From reviewing content for teams across the company, to writing for the Whitepages blog, you’ll find that all of our messaging is filled with fun yet informative copy. Now’s your chance to meet the girl who dots all the i’s and crosses the t’s, Molly, our editor and copywriter. If you stop by Molly’s desk, you’ll find her constantly referencing her AP Style Guide and often listening to her “Unashamed Lady Beats” playlist (you’ll have to read on to see just what you might find in that playlist!). Let’s meet Molly!
Which office are you in?
Why did you join Whitepages?
When I joined Whitepages, the company had just gone through a major rebrand. I came in knowing I had the opportunity to help build their brand voice from scratch, which is a scenario every copywriter dreams of. Whitepages continues to blow me away with the level of opportunity they provide. If you want to try something, then you can go make it happen. It’s wonderfully empowering.
What’s your favorite snack in the kitchen?
Oh man, the chocolate covered pretzel balls are delicious. Those plus cashews are my jam.
How do you take your coffee?
Black with sugar, but I’d prefer a latte.
What do you listen to at work? What’s on your playlist?
I’ve got a few playlists cooking, but lately I’ve been listening to one that I made and named “Unashamed Lady Beats.” It spans from Grimes to Beyoncé, and dare I say, Miley Cyrus?
What was your very first job?
When I was 12 I picked strawberries over the summer with a bunch of other middle schoolers. I was paid per flat and earned very little because I mostly talked with my mates and ate the berries.
Describe your first computer.
I’m more embarrassed about this than my Miley Cyrus admission; I don’t remember what our first computer was. I do, however, have fond memories of playing Commander Keen on it.
Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know _______.
That I’m a French bakery fiend.
What are you most proud of?
I guess I’d say the level of independence I’ve achieved since graduating from college. It seemed scary as a senior, but fast-forward four years and I’m really happy with where I am.
What do you do when you have 30 minutes of free time?
I’d probably tune into a certain podcast that Joel mentioned in his Q&A. It’s called the Worst Idea of All Time and it’s hilarious.
If you had 10 extra dollars what would you buy?
I measure money in lattes. That’d be about enough for three.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
I’ve got a staunch no karaoke policy, but if I had to choose I’d say Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond because why not?
What’s your signature gelato flavor?
It’s a gelato sin not to pair two flavors together. I usually get tiramisu and coffee.
Two things you can’t live without?
This isn’t really two “things” but I’d be lost without my family and friends.
What stylebook do you swear by?
I’m an AP Stylebook groupie.