Welcome, 2020!

Can a person be excited about nonfiction editing and writing? This person is!

Ringing in the New Year is always a time of excitement for me, but I’m feeling especially excited for this year. Why? I’m not exactly sure, to be honest. I feel (and I think a lot of people are with me on this) that last year was almost a “set up” year. It was saying, “get ready, ’cause big things are coming.” I feel like 2020 is saying, “big things are here, peeps. Hold onto your hats!”

Editing, Writing, Marketing, Web, and Social Media Content: I Love Doing it So You Don’t Have To.

Maybe all this writing stuff isn’t for everyone. But it is for me! My love of words has followed me all my life, so to (finally) be able to devote my professional life to wordsmithing is a dream come true. In 2019, I:

  • helped people find the words they were looking for, thanks to my ghostwriting services.
  • assisted wellness providers clarify, develop, and reorganize their web content through the development of new online content, streamlining and updating their websites to user-friendly designs, and editing their current content for accuracy and clarity.
  • line edited and copyedited a beautiful memoir written by a talented shaman.
  • copyedited the lyric book for a talented musician.
  • Wrote bios (short- and long-form) and online networking content for a talented bookkeeper.

All in all, not a bad start to a fledgling freelance writing/editing business! I already have some exciting projects lined up for the first part of this year, and I’m excited to see where 2020 will take me.

Tell Me More About the Writing

On a personal level, I’m hoping to spend more time and energy putting my writing in front of other people. I’ve just joined the Burlington Writer’s Workshop and recently updated my writing blog’s address to Kate Williams, Writer.

In addition to ghostwriting nearly thirty comparative religion articles earlier this year, I’ve had the privilege of having one of my articles published online by The Writer’s Club. I also wrote a blog post for the Safety Team earlier this year, yet to be published. On a personal note, my memoir/self-help manuscript is over 31,000 words, and I’m looking forward to finishing the first draft this year.

Empower and Inspire

My theme for 2020 is to “empower and inspire.” Through my professional and personal endeavors, my goals for this year are to empower and inspire:

  • women to feel strong and safe, through volunteer work with The Safety Team
  • children to feel strong and safe, by accepting a part-time, grant-funded job with Puppets in Education
  • writers to tell their stories
  • others in their healing journeys through my writing

It’s going to be an exciting year, no doubt! It’s going to be filled with new experiences, new challenges, and new opportunities for growth.

Happy New Year, one and all!

image of 2020 with sparkly stars on a rough wooden table
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