Molly A. Badgett
Freelance business writer
Based in Marietta, Georgia, USA
Offering professional writing shaped by a strong, three-decade career in journalism, corporate communications, and integrated marketing and public relations.
Get content that’s fresh, succinct, engaging and surprisingly insightful, thanks to a journalistic “nose for news” combined with intellectual curiosity and damn-good (and grammatically correct; yay!) writing skills.
Meeting your business objectives, financial parameters AND specific communication strategies is the complete task. I understand because I did my own hiring of freelance writers as a corporate communications director for eight years.
I’ll clearly grasp your value proposition, and then skillfully and creatively relay it to your diverse target audiences. My extensive experience in marketing and PR (even crisis communications) sharpened my knack for that.
With writing, strong experience matters
- Business writer/marketing communications practitioner
- Business communications instructor (Georgia State / Brenau)
- Corporate communications director (national real estate firm)
- Advertising and PR account executive (three agencies)
- Desk editor for The Cincinnati Enquirer/Gannett
- Corporate writer for Gannett Co., Inc.
- Assistant news editor for USA TODAY/Gannett
- Reporter/writer/editor for The (Gainesville) Times/Gannett
- MBA in marketing from Georgia State University
- BA in journalism from Brenau University
- Multiple awards in PR, marketing and business communications
What makes my writing different from others’?
Tight, modern writing
I was writing and editing online content long before the Internet was invented! I’ve remained an early adopter of communication technology so I stay up to speed.
I take my reputation seriously. I’ll get it right the first time or die trying a second. My clients return to me because they trust that I understand each story they have to tell.
What my clients have to say
“It has been a pleasure working with Molly as managing editor of The LEADER, our global association’s official publication. She is a very talented writer and editor, and is exceptional at creating clear, condensed copy that gets the message across effectively.”
— Tim Venable, senior vice president
CoreNet Global, Inc.
“Molly, I am blown away. Fantastic job at synthesizing my ramblings about the evolution of connected buildings. This is exactly the kind of thought leadership article I am looking for. It goes WAY beyond what everyone else is saying. Great job!”
— Greg Carter, SVP Software Business Unit
Acuity Brands, Inc.
“As Molly and I worked through the first client, I began to see how she could assist with a high-profile client of mine. She only had to sit with this client once to get the ‘feel’ of the personality of the client. Now she and I are able to discuss topics and facts via email and phone and provide the client with material considerably beyond what had ever been provided.”
— Mary Lou Stephens, senior administrator
Lee for Cobb
“Taking a complicated issue and making it understandable to our readers was what Molly did best. We appreciated her willingness to go beyond our expectations to get that extra bit of information to make the final article much more compelling and relevant. I would recommend her for any high-level writing assignment.”
— Curt Bush, founder/CEO
White Dog Studios
“I cannot think of another person who has higher professional standards, communications skills and personal integrity than Molly. She knows her writing craft better than most and understands how writing, creativity, design and branding all come together to make an effective message. Molly tells truth to authority with an engaging smile and supportive personality.”
— Quinn Hudson, founder & partner
“I know everyone has enjoyed working with you, and we appreciate the quality of the work!”
— Alison Tyrer, sr. communications specialist
Georgia Dept. of Economic Development
“Buttoned up, focused, creative, enthusiastic and armed with a fine eye and ear. Molly defines professional. She always is a pleasure to work with, and her main concern is her client’s satisfaction and success.”
— Eric Seidel, founder & CEO
The Media Trainers, LLC
“I had the pleasure to work with Molly on several projects. Her professionalism, knowledge of her area of expertise, quality of work and creative input were consistently on the mark. She juggles projects, deadlines and personalities with equal aplomb and excels in her work.”
— Jim Grass, media relations manager
Indianapolis Project, Inc.