About Debra

Debra Happe is a writer and marketing professional based in Des Moines, Iowa.

My daily life consists of Buddy, my nine-year-old Caryn Terrier, work, and what I can fit in around those two things.

I’m a mom to four grown children and grandma to five, which can liven things up periodically. Written from middle America, my voice is simple — honest, non-judgemental, and direct.

This is a space for me to share what I’m thinking, reading, creating, or any of the things that bring me peace. Opinions and thoughts are my own.

Debra also does business, magazine, and freelance copy writing work. Connect on LinkedIn for professional inquiries.

Business writing

Debra has experience in the financial, health care, technology, and science research industries. Debra specializes in complex project management, developing communication strategies, building relationships between organizations and their publics, and writing motivating copy. Her clients have included Allergan, Chubb, Kindred, Petco, Radial, Robert Half, Tribune Media, and Viacom.


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