About

About Me

My simplest introduction is this: I’m a San Diego-born, San Diego-based writer.

A little more about me —

I am my happiest self on a slow Sunday morning with coffee in one hand and something to read in the other — a book is preferred, but some type of article pulled up on my phone is more likely. Though after 5 PM on any other day of the week, that cup of joe I love so much is likely swapped for a glass of pinot that I love even more (*see image above).

I prefer an early bedtime and a morning hike or yoga to a late-night Netflix binge and sleeping in. I make a mean egg scramble and a bowl of guac that could rival your favorite from the local taco joint. I find old doggos more lovable than puppies. Oh, and I love words. So much so that I went and made them my job. By day I’m a copywriter at a marketing company. By night I’m the writer behind everything you’ll read here.

A little more about my job experience —

I’ve been a copywriter for just under five years now, and I can’t imagine a profession that’s more fit for me… unless street taco connoisseur ever became a recognized trade. Until then, you can find me in front of a blank word doc attempting to create something great.

My career in writing began at a home remodel and design e-commerce company. While there, I wrote hundreds (if not thousands) of descriptions for products that range from an oversized clock you’d hang on the wall above your sofa to an eight-piece dining set you’d feature in your formal dining space. I also wrote short-form copy for their weekly shop newsletters. After three-and-a-half years, a promotion, and a cross-country move, I outgrew the tasks associated with my roles there and began seeking a position a bit more challenging. That search led me to where I am now: working remotely for a marketing company, writing for one of their Fortune 500 clients.

So far, no two days here have been the same — one day I’m crafting up a script for a radio ad and the next I’m concepting a tagline for their next seasonal campaign. I’m digging it.

A little more about my website —

On marissa-nicole.com, you have access to my resume, my work portfolio, and a slew of posts I wrote when this site was more of a personal blog than a professional tool. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you can head to my LinkedIn or Pinterest profiles.

Happy exploring! I’m so glad you’re here.


Quick Hits

Currently reading: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins-Reid

Currently binging: Literally any nature or travel doc I can find (no, literally)

Favorite movie to quote: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Favorite musician(s): LÉON, A R I Z O N A, Vance Joy, The Lumineers, Hozier

Favorite restaurant: Mas Tacos Por Favor

Go-to drink: Coffee — Cold brew with oat milk; Alcoholic — Mezcal old fashioned