Hi there, I’m Marietta Gentles Crawford
—Writer, Personal Brand Strategist, Speaker, Author
I help businesses find the right words to communicate their vision in a way that’s crisp, strategic, and human.
They struggle with marketing and communication projects because they don’t have the time to craft well-written content AND manage their workload.
I help them nail their brand voice and turn complex messages into clear, engaging content that sells big ideas and changes lives.
I’ve been writing since I was a quirky 12-year-old in private school who religiously read Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Vogue magazines. Somehow, I told stories beyond my adolescent years. (Now that I think about it, my choice of leisure reading may have had an influence.)
I guess you can say I absorbed everything around me. As an escape, I wrote and ended up with almost 100 stories about love, loss, wins, and struggles. Some of the stories I created were based on my personal experiences. The others were characters I brought to life on paper.
Why Am I Your Partner in Words?
I bring to life the brand stories of bold businesses that want to woo their audience. Consider me a writer and personal brand strategist on steroids—minus the major mood swings.
My work has been featured in places like The Muse, Inc., Fast Company, Thrive Global, and HuffPo. I also published a personal branding career book From Nine to Thrive: A Guide to Building Your Personal Brand and Elevating Your Career.
It was the most humbling experience putting my book out into the world that was not only a guide to help others but also included personal moments in my career that ultimately led me to start my firm, MGC Ink.
Well-Written Words Make History
Even with the writing accolades I can now (humbly) brag about, none of this happened overnight. I’ve learned plenty through the various roles I played throughout my career.
In fact, a lot of what I share about writing and personal branding comes from the lens of being an insider in various industries and learning the power of strong communication.
Using the right words can be the difference between propelling your vision or struggling to be heard.
Because words are lessons and adventures brought to life.
Lessons that are vehicles of change.
Change that transforms lives.
Lives that make the world a better place—and make history.
Let’s make history together.