- Social Media
- Media and Releases
- About meryl.net, the Web site
- Not So Vital Info
I’m Meryl K. Evans, Digital Marketing Maven and author of “Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook” and the co-author of Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites. Since starting this writing and content marketing 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. Meryl has written copy for businesses 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.
My blog went live on June 1, 2000. It’s been asleep for awhile as I prefer to channel all my blogging energies on my clients’ blogs.
How your business benefits: Your businesses will build and maintain relationships with your clients and prospects through digital marketing such as email newsletters, emails, 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 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, 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 one four-legged one who thinks she’s human.
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.
Media and Releases
I can help journalists providing articles, resources and contacts:
- Provide experts and resources relating to Web design, Internet, software, hardware, and Internet marketing.
- Write articles, blurbs, tips, and fillers within the required word count and meet deadlines for a variety of publications.
- Respond to emails within 12 hours to help those needing a rush job.
In the News and Around the Web
- 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
- 16 February 2017: Influencer Interview on Brand Publishing
- 25 January 2017: Fit Chick: Meryl Evans
- 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
- 14 April 2016: 31 Content Marketing Experts Share Their #1 Tips and Best Practices for Effective Content Curation
- 2 February 2016: 9 Expert Tips To Achieving Great Success with Content
- 12 January 2016: 46 Expert Tips For Creating Addictive Content
- 22 July 2015: 14 Things Successful Freelancers Do Before Bed
- 21 July 2015: 14 Real First Dates That Resulted in Marriage
- 6 March 2015: SeeDepth Masters interview
- 12 August 2012: Thriving Deafie Spotlight at Deaf Girl Amy
- 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
- 31 July 2009: Tweet and Greet on cars.
- 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
- 23 March 2009: ProResource Interview [offline]
- 1 February 2009: Blogger for Hire: Get Paid to Blog
- 15 May 2008: CSS Collection and Meryl Evans
- 05 September 2007: Smashing Magazine 50 Designers x 6 Questions
- 15 August 2007: Inkwell Editorial Interview (pdf)
- 30 April 2007: Instablogs Interview at womenlifestyle.com
- 12 April 2007: People in the Know Interview
- 28 September 2006: Fadtastic Interview
- 29 May 2006: How to be a better blogger — and still keep your day job
- 01 November 2005: McVille.net Interview
- 26 May 2005: SnagIt Interview
- 01 May 2005: BBS: The Documentary
- 18 April 2005:Passing The Acid2 Test
- 02 January 2005: Kick the Email Habit interview at quikonnex.com
- 20 January 2003: Daily news diet at J-Log.
- 12 May 2002: BBS: The Documentary video interview.
- 12 January 2002: LemurZone interview
- Digital-Web Magazine Interviews at Digital-web.com
In Books (as 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
- 01-28-2009: 10 Uses for Twitter in Business
- 01-28-2008: Are Your Presentations and Data Zoning out Your Audience
Meryl first joined the Internet pre-revolution in 1992 with Internet in a Box. She blogged the rest of the meryl history for your reading boredom.
Why the dull, uncreative names?
I racked my brain to come up with a name that would stick. Alas, nothing came. Ironically, I loves 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 appears 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, content marketing, social media management, tech fixer-upper and all that extra stuff services.
I’ve blogged about living life as a deaf person. Mi numero uno priority ees de familia. 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 – I drink lots of H20, it’s usually the latter).
- 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 (siblings more than a decade older).
- TV Shows: Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, The Goldbergs and The Middle.
- Games: The Game Zen aka meryl.net Games [on a permanent vacation].
- Musicals: Wicked and hooked on the songs from Company.
- Pro Teams: Mavs, Rangers, Cowboys, Stars and Brooklyn Dodgers [not L.A.].
- Birth place: Fort Worth, Texas.
- College: TCU (freshman year and many years as a child for speech therapy), American University, NYU SCPS (certificate in Internet Technologies) and some post-college classes at SMU and Amberton.
- Site created with CSS and strict XHTML using text editors and Dreamweaver.
- Validated W3C CSS and XHTML compliant upon first release. (Seriously, this site is elderly by Internet standards and has undergone many changes plus it contains thousands of pages of content.)
- Validated Section 508 compliant upon first release.
- Validated WAI compliant upon first release.
- www.meryl.net named one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers in 2005 by Writer’s Digest.
- Received Talking Hands award for validation and accessibility.
- You’re right. There are validation errors. This was not the case when the design was born.
- Yes, you may link to this website. No need to send an email to ask.