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Mark Ray

Mark Ray is an award-winning freelance writer who specializes in magazine features and B2C and B2B content marketing. Mark has done extensive work for Humana, Aetna International, the Boy Scouts of America, and an array of other clients. His work has appeared in AARP The Magazine, The Costco Connection, Scouting, Boys’ Life, Eagles’ Call, Kentucky Homes and Gardens, and Presbyterians Today magazines, and he is the author of eight books, including the 13th edition of the venerable Boy Scout Handbook.

Professional Membership

Journalist, Content Marketing, Author, Content Marketing Writer


Louisville, KY


Health & Medicine, Lifestyle, Parenting, Religion & Spirituality, Technology, Wellness


Annual reports, Advertorials, Books, Content marketing, Curriculum, Editing, Feature writing, Ghostwriting, Profiles, Web copy, White papers

Book Credits

Boy Scout Handbook, 13th edition

Troop Leader Guidebook, volumes 1 and 2

Eagle Court of Honor Book

Scoutmaster’s Other Handbook

Bear Cub Scout Handbook

Webelos Scout Handbook

Ready-to-Go Devotions for Mission and Service

Credo confirmation curriculum (member of writing team)

Claim the Life confirmation curriculum (member of writing team)

Feasting on the Word youth curriculum (member of writing team)

Awards & Recognition

Association Media & Publishing Gold EXCEL Award (Eagle Scout Magazine)

Association Media & Publishing Gold EXCEL Award (Boy Scouts of America)

Folio: Eddie Award Finalist (Eagles’ Call Magazine)

IABC/PRSA Landmarks of Excellence Award (Humana)

Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 3rd Place (Magazine Feature Article)

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.

Do Not Discard
The Costco Connection
Aug 1, 2021

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