Hi! I’m Michelle—but my friends call me Shelly.
I’m a 20-something freelance writer and copyeditor who’s been blogging here since 2016 about how to be a better writer, blogger, and student—and all about my life as a work-from-home wife and border collie mom.
I started working with words while pursuing a B.A. in English from Shenandoah University, where I served as editor in chief of the student newspaper before graduating summa cum laude in 2017. From there, I went on to work as a copyeditor and page designer for a pair of local newspapers before taking the leap into full-time freelancing.
Some of my most notable projects include working as a public relations writer and editor for a leading online job board and as head copyeditor for a national news and political commentary outlet. I’ve also earned bylines for my political journalism on top-ranking sites like HerCampus (National) and the Washington Examiner.
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