Mary O'Brien

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Stafford, Virginia
University Of Hertfordshire, Louisiana State University At Alexandria, Indiana University Of Pennsylvania
Kitchenware, Baking & Desserts, Cookbooks
  • Mary has baked along with every season of "The Great British Bake Off" so far.
  • She has personally reviewed over 200 cooking and dining tools for use in her own kitchen.
  • She reads over 100 books each year, and her most recent favorite is "Taste" by Stanley Tucci.


Mary's professional writing and editing career began in 2012 when she was tasked with reworking over 3,000 articles and blog posts for dozens of small businesses' websites. She went on to do in-house marketing and communications for two global retailers before writing for Hearst Magazines and editing for LoveToKnow Media. Her work has appeared in Delish, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Best Products, Forbes, and many more. She continues to do brand writing for independent businesses with a focus on women-owned companies, and she enjoys product testing new kitchen and dining tools.


Mary studied theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and English at the Louisiana State University of Alexandria. She is currently earning her masters degree from the University of Hertfordshire.
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