Writer, editor, & award-winning instructor
We all have a story to tell. But finding the right words to tell it can be intimidating, exhausting, and even confusing. After years of helping folks get their written projects off the ground, I noticed something: the power of a simple conversation.
Not everyone can write, but most people can talk. And when you give people room to talk freely about their passions, incredible things can happen. I use a conversational and collaborative approach to understand your story and how you want to share it with the world.
That’s my story: helping other folks tell theirs.
more about michele
Good writing can be magical. Getting to that final, magical product?
That’s where things get messy.
For more than a decade, I’ve helped writers from all walks of life
make sense of the mess.
Read my insights on writing & the writing process on the Revision blog
Read my writing on queerness, working from home, & cooking over at Here is What I Know
Read my writing on the history of meatballs & other foods over at Munchery
Read my collaborative writing with an Agile Training Expert on how to tackle the common pitfalls of Agile and Scrum over at Learn Agile
Experienced in WordPress, Elementor, & SEO optimization
Working with a STEM-based academic to create an engaging nonfiction book proposal
Worked with an older author to develop a book proposal about her (fascinating) life story
Worked with students to develop their critical and creative writing
Worked one-on-one with students in the George Mason University Writing Center to write personal statements & other pieces
Edited & Proofread my Religious Studies professor’s dissertation as an undergrad (I’ve been doing this a long time!)
Worked with a variety of clients to deliver exactly the kind of content they needed
Social Media Content creation and strategy(Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn)
Client-facing communications, such as email templates and customer service scripts
Internal communications, like SOPs and other process refining documents
Marketing materials, like emails & website copy
Experienced in Canva, Trello, JIRA, Zoho Social, & Slite
Earned Faculty Excellence Award, voted by the class of 2022, High Point University (2018)
English Writing & Literature Instructor with almost a decade of experience working one-on-one with writers
Earned Silvershein/Gutenstein Family Faculty Development Grant in Service Learning, High Point University (2015)
Guided multiple students through Independent Studies to develop their individual craft & interests.
MFA in Poetry
Earned at George Mason University (2014)
General Examination Fields: Contemporary American Poetry, Modern Poetry, Composition Pedagogy, Pedagogy of Creative Writing
Thesis: Thrum, book of 50 poems exploring anxieties of memory
Editor-in-Chief of So to Speak literary journal
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Flock Literary Journal (2017)
BA in English
Earned at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2011)
Concentration in Creative Writing and hybrid forms
Minors in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Philosophy
Capstone focus: the role of Art in the work of Marianne Moore
First poetry publication in The Ampersand Review in 2010
When I’m not working, you’ll find me baking (either buttermilk biscuits or brightly-colored macarons), power-walking through my shady, tree-filled neighborhood, or watching Rupaul’s Drag Race.
I’m lucky enough to have a smart, poet partner and two perfect cats. We live in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the people are friendly and the biscuits are as big as a cat’s head.