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I’m a freelance writer and editor currently focused on writing online content for clients, editing manuscripts, and teaching workshops. Please explore my site and let me know how I can help you.

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THE SHORT STORY

I've been a freelance writer and editor for over a decade. I opened my own business called Cursor Communications in 2013 providing writing and marketing services to clients, but later returned to operating under my own name as a freelancer. Currently, I write online content for various clients, edit manuscripts, and teach workshops on writing-related topics.


THE LONG STORY

I began my freelance career in 2006. As a child, I always wanted to be a writer, but it was up there with rock star of the list of pipe dreams. It took quite a few years of providing free support and critique for writers online through deviantART.com to realize that I could actually make a living as a writer. Meanwhile, I worked various sales, marketing and communications jobs as I tried to find a full-time job that I found fulfilling. I moved around from job-to-job, never quite finding what I was looking for. One day, my boss who saw that I was struggling, suggested I might enjoy being an entrepreneur. Within a couple of months, I opened my first business called Cursor Communications.

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I enjoyed running my own business very much. I was providing various writing, editing and marketing services to clients, as well as teaching writing and marketing workshops. I was living the dream! In 2014, I was nominated for a NOVA Business Award in the Young Entrepreneur category. I didn't win, but it really was an honour just to be nominated.

2014 Nova Awards Nominees

After a couple years of running the business and growing my client base by about 500%, I realized that I could still provide the same quality services while operating under my own name, which would in turn save me money both personally and professionally. In 2015, I returned to operating as a freelance writer and editor under my own name.

That same year, I began a series of weekly workshops for writers called Writers Workshop Wednesday. It started out very small. Literally one person showed up for the first workshop and she couldn't get in the door because the location was not wheelchair accessible. I changed locations and she came back, and slowly week after week the numbers grew. In December of that year, I asked if the writers would like to formalize as a writers guild, and the response was a resounding, "YES!" And so, the Silverleaf Writers Guild was born.

Silverleaf Writers Guild logo

I've continued to teach various workshops under the banner of the Silverleaf Writers Guild. I also continue to write for various clients as a freelance writer and editor. I'll let my author resume tell the story of my most recent history. Let's just say that I've been busy. :)

Hire Me

Do you have rabid readers? Do you want to? I create content that can satiate their appetites, and help you grow your audience. I have been writing and editing for companies for nearly a decade, creating concise and clear online and print content based on your expressed needs. I adapt my writing style to each client, making sure the voice is appropriate for your brand. I also do thorough research and proofreading to ensure content is accurate and virtually controversy-proof for our social media age.

The companies I’ve created content for include:

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SKILLS: blog writing, copy writing, copy editing, coaching and training, sales and marketing, social media, planning and research, Wordpress, HTML, graphic design.

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I provide group or one-on-one training on writing, editing, and communication topics.

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What People are Saying

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“Thank you so much for the article. It is great! The length is perfect, the content is useful, and the writing is clean with a strong voice… I am so glad the blog has writers like you!”

~Nadiya Osmani, Editor in Chief, BoldFace

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