Melissa Blevins

Senior Copywriter

Melissa

“I get to work with talented people located all over the world—from the comfort (or chaos) of my own home. I contribute to meaningful projects for major companies and still get to see my kids get on and off the school bus every day. I can ‘have it all’ because of Dragonfly’s collaborative, supportive, and creative team.”

Off the clock

The New York Times crossword
Reading
Girl Scouts

Melissa has written effective communications in health care, education, finance, and other fields for over 20 years.

Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in journalism—but never wanted a byline. She preferred to write and organize content behind-the-scenes and started her career writing press releases at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). There, she was made fun of professionally by alumnus Tim Conway.

After BGSU, Melissa was responsible for printed materials at Owens Community College (slightly before college websites were “a thing”). Those materials ranged from weekly newsletters and magazines to a 500-page catalog. At Owens, Melissa also helped plan several facility openings and a visit from then-President George W. Bush.

She earned an MBA to round out her communications experience, focusing on organizational leadership (which required fewer tears than accounting). Since then, Melissa has planned, managed, and written communications for about a dozen colleges and universities, and countless corporate clients. She has worked on both the corporate and agency sides of marketing and communications, and completely understands the hoops and hiccups clients encounter.

Before joining Dragonfly Editorial, Melissa led the marketing, media and communications department at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Her team developed internal communications, marketing campaigns, media relations, and community outreach programs for UCHealth’s hospitals, physicians, and outpatient clinics in southern Colorado.

At Dragonfly, Melissa is thrilled to help clients write a wide range of marketing materials, employee communications, and thought leadership pieces. She specializes in presenting complex topics in a clear, digestible manner.

Melissa is also a serial volunteer. Asking “How can I help?” has taken her to Beijing, China with the U.S. Olympic Committee and waist-deep in pond water for Five Rivers MetroParks. She lives in Springboro, Ohio, with her husband, a loud cat, and two of the planet’s funniest kids. They divide their time between home and the local YMCA.

Make dragonfly part of your team

Enjoying this site?

Sign up for our monthly newsletter, with tips on writing, editing, and design.