Writing is personal. But it isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes the ideas come before the structure, and sometimes, we just can’t communicate the way we imagined. How do we find the kind of feedback that will help us get where we want to go?
Writing is powerful. We can craft and shape a message, pull structure from substance, and streamline our ideas in clear and concise ways. We can invite people in, share and entice. We can reveal a little bit of ourselves, weave storytelling magic, or provide essential information.
Writing is (sometimes) painful. And if it isn’t your wheelhouse, it can feel like you’re spending more time in drafts and can’t get the results you want. It can be hard to say what you mean, or difficult to find the time to refine your message. You’ve got a pile of words, but it’s like herding cats to get them into the right order...
…but I can help. And if you're interested, then I'd love to hear from you.
My name is Marie Hix.
I'm a writer, editor, problem-solver, structure-finder, word-massager, ghost-blogger, book-crafter, idea-generator, dice-roller, meme-creator, movie-appreciator, mom, and many other things, depending on the day of the week.
Blog posts, sales pages, site copy, emails, case studies: I love to take your ideas and develop them into something that you love and resonate with. It’s your voice, but better.
I’ll keep it short and sweet: After receiving my BA in English (with a Theater Arts minor) and my MA in Writing (with a concentration in Book Publishing) I worked for a time at a publishing company, supporting our managing editor, working with new authors, and reviewing incoming submissions. Following that, I worked for two small design firms in the Portland area as a project manager for print and web projects.
I have always been drawn to writing, and I know what it's like to always have a project in the works, or to constantly be pushing the boulder of your ideas uphill, only to have it roll back on you the next time you read what you've got. I get it. I love working with writers who are ready to take the next steps to get their writing in gear. Writers who are collaborative, eager, and open. Is that you? Let's talk.