My name is Melody S. Gee and I am a freelance content strategist, copywriter, and project manager, specializing in business and technical writing, research, creative editing, and ghostwriting. Read more about working together here.
I am passionate about writing that inspires action and leaves readers informed, empowered, and more connected to others. I believe professional writing should tell well-crafted stories that move us and use clear, researched evidence that makes us think. I use writing to learn, teach, exchange, and discover.
I earned a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley and MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. I am also the author of two collections of poetry and several memoir essays and articles. Read my creative work here and find news about recent and forthcoming publications.
Since 2000, I have worked as a researcher, writer, editor, and document designer for various journals, magazines, nonprofits, and arts organizations. I was also an educator for fourteen years, teaching, designing curriculum, and conducting assessment for university courses in business writing, technical writing, creative writing, composition, developmental writing, literature, and ESL.
Today, I use my years of writing, teaching, and publishing experience to help clients across business, technical, medical, government, nonprofit, and education sectors design and execute writing projects that move readers to think, feel, and act. I live in St. Louis, MO and partner with organizations and individuals across the globe.
Midwest Regional Chair, Kundiman, 2020
Fiction Manuscript Screener, Kundiman, 2020
Ghostwriter and Developmental Editor, Kevin Anderson & Associates, 2018-present
Fiction Manuscript Screener, The Rumpus, 2019-present
Poetry Manuscript Screener, Perugia Press Book Prize, 2011-Present
AP English Language Exam Reader, Educational Testing Service, 2008-2009
Dissertation Editor & Proofreader, Purdue University Writing Lab, 2008
Professional Writing Program Assistant, Purdue University, 2006-2008
Editorial Assistant, Poetry, Sycamore Review, 2007
Guest Design Editor, Blue Mesa Review, 2005
Writer and Bookings Assistant, Popejoy Center for Performing Arts, 2003-2004
Writer, Satellite Magazine, 2003
Writer and Layout Designer, Speak Out, 2001-2003
Writer and Layout Designer, A Better Way Foster Family Agency, 2001
English Instructor, Saint Louis University Prison Education Program, 2020
English Professor, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, 2011-2018
English Professor, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009-2011
English Instructor, Saint Louis University, 2008
English Instructor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2008
Senior Lecturer, Purdue University, 2005-2008
English Instructor, Ivy Tech College-Lafayette, 2005
Graduate Writing Instructor, University of New Mexico, 2004-2005
ESL Teacher, Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program, 2014
ESL Citizenship Aide, International Institute of St. Louis, 2013
Courses designed and taught: Business Writing, Technical Writing, Composition, Developmental Writing, Creative Writing, Literature, ESL
M.A., English, University of New Mexico, 2005
B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Professional Certificate in Grant Writing, San Diego State University, 2018
Instructional Design (EDU 765), University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2017
Universal Design for Learning (EDU 652), University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2017