About Me

Hi! I’m Michelle—but my friends call me Shelly.

I’m a 20-something freelance writer and copyeditor with a background in local journalism and digital marketing. 

I started my freelance career while pursuing a B.A. in English from Shenandoah University, where I served as editor in chief of the student newspaper and earned the College of Arts & Sciences Award for Excellence in Journalism before graduating summa cum laude in 2017. I also worked that year as a copyeditor and page designer for The Journal, Martinsburg, West Virginia’s hometown newspaper, and its sister publication in northern Virginia.

I’ve held a variety of freelance writing and editing roles over the last five years, most notably as a public relations writer for a leading online job board and as managing editor for a national news and political commentary outlet. My work has appeared on top-ranking sites like HerCampus and the Washington Examiner, as well as a number of company blogs. I also have experience copyediting book-length manuscripts in fiction and nonfiction.

Outside of work, you’ll usually find me spending time with my husband of two years and our border collie, Dakota.


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