• Mariah Beckman

    Editor, Copywriter & Content Marketer


    Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.

    Let's Get Acquainted

    I'm a natural communicator with a knack for connecting with audiences and identifying a reader’s drives. I have robust experience creating documents and content for a diverse range of mediums—print and digital magazines, e-commerce sites, physical books, paid and owned marketing media. Not just a storyteller, I have publishing know-how when it comes to print and digital books that spans from the ISBN procurement and page layout to nitty-gritty substantive edits and final-pass proofreads. I'm a passionate developmental editor, a versatile writer, and a personality powerhouse that makes a dynamic addition to any team.



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    Editorial Copywriter, Production Copywriter & Production Copy Editor

    May 2015 – 2022

    • Created "witty, whimsical and in-the-know" copy
    • Worked in tandem with design and merchandising teams to develop effective and compelling copy that reflects the zulily brand
    • Outlook, Word Excel/OneNote 2013, AP Stylebook, in-house style guide, Sharepoint


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    Pif Magazine

    Managing Editor, Associate Editor

    Oct 2013 – 2019

    • Selected and revised macro- and micro-fiction submissions for publication in a monthly online magazine
    • Collaborated with editing staff to publish high-quality fiction, poetry and editorial pieces
    • Proofread fiction submissions for sentence-level and organizational issues
    • Created an editorial calendar to plan and delegate content creation for contriubting authors/editors
    • Conducted monthly interviews, wrote biographies and selected visual artwork for the site



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    DRAFT Magazine

    Editorial Intern 

    Jan 2010 – May 2010

    • Fact-checked (dates, statistics, quotes) articles using standard reference sources.
    • Shadowed editorial mentors during monthly pitch meetings
    • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax
    • Wrote for print and online mediums, working closely with DRAFT editors
    • Experienced the general editorial process (deadlines, story assignment, content creation, etc.) of a national consumer magazine

    “A word after a word after a word is power.” - Margaret Atwood

  • Skills


    Content production

    InDesign, Quark, InCopy, Adobe Acrobat, Kindle Direct Publishing, HTML, Amazon Create space, Apple Books, experience with Library of Congress cataloging and ISBN procurement; cover design and page layout in Adobe InDesign

    Content Strategy

    Newsletters, press releases, short- and long-form copy, ad content, social media copy, product copy, back-of-book promotions, landing page/web content

    Project Management

    Trello, Sharepoint, Canva, Teams/Slack, Google Professional Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Monday, Workday


    Substantive/line editing, proofreading, and developmental editing using either Chicago Manual of Style or AP Style Book (and the Copyeditor's Handbook when in doubt)

    Content management systems


    WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, HTML



    University of Washington

    Editing Certificate 2015 - 2015



    Arizona State University

    B.A. - English 2008 - 2010



    Arizona State University

    B.A - English: Technical Writing 2008 - 2010



  • Writing Samples

    ...and here are a few examples of my writing on the interwebs

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    Puyallup Herald:

    Nonprofit Angel One aims to help ‘real people with real needs’


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    Puyallup Herald:

    Meeker Mansion ready for its national television closeup

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    South Sound Talk

    (take your pick from dozens of articles)

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    (there are plenty to choose from, so take your pick!)

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    Zulily | Milan Kiss

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    Zulily | MukLuks

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    Magazine clips available upon request

  • Editing Samples

    available upon request in the following genres

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    Historical Fiction

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    Science Fiction

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    Young Adult