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Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Mel. I consider myself a “jill-of-all-trades” writer. When I’m not crafting bespoke, branded content for my freelance clients, I’m writing my Southern lit novel, Escape Artist.

In other words, writing is my day job, my side hustle, and my hobby.


Education Technology Magazine
The science of student recruitment

Deep South Magazine
Wish on a Red Bird” — short story

Study International
No-nonsense advice for international students in the UK, by international students


Freelance Writing

I’ve worked for over 20 clients in various niches, including education, mental health, English language, and social media. Current clients include Wag! Walking, Study International, and ZyraTalk.

Content Editing

I’ve managed two separate teams of freelance writers for two of America’s fastest-growing startups. I delve deeper than surface-level editing to ensure all content is coherent, cohesive, and 100% on-brand.

Upgrade Your Upwork series
How to write an Upwork bio
How to write an Upwork proposal
How to communicate with Upwork clients

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Best TED talks for writers
4 reasons why all writers should play video games
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Overcoming writer’s block with a letter to the editor

Some people say there’s no such thing as writer’s block. Those people are full of shit. Overcoming writer’s block isn’t easy, but it is possible.
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Overcoming writer’s block with a letter to the editor

Writing Resource Round-Up August 2020: #BLM edition

My first Writing Resource Round-up features BIPOC creators. This series supports small writing blogs and social media accounts.
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Writing Resource Round-Up August 2020: #BLM edition

Why the best freelance writers on Upwork reject your invite

As a managing editor, I’ve worked with the best freelance writers on Upwork. Hoping to hire Upwork’s top talent? Here are a few things you should avoid.
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Why the best freelance writers on Upwork reject your invite

On synchronicity in writing

What is synchronicity in writing? How can we cultivate it to craft more robust characters and enchanting stories? Let's talk about it.
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On synchronicity in writing

How to edit your own work: tips from a freelance editor

How do you edit your own work? Where should you start? Don’t fret! This freelance editor has got you covered with 4 ways to edit your own work.
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How to edit your own work: tips from a freelance editor


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