write because I must. It is a form of communication that seeks an outlet even when I don't feel like writing, or become discouraged and disillusioned. I have left it and always return. That's why I call my website "onceawriter..." as in always a writer.

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. I just completed the editing of a unique marketing book called "Contrarian Marketing," which I believe to be a polished, important work that will provide something new in the world of business. I am also proud of the fact that I undertook a fiction work after many years of writing nonfiction. It required me to stretch and grow.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Ask for prior experience and references from former clients. Know what you want to say, be willing to provide as much information as possible and then let the writer do his/her thing. Also know what's most important within your needs-- timeliness, accuracy, flexibility -- or all of these?

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