Author: Melanie Padgett Powers

Melanie Padgett Powers is a writer, managing editor and copy editor/proofreader in the Washington, D.C., area. She was a health writer and editor at membership associations for 13 years before launching MelEdits in 2013. She has written for the American Optometric Association, Society of Interventional Radiology, American Physiological Society and Society for Human Resource Management, as well as Georgetown Business magazine, Bethesda Magazine, Cleveland Clinic and Indiana University Health System. She was a newspaper reporter for seven years and has a degree in journalism from Franklin College, Franklin, Ind.


6 tips to networking for introverts

I’m an introvert. And yet I’ve learned to embrace networking. I used to be one of those people who was terrified of “networking”— those awkward happy hours in which you make stilted conversation with strangers while trying to balance your drink and a small plate of messy finger food. But when I went out on […]