meet michele

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.

 

Experienced Blogger

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 

Collaborative Writer

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!)

 

Content Creator

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

Award-Winning Teacher

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.

See how working with an experienced writer can upgrade your writing for good.