Maria Wakem is a Bay Area-based writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience creating content for consumer, trade, and custom publications. The topics she covers are as varied as her interests—from beauty and travel to photography and financial services technology.

While Maria believes that any story should be compelling enough to stand alone, she views each assignment as a package of words and pictures. Maria has worked collaboratively with numerous photographers, photo editors, and art directors to create magazines, advertorials, and marketing materials that are as captivating to look at as they are to read.