Navigating where you need to go
Some projects require more than one kind of expertise. Mulligan Communications, LLC, builds on my experience in both words and design.
My name is Mary Anne Mulligan. Primarily, I am an editor with design and production skills and a deep understanding of the publishing process. I’m a reliable and steady presence for my clients, almost always available at a moment’s notice to edit a story, tweak a page design, or provide a reasoned opinion on a grammatical point.
My background in journalism enables me to use language and design together to create compelling, clean documents and websites. Thanks to years of daily newsroom deadlines, I carry out my work speedily, accurately, and with a sense of humor.
While my work falls into three areas, my favorite projects combine aspects of two or all three:
- Copy editing, research, and writing.
- Publication design.
- Website design and social media integration.
I reached this point after working in newspaper journalism for a number of years. From 2000 through 2009, I was an associate editor of The Washington Post National Weekly Edition, responsible for designing pages and editing copy on a broad range of topics. Previously, I was a news editor for several other medium-size newspapers, primarily responsible for front-page or section-front design.
I have worked on contract as an editor and/or designer for National Geographic Digital News, the World Bank, Bloomberg BNA, associations, and academic institutions. I’ve designed and produced book-length publications and newsletters for the World Bank and other organizations, and design the Mathematical Association of America’s quarterly Math Horizons magazine.
My degree in journalism is from Penn State University, where I was a copy editor and reporter for The Daily Collegian. I took graduate-level classes in graphics and design at The George Washington University, and studied web design at Northern Virginia Community College.
If there’s part of a job I can’t handle on my own, I’m able to bring in other skilled professionals for collaboration.
I’m here to help! Drop me a line.