As a writer and marketing communications consultant based in Roswell, Ga., Marie Willsey has written about many topics over the past 20 years, including telecommunications, information technology, building science, and sustainability. Especially adept at making difficult topics easy to understand, she contributes frequently to the Discovery Channel’s HowStuffWorks.com; other clients have included Alcatel-Lucent, AkzoNobel, Ameren, Owens-Corning, Georgia Pacific, CDC Software, Siemens, and more. Marie brings creativity and versatility to every writing project, from in-depth white papers and Web sites to ads and multimedia presentations. She grasps new concepts quickly and enjoys leaving no stone unturned in her research. Her experience includes positions with several marketing communications agencies, an international corporation, and many years as an independent consultant. Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.