mel lee-smith freelance writer

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Mel. I’ve been writing since I was old enough to hold a pencil and telling stories since I was old enough to talk. That passion manifests in all aspects of my work, from my freelance writing and editing jobs to my novel-in-progress.

This site has a few different purposes:

  • to showcase my freelance writing and editing work,
  • to attract new freelance writing and editing clients,
  • and to build a kinship with jack-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 I’m not a fan of folks who claim to have all the answers or try to sell you a solution to your writing woes.

(That’s why I don’t do ads, affiliate links, or expensive writing courses.)

I believe writing success is a journey, not a destination.

I’ve struggled 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.

We’re all human, and we all lose our way sometimes. And that’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 if you’re looking for a fresh, compassionate perspective on writing your best work, you’ve found it.

Happy reading, happy writing, and best of luck on your writing journey, my friend!