Maureen Finn
Writer, Editor

I have a passion for words and language, nature and animals, and for helping others. Let my passion ignite your project.

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My purpose

  

As a writer and editor, my passion is working with words or, more precisely, the written word. In all of their richness of texture and nuance, singly or strung together artfully, their ability to transport and inform, to entertain and enlighten, to move, encourage, provoke, connect, heal, and resonate… words are endlessly captivating to me. Whether writing copy, blogging, editing a manuscript, or proofreading a report, my pleasure is making words shine. 


Specialties: Nature and wildlife, healthy living and lifestyle, sustainability/green living, holistic healing and metaphysical arts, pet care, livestock husbandry and gardening/farming.  

About Me

  

About me in 10 words: 

Writer, editor, conservationist, animal lover, farmer, activist, work in progress.


I’ve had a love affair with words my entire life, reading and writing from an early age, transported by words and a writer’s vision to new places, new worlds, and new perspectives.  From the beginning, my favorite subject has been animals and nature, and if I’m not out in nature, I’m reading or writing about it for pleasure or publishing.  


With over 20 years of experience, I have the ability to craft and polish, to intuitively as well as intellectually understand how to improve a sentence, and how to keep it simple while making it compelling and engaging.


My well-rounded life experience, big picture thinking, and logical, common sense approach, combined with wit, a positive outlook, and dedication to ease and objectivity provides my clients with holistic service and satisfying results.


Certificate in Editing, University of Washington, 2006; 11-year member Northwest Independent Editors Guild  

My services

     

Writing

“Good writing is   like a windowpane.”

George Orwell 

Clear, concise, informative, entertaining, personal. 

All writing imparts information, whether telling a story or instructing how to grow a garden, raise a puppy, or stay healthy during flu season (and some of the most memorable writing combines the two).  Whether informing your current and potential customers about your business or product, or keeping clients up to date with your services, I am here to help you with writing:

· Newsletters

· Brochures

· Articles

· Web content

· Profiles

· Company communications

· Ad copy

· Blogs

· Catalog copy

And to have fun in the process!


Editing

“I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Similar to the surgeon’s creed of “get in, get it, get out,” writing is get to your point, make your point, and leave it. Easy to say; tough to do. And, yes, time consuming, as the draft is   polished and refined into a clean, clear text, and the voice of the author is not only intact, but vibrant and well defined. An editor brings out the best in a writer, and the reader benefits. 

Editing services:

· Proofreading 

· Copyediting

· Substantive editing

· Technical editing

· Assistance with navigating the publishing process, whether working with an agent and publisher or self-publishing. 

· And so much more

 

Whether  writing or editing, and whether it’s books, articles, reports, brochures, newsletters, website text or marketing materials for corporate clients, publishers, and individuals, my overriding commitment is to preserving and clearly communicating the author’s voice, and my client’s vision and message. 

Links

 Samples of my writing can be seen on my blog:
http://mcfwriter.wordpress.com/ 


More writing samples to follow!


For a quick one thousand words, follow me on Instagram:  @macfinnfarm
 

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A few of my great clients:
http://www.livingawareinc.com/
http://silverpearlholistic.com/
http://www.greymuzzle.org/
 

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