Marcelle Langan is an award-winning writer, author and mom. Currently, she works at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where she is the Senior Writer in the Marketing Department and an Adjunct Professor.
Prior to joining the marketing team at Champlain College, Marcelle founded and ran WordBroker Communications, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in marketing and advertising writing—primarily for startup operations. In addition to running WordBroker Communications, Marcelle held the position of Vice President of Content/Editorial Director of Tavolo, Inc.—a dot.com that was once the largest branded specialty retailer of premium foods and kitchenware on the Internet—where she was responsible for not only producing the site's deep content components, but also for the conception and development of the firm's overall merchandising strategy and primary marketing vehicles.
Before being swept up by the dot.com frenzy, Marcelle held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Eating Well magazine for four years. Eating Well was a consumer health title with a circulation of 650,000 gourmet-cooking fans. She also helped launch and was Managing Editor of Food Arts, the premier trade magazine to America's finest restaurants and hotels, for seven years. Marcelle found her way to her chosen profession as a writer and editor by first making a living (or at least some extra cash) as a costume designer in Alaska, a waitress, a switchboard operator, a box-office manager, a personal shopper, a receptionist, a personal assistant, a salesperson of Avon and Cutco Knives, a gift-show booth babe, a graveyard cleaner, a bar wench, a packer of tacky imported giftware, a swimsuit model, a bakery counter girl, a housecleaner, a dishwasher, a babysitter and a lemonade-stand owner—to name a few.
Marcelle's first book, The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work, was published by Simon and Schuster in January 2006. She has ghostwritten six cookbooks, two for Royal Caribbean cruise line and four for Holland America Line. She is currently writing a biography of Dolly Farnsworth, one of the original homesteaders in Alaska. Marcelle lives in Burlington, Vermont, with her three children.