I have the privilege of being able to (try to) make my living off of words. In other words, I’m for hire. Some things I do to words include:
- Book writing (now accepting contracts for my second one…no need to push and shove…there’s room for all of you)
- Magazine writing
- Resume/cover letter writing and editing
- Blog writing
- Greeting card writing
- Copywriting for web and general marketing
- Line, content, and copy editing
- And oh, so much more…
I’ll always remember the moment the writing switch flipped on for me. It was 1996, and I was in my freshman writing class at DePaul University. And Professor Eileen Seifert was the one who flipped it. I don’t know how she did it, but it really was that tangible. And because she flipped it, everything changed. She recommended me as a Writing Consultant in DePaul’s Writing Center, where I tutored for four years and fell in love forever with the process of writing.
After I graduated in 2000, my affinity for student leadership and activism led me to a career in the nonprofit world that ended up being about ten years long. Then, in October of 2010, I took the leap and left it all to try writing full time (well, along with managing my two doggie businesses and obsessing over entrepreneurship and innovation in general).
When I tell people I’m a writer, they always say, “oh really?! What do you write?” My response is usually, “whatever I can!” I just love to write. It’s as simple as that. On the other hand, when I tell people I’m an entrepreneur, they usually look at me like I’m crazy. So there you have it.
Whether there are words you need written, thoughts you need thunk, or movie quote wars you need commenced, I do believe you’ve found yourself in the right place.