About MAD about Words

Working with Mary Ann de Stefano is pure flow and inspiration. She has creative talent and generosity of spirit. She has a knack for entering the world of the “other,” so that her writing serves her clients faithfully. She brings warmth, responsiveness, and efficiency to the tasks at hand. —Hedy Schleifer, Schleifer + Associates

The brainchild (and heartchild) of Mary Ann de Stefano

I named MAD about Words as a play on my initials and love for writing.

I am MAD about Words as in: “she’s mad about jazz,” or “she’s mad about the boy.” You know, enthusiastic about, passionate, ardent, fervent, avid, fanatical, devoted, infatuated, in love with, hot for, crazy, nuts, or wild about.

Antonym: indifferent. (Something I am definitely not.)

At MAD about Words, Ms. Lucy de Poocini, our VP in Charge of Employee Morale, often monitors client consults to make sure everything is peachy keen.

At MAD about Words, Ms. Lucy de Poochini, our Vice President in Charge of Employee Morale, often monitors client consults to make sure everyone is content.

Just like you, I do battle with the twin demons of creative expression: uncertainty and resistance. That’s why I’m mad about nurturing creative

and community spirit. You don’t have to do it alone.

MAD about Words offers editorial services, designs author websites,  organizes writing workshops, and publishes a free newsletter (a good way to get to know MAD better.)

Let’s talk.

30+ years experience in publishing & writing consulting

MAD at four. These days I forego the hat, heels, and dolly, but I still enjoy cozying it up with a blanket when I read.

MAD at four. These days I forego the hat, heels, and dolly, but I still enjoy cozying it up with a blanket when I read.

  • Editor of The Florida Writer, the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association
  • 11+ years in publishing, Harcourt Brace/Academic Press
  • Independent writing consultant since 1993
  • Organizing writing workshops since 2005
  • Rollins College, BA English & writing, magna cum laude
  • Studied with America’s foremost creativity coach, Eric Maisel
  • Member: Creativity Coaching Association, Editorial Freelancers Association, and Florida Writers Association.