Deborah is president of Deborah Gaines Associates, a communications consultancy specializing in the development and management of strategic content for corporate clients.
A graduate of Yale (BA) and Columbia (MA) Universities, Deborah started her career with a master’s degree in 17th century literature and a boundless enthusiasm for the written word. Her writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The American Lawyer, Salon, Ladies’ Home Journal and the New York Post, for whom she wrote a weekly travel column. She is currently a leading blogger for the Huffington Post “Post/50” section and writes about business for Ragan.com and The Corporate Writer.
Deborah also served as managing editor for Hearst New Media and iVillage.com, and as editorial director of the Downtown Magazine Group, a collection of twelve bimonthly, custom magazines targeting suburban communities. After making the switch from journalism to marketing, she worked as head writer for the New York Convention & Visitors Bureau; chief marketing officer for LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP; and executive director for strategic communications at Montclair State University.
Deborah regularly coaches marketing/communications staff to improve their business writing skills, both one-on-one and in group settings. She has co-taught writing courses at Seton Hall University, Pratt Institute, Fordham College and the United Nations, where she lectured at the Forum for International Journalists. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, New York Women in Communications and the New York Legal Marketing Association.
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