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Melissa Phy, Copywriter


Melissa Phy is a copywriter for TSheets by QuickBooks. After getting her BA in journalism down at sunny San Diego State University, she began freelancing for local publications, like San Diego Magazine and Carlsbad Magazine. She knew everything there was to do in San Diego during her time as a calendar editor for the AOL-owned hyperlocal news site Patch.com.

After a year, she was hired on as a local editor for Ramona Patch.com. She eventually expanded her reporting and editing duties to include both Poway Patch.com and Rancho Bernardo-4S Ranch Patch.com. During her time there, she was syndicated on KPBS.com and interviewed for a segment on KPBS Radio. She broke a nationally spread news story and even won an award from the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists for a story on education.

In 2014, Melissa became a multimedia designer for the Communications Office at the County of San Diego. There, she managed content for both the County’s employee intranet and external news site, County News Center. Melissa was also part of a two-person team that re-designed both platforms, helped manage various social media channels, performed site analytics, spoke at several large conferences (including CAPIO and GSMCON), and even managed content for the County’s emergency operations website. She was integral to many department website redesigns in her five years there and performed user-acceptance testing for their mobile apps and website migrations.

Now a copywriter, Melissa uses her extensive UX background to help marry marketing language with great customer experience. She can’t help but analyze every website design she comes across and has a passion for website accessibility standards. Melissa currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with her husband. She loves comedies, cooking, and her cat, Duma.

About TSheets by QuickBooks

TSheets by QuickBooks is a cloud-based time tracking solution employers and employees love. Complete with geofencing, GPS location tracking, and facial recognition capabilities, TSheets is a top-rated app in more than 100 countries. And as a member of the Intuit family, our mission is to “Power Prosperity Around the World.” TSheets integrates with major accounting platforms for simplified payroll and invoicing and can save businesses 6% on payroll costs and three hours on payroll processing and add 11% more billable time to their invoices, on average.

Best of all, TSheets partners with thousands of accounting professionals (called TSheetsPROs) to bring more game-changing solutions to small businesses. Every day, we help small businesses prosper by providing tools that find them more money and give them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. TSheets isn’t just about tracking time—it’s about making time count.