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- About meryl.net, the website
- Not So Vital Info
I’m Meryl K. Evans, Digital Marketing Pro, and author of Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook and the co-author of Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites.
Since starting this digital marketing and writing business in 2000, I’ve written and edited for “Billiards Digest,” “The Dallas Morning News,” ECT News Network, Lockergnome, MarketingProfs, “PC Today,” O’Reilly, Pearson, Sams, Web Worker Daily, Wiley and WROX.
I’ve done copy for business ads, cars (from Porsches and Jaguars to Lexuses — or is that Lexi? — and Hondas) and games including Fib-or-Not? and Meet, Mix, and Mingle.
How your business benefits: Your businesses will build and maintain relationships with your clients and prospects using digital marketing tactics such as email marketing, landing pages, blogs, articles, and more. Whatever your digital marketing goals, you’ll achieve them with my help.
Email newsletters: Original Editor-in-Chief of Intel Solution Services’ “Connected Digest” and Shavlik’s “The Remediator Security Digest,” a popular newsletter on computer security that started with a few thousand subscribers and climbed to over 100,000 subscribers during my tenure.
I’ve been the editor of the Professional Service Journal — an email newsletter for business-to-business (B2B) professional services providers — for more than 10 years.
I’ve worked in education with New York University’s online graduate program where I’ve helped students with their theses. (Gentrification in Harlem was one of the more interesting topics.)
Past jobs include two Fortune 500 telecom companies, the federal government in Washington, D.C. and IT consulting. A native Texan, I live a heartbeat north of Dallas in Plano, Texas with my husband, three kiddos and two four-legged dogs where one thinks she’s human and the other thinks she’s a cat.
Why work with me? I have a reputation for providing high-quality digital marketing services and deliverables on time (usually early) that matches your company’s requirements. Most clients work with me again, some come back even after changing companies. Here are client testimonials.
Email me to discuss what you need.
- October 2020: To be announced! Watch this space.
- July 2020: WordPress San Fernando Valley Meetup: “Much Ado About Captioning Videos”
- May 2020: AccessU: “No Autocraptions Allowed: Why and How to Caption Videos”
- May 2020: A. Miroe Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD): “What’s Next in Digital Inclusion and Accessibility?“
In the News and Around the Web
- 27 August 2020: Captions 101: How Do Captions Work on Videos? at Accessly
- 13 August 2020: Podcast: Make It Real with Trisha Lewis
- 6 May 2019: Interview with Meryl, a digital marketer, and master of home office organization
- 17 April 2019: How to Caption Your Instagram Stories to Make Them More Accessible
- 1 March 2019: Podcast: Part of Me with Esi Hardy
- 27 August 2018: Bringing Your Remote Workforce Into the Fold
- 7 June 2018: The Art of Working Remotely Spotlight
- 29 May 2018: Dallas Morning News — Deaf and Music
- 27 February 2018: Your daily workout posts are driving your friends crazy
- 9 February 2018: Work-At-Home Experts Share Their Perfect Work At Home Office Set Ups
- 10 October 2017: Almost Famous: From “Average Joe” to Influencer Through a Focused Content Marketing Strategy
- 28 March 2017: 38 Small Business Marketing Tips from the Experts
- January 5, 2017: 11 Words and Phrases You Had No Idea You Were Using Incorrectly via Bustle
- 3 December 2016: 43 Expert Tips on How to Future-Proof Your Content Strategy
- 18 October 2016: 42 Experts Tips for Creating Stand-Out Visual Content
- 28 September 2016: 25 Content Marketing Influencers You Should Be Following
- 12 August 2016: 45 Marketing Experts Share Their Authority Building Strategies
- 31 July 2016: 35 Digital Marketing Tips for Lead Generation
- 22 June 2016: 25 Content Marketing Experts You Should Follow on Twitter
- 6 June 2016: Fitness Profile: Meryl Evans
- 2 February 2016: 9 Expert Tips To Achieving Great Success with Content
- 12 January 2016: 46 Expert Tips For Creating Addictive Content
- 21 July 2015: 14 Real First Dates That Resulted in Marriage
- 6 March 2015: SeeDepth Masters interview
- 23 September 2010: The Invisible Mentor Interview (Part One) (Part Two)
- 18 December 2009: How to Listen at HungryPeople
- 09 December 2009: Gadget Gifts for Geek Girls: 15 Creative Ideas at IT World
- 16 November 2009: Blogger for Hire: Get Paid to Blog at WOW: Women on Writing
- 28 October 2009: How to use Twitter to save cash at BankRate.com
- 22 September 2009: How to Succeed in Today’s Publishing Industry at WritersDigest.com
- 3 August 2009: Should kids have cell phones? for SheKnows
- 08 July 2009: #smallbizchat guest and interview with Melinda Emerson.
