Writer’s block is real and hits everyone from time to time — even professionals. While it can be easy to explain your business or expertise one-on-one with someone, putting it down on paper can be tough. Freelance writers are a great resource!
Below, we’ve compiled the names and information of several freelance writers in Wisconsin. Feel free to contact them the next time you’re in need of some writing assistance!
I’m a freelance writer, editor and owner of Shelby Deering, LLC, and I’m based in Madison, Wis. I have over a decade of experience in the publishing industry, seven of which were spent as a staffed editor at an award-winning national magazine. My specialty is lifestyle writing, and I have been published in a number of local and national publications on topics ranging from food to fashion to fair trade and much more.
A great deal of my time is devoted to writing for fellow small business owners, so I’d love to contribute content to Nature’s Pathways on behalf of your products or services. From fitness services to organic products, I have created content for websites and blogs and I also create and manage social media platforms for small businesses. Please visit my website to learn more about me and view my portfolio.
Married with two fur kids (Ginger, a corgi, and Coco, a cat), I’m an avid runner who competes in endurance events and coaches running groups, seeks out the best local vegetarian cuisine, and enjoys spending time with any and all animals. Health topics are of great interest to me. I’ve been a coach with Girls on the Run for eight years, and I have completed a number of endurance events, including two triathlons last summer. And I’ve recently started taking hot yoga classes, which has really upped my game.
I am a freelance writer who specializes in promoting individuals and small businesses that are making a difference in their community with the products or services they sell and the causes they support. Whether that's for an individual, an e-commerce business, a home based business, or a good old brick and mortar retail location, my articles and stories bring out the best in the people, brands or businesses they run. My work has focused on issues such as sustainability (e.g., composting, etc.), food security, social media best practices, shop local/small business, family and more.
To summarize my background, over the last two years I have been freelance writing for clients such as Post-Crescent Media, C.E.S.A. 6 and Duck Creek Winery, writing feature articles, grants and marketing pieces. This past year (2014), I edited a large health and wellness workbook and video series for Peaceful Pace Corporate Wellness Program and am now growing their social media presence via weekly posts.
Prior to freelancing, I regularly wrote professional correspondence, manuals, narrative appraisals, technical plans, reports, municipal ordinances and grants as part of my government and consulting positions, which required research, organization, a detailed eye and a specific tone tailored to each piece.
As part of my continued pursuit to edit and write, I specifically contacted Nature’s Pathways because of their personal health and wellness content. Having spent two months editing a health and wellness program (Peaceful Pace), I became intimately affected, in a positive way, by the information and experts within the program, several of which are monthly columnists and advertisers in the magazine.
One reason I love writing and editing is that I get an opportunity to learn new things about new topics and then be an integral part of sharing that information through an edited and/or written product. In having the positive experience I personally had, learning about how to be healthier in mind, body and spirit, it would be my privilege to disseminate that same or similar information to others through the related content within Nature’s Pathways.
Brittney Stafki is a recent transplant to Wisconsin who grew up in the Minnesota St. Croix River Valley. Raised in the Midwest culture of Sunday football, ice fishing, county fairs, casseroles and lake cabins, she may have seemed like an unlikely convert to a holistic way of life. In adulthood, she has experimented with alternative food lifestyles that range from omnivore to raw foodism, and vegan to paleo. Brittney’s firsthand experience with these health trends makes it easy for her to connect with an audience who is seeking to enrich their lives with greater health and wellness. Moreover, her conversational writing style makes her contributions relatable and engaging. Brittney is active in sharing her passion and dedication to holistic wellness, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in human nutrition through the University of Bridgeport.