Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

Contributing writer
Writing education, poetry, and funeral planning
Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, English, and Journalism


Belinda McLeod has a degree in Secondary Education, specializing in English and Journalism. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2018 since a flexible schedule would allow her to help care for an aging parent. Since then, Belinda has specialized in writing for the funeral industry.

Besides writing for Cake, she has also written for nursing homes, mausoleum companies, cremation companies, and funeral homes. Belinda lives in the suburbs of Kansas City with her husband and three teenagers.


Writing education

Belinda has used her background in English and journalism education to assist others in writing obituaries, eulogies, thank you notes, emails, and other writing tasks that come with end-of-life planning.


As an English major and teacher, Belinda has spent time studying the works of classic (and amateur) poets. She has an extensive library of poetry related to death and grief.

Funeral planning

Belinda has spent hundreds of hours researching and writing about the funeral industry for Cake and dozens of other clients.

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