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nDash Writer Profile for Mary R. Ladd


Content Creator (Independent)

About Me

Specialties: Writing and editing.

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

Science & Medicine



My Writing Samples

Community Acupuncture Expands Service Reach

The new twist on an old treatment adds La-Z-Boys, a sliding scale, and a group setting.


Bay Cities Driving School

Site rehaul.


What Are Dental Sealants?

Blog post for successful dental practice


Today’s Hep C Drugs Work Better

Hep C patients are being cured with fewer side effects, and researchers are working on a hep C vaccine.



Freelance Writer

Company: Healthline Media

I worked there from 3/2017 until now

Freelance Writer

Travel and food pieces for Eat Drink Play section.

Company: Bay Area News Group

I worked there from 11/2016 until now

Contributing Health and Travel Writer

Company: Oakland Magazine

I worked there from 3/2017 until now


Profiles and stories for a general-interest magazine and website that covers the news, issues, discoveries, and people of the University of California, Berkeley (my alma mater!)

Company: California Magazine

I worked there from 12/2017 until now

Extra Crispy Contributor

Freelancer for a new digital brand dedicated to breakfast, brunch and the culture surrounding it all. http://www.extracrispy.com/author/363/mary-ladd

Company: Time Magazine

I worked there from 8/2016 until now


Book & website project. Author of comedic riffs detailing: hair loss, 22 rounds of chemo, genetic counseling, “bathroom issues,” and seven surgeries (including a double mastectomy and hysterectomy) from breast cancer. http://www.wigreport.com/

Company: The Wig Report

I worked there from 11/2013 until now

Writer for SF Weekly & SFoodie

Covering arts & culture (for the Exhibitionist) as well as food, wine, beer and restaurants at SFoodie. Lots of fun food writing from my computer to yours: http://tinyurl.com/cgt6tnu

Company: Village Voice Media

I worked there from 6/2009 until now

Content I Write