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, ghostwriting, and document design. 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.
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 in college and university courses in business writing, technical writing, creative writing, composition, developmental writing, literature, and ESL.
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.
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.
Ghostwriter and Developmental Editor, Kevin Anderson & Associates, 2018-present
Fiction Manuscript Screener, The Rumpus, 2019-present
Writer, Presentation Designer, and Editor, SolUnesco, 2018-present
Writer and Editor, Leverage to Lead, 2018-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: Institute for Democratic Education, 2001-2003
Writer and Layout Designer, A Better Way Foster Family Agency, 2001
Business Writing, Technical Writing, Composition, Developmental Writing, Creative Writing, Literature, ESL
St. Louis Community College, 2011-2018
Southwestern Illinois College, 2009-2011
Saint Louis University, 2008
University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2008
Purdue University, 2005-2008
Ivy Tech College-Lafayette, 2005
University of New Mexico, 2004-2005
ESL Teacher, Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program, 2014
ESL Citizenship Aide, International Institute of St. Louis, 2013
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