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Melanie Rud

Melanie Rud

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Chicago, Illinois


  • New York University


Melanie Rud is a beauty editor and expert with over a decade of experience in the industry writing for various national and regional publications. Melanie has held editorial positions at magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Shape, and Health. She currently freelances for publications such as Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and contributes to many websites as well.


Melanie received her B.A. in journalism and English from New York University.

About Byrdie and Dotdash

Byrdie is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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