Polish up those Shiny Ideas with Professional Editing & Writing Services.
You do the research — I help you express it clearly! (Includes ESL!)
Let me help your story or your information shine!
My experience in insurance & energy benefits your business documents!
Professional & Web Writing
Focused, researched writing for your publications and the web!
About Shiny Ideas
Making Your Bright Ideas Shine!
Welcome to SHINY IDEAS! But why that name? I love gathering ideas and words and arranging them like the bright jewels they are.
Your ideas – academic, business, or fiction – must be clear and bright for your readers. That’s where I come in.
I honor your story, research, or business, retaining your unique voice while I polish your writing for consistency, clarity, and most especially, interest. In researching and writing business or web documents, I keep your goal in mind and ensure clarity and an SEO emphasis.
I have edited everything from academic papers for professional publication to published novels, business reports, and educational materials, and I've written web content for several businesses.
My two humanities degrees studying the thought and religions of other cultures and other world views also uniquely position me to work with both English speakers and ESL writers.
Need help with your project? Send me a message, and let’s talk!
Repeat business & Referrals
50% of Shiny Ideas' business comes from referrals or clients who come back again and again!
Friendly & Responsive
Shiny Ideas clients overwhelmingly call me friendly and responsive to their needs.
Dedicated to 100% Customer Satisfaction.
A full 25% of my clients are people whose first language is not English.
Want to work together?
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