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Melinda Smith, M.A.

Executive Director & Editor in Chief

Melinda sets the strategic vision for HelpGuide and oversees content operations and organizational outreach and development. She leads a diverse team of writers, editors, content producers, SEO experts, and web developers and has been a key driver in HelpGuide’s growth into an internationally-acclaimed website that reaches over 50 million people a year. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in psychology.