Think of the Old West of America. The archetypal image is of two gunslingers facing one another, hands poised at the ready near their weapons, aching for the moment they draw down.
Who will be the fastest? Who will be the most accurate?
Who will, in the end, emerge the victor?
Thinking about writing may not normally evoke imagery of warriors battling it out, but believe me when I tell you that today, the communications expert is very much akin to the gunslingers of old.Speed is vital. Accuracy is vital. Nerve is vital.
I want to be YOUR wordslinger — your verbal hired gun.
I listen to what you need, ask the right questions and put my prodigious skills at your disposal. You’re probably familiar with the cliché “You snooze, you lose.”
You won’t lose with me.
I assist authors in polishing and refining their manuscripts into viable, polished stories. I believe in the power of story, and am an out-and-proud book geek. I am very, very good at what I do (what, you want to hire someone who doesn’t believe wholly in their abilities?!): developmental editing, substantive editing and copyediting. I specialize in the paranormal, fantasy and romance genres, although I work with authors in other markets. I’m also a really Type-A researcher, academically trained in methodologies, and a meticulous fact-checker with a wide variety of specialized knowledge in my geeky brain!
I also write content that gets you or your business noticed: articles for print or web publication, blog posts, essays, articles, direct mailings, social media copy, white papers, press releases, newsletters, et. al. Academic or business writing, snarky pop culture bits, I can switch tones and write serious or seriously funny, and rock both styles. Need a piece on organizing your kitchen, a white paper analyzing a trend in your industry or a web copy for your zombie apocalypse survival site? Mad varied skills: I have them.
I also write truly excellent résumés and cover letters for a wide range of professions, having worked in that field post-graduate school. And if you need editing assistance for your thesis, dissertation or application essay, my years of experience in higher education will give you the edge you need. (No, I won’t write it for you; there’s this thing called “ethics” I happen to possess…)
You should take my word for it. . . but you should also check out what former clients have to say on my Rave Reviews page.