Maria McGinnis

Maria McGinnis is a freelance writer, editor and the owner of Total Type LLC, a freelance writing and editing company where she works on projects like blog posts, reporting and social media management.

Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University. While she has an affinity for features and stories about people, she has covered a wide variety of topics for multiple publications including everything from business to mental health and human rights. Also, with her skills as a journalist and love for fashion and beauty, Maria also works with the Cleveland-based Fashion Talks Foundation as the editor-in-chief of their magazine.

If you’d like to keep up with Maria and work with her on a story or writing project, you can connect with her on Instagram @maria.mae98 and @totaltypeco and via Total Type’s website.

Maria's Latest Articles

Keep it to yourself: Public comment is a city council tradition in many places, but Clevelanders hear “Shhhh”

At gatherings of Cleveland City Council, members of the public are not allowed to address the council. A group called Citizens for Public Comment is trying to change that in the run-up to the 2021 elections, hoping to foster public participation in decision making at a time when the mayoral race, and all 17 council seats, are up for grabs.

Reporting from The Land and NEOSOJO leads to $50k Slavic Village donation

Slavic Village Development announced Monday that it received a $50,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The donation was made in response to a January 2021 story by Daniel Polletta, “Facing eviction, residents struggle to find help,” published by The Land, Ideastream, FreshWater Cleveland, paid for and commissioned by the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Cooperative.

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