About Melanie

More than ten years of combined work & study experience in writing, reading & editing—working for you.

I’m Melanie—a freelance editor, proofreader, book production manager, and content creator. I have a B.A. in Humanities, an M.A. in English, academic & nonacademic training, and 15+ years of combined experience studying, teaching, and coaching writing, reading analysis, and literature & editing/proofreading for businesses and individuals. I’ve also worked in an independent bookstore as a book buyer/book signing events coordinator.


Since 2021, as a developmental editor, copyeditor, and proofreader, I’ve helped self-publishing authors polish their manuscripts as they prepare to publish.


My “inside out” editing philosophy has evolved from intensive studies of the book publishing journey in general—with close attention to writing processes, authorial authenticity, audience identification, effective messaging & storytelling, and eventually marketing considerations—and also represents the genres and interests that I gravitate toward most, namely nature & sustainability, arts & culture, conscious living & holistic health, personal & spiritual development, and reflective fiction.




Growing a culture requires a good storyteller. Changing a culture requires a good editor.

Ryan Lily (author of Write Like No One is Reading)  

Special Interests

A little more about melanie…





Freelancing editing and writing allows me to be involved in the subjects that inspire and motivate me—usually those involving eco- and socially conscious visionary writing, either through fiction or nonfiction. 



My journey has led me to the realization that I work well 1:1 and from home with my rescue animals and am fortunate to be able to do just that with so many interesting and inspiring projects landing on my desk.

Are we a good fit to work together?

If you have a project you’d like to discuss, send me an email.

Or, browse my services page.