Writing & Editing
The "WRITE Stuff" for Your Business
Michelle Leichty spent several years in video production and TV news. She wrote, produced and edited several videos for Campus Crusade for Christ, including one which won a Telly Award. She also spent time producing various newscasts and special programs at both KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO and KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa.
Most recently, Michelle has written articles in several magazines, written short stories for children, and consults with various small businesses on marketing & communication strategies. She also reviews and recommends children’s books on her blog, CultivatingReaders. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Missouri—Columbia.
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I enlisted Michelle to help write and edit a large project I’d been working on for some time. It quickly became clear to me that I had found a partner who not only took a keen interest in my project, but she brought well-honed editing skills to the table. Michelle’s help provided me with the support I needed to complete my project on time and the reassurance that the writing and editing was solid. I will continue to use Michelle’s services in upcoming projects and would heartily recommend her talents to others.
-Lynda Wallis, Freelance Illustrations
I was very overwhelmed with setting up my own blog. Michelle taught me how to set up my blog and manage it – she made a task that initially I thought overwhelming, very easy. I look forward to working on our next project together – updating my website!
- Linda DeFever, Owner, Vitality, Inc.
I had a great experience working with Michelle Leichty developing my website and writing brochures for my new business! Michelle is very thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Michelle helped ease my anxiety about building a website and taught me a lot of “computer stuff” in a very short amount of time. Once I met with Michelle and we began working together, I instantly felt more confident. Michelle helped to bring the vision of my business to life.
- Lanie Reichman, M.A., LCPC, Mirror Images: Wellness & Supportive Services
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While a spell checker is helpful, it does not catch every mistake. Every writer needs a copy editor – someone to read over their writing two, three, or more, times to check for errors.
Otherwise, your intended audience focuses on how many mistakes you made, instead of the message you want to convey.
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