1. How do your writing/editing services stand out from all the other ones out there?
My professional writing services were added to my Etsy shop in winter 2013 after I obtained a Master's degree. Specifically I was academically trained to draft, edit, and structure a quality written work, as well as write descriptively without hype or gimmicks. In other words, earning an MA degree has advanced my ability, and credibility, to create content-based writing that is both highly detailed and readable. A perfectionist, I strongly uphold a writer's ethics and integrity.
2. Where can I access your portfolio?
To maintain client privacy, I do not have a portfolio. However, the writing I've done on my blog and shop are good indicators of my skills as a writer. For reviews of my writing services and a quick glance-over of my writing abilities, see my Testimonials and Writing Samples, respectively.
3. Do you write term papers and/or other academic papers?
No, I do not write academic-based and for-grade papers, but I do provide editorial work.
4. Why do you have an obscured photo of yourself on this site?
As my website name implies, I am an introverted academically trained writer--and I deeply value my privacy. However, I do blog and have Pinterest and Instagram accounts for creative and marketing purposes.
5. Does a writer with an academic background really benefit the client?
This is a matter of opinion, but yes! In my case, to obtain a Master's degree, I wrote a book-length thesis that synthesized theory and literary close-reading analysis. Professors read, edited, and signed off on my written work, which shows that I can indeed write.
6. How do I purchase a writing or editing service?
A current list of TIW writing and editing services can be found and purchased here.
7. Why is your shop name different from your main site here?
See my About page for the explanation.
8. What payment method(s) do you accept?
I accept secure payments via PayPal or Etsy Payments, only.
9. Do you accept custom orders?
Yes, I do! Contact me to ask about a custom order.
10. How long have you been writing for?
I've been an avid, and at times prolific, book reader and writer since childhood; my first autobiography was written at age 8 or 9 on the family's typewriter. Although this autobiography was only a page long and very basic in content, it was the start of a creative endeavor that is now my life's work. I began writing short stories and book chapters as a preteen; composing poetry and experimenting with the written word in visual art comprised my teenage years through college. Post-graduation, I have drafted my first two (unpublished) novels. Currently, my writing style incorporates all of these stylistic elements to varying degrees, with my unique academic training as the backbone of my work.
This life-long firsthand experience of drafting and editing various written forms, plus earning a Master's degree, has honed in me a writer's versatile creativity and an editor's keen eye. It is with this integrity and ethics-driven mindset that I craft my writing services.