Mary Melton

Mary Melton is an award-winning writer, editor, and podcaster based in Los Angeles who runs an editorial consultancy firm, Smakdab. The former editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine, where she garnered 12 National Magazine Award nominations and three wins, she now serves as Editorial Director at the design-strategy firm Godfrey Dadich Partners and as Editor-at-Large for Alta Journal, the award-winning quarterly publication about California and the West. She is a producer and correspondent on the WorkLab podcast from Microsoft and launched the California Book Club, a monthly interview series with prominent writers of the West, for Alta Journal. [NF/M]

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