So glad you found your way here!
I’m Chris. I’m a former retail communications exec who has always been an author and freelance writer even when my business card had a different job title (I’ve heard it called a “shadow career” when you’re doing a job that’s almost the perfect one for you. Maybe you can identify?). I’m also a seasoned editor for websites, online classes, and overall content. If you’re looking for someone who can help you and your ideas shine in print, you’ve found the right place.
What I do
When you work with me, your authentic voice is the priority for the final product. Whether you have content that needs to be written or revised to sound more like you, edited for grammar and clarity, or overhauled after years of languishing in your Google drive, I can help. I can audit your online classes to help you engage learners, which can translate to loyal followers and paying customers for the long run.
I also love to help entrepreneurs craft their messaging and build their online presence. And if you need something written as the voice of your business, whether it’s a speech or a letter to potential investors or customers, I can throw down corporate speak with the best of them.
Essentially, I love to empower others and help them succeed.
A little about me…
I defend the Oxford comma irrationally. I truly believe stories can change the world. My favorite thing to do is write. I love 500 Mile Chai tea, coffee, finding new recipes, and making things in my Ooni pizza oven (I’m not a paid promoter. Their ovens and customer service are superb!). In between working on my fiction projects, I have a few spots for new clients, new coffee partners, and workshop participants.
How can I help you?
- Critiques, Writing, and Editing for Busy Authors and Writers +
- Online Class Critiques and Website Writing and Editing for Busy Entrepreneurs
- Writing Coach and Corporate Comm Mentor
Whether you’re a creative who aspires to see your work in print or a busy entrepreneur who needs a website that sounds more like you, I can help.
With thirty years in communications, corporate training, writing, and editing, I know a thing or two about helping others get the right words out of their head and onto a page in a way that’s authentic to their own voice.
Have you read anything I’ve written?
In 2023, I contributed a non-fiction piece to The Elpis Letters: A Collective, edited by Kayla King. Most recently, I had two essays published in Found Voices on Medium.com that were a result of work in studying Jack Grapes Method Writing© with Carolyn Ziel — Pencils and Gratitude. And as a personal challenge in 2023, I posted 28 stories in 28 days. My first publishing credit was a non-fiction story “No Damn Funeral” appearing in “Angel Bumps: Hello from Heaven” by Anne Bardsley.
I’m an eager participant in the writing business after capping a successful 28-year career in corporate communications and education. I’ve taken classes through The Writers Sanctuary, Gotham Writers Workshop, Andy Couturier, Carolyn Ziel, and Susan DeFreitas.