MaryBeth Matzek, aka 1BizzyWriter, is a freelance writer and editor based in Appleton, Wis. A proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she was a newspaper reporter and editor for The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis., for nearly a dozen years. In 2006, she started her own freelance writing and editing business, 1BizzyWriter. She contributes frequently to a variety of regional and state business and trade publications, including Wisconsin Law Journal, the Milwaukee Business Journal, The Daily Reporter, St. Norbert College Magazine, Wisconsin Business Magazine, Insight on Business, and Insight on Manufacturing. She also writes for several online sites, including Wispolitics.com, Brazen Careerist, Ten to Twenty Parenting, The Penny Hoarder and WisBusiness.com, where she contributes a weekly column. She also edits Midwest Agriculture Almanac, a quarterly publication focused on the ag industry in the Upper Midwest.
If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, MaryBeth also provides writing, public relations, grant writing, and social media services to businesses and organizations in Northeast Wisconsin. Perhaps now you see where the name 1BizzyWriter comes from!
When not writing, MaryBeth enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering for her children’s school and sports teams, and riding her bike.
Here’s some links to some of MaryBeth’s recently published articles:
Article on how municipalities deal with frozen pipes for Municipal Sewer & Water trade magazine
Blog on preparing for freelance business for the year ahead for The Write Life
Blog for WisBusiness.com on how the SBA is changing up its lending programs
Blog for The Penny Hoarder on six common tax mistakes that people make
Article for St. Norbert College’s Magazine on a reunion of players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that ran in the June 2014 issue
Cover story on UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells for Insight on Business Magazine’s June 2014 issue
Link to all of MaryBeth’s weekly blogs for WisBusiness.com
Blog for Brazen Life on when fighting the “overqualified” label
Blog on how to save on Valentine’s Day for The Penny Hoarder
Blog on Brazen Life on whether or not working from home is right for you
Feature in The Milwaukee Business Journal on genetic testing
Blog on special needs parenting for Ten to Twenty Parenting.com
Website for Midwest Agriculture Almanac, a quarterly publication which MaryBeth writes and edits
For more information, follow MaryBeth on Twitter at 1BizzyWriter or visit her on LinkedIn.