Mary Shomon

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, Writer, Managing Editor

New York Times Bestselling Author: Translating Complex Information Into Understandable, Persuasive Communications

Mary Shomon is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of popular consumer health books, and a nationally-recognized patient advocate and lay expert on health and wellness for two decades. Mary also has expertise in designing and implementing successful grassroots issues advocacy campaigns and social media programs for companies and political causes.

Mary combines high-level marketing and communications strategic planning skills, with expertise in research and interviewing, along with writing, editing, design, and production of print, web, collateral, and multimedia materials.

Mary's experience includes a decade in advertising and PR, where she served as Sr. Account Manager for advertising programs for IKEA and D/FW Airport, as well as marketing consultant to the World Bank, numerous companies, and professional/trade associations.

Mary serves as Patient Expert for HealthCentral.com since 2017, and served a similar role for About.com/Verywell.com for almost two decades, and has almost 1,000 health and wellness related articles online. Mary is also the co-star of two popular PBS specials on Healthy Hormones.

“I take complex information and make it not only understandable but persuasive. My goal: Empower your readers and fast-forward them up the learning curve so they can take productive action for a better life.“ – Mary Shomon
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Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Case Study, Checklist, Ebook, Explainer Video, General Video, Graphic, Guide, Infographic, Infographic Copy, Interview, Landing Page, Page Layout, Press Release, Product Description, Social Copy, Social Video, Video, Website Copy, Whitepaper
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Washington, DC, USA|English
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Published Content

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healthcentral.com
Article
EPA Budget Cuts Could Endanger Your Thyroid and Hormonal Health

Article at HealthCentral.com on the hormonal health implications of budget cuts to the EPA.

May 2nd, 2017
healthcentral.com
Article
Thyroid Problems in Your Pets

Article on pet health for HealthCentral.com

October 10th, 2017
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Ebook
List of Mary Shomon's Health Books (PDF File)

A complete list of the books -- published in both print and ebook editions -- authored or co-authored by Mary Shomon, including the New York Times bestselling "Thyroid Diet."

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Mary Shomon's Resume (PDF File)
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Article
Elle Magazine Feature Story on Mary Shomon's Patient Advocacy, by Joe Hooper (PDF File)

Elle Magazine feature story by Joe Hooper highlighting Mary Shomon's patient advocacy role.

amazon.com
Ebook
The Golden Butterfly: My Journey to Heaven on Earth

Served as content strategist, book sherpa, and editor for "The Golden Butterfly" and wrote the foreword to this memoir from a health and wellness activist.

August 14th, 2018
huffingtonpost.com
Article
The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

This Huffington Post piece was very popular, and shared over 2,000 times on social media.

February 15th, 2016
healthcentral.com
Article
Taking Charge of Diabetic Neuropathy

An overview of diabetic neuropathy symptoms and treatment, for HealthCentral.com

June 12th, 2018
amazon.com
Ebook
The Thyroid Diet Revolution: Manage Your Master Gland of Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss

Full length book, published by Harper Collins. Was a New York Times bestseller, and Amazon Top 10 health book.

November 6th, 2014
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Infographic
River Edge Infographic

Wrote, edited, designed, and produced this infographic for successful River Edge Historic Tax Credit grassroots political campaign.

sick2death.com
Video
Sick to Death!

Served as consuting producer and content strategist for this Guggenheim-funded documentary film by award-winning filmmaker, Maggie Hadleigh-West.

October 20th, 2017
smallcellbigproblems.wordpress.com
Social Copy
Small Cell Big Problems Advocacy Website and Campaign

Website for successful grassroots outreach campaign.

June 28th, 2017
healthcentral.com
Article
The Benefits of Careful Blood Sugar Management

One of the many articles on diabetes written by Mary Shomon for HealthCentral.com.

July 19th, 2018
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Ebook
List of Mary Shomon's Humor Books (PDF)

List of the humor books authored or co-authored by Mary Shomon.

thyroidrefresh.com
Article
A Guide to Optimizing Your Thyroid Medication

Mary Shomon is Thyroid Expert and content strategist for ThyroidRefresh.com, with several dozen articles on the site.

March 28th, 2018
nytimes.com
Article
Your Thyroid May Be Talking, but Is the Doctor Listening?

Served as a source for this NY Times article.

July 16th, 2000
vimeo.com
Video
Water Filters for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria (Social Action Video)

Wrote and produced this inexpensive but effective video to encourage donations for a social action project to help survivors in Puerto Rico get clean water after Hurricane Maria.

November 26th, 2017
youtube.com
Video
Healthy Hormones: Vibrant for Life - PBS Special, Featuring Mary Shomon

Mary shomon co-starred with fitness expert Teresa Tapp in this popular PBS health special, which aired more than 2,000 times on PBS stations across the U.S. Mary provided content input, and gave a presentation in the program on hormonal health and the impact on vibrancy, weight, and aging.

May 27th, 2015
huffingtonpost.com
Article
America's Patient Community Gravely Concerned About Dr. Drew Pinsky's Medical Misinformation

This piece was shared extensively on social media in both the health and political arena, and was frequently quoted in other publications.

August 18th, 2016
huffingtonpost.com
Article
The Way to Protect Your Unborn Baby That Your Doctor Probably Won't Tell You

Was asked to write this based on publication of my book "Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease"

November 29th, 2016
facebook.com
Social Copy
River Edge Historic Tax Credit

Created all communications materials and social media posts, videos, and materials for this succcessful grassroots social lobbying effort in Illnois.

huffingtonpost.com
Article
7 Ways To Bring Meditation Into Your Life

This piece did well, generating thousands of page views, and several hundred social media shares, and continues to do so as an evergreen piece.

May 24th, 2016
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Overview of Thyroid Disease

This is one of more than 400 articles on hormonal health, autoimmune disease, weight loss, and general health written by Mary Shomon for Verywell.com (formerly About.com).

August 2nd, 2018
huffingtonpost.com
Article
The Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Both Hypothyroid: So What?

This piece that combined politics and health went viral, and was shared extensively on social media.

February 22nd, 2016
healthcentral.com
Article
Thyroid Disease and Arthritis: The Link

One of almost 200 pieces written in 2017-2018 for leading consumer health site HealthCentral.com

July 3rd, 2018
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