Are you ready to share your story with the world?
Whether it comes in the form of a nostalgic memoir, a company press release, or a series of casual blog posts, we all have a story that’s just itching to be told. And you want to tell yours the right way. The first time. That’s where I come in.
I’ve spent the last five years helping businesses and authors optimize their content and connect with readers both in print and online. What story can I help you share?
Whether you’re a blogger who wants to take your content from amateur to professional, a business owner who wants to ensure their company’s copy is clean and consistent, or an author looking to polish up your latest manuscript, a professional copyedit can help you reach—and exceed—your goals.
Get in touch with me to price out a full professional copyedit for your:
- Blog post or series of blog posts
- News article or news release
- Company website, advertisement, or signage
- Marketing emails or newsletters
- Fiction or creative nonfiction book
Writing + Ghostwriting
If you’re looking for a writer or ghostwriter to amp up your content creation, I can help! I’ve published everything from poems to short stories to political essays—but my specialty is in news and PR writing for online audiences.
My experience includes:
- Press releases
- News stories
- Company blog posts
- Marketing video scripts and speeches
- Political opinion columns
- Nonfiction books and ebooks
- Social media posts
- Short stories and flash fiction
Need help taking your digital marketing plan to the next level? I have experience both as a social media manager and as a PR consultant and ghostwriter, and I’ve been behind big gains:
- I’ve led the way to massive jumps in follower counts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, where I company I contracted with saw an 800% growth in subscriber count and a 438% increase in video videos in just one year.
- I secured more than 120 brand mentions for one company in a single year.
- I oversaw an increase of more than a dozen points in one site’s Domain Rating over the course of 20 months.
What can I do for you? Let’s talk about it.
“Michelle has an innate talent for creating engaging content. Whether it’s a piece on a recent political event or a funny listicle, Michelle consistently delivers some of our most-read articles. She’s always up for a new challenge, clearly understands how to target an audience, and makes a job easier for everyone involved. She’d be a top-notch addition to any team!”
“Michelle, you did an awesome job and I’m sooooo glad I chose you for this project. You really knocked this project out of the park.”
“She did an amazing job. Very professional and clear, effective nonfiction writing! I would recommend Michelle to anybody looking to get an article or e-book written!”
Michelle Rawlings (née Adams) is a freelance copyeditor, ghostwriter, and PR specialist with a background in local and national news.
Michelle started her career in media while pursuing a B.A. in English from Shenandoah University, where she served as editor in chief of the student newspaper, The Buzz (formerly The ‘Doah), and earned the College of Arts & Sciences Award for Excellence in Journalism before graduating summa cum laude in 2017. Michelle went on to work as a copyeditor and page designer for The Journal—Martinsburg, West Virginia’s hometown newspaper—and its sister publication in northern Virginia before taking the leap into full-time freelancing.
As a journalist, Michelle has been covering politics and campaigns since 2015. In addition to securing bylines in a number of local and national news publications both in print and online, she was the recipient of the S. Gordden Link Prize for Poetry in 2016 and is a published short story author.
Michelle now serves in a variety of ghostwriting and editing roles in addition to managing public relations for a leading remote job board. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their border collie, Dakota.