Mary Daly

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Mary Daly is an editor for The Spruce. She has written and edited home, pets, and lifestyle content for more than a decade. She also is a trained veterinary assistant and fosters animals.


  • Graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism
  • 10+ years of writing and editing lifestyle content for print and digital media
  • Member of ACES: The Society for Editing
  • Started with The Spruce in 2019


Mary loves working with words to craft engaging and informative articles. She started her career as a newspaper copy editor before transitioning to digital media as both a writer and an editor. In her spare time, she trained as a veterinary assistant and fosters animals for her local humane society. Plus, she's always looking for her next home DIY project.


Mary earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She also completed the veterinary assistant program at Ashworth College.

Expertise: Pets, gardening, home, lifestyle
Education: University of Missouri
Location: Chicago
Title: Editor

About The Spruce

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