Freelance Editor, Proofreader & Copywriter

Voiceover Work/Voice Acting

25+ years’ experience

Editorial Services   

✍ Editing & Proofreading of Business, Creative, and Academic Works

    🖊 Basic/Quick-Turn; 🖊🖊 Standard; 🖊🖊🖊 Advanced; 📝Comprehensive

   ✅ academic papers   

   ✅ print and digital marketing content   

   ✅ e-book and book manuscripts   

   ✅ magazine articles/blogs

   ✅ resumes   

   ✅ TV and radio commercial scripts 

   ✅ websites   

   ✅ more (let's talk)

Other Services

👥 Marketing Content Strategy Consultation
🎤 Voiceover work (scripted)

About Me

A sample of my experience:

Freelance Beta Reader/Book Editor for four published authors, including multi-published author Denise Tompkins and independent authors J. A. Hornbuckle, Jacy Oliver, and Lenny Fultz

A Few Book Dedications & Testimonials ...

For my critique partner, Lori. Maddy’s world is richer, bolder and more vibrant because of your unerring insight.

~Denise Tompkins, Author, Vengeance

I wish to thank my editor, Lori McNeill, for her guidance and suggestions.

~Lenny Fultz, Author, Maiden of Death, Book 2 of The Forgotten Gods Trilogy

To my girls, Reese and Lori, who always seem to say just the right thing at just the right time to keep me motivated and plugging away on my stories.

~J.A. Hornbuckle, Author, Hiding in Plain Sight

RABT Meet & Greet Snippet

Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

"Oh, hell, yeah. Each of my books lists those who have helped me on the dedication page. But Michelle Howard and Lori in Tucson (both of them are aspiring writers themselves) have been my go-to gals. They've helped me loads and not just with the actual books, but with all sorts of other things that have come along with being an indie writer. And, I met both online! Don't you love it?" ~J.A. Hornbuckle, Author, Everybody Falls

Experience continued...

Social Media Ghostwriter for an independent author

Magazine Editor/Associate Editor, Madden Publishing (now Madden Media)

  • Edited numerous lifestyle and visitor publications including:
  • Tucson Home Magazine (CRMA member, circulation 40,000 per quarter)
  • Tucson Guide Quarterly (circulation 40,000 per quarter)
  • The Official Arizona Golf Guide (circulation 160,000 copies)
  • Tucson Destination Planning Guide and The Tucson Official Visitor’s Guide (in association with the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitor’s Bureau)

Marketing Strategist, Arizona Oncology

Marketing Content Manager, Simpleview (webinar sample)

Communications Director, McFadden/Gavender Advertising

Copy Manager, Crosstown Traders/Charming Shoppes

Fashion Catalog Editor,
Crosstown Traders/Charming Shoppes

Lead Copywriter & Social Media Director, McFadden/Gavender Advertising

Club Listings Editor, Tucson Weekly

Freelance Writer,
Book and Food Reviews, Tucson Weekly

Volunteer Panel Member/Business Mentor for Eller College of Management Board of Directors Presentations

B.A. Degree, English Literature with a Journalism Minor

I love to travel! So far I've visited or lived in: England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Scotland, Austria, Holland, New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Arizona

Select Blog and PR samples below

Writing & Ghostwriting Samples

Filters & Sorting

The Story of Bag It - Helping Cancer Patients | Arizona Oncology Blog

One breast cancer survivor’s story of turning a personal patient solution into a community solution “I was shocked.” This, perhaps not surprisingly, was Sherri Romanoski’s response to being told back in 2000, at the age of 48, that she had breast cancer. “It hit me hard. I was full of fear,” said Sherri. Along with that fear can sometimes come a sense of powerlessness—how do I combat a disease I don’t fully understand?—and a lot of questions. What’s my cancer treatment plan? How long will it

Building Breast Cancer Awareness in Arizona: Holly’s Story | Arizona Oncology

Holly Rose had just turned 39 when she read a Facebook post from a longtime friend reminding readers to give themselves a breast self-exam. She hadn’t been planning to schedule her first mammogram until she was 40, and she was not in the habit of performing breast self-exams to check for signs of breast cancer. Yet, after seeing that post, she did perform a self-exam ... and found a large lump. “I’d caught it early enough to save my breast, and more importantly, my life,” said Holly. She had t

Summit 2017 - Opening Session Recap

I heard the music as I approached the Tucson Ballroom with my laptop and Starbucks. It was loud and energizing ... but I'm pretty sure it was too early for strobe lights, even in the darkened room. (Just sayin, Party People.) To be fair, maybe I just hadn't had enough coffee yet. I couldn't help but get a little excited entering the room, though. It was so full of attendees, there were already people standing in the back. The room was dim, but the stage backdrop was vibrant and colorful. And th

Simpleview Reveals New Products & Services at Summit Users Conference

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 2, 2017) - Simpleview, the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, web technologies and digital marketing services for destination marketing organizations (DMOs), unveiled several new tools, technology updates, and resources at their 12th annual Summit in Tucson this April. Attendees were the first to hear, directly from Simpleview leadership and product teams, about: • a new ongoing education and certification program for Simpleview users “There was so much to

Simpleview Finds a New Home

We’ve relocated our Tucson headquarters to Oro Valley … and made it official with giant scissors Our Tucson headquarters has a new home in Oro Valley, so we just had to open the doors to the public and celebrate! This past Friday, June 22, we opened the doors of our new office building to family, friends, colleagues, and community members for an open house and ribbon cutting. We were thrilled with the warm neighborhood welcome and the chance to show our families around our new workspace.We were

Industry-Specific Technology Makes a Difference for Bowling Green

It’s one thing for us to tell you our CRM system was built specifically for DMOs and to demonstrate this; but when your peers in the industry—or even competitors—find our CRM so helpful they’re willing to share with you how they use it day-in-and-day-out … well, that’s saying something. The Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau in Kentucky was originally on another CRM platform when their Executive Director, Vicki Fitch, recognized the need for something different. “The CRM system we

Adds Two Vice Presidents to Leadership Team

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (March 3, 2020) – Northbrook-based Pine Tree, LLC today announced an expansion of their leadership team with a pair of promotions within the property management division. Nicole Geres and Liz Weberling were each promoted to the position of Vice President of Property Management, and are tasked with overseeing 242 retail real estate assets across the U.S., along with supervising more than 14 property managers. These promotions will support Pine Tree’s recent assignment of over 200