Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Mel, devoted word nerd and recovering perfectionist. I’ve been writing since I was old enough to hold a pencil and telling stories since I was old enough to talk.

At the age of 9, I scribbled stories in spiral notebooks when I was supposed to be doing homework. I arrived early to school to get my hands on the latest library books. (Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events were my jam!)

At the age of 12, I wrote my first novel in Wordpad. (Yes, Wordpad. I’m that old.) I deleted all 18 chapters after reading them once. You might say my inner critic started young.

Don’t worry — I won’t bore you with my whole writing life story. I’m only telling you all this partly because this is an about me page, and partly because I tend to overshare anyway. So that’s another thing you know about me now, if you hadn’t already drawn that conclusion yourself.

Now that you know a little bit about me, let’s talk about the purposes of my site:

  • showcase my freelance writing and editing work
  • attract new freelance writing and editing clients
  • connect with “jill-of-all-trade” writers who, like me, enjoy writing as a day job, a side gig, and a hobby

I pride myself on my qualifications and experience in writing. But despite all those fancy degrees and bylines, I struggle with consistency and imposter syndrome on the daily.

I’ve lived with three mental illnesses for most of my life, and I’m all too aware that writing is often a one-step-forward, two-steps-back process.

Unlike a lot of bloggers out there, I’m not even gonna pretend to be an expert, because I screw up all. the. time.

Sometimes, I update my blog twice a week. Other times, I go months without posting at all. I’m trying to be better, but you know what? It’s okay!

It’s okay to get stuck.

It’s okay to write at your own pace.

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes.

Your output does not determine your worth as a person.

That’s the core of my writing philosophy and every post I write.

So. I guess that just about covers everything you need to know about me.

Now it’s my turn to get to know you!

Drop me a line below or hit me up on the socials.