I’m a freelance journalist focusing on climate change, health, gender, and income inequality–and exploring the ways in which these topics intersect. I’ve reported from nearly every continent, covering everything from the effects of climate change on mental health in the Arctic to the changing tides of livelihoods in the Chesapeake Bay.
My articles, essays and reviews have been published by The Washington Post,The Guardian, The Atlantic, STAT News, Vice, USA Today, Slate, Delaware State News, and elsewhere; and I have appeared on CNN and Feature Story News.
I also enjoy writing about subcultures and internet culture–including regular contributions to BookRiot.com, a site devoted to books, comics, and nerd culture. My fiction has been published by District Lines, Magical: An Anthology, and Abundant Grace.
In addition to my reporting, I’m a copyeditor and proofreader. I’ve worked on articles, reports, books, annual reports, grants, and other editorial projects for nonprofits, research institutions, businesses, and individual authors. I’m proficient in Chicago, MLA, and AP styles, and quickly learn individual house styles as well.
Previously, I worked as a program manager and communications director at the International Reporting Project (IRP), and before that I was an assistant editor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
In my spare time, I moderate two book clubs: Nonfiction at One More Page Books & More and Read Harder at Upshur Street Books. Drop by sometime!
If you have any ideas, comments, links, or suggestions, please feel free to email me at MelodyASchreiber [at] gmail.com or contact me through any of the social networks you see to the right.