What Does the M. Stand For?

Magnificent? Marvelous? Mud?

M. Sharon Baker was out on assignment during her first summer newspaper job when the editors ran into a problem.

Sharon's full maiden name didn't fit in the byline box. At 18 characters, the three names were too long.

The editors had a few solutions. They could cut out her first name since Sharon uses her middle name. Or they could shorten her name.

The editors decided they really only needed to cut three letters out of the line, so they shortened her first name to M. She's used the byline ever since.



How to Work with Me

Effective B2B Content Writer

M. Sharon Baker helps CMOs, marketing directors, content strategists, and B2B content marketing agencies connect with customers through content marketing.

Using her superior writing and interviewing skills, she creates a variety of B2B content marketing, lead generation and lead nurturing materials including case studies, articles, white papers, thought leadership articles, and public relations materials.

She also helps small firms with public relations, and has helped small businesses appear in Entrepreneur, The Seattle Times, Credit Union Times and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, among other publications.

Award Winning Journalist

A business reporter for more than 15 years, M. Sharon Baker has written hundreds of articles for dozens of publications, and was an annual Society of Professional Journalists award winner.

In addition to her nine years at the PugMSB Photoet Sound Business Journal, Sharon’s work has appeared in dozens of national publications including Street and Smith's Sports Business, Nation's Restaurant News and Alaska Airlines magazine.

As a business journalist, Sharon had a front seat in Seattle’s high tech rise, fall and rebirth. Her coverage included writing stories about Microsoft Corp., Nintendo of America, McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless, Western Wireless Inc.,T-Mobile, wireless startups and venture capital in the Puget Sound region.

Sharon covered many beats from a business perspective: small business, professional sports, restaurants, food, agriculture, banking, venture capital, government, environment, nonprofits, and arts and entertainment.


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In addition to writing about business, Sharon has first-hand knowledge of running a start-up or two.

She co-founded Seneca Soccer, a successful retail soccer specialty store, which closed upon a move to another state.

In addition to running her own writing business, she co-owned a small farm, which sold fresh apple cider, sugar maple trees and vegetables.


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