A Word About Storytelling …


I’m thrilled to announce a series of feature articles for the award-winning Chronicle-Telegram that I will be writing on select Sundays each month. Called LOOK BACK, ELYRIA, my stories will highlight some of the people who contributed to the rich past of my hometown, Elyria, Ohio. I will also revisit some of the places and activities that many Elyrians hold close to their hearts. Sharing memories before they are lost to history is one of the many rewarding things that a writer can do, and I’m grateful to the newspaper for giving me this opportunity. You can read my inaugural feature, “The Artistic Life of Betty Bishop,” by clicking the link. I hope you enjoy reading about this remarkable woman who influenced so many young people of Elyria, and that you will check back on my Writing Portfolio page for new features in the months to come.



I’m a storyteller. And if I’ve learned one thing in more than 20 years as a writer, magazine editor, and media relations specialist, it’s this: A story is a story is a story, whether it’s told digitally or in print.

Here’s an abridged version of mine.

After moving from Ohio to Virginia, I reinvented my career, adding award-winning blogger and freelance journalist to my résumé. I also founded, and serve as president of, KeyWord Communications, LLC. As a writer and journalist, I’ve covered celebrities, lifestyle topics, food, and more. You can find me on The Chronicle-Telegram, the  Huffington Post, in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and on my blog, The Midlife Second Wife. You can learn more about my career by visiting my résumé.

I offer my KeyWord clients a wide range of writing and editing services, but that’s not all. Select clients benefit from my expertise as a seasoned publicist and PR strategist. You can find out more by clicking the drop-down menu under the “Services” button at the top.

I’ve helped these clients in higher education, government, and the performing and creative arts tell their stories and promote their endeavors:

  • Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Real Time Opera
  • Ross Clayton Productions and jazz pianist Geri Allen
  • The Medici Charitable Foundation
  • Virginia author Gigi Amateau
  • California author Tom de Paolo
  • The Genius Group
  • The City of Oberlin, Ohio

I’m once again based in Ohio, but geography does not limit my client list. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are; I can help you and your organization enhance your communications strategy.

Let me help you tell your story today.

Please drop me a line at marci (dot) keyword (at) gmail (dot) com.

I look forward to working with you.

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