Hi there! My name is Michelle Adams, and I am a freelance writer and editor looking to grow my editing portfolio in both nonfiction and fiction, from short articles to full-length novels and reports.
Below, I have included excerpts from my resume for your convenience. I share my writing experience with you to show my breadth of knowledge of the English language.
Writing: I have extensive experience in the freelancing world, with hundreds of published articles and close to one million combined page views. My articles are constantly some of the most successful on the host’s site, and they often drive in new, unique traffic, as well.
My published articles are in a variety of areas, including: breaking news reports, pieces of investigative journalism, millennial lifestyle posts, self-help articles, marketing blurbs and press releases, and listicles. I have also contributed to various print magazines, literary anthologies, and ongoing commercial writing projects. Several of my major clients are listed below.
Editing: Additionally, I have edited for many of the organizations listed below, as well as many individual authors. My work in copyediting is extensive and can span across any genre, but I also provide developmental+copy editing for fiction writers in a variety of genres and fact-checking+copy editing services for nonfiction writers in any field, especially politics. I pride myself in working quickly, efficiently, and at a reasonable price.
Key Clients I’ve Worked With: (Click each link for portfolio of my work)
HerCampus, the #1 blog for college women
Red Alert Politics, a conservative, millennial-driven branch of the Washington Newspaper Publishing Company
Edvisors, on their ScholarshipPoints Campus Life Blog
GenYize Media, a start-up focused on integrating millennials into the global economy
Virtual Vocations, the largest online telecommute jobs database
In addition to writing career and marketing articles Virtual Vocations, I am currently running their social media platforms. Under my direction, we are continually increasing our organic reach and our follower counts on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
The Buzz, previously known as The ‘Doah, Shenandoah University’s student newspaper
As Editor in Chief of this publication, I worked closely with each of my writers to improve their overall writing skills and help them grow as reporters and storytellers. In addition to editing each article prior to publication, I solely designed our website, including logos, and I actively worked with our social media manager to maintain our social media pages. This experience helps me give you sound advice throughout the publication and promotion processes.
The Journal, Martinsburg, WVa.’s award-winning daily newspaper
I have worked as a copy editor for The Journal since January of 2017.
Additional writing experience:
- I have ghostwritten full-length, nonfiction books in the following fields, and my portfolio is constantly growing:
- Political commentary
- Meditation & prayer
- College lifestyle/study tips
- I also have appeared in print publications and anthologies in the following genres:
- Short story
Additional editing experience:
- I have extensive experience copyediting and proofreading (any genre)
- Short-story developmental+copyediting
- Novel developmental+copyediting
- Nonfiction book fact checking+copyediting
- Article fact checking+copyediting
I can provide before & after examples of my editing upon request, but each project is different, so I much prefer to provide a no-obligation sample edit to you free of charge. Simply denote this when you ask for a quote to take advantage of this opportunity.
I have worked with with Modern Language Association (MLA) Style, Associated Press (AP) Style, & other popular writing styles; including conversational and research-based.
Through my work with the news industry, I am familiar with each aspect of the publishing process, from content creation to publication.
I studied media and graphic design in college, and thus am able assist with cover design if necessary.
My background in news & journalism makes for tight, concise copy, quick turn-arounds, and a strict adherence to deadlines.
I am an extremely hands-on editor, and I want to work with you throughout the entirety of the project to make sure you are creating the book of your dreams. For this reason, all consultations are included in the cost of your editing. I will never charge you an hourly fee to talk to me about your book!
- Candidate for B.A. English (Minor in Mass Communications) from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., December 2017
- Certificate in General Education from Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va., May 2015
- Advanced High School Diploma with Presidential Scholar Award & Civics Seal, May 2015
Awards & Accomplishments:
- High School SAT Writing Score: 700/800, March 2015
- S. Gordden Link Prize for Poetry, May 2016
- Presentation at 2017 Virginia Humanities Conference: “Madness in American Literature: The Case of Sylvia Plath”