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meryl93x125 AboutMeryl K. Evans, Content Maven, is the author of “Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook” and the co-author of Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites. She has written and edited for AbsoluteWrite, “Billiards Digest,” “The Dallas Morning News,” ECT News Network, Gamezebo, 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.

Meryl writes and edits content for businesses and publications. She helps businesses build and maintain relationships with clients and prospects through content including email newsletters, emails, landing pages, blogs, articles and more. The long-time blogger started blogging on June 1, 2000.

She is the 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 her tenure. She’s also the editor of Professional Service Journal, an email newsletter for business-to-business (B2B) service providers and Organizational Excellence Journal.

Want some CSS inspiration? Check out the CSS Collection, which she handed off to talented folks who promised to keep the site strong.

Meryl has worked as an educator with New York University’s online graduate program where she continues to help students with their theses. (Gentrification in Harlem was one of the more interesting topics.) She has worked for two Fortune 500 telecom companies, federal government in Washington, D.C. and IT consulting. A native Texan, she lives a heartbeat north of Dallas in Plano, Texas with her husband and three kiddos.

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Meryl can help the media by providing articles, resources and contacts:

She has an excellent reputation for providing quality content on time (even early) and an easy-going style. Email Meryl or call 972-372-9411 (relay service for the deaf).

In the News and Around the Web

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In Books (as editor, contributor or researcher)

News Releases

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What is Meryl “Two-syllables-not-one and rhymes with Cheryl” dot Net?

Meryl’s Notes – The Blog

This is also known as weblog, blog, bloggin’, rambles, yadda yaddas, or [fill in the blank]. meryl’s notes cover the big three! Sing with me (I won’t use my tone deaf voice): webby, geeky and wordy.

Feel free to beg others to check them out. It’s OK to come back. It’ll be our secret. If you’re not coming back, I beg you to please, please, please come back! Tell me why? Why?

Contact Meryl, if you’d like the content maven’s services, submit a book or product for review, a press release (make sure it’s on topic!), submit an article query, a question, get expert advice or anything else (except spaham and link exchange requests).

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History

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?

She racked her brain to come up with a name that would stick. Alas, nothing came. Ironically, she loves to read about names and the meanings behind them. She is even a professional namer! Yet, Meryl couldn’t name this electronic baby.

She never had a nickname, a big hobby or a way for making up a creative name using her name. For example: If your last name was Boot, then a good Web name would be “Reboot.” Although she did have a handle when BBSing (pre-Internet) days, she was embarrassed for ever having used it. Considering “meryl” is so uncommon considering the lifetime of misspellings and mispronunciations, she used it thinking a better name would come later. No brilliant idea ever came. So, meryl stuck.

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Not So Vital Info

Bio: The cool version

Meryl has been hanging out on the pre-Internet aka BBS since 1986. (She even appears in BBS: The Documentary, which earned her an IMDB.com page.) She met the Internet in 1993. In digital years, that would be the 1800s. She fell in love with it at first text.

Ms. Content Maven has written for anything and everything relating to Web design, technology, content marketing, writing, automotive and buffaloes (not kidding). She is 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.

She has blogged about living life as a deaf person. Her numero uno priority ees de familia. You can find the southpaw in the Lone Star State … not wearing 10-gallon hats.

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