Tara Baukus Mello

I have 25+ years as a writer, instructional designer and corporate communications professional. I pride myself in making magic, not excuses–for myself and my clients. With me, you get more than a freelance writer who produces your content ideas, you also get a partner who sees the big picture for your business and works to get you there. I assess my clients’ overall business goals and then craft a plan to meet them through written content and marketing of that content for those who do not have a marketing team.

Location: Huntsville, AL (also travel frequently in Boston & Los Angeles areas)

Specialties: Automotive, Business and Consumer Finance

Years of Experience: 25+

Magazines: Woman’s Day, The New York Times, multiple AAA magazines (each with circulation in the millions), Parade, Bankrate.com, AutoTrader, cNet, Edmunds.com, The Los Angeles Times, Woman’s World and others.

Memberships: American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), Motor Press Guild (MPG),
International Motor Press Association (IMPA)

Books:
–Ghostwriter: “Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em—Getting Good People to Stay” by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. Sold over 250,000 copies in its first edition and landed on both the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe bestseller lists. Now in its 8th edition.

–Ghostwriter: Idea Magnets by Mike Brown, founder of Brainzooming. Self-published title due Nov. 2017. To be used in conjunction with author’s workshops, speeches, etc.

–Ghostwriter: The Reality of Retirement by Kelly Landry, independent financial advisor. Self-published title due Feb. 2018. To be used in conjunction with author’s workshops, speeches, etc.

–By-lined author of 10 biographies. All chapter books for tween market.

Contact: tara @ bemellomedia.com