About & Contact

Mexico Living

It’s been more than a decade since I packed a few bags and headed south far from my Canadian city starting a new life here in Mexico. The Distinguished Writer is about my personal journey and continued efforts to deal with cultural differences, not to mention the heat, food and language barriers.

It’s also about all the good things I’ve learned along the way.

Hi. My name is Marlo and I am your host here at The Distinguished Writer. Have a question? You can contact me by sending an email to: info@theedistinguishedwriter.com…or you can sign up as a subscriber.

Freelance Writing

Since I’ve been here, freelance writing is how I make my living. I’ve worked extra hard to create a portfolio that has served me well and taught me a lot about working online.

I have work published in online and offline publications that include Vida Vibrante, Daily Glow, Vista Magazine, Para Ti Mujer and Voxxi News, as well as peer-reviewed health articles for Lifescript (now Everyday Health).

I have been quoted in AOL Travel, Newsbreezer.com, Des Moines Register – Part of the USA Today Network and King5.com – Part of NBC News. My career also includes the editing of one book and managing editor for three newspapers and one glossy Riviera Maya real estate magazine.

I spent several years providing SEO website content for dozens of private clients before venturing back into the online world, creating my own sites that to this day, remain my sole source of income.

The Journey

The journey of living in Mexico has been both rewarding and frustrating. It has taught me a lot about myself, just when I thought I had me figured out. It is here where I share some of those moments with you.


The Distinguished Writer
Resdencial #97 Loltun
Riviera Maya, Solidaridad (Mexico) 77727

If you want to drop a line, please do so at: info@theedistinguishedwriter.com