Meet our founder
Melissa Mapes founded Real Big Words in 2018 in D.C.
After 10 years of creating content and strategies for in-house teams, I launched Real Big Words to fill an obvious gap: top-performing external talent. I know how hard it is to meet the demand for excellent writing and messaging without a huge internal staff. Now, I help organizations build content that really works with help from my hand-selected network of the best freelancers around.
From startups to big tech to consulting firms, my team offers vast experience in helping aspirational brands level-up their content—whether the primary need is SEO, UX writing, or long-form articles. We're true word nerds and we love a challenge, so tell us your story
and we'll take it from there.