- 08 July 2009: Featured Wild Web Woman Positive Role Model: WMT Interviews Meryl K. Evans For a Healthy Dose of Web Marketing Inspiration
- 3 April 2009: Career Apple Interview
- 1 February 2009: Blogger for Hire: Get Paid to Blog
- 05 September 2007: Smashing Magazine 50 Designers x 6 Questions
- 15 August 2007: Inkwell Editorial Interview (pdf)
- 12 April 2007: People in the Know Interview
- 29 May 2006: How to be a better blogger — and still keep your day job
- 01 November 2005: McVille.net Interview
- 01 May 2005: BBS: The Documentary
- 18 April 2005:Passing The Acid2 Test
- 12 May 2002: BBS: The Documentary video interview.
- 12 January 2002: LemurZone interview
In Books (as an editor, contributor or researcher)
- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions: Contributed personal story
- 102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less: Story on page 208.
- The Well-Fed Writer: Story
- Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites: Co-author
- Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook: Author
- Blog Schmog: The Truth About What Blogs Can (and Can’t) Do for Your Business: Resource
- The Secret Power of Blogging: How to Promote and Market Your Business, Organization, or Cause With Free Blogs: Interviewee and contributor
- CSS Cookbook: 2nd Edition: Contributor
- What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting: Real-Life Advice from 101 People Who Successfully Leverage the Power of the Blogosphere: Contributor
- The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right: Researcher
- The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living: Resource
- Weekend Entrepreneur: 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash: Interviewee
- Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: Acknowledgments
- The Well-Fed Writer: Back For Seconds A Second Helping Of “How-To” For Any Writer Dreaming of Great Bucks and Exceptional Quality of Life: Resource
- Stories of Strength: Contributor
- Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours: Tech editor
- Words You Thought You Knew: 1001 Commonly Misused and Misunderstood Words and Phrases: Contributor
- Beginning Dreamweaver MX: Tech editor
Meryl first joined the Internet pre-revolution in 1992 with Internet in a Box.
Why the name meryl.net?
I racked my brain to come up with a name that would stick. Alas, nothing came. Ironically, I love to read about names and the meanings behind them. I’m even a professional namer! Yet, I couldn’t name this electronic baby.
I never had a nickname, a big hobby or a way for making up a creative name using my name. For example: If your last name was Boot, then a good Web name would be “Reboot.” Although I had a handle from my BBS (pre-Internet) days, I was embarrassed for ever having used it. Considering “meryl” is so uncommon considering the lifetime of misspellings and mispronunciations, I used it thinking a better name would come later. No brilliant idea ever came. So, meryl stuck.
Bio: The cool version
I’ve been hanging out on the pre-Internet aka BBS since 1986. (I appear in BBS: The Documentary, which landed me my own IMDB.com page. Color me shocked.) I met the Internet in 1993. In digital years, that would be the 1800s. I fell in love with it at first text.
I’ve written for anything and everything relating to Web design, technology, content marketing, writing, automotive and buffaloes (not kidding).
I’m the president, CEO, CIO, CMO, CFO and founder of meryl.net, writing, editing, digital marketing, content marketing, email marketing, social media, tech fixer-upper, and all that extra stuff services.
I’ve blogged about living life as a deaf person. You can find this southpaw in the Lone Star State … not wearing 10-gallon hats.
- Sign: Cap-Aquarius (some say Capricorn and some say water bearer).
- Birthday: January 20 – Inauguration Day.
- Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ISTJ, ISTJ. (Every single time since taking the first one in ’90.)
- Birth order: Da youngest, but practically only child.