About Melody

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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.

Interested in getting started on your writing, editing, or design project? Read more about designing your project or send me a message.

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: Institute for Democratic Education, 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

Continuing Education 

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