Mary Ann Cooper
Celebrity & Women's Magazines
Book Author

To secure a freelance writing or editing telecommuting position in print, broadcast
or electronic media on a part time or full time basis

•        2006 – 2008 – special projects editor BOXOFFICE magazine
•        2006 – present – senior editor GRAND magazine
•        2002 – present – contributing editor Hispanic Outlook magazine.
•        2007 – contributing writer Television Week magazine
•        2005 – contributing writer to Looking Good Now magazine
•        2001 – 2002 – contributing writer to First for Women magazine.
•        1999 – 2005 – contributing editor to American Media special magazines.
•        1991 – 1995 – executive editor Soap Opera magazine

•        2012 – present – contributing writer for
•        2009 – 2010 – contributing writer for
•        2005 – 2010 – managing editor and creator of relaunch for
•        2004 – 2005 -- health/fitness writer for The National Enquirer/Star web sites.
•        1997 – 2005 -- contributing editor, Columbia TriStar's Web site.

1988 – 1991 -- Creative Director of Soaps & Serials books for Pioneer

Author of:
•        “Grandeur: The Personal Reflections of Famous Grandparents”
•        “Natural Cures for Common Diseases”
•        “101 Ways to Pamper Yourself”
•        “Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol”
•        "Secrets of Knots Landing"
•        "For The Love Of Soaps"
•        "Young and Restless Fantasy Memoirs"
•        "Soaps' Greatest Love Stories"

BA degree from William Paterson University with Speech Arts/Minor in English.

•        Redesigned, refocused, and streamlined GRAND magazine for its relaunch.
•        Redesigned,and repaginated BOXOFFICE magazine for its relaunch.
•        Managed a staff of 24 writers, editors, artists, photographers and freelancers.
•        Worked with Group 2 to format and design new magazines and web sites.
•        Edited major features and supervised news gathering for various publications.
•        Developed and edited concepts and designs as well as content for web sites.
•        Built web sites for commercial clients, creating and maintaining their content.
•        Skilled in use of Constant Contact and social media for business purposes.


•        Over 500 appearances on radio talk show open lines including regularly
scheduled appearances on WOR's John Gambling Show (NY).

•        Color commentator for ABC for the broadcast of the Daytime Emmy Awards,
which included appearances on their regional morning talk shows as well as an
appearance on "Saturday Today Show."

•        Book tours consisting of TV, radio and print interviews including "Show Biz
Today," and "Entertainment Tonight." to promote Pioneer's SOAPS & SERIALS book
series and worked with The National Academy Of Television to represent NATAS to
promote Emmy Awards.