Mary Appleton Editorial
I am an award-winning writer, editor and communications content strategist, specialising in HR, talent, business and the world of work.
I'm all about creating intelligent communications, injecting life into business writing, and building engaged communities through brilliant content.
I help people - and organisations - find the words, ideas and mechanisms they need to inform, inspire, engage and move audiences.
Write. Delight. Engage. Change.
Peake performance: exclusive interview with astronaut Tim Peake
Lenny Henry: It's time to practise real inclusion
Comedian Lenny Henry hit the headlines in 2014 with his contemptuously amusing BAFTA television lecture, berating the film and TV industry for its “appalling” record on diversity – specifically, the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people.
He drew at
Ruth Hunt: For every business that gets it, there's one that can't spell lesbian
Carolyn McCall: Maintaining orange spirit in challenging times
Arianna Huffington: Give sleep the respect it deserves
A turning point for the site, and for online media, came in 2012 when HuffPost contributor, David Wood, was
Ashok Vaswani: Supercharging digital skills
Roger Martin: Strategy is choice
Alain de Botton: Talent will not be wasted for much longer
Meeting Alain de Botton is both exciting and nerveracking. This is a man who, furnished with insights and quotes from the likes of Nietzsche, Maslow and Schopenhauer (which he drops into conversation with remarkable flair and ease), has an extraordinary ability to look beyond the complexities of human relationships and exhume unadorned truth.
While the author has come under intense criticism (he was disparaged by The Guardian for “making a lucrative career out o
Piers Linney: breathing fire into opportunity
Until recently, Piers Linney was a familiar face on BBC’s Dragons’ Den where he decided the fate of would-be entrepreneurs convinced t
"Mary is a thoughtful and pragmatic editor who isn't afraid to push back on the quality of content when it's necessary"
Director of Global Thought Leadership, pwc
"Curious, insightful, creative, forward thinking...the list could go on. Mary is super talented and generous in how she spends time to understand the people and culture landscape. She crafts compelling and thought provoking content that brings people together to have super fun and meaningful conversations. Always a treat to work with her!"
"Mary delivers work to an exceptionally high standard. She's a great collaborator who takes the time to understand what you need and then works out the best way to deliver it. She's an excellent content creator and interviewer who helps her interviewees feel at ease and gets the best out of them"
Head of Communications
City & Guilds
"Good journalism is the ability to reduce complex stories to their essence, so a wider audience can relate to them. Mary has this quality in abundance - she is one of the best"
Former Global HR Director
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