My name is Melissa Haskin and non-fiction words are my jam.
I love working on all sorts of things: resumes, dissertations, menus... the list goes on and on. Clients turn to me for help with all sorts of projects every day, whether it's sprucing up a cover letter or checking a newsletter for typos. I'm not sure what project you have on your slate right now, but I look forward to hearing about it and how I can assist you.
That's me up there to the left (or at the top, if you are on a mobile device). I live in the Columbia River Gorge with my cat, Noam, and my partner, John. I enjoy spending my days fixing commas, reading about new things, and interacting with clients. When I'm not working, I'm out exploring the Gorge. Last year, I took up snowboarding. I'm proud to say that I can get off a lift without falling 80% of the time. Before I went freelance, I worked on staff in editorial positions at national magazines including Cooking Light and Men's Health. In my last job, I once bent under my desk to pick something up and ended up knocking my sandwich on my own head. Now you know why I have to work at home. Joking aside, I love my work and look forward to hearing from you!
Experience You Can Trust
For more than a decade, I have worked with words and writers in various capacities, from tutoring college-level students to editing scholarly articles. I hold a master's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in economics; and I have experience editing for medical companies, national publishers, professors, graduate students, and job seekers. I am also a member of The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) as well as the Northwest Editors Guild.
I work on a freelance basis with individual clients. What does that mean? Instead of working with an employer 40 hours a week, I take on individual clients, so I can set aside whatever amount of time I need to help you get your work to where you would like it to be. It's the way I have run my business for 10 years, and I’ve found it to be the best model to help my clients be successful.
Many of my clients come back to me over and over throughout the years. See what they say here.