About Little Octopus

I am a writer and consultant that specializes in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and nutrition programs.

Do you have a nagging writing project that you can’t seem to find time for?

No matter the scope, you need a writer who understands your broader mission and how this piece will further it.

You deserve someone you can trust to ask the right questions, engage the appropriate stakeholders from the get-go, and conduct independent research.

Lastly, you need someone who can incorporate constructive feedback so that the final draft is pitch perfect.

I can help!

My name is Amialya Durairaj, but you can call me Mia. I’m a freelance writer and consultant based in San Diego specializing in communicating health and nutrition information.

In between sips of black coffee, I dedicate my hours to what I love most: creating digestible health content for mission-driven non-profit, academic, government, and social enterprise business clients.

Photo by Nicholas Andrews of SD Headshots

What makes me a little different

  • I have more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing persuasive communications. I’ve written for a variety of audiences that range from low literacy populations to highly educated experts.
  • My master of science degree in nutrition enables me to dig through the scientific literature to deliver evidence-based information.
  • Before I started freelancing, I wrote for large for- and non-profit organizations like Save the Children, UnitedHealth Group, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Aetna, and Arlington County Office of Community Health.
  • My work has been featured in the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Food TankThe Mighty, and the Healthy Newborn Network.

Are you interested in my services and want to learn more about how I can help you?