Mary Jo Padgett, Public Relations-Freelance Writer-Editor


I have years of experience as a writer, journalist, public relations consultant, editor, blogger, proofreader. Please click on the page that applies to what you need. I’ll be happy to help. For your business, magazine, book, website, or organization, I can assist you.


In addition, I can entertain and inform your group about life in Paris, France, where I lived for a year studying French, writing, working with students, and living the Parisian life.  I present these programs at community colleges, university enrichment, private showings, clubs, and organizations. For more info click on Programs About Paris.


My newest project is guided history walks — in my two favorite cities … in Hendersonville, N.C. and in Paris.

View Dates for 2016 Guided History Walks –  Hendersonville NC

Programs About Paris

"She'll Always Have Paris" (from Verve magazine, Sept. 2010)


“A Year In Paris: Living and Learning the City of Light.”

Available in a 1-1/2 hour version (suitable for private groups, organizations, and clubs) and in an 8-hour version (presented in 2-hour increments, this is suitable for a 4-week classroom session, continuing education, or French class). More details.

“A Walking Tour in Paris:  Explore American Revolution History.”

This is a 6-hour session focusing on the American Revolutionary Era and the relationship between the American Colonies and France. Photos of statues, buildings, parks, and historic locations in Paris that relate to this period of American history to enhance and enrich your visit to Paris or increase knowledge of history.   Tell me more …

English Language Coach

While living in Paris, I coached students of all ages in American English. I also edit and proofread documents and reports written in English by speakers of other languages. If you have Skype and video camera, we’re all set for language coaching. Via email I can quickly edit your compositions into perfect American English. Get more details

Public Relations

PR Promo

I have years of experience helping organizations, businesses, and individuals put the best face forward through a public relations campaign that creates interest and income.  See what I have done.

Journalist / Freelance Writer

Editor / Journalist / Writer Promo

A 20-year veteran journalist, freelance writer, and blogger, I write articles on newsworthy topics –specializing in environment, travel, business, dance and the arts, artists, and more. Learn more.

Editor / Proofreader

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If you need a document editor or proofreader, I can improve your writing through organization, correction and condensation to convey your thoughts and focus your message. More.