Freelance

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I help writers, businesses, and educators find their voice, tell their stories, and reach big audiences.

Whether you’re hoping to boost your online presence, publish your book, start your business, expand your client base, sell your product, or share your expertise, I create content that is authentically yours. No recycled ideas. No click-bait.

Your readers are hungry for ideas to engage their minds, activate their emotions, and inspire action, so let’s create something that connects, explores, helps, challenges, stretches, and travels far.

If you’re looking for well-told stories, in-depth research, and creative approaches, I would love to be an advocate for your passion.

I specialize in creative and business ghostwriting, talk-to-write content creation, developmental editing, and copy editing, with extensive experience in creative publishing, higher education, research, interviewing, and document design.

View my writing and editing services.

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Recent Project History


Ghostwriting

  • Business how-to guide for entrepreneurs (50K words)
  • Memoir, a military officer’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder (25K words)
  • E-book on education technology (2K words)
  • Grade 6-8 Business and Technology Curriculum Guides (200 pages each)

Developmental Editing

  • Memoir of 1970s Vietnam (65K words)
  • Memoir of childhood during the Liberian Civil War (113K words)
  • Novel, upmarket contemporary fiction (95K words)
  • Business guide for new employees (24K words)
  • Wellness and Mindfulness Journal (180 pages)

Business and Technical Writing

  • Case studies of educational technology users
  • White paper on artificial intelligence in the customer service industry
  • White paper on blockchain security for a new mobile app
  • White paper on global family-owned business succession
  • Internal Human Resources Discrimination Letter
  • RFP research and proposal template creation for CPA firm
  • Training manual design and writing
  • Clean Energy Financing Research Summaries

Academic Editing

  • Academic monograph editing
  • Academic journal article editing
  • Dissertation editing (computer science, humanities, psychology)

Marketing and Sales Copy

  • Literary agent query letters
  • Author bios
  • Book synopses
  • Self-published author’s marketing and publicity plan
  • LinkedIn Profile Optimization
  • SEO landing page copy
  • Real-estate investment drip emails
  • College sports recruiting drip emails
  • Special event copy (static web and social media)

Blog Writing

  • Psychotherapy, executive career coaching, solar financing, human resources, management and leadership, education technology, real estate investment, chiropractic, college admissions

Design

  • Infographic creation
  • Investor pitch deck
  • Marketing flyers
  • Postcards and rack cards
  • Logos
  • Website redesign (Wix and WordPress)

View my portfolio and client testimonials.

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Melody S. Gee CV


Education

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


Professional Writing Experience

Ghostwriter and Developmental Editor, Kevin Anderson & Associates, 2018-present

Fiction Manuscript Screener, The Rumpus, 2019-present

Writer and Editor, SolUnesco, 2018-present

Writer, ClearVoice, 2018-present

Writer, Leverage to Lead, 2018-present

Contributor, Schoology Exchange, 2018

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


Teaching Experience

English Professor

Business Writing, Technical Writing, Composition, Developmental Writing, Creative Writing, Literature 

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