Melissa Epifano Melissa Epifano is a UK-based freelance writer and editor who specializes in home and lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, The Spruce, InStyle, Forbes Home, MyDomaine, The Zoe Report, Apartment Therapy, MyDomaine, and Forbes Advisor.After graduating from the University of Oregon, she moved to New York where she started her career as editorial and commerce assistant at Bauer Xcel Media. She covered beauty and health topics and polished her SEO skills.Soon she joined College Fashionista, where she ran the company website, and pitched, wrote, and edited articles. She also managed the editorial fellowship program.She joined The Spruce as assistant editor and moved up the ranks to associate editor and finally lifestyle editor. She oversaw a team of freelancers and managed the home décor and crafts sections of The Spruce. After moving to to Bath, UK, she transitioned to full-time freelance writing. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.