"A copywriter should have an understanding of people, an insight into them, a sympathy toward them." -George Gribbin


My copy works for two unique reasons: 

  1. I'm passionately curious about human nature and identity and
  2. I have a background teaching and studying rhetoric: the art of persuasive communications.

I began my career as a writer in 2010 writing articles for local publications. Since then, I've found my niche as a copywriter for startups and small business owners.

In 2015, I had the privilege of spending time at renowned tech accelerator 500 Startups in San Francisco. Not only did I work alongside an amazing company while I was there, I got an insider's look at the drive, ingenuity, and grit investors and venture capitalists require of startup founders.

In addition to copywriting for startups, clients have entrusted me to help them create more effective content, social media, editorial, and brand messaging strategies.

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My work speaks for itself.

(Well, my clients help.)

"Hands down the best copywriter I have worked with. She's an amazing writer, and her copy got us real results. Melissa revamped our email drip campaign and the number of demos scheduled increased immediately. Highly recommend her to anyone who is driving growth and needs results fast."


"You are a copy rockstar. I trust your words—they helped us convert at a great rate for user funnels and landing pages."


"We love Melissa and her creative abilities, especially her writing.  We brought Melissa onboard to help us share amazing stories of our users and of our team—in a human way.  She did that with flying colors.  Point Melissa towards a goal, and she surely gets it done with smiles and enthusiasm.  Love working with her."


"Melissa writes for all five of our parenting publications and every month sends in material that is well-researched and on target. She is timely and professional and goes the extra mile to get a project done. I feel very fortunate to have her as one of our regular writers!"


"Melissa is a wonderful creative. The talent she possesses is only surpassed by her warm personality and passion for what she does. She sees what others don't and can bring a fresh take on any new project she takes on.

It's in her writing where she really excels. Melissa crafts words and language with elegance and brings you into the narrative in an engaging way. Her high standard and constant drive to improve will make her an asset to any team."


"Melissa is a very thoughtful person and an excellent writer. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a top-notch professional who will consistently bring both creativity and focus to work."

Convinced? Let's do this.

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About Melissa

I live in Indiana with my daughter and two dogs.

In my past lives, I've been a high school teacher, a university writing instructor, a children's librarian, a touring musician, and a professional portrait and wedding photographer—no, I'm not indecisive. Just curious, ambitious, and tactfully ruthless.

I'm a textbook INFP with a passion for the arts and a mad drive to pursue life on my terms. (Yet another reason why I connect so fiercely with founders and love copywriting for startups.)

Let's make something great together.



Master of Arts, Counseling
University of the Cumberlands, In Progress

Master of Arts, Creative Writing
Ball State University, 2015

Master of Library Science
Indiana University, 2013

Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Texas-Pan American, 2008