Melinda Bak

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer, Managing Editor

Senior Level Writer | SEO storytelling | I find the incredible in Your Story

WRITES FOR DIVERSE AND FOCUSED AUDIENCES - able to make complex, technical, and sensitive topics engaging.

WEBSITE - content strategist, author, traffic-generating blog writer, social links to drive inbound traffic (strong SEO).
SPEECHWRITER - executive research/presentations, aligns with voice/cadence, makes your mission contagious.
REPORTS - whitepapers, ebooks, guides, direct mail, interviews, press releases that get results.
EDITOR - professional and social copy, books, long and short form, with high performance metrics.
25-YEARS - proven experience creating engaging communication.

TOPIC EXPERTISE - Nonprofit Management-Development-Communication, Executive Educator, Communications Department Lead (Web, Social, Digital, Video, Live-Streaming), School Leader, Nonprofit Executive, Entrepreneur, Business Management Coach and Instructor, Parenting Class Instructor, Author, Speaker, Trainer, International Initiatives, Cultural Inclusion Specialist, Active LIfestyle.

JOURNALIST (BA) and CERTIFIED DIGITAL MARKETING PROFESSIONAL (CDMP) who can deliver fast copy or do the deep-dive that a paper, study, article, speech or ebook require.
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Buyers Guide, Case Study, Direct Mail, Ebook, Guide, Interview, Page Layout, Presentation, Press Release, Social Copy, Website Copy, Whitepaper
More Information
University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA Journalism
St. Thomas OPUS School of Business, CDMP - Certified Digital Marketing Professional
Luther Northwestern Sminary, Master of Divinity - Leadership
Minneapolis, MN, USA|English

Published Content

5 Minutes | This is Personal
April 18th, 2019
Website Copy
Court’s In Session - Twin Cities' Old School Jazz

Tipping the Scales of Jazz - Article & SEO Website Design & Content

April 15th, 2019
Making a Lifestyle Choice Today
March 11th, 2019
Blog Post
Is your adult small group open or closed?
September 13th, 2018
Page Layout
Radiance Resources
February 15th, 2019
Website Copy
7 Content Rules - Creating Website Content that Clicks
January 18th, 2019
From Disposable - To Words that stand the Test of Time
January 4th, 2019
Your Website Is Your Virtual Front-Door
December 3rd, 2018
Speaker Resources - Creating Transformational Content
December 30th, 2018
The Good Fight (When the controller seems to be landing all the punches)
November 9th, 2018
Website Copy
How do I choose the Right Dock & Boat Lift for MN?
August 10th, 2018
PDF upload
Website Copy
Across the Wadi by Camel - Writing Sample.pdf
August 15th, 2017
Landing Page
Landing Page (How can I make my website work better?)
August 20th, 2018
Blog Post
Commissioned by Clearvoice Client - How to handle small group cliques
August 30th, 2018
Blog Post
Saving a seat (and other Christian norms that speak "cliquish")
September 20th, 2018
Website Copy
What you do. Amazing. Let's show the World.
September 1st, 2018
Blog Post
How adult small groups say welcome that can sometimes say clique
September 20th, 2018
Website Copy
Trusted Lake Service Provider
August 1st, 2018
PDF upload
Commissioned by Clearvoice Client - Faith & the Fourth of July
May 15th, 2018
Blog Post
7 facts | Are you in the Minority?

Addressing stereotype with research. Graphics, research, copy.

July 27th, 2016

storytelling & content

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Communications Strategist - Timeline.JPG
First Somali American Legislator

News article

November 17th, 2016
Ad/Promotional Copy
Event Speaker
Website Copy
Twin Cities' Refugees

seo copy links to other pages with a CTR rate of 44%
Ad/Promotional Copy
Knocking. Incessant knocking.

Writing Samples - Reports, Media, Social, Articles, Whitepapers

November 1st, 2017
PDF upload
Myanmar - Writing Sample.pdf
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Whose in your Wallet - Writing Sample.pdf

traffic generation & SEO

Website Copy
Analytics: 132% Increase in Page Views with Social | "Across the Wadi by Camel"

See adjacent Social Copy with website conversion: Spent $6.00 over 3-Days: CPC .02 with PAGE VIEW INCREASE of 132% -REACH 2,917 / INCREASE of 16,194% -ENGAGEMENTS 516 (Organic and Paid) / INCREASE 6350% Photo and Copy by Melinda Bak

March 2nd, 2018
Website Copy
time to schedule your fall dock removal

Challenge: engage potential customers with content and ease of access. (Pre-existing website was dated and full of non-funtioning links, bereft of SEO). September note from Business Owner: "Wednesday a guy scheduled a phone call appt. I called him on Friday at the scheduled time, went to his house and sold him both a dock and lift sercie!!!! IT WORKS!!! I just love it. He said his wife found my website and he said, 'Kudos on the website, it's very nice!' They had been looking and knew that it was new. Good job!!! And thank you.

August 1st, 2018
Blog Post
One Team | Super Bowl Ad has Faith

leveraging current events to promote cause website Increase in Organic Search: 75% Increase in Direct Search: 283%

February 5th, 2018
Website Copy
Doing good work - but lacking traffic?
July 16th, 2018

Graphic sample - Resume

December 1st, 2017
Who's in your wallet?
April 22nd, 2016
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