"When I participated in Mary's interview with the person who became her direct supervisor, I was very excited by her directness, insight, and no-nonsense attitude, as well as her obvious skills. In the job we hired her for, she was no less than stellar. She researched complex articles in the field of public health, interviewed high-level officials with finesse, and wrote exceptional feature articles as well as shorter articles as assigned. We came to rely on her to do the "tough" ones, and she always came through."

Marty Swain, editorial director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

"Mary and I worked on different journals at McGraw-Hill, but she was often asked to fill in when our writers became overwhelmed. With the briefest of explanations, she quickly researched, interviewed for, and created exactly the articles we needed. Her seemingly effortless writing was a pleasure to read, and if a question arose, she had done all the background vertification and documentation needed to put nervous editors' minds at ease. Mary was a skilled and cooperative team worker. The overused phrase "no problem" couls well have been invented to describe Mary's approach and delivery in every undertaking."

Corrine Charais, senior editor, McGraw-Hill HealthCare Information Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Mary was able to build relationships with sources that no one had successfully done here before. From the highest echelons of the CDC to tight-lipped pharmaceutical executives, Mary was able to charm them all and draw out exclusive information. Michael Osterholm, our editor-in-chief, was continually amazed at her skills."

Kathleen Kimball-Baker, managing editor, CIDRAP Business Source Weekly Briefing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

"Mary constantly demonstrated superb skills when writing and editing our newsletters. Mary is a professional committed to quality and always delivers projects on time. I highly recommend Mary's writing and editing skills to your organization."

Adriana Pulkrabek, vice president of marketing services, U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Mary has been a wonderful writing and editing resource for my team. We are responsible for developing a substantial amount of content that is written for a fairly narrow audience. Mary has jumped right into projects and has produced engaging content. We have asked her to produce stories and blog posts that have involved her interviewing technical subject matter experts. She has been able to turn their insight into easy-to-read content. Mary is a great resource for my team."

Mike Beaverson, Marketing & Digital Manager, Cargill Salt, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Mary Van Beusekom, MS, ELS, MWC

Freelance medical writer and editor

Minneapolis, Minnesota