I never tire of hearing people's life stories.

I am fundamentally curious about how people live. My curiosity and my love of writing led to a degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and during more than two decades of work for such organizations as American Express, the Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, I interviewed people from around the world. In Your Own Words is the natural extension of my fascination with people's journeys, the lives they build and the work they do.

What other people have to say...

"Every once in a while you stumble across a writer who just stops and makes you savor the words on a page. Betty Marton is that writer, simple as that. She has a talent for telling a story in a simple and distinctive way. No matter what topic I threw at Betty, I got back articles that were well written; they told stories with a humanistic angle that is unique in the corporate world. If you are thinking about hiring her to write something for you, consider yourself fortunate to have come by someone as talented as Betty. I highly recommend her for any type of writing/editing assignment."
Kevin Sylvester, NYNEX (Verizon)


"Betty Marton always works diligently to produce quality work, often under tight deadlines. Her clear communication, knowledge of child welfare and editing acumen make it easy to give her projects that deal with highly detailed and complicated content. Betty is warm and welcoming of feedback. This makes it easy to produce a quality result."
Katherine Evanson, Casey Family Programs


"Betty Marton has written extensively for Press Ganey Partners magazine, read bimonthly by more than 15,000 senior leaders of U.S. healthcare institutions. Several of these articles have been cover stories, all of them on cutting-edge practices in healthcare. She consistently does an excellent job of reporting and writing articles for an expert audience with minimal oversight."
Todd Sloane, Press Ganey

In Your Own Words also works with transcribers, book designers, artists and photographers to create the kind of publication you want and that will be cherished for generations.


From my base in New Paltz, NY, in the mid-Hudson Valley, I work with people across the country and around the world.

Let's figure out what I can do for you.