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

Public Relations

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 views 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.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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!”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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.”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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!”


About Michelle

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.

Let’s get in touch.

Ready to go? Have more questions? Whatever the reason, I’m happy to chat! Get in touch with me using the contact form below or email me directly: hello(at)shellyrawlings(dot)com

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