You can view a sampling of Mary’s articles here.
Mary J. Yerkes is an award-winning nonfiction writer who specializes in writing for the Christian inspirational and general markets. She is also the founder and CEO of Yerkes Communications, LLC, a boutique communications agency that specializes in ghostwriting, web copy, and business writing.
You can learn more Mary’s writing below.
Christian Inspirational Writer
Mary is widely published in the Christian inspirational market. Her article for Christianity Today’s WomenLeaders.com site, “Alone in Marriage,” was named one of Christianity Today’s 10 most popular articles of 2015. You can also find Mary’s work on Focus on the Family’s flagship website, CBN.com, “ChristianLifeCoaching.com” “AG News,” and more. Her articles also appear in many print publications, including “The Journal of Biblical Counseling,” “On Mission,” and “The Quiet Hour” to name just a few.
Editors appreciate her attention to detail and her approach to sensitive topics. Jay MacInnes, former senior editor for Focus on the Family’s flagship website says, “We typically need writers who are research-oriented and have a keen attention to detail. Mary has all of these qualities. From the first time we worked together, I was impressed with her professionalism and her approach to sensitive topics.”
In addition to writing for print and online publications, Mary has contributed to several books: “A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Christian Women,” “Coaching the Coach: Life Coaching Stories and Tips for Transforming Lives,” “Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love,” and others.
She is also a member of the Redbud Writers Guild, a vibrant and diverse movement of Christian women who create in community and who influence culture and faith.
Mary is currently taking assignments and welcomes your inquiries.
Business and Freelance Writer
After working as a writer and editor in the financial services industry for a number of years, Mary transitioned out of the corporate world in 2015 to launch her own communications agency, Yerkes Communications, LLC. Under that banner, she continues to write primarily, but not exclusively, for the banking and financial services industry.
Mary’s other areas of interest include health and wellness, life and leadership coaching, and dogs. She particularly enjoys writing about service dogs, the important tasks they perform, and their roles in their handler’s life.
She is a regular contributor to the “Independent Banker,” an award-winning magazine published monthly by the Independent Community Bankers of America, where she writes both feature and service articles. Mary has also published in “Associations Now,” “PayTech,” and “Bank Systems and Technology.”
She also contracts with a number of organizations and trade associations, supporting their communication and marketing needs. She specializes in executive-level communications.
She is especially interested in partnering with Christian organizations by supporting their communication and marketing needs. Contact Mary for a quote using her contact page.