Pen & Ink Communications

Straight to the point

ABout Pen & Ink Communications

One thing remains certain ? if you need to communicate your message more effectively, focus on what you do best and let a professional expert do the rest.

To obtain a distinctive result and a more effective message, you sometimes need to do things differently. And that may mean calling in someone with more expertise in a particular area.

Pen & Ink Communications has been assisting the business community since 1994 with its promotional message. Mary has more than 35 years of writing experience in addition to a B.A. in Public Relations with a focus in Written Communications. She has been published in international and national magazines, area newspapers, and statewide publications. Her writing ranges from feature/human interest profiles, travel articles, brochures and newsletter copy, to family stories and town histories. In addition, Mary is an accomplished proofreader and is often brought in to read publications and book manuscripts.

Writing family stories/life histories and community/organizational histories is a service Mary provides for families, businesses and towns wanting to create a lasting legacy.


Why consider working with me?

As a client, you'll enjoy a hassle-free experience by turning your project over to me. I'm easy to work with and flexible, which means a painless and stress-free atmosphere for you. Because less resources are required of clients, that frees you up to concentrate on other important things.

By working with me, you will experience these focused areas:

  • direction
  • immediate results
  • time savings
  • a product of value

Results driven, clients will benefit by:

  • more clarity
  • more passion
  • more efficiency
  • more consistency in a piece than if they did it themselves.


Menu of Offerings

  • business writing services
  • family story/life histories
  • town social histories
  • organization histories
  • speaking opportunities
  • travel articles on assignment


Book Author

Mary's first book Safe From the Outside World: A Social History of Hanover, Minnesota was published in September 2004 and re-released in 2009.

The two-time award-winning book Culturally Speaking: Promoting Cross-Cultural Awareness in a Post-9/11 World (ISBN: 13: 978-159298-239-4) was released in late 2008.

Her third book Planks of History: Stories of the Crow River and Bridge 92366 was published October 2016.


To learn more about Mary's speaking presentations based upon her book Culturally Speaking, click on the Pen & Ink Services tab or go to for detailed information.

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Historical Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, International Travel Writers Alliance, and a founding member of the Hanover Historical Society


BA in Public Relations with a focus in Written Communications - Metro State University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Associate in Arts degree - Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, Minnesota


For more information, please contact:


powered by passion