Based in Paris, I have 20 years of experience in corporate and healthcare communications.
CSR and annual reports, interviews,
press kits, conference reporting
Internet and intranet sites, newsletters,
brochures, portraits and profiles
Journal articles, backgrounders,
fact sheets, museum exhibits
Originally from the Midwest, I completed my university studies in the U.S. before moving to Europe in 1991. After working at consulting and communications firms in Paris, I went into business for myself in 2006.
“Writing the profiles of the top-level physicists and biologists who were selected to win the For Women in Science Prize, Mary conveyed the essence of their work and their stories in a way that was both accessible and interesting for non-scientists.”
“Working with Mary has helped us to significantly enhance the impact of our written communications. Her understanding of diversity topics has enabled us to showcase our ideas and projects effectively and accurately.”
“We appreciate the quality and relevance of Mary’s translations on many different subjects. Thanks to her perfect knowledge of the healthcare sphere, she provides much more than a translation, bringing real added value through insightful feedback on our projects.”
"Mary Shaffer has written our entire annual CSR report, the cornerstone of our external communications tools, since 2011. She is an experienced professional who can transform complex ideas into simple, powerful and informative messages."