Amanda Marsh is a wife, mom of two, and professional writer and editor who lives in the Hudson Valley community of Ossining.
She was born and raised in Islip, Long Island, where she developed the signature cawfee accent and a love of beaches and bagels. Opportunity took her to Ossining in 2013, where she and her husband purchased an 1884 Victorian that always has something to fix, but is the perfect home for her family of four.
Currently, she’s a stay-at-home mom to her toddler daughter and infant son after spending over a decade as a business journalist and editor. Instead of writing about interest rates and commercial backed mortgage securities, she spends her days re-watching “Sesame Street” episodes from the ’70s and ’80s, changing at least a dozen cloth diapers, and eating more Kraft Macaroni & Cheese than she’d like to admit. She hasn’t taken down her Christmas tree since 2017 (don’t worry, it’s artificial), but promises it will come down soon.
Writing is in her blood, and rumor has it she was born with a red pen in her hand. (Someone has to check that everything’s spelled correctly on the birth certificate.) After stints as editor in chief at her high school and college newspapers, she graduated Fordham University with a BA in Communication and Media Studies in 2005, focusing on journalism and new media.
She launched Buzzmaestro, her copywriting and editing business, in 2014 after realizing that editing bathroom graffiti, Facebook memes, and supermarket circulars wasn’t the best use of her ink. Previously, she worked for Bisnow Media and Nielsen Business Media, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Bisnow, Commercial Property Executive, Multi-Housing News, Real Estate Weekly, Ragan.com, PRDaily.com, BOMA Magazine, SIOR Report Magazine, Cancer Survivors Thrive, and Cure Magazine, among other publications and blogs.
Amanda is also a 15-year cancer survivor of Primary Mediastinal Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She has written extensively about young adult cancer survivorship and has volunteered for Stupid Cancer, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Lymphoma Research Foundation, and Lacuna Loft.
Her interests include buying too many craft items and never using them, buying too many books and never reading them, and buying too many clothes and never wearing them. In between, she sneaks in trying to complete the New York Times crossword each day and falling asleep mid-puzzle. Now she’s adding blogging to the mix.
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