Professional Profile

Mary J. Yerkes is an award-winning writer, popular speaker, and writing coach.

A regular contributor to Focus on the Family’s flagship website in 2007 and 2008, Mary wrote a series of articles on understanding emotional abuse, conflict resolution, and living with chronic pain and illness that received favorable reviews from mental health professionals and readers alike. Her many publishing credits also include Discipleship Journal, SAVED: A Multicultural Christian Magazine, The Journal of Biblical Counseling, On Mission Magazine, The Quiet Hour, and Beliefnet.com, to name a few. Her bylined and ghostwritten articles have also appeared in Associations Now, The Journal of the American Dietic Association, PayTech, Bank Systems & Technology, and Community Banker Magazine.

As the senior staff writer and editor for a national association, Mary understands the intricacies of corporate communication at every level. Her extensive corporate experience includes ghostwriting articles for C-level executives, managers, and senior staff, along with writing white papers, Web copy, press releases, marketing copy, and more. She also teaches communication and presentation skills to senior-level executives and professionals in the corporate world.

Mary also serves as the chronic illness expert for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis in 1997, Mary encourages Boomer women to live life to the full, despite chronic pain and illness.

She is a member of the Christian Coaches Network, the International Coach Federation, the International Association of Business Communicators, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Mary is currently accepting assignments. Contact Mary today to discuss your writing needs.

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