Melody S. Gee is a freelance writer and editor specializing in creative developmental editing, ghostwriting, business writing, and curriculum. Read more about her freelance services here.
Since 2000, Melody has worked as a researcher, writer, editor, layout designer, and even photographer for various journals, magazines, nonprofits, and arts organizations. Today, she uses her years of writing, teaching, and publishing experience with clients across technical, medical, government, education, and business industries to design and execute writing projects that move readers to think, feel, and act.
After earning her BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley and her MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, she published two collections of poetry, and continues actively publishing poetry and prose. Her first book, Each Crumbling House, won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize. Her second, The Dead in Daylight (Cooper Dillon Books, 2016) was a finalist for the Jacar Press Julie Suk Award. Her writing awards include two Pushcart Prize nominations, a Best New Poets nomination, the Robert Watson Literary Prize, and a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat fellowship. She was recently a finalist for the Martha Vineyard’s Institute of Creative Writing poetry fellowship, and her essay, “Luck Let Go,” was a finalist for the Writers@Work memoir prize. Read her poems and essays here.
Melody’s fourteen years as an educator include teaching, tutoring, and curriculum design and assessment in Business Writing, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Composition, Developmental Writing, Literature, and ESL. She has taught English at the University of New Mexico, Purdue University, Ivy Tech College, Southwestern Illinois College, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and St. Louis Community College.
Melody currently lives in St. Louis, MO. To inquire about a creative or business collaboration, click here to send a message.