Sometimes you just need a grammar dork. Unfortunately for my loved ones (but fortunately for you), I am a professional ... dork. With more than five years experience in high-volume proofreading and editing and a strong working knowledge of Chicago Manual and AP editing styles, I would be happy to put my red pen to work for you.
Even the most brilliant writers in the world rely on an editor to whip their words into shape. If you've got copy that needs to be tuned up, fleshed out, reigned in, or filed down, I am here to make your words work more wonderfully.
Bios and Resumes
One of the greatest compliments I've ever received is when a friend said, "Amanda will make you love true things about yourself."
I've taken that to heart, because talking about yourself in a way that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and centered can be incredibly hard, and it takes more than just the right words to get there.
That's why my bio and resume services are a little different than what you'll find elsewhere. With me, you'll get a real conversation, a personal review of what your words are doing now and what is and isn't working, and some deeper guidance about where we want your words to go in the future. The end result will be more than just a compelling representation of you on paper: it will be words that work hard to show people the truths about yourself that you've come to love.
Business Copy and Content
As a small business person, you're not only the cook, waiter, and chief bottle washer, you're also the marketing department, content developer, and social media lead. You know you need great words, but you don't have the time to make them happen as often as you need or as well as you want.
Don't worry. Whether you need a sharper intro for your homepage, badass brand copy, or a tagline that gets the right people in your space, I am here to help.
Copy Coaching and Group Presentations
"I HATE writing." "I know I need to get this out, but when it comes to getting the words down, I just can't DO it." "This sounds like crap, and I have no idea how to fix it."
Writing is something that everyone has to do, no matter their field, but it can be incredibly frustrating to actually do it. I am here to help teach you how to effectively get your copy exactly where it needs to be, through a one-on-one consult or a group class for your business or team.
Articles and Original Content
Content is king, and you need a clever, creative, and connected voice to deliver words worth reading. I've been fortunate enough to have my work appear in print, on the web, and in widely-distributed corporate channels. My specialties range fromhuman interest to science to food and wine, and even blogs about the karmic powers of strangers with doughnuts.