The creation of Ink’d Content hit Michelle like a smack in the face as her experience working for ‘content mills’ continued to diminish in quality. More and more these companies seemed to focus solely on their bottom line -- a choice with a substantial cost in the areas of providing quality content to clients and fully appreciating writers/editors for their crucial role in the success of the business. Michelle had seen enough.
Seeking out a partner in revolutionizing the content marketing industry, Michelle found a like-minded spirit in fellow writer – and dreamer – Kat Rags. Ideas started flying and, despite thousands of miles between them, a strong friendship was forged and Ink’d was born.
Her writing experience includes everything from blog posts to informational articles to trade publications, including EContent Magazine. During her first year as a copy editor, Michelle won “editor of the month” accolades for her diligence ten times, priding herself on working to teach rather than correct. Find her full professional portfolio on her blog site.
Michelle is full of entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to being CEO of Ink’d Content and pursuing her freelance writing and copyediting career, she owns a photography business (Eternal Image Photography ), and is a stay-at-home mom to whom she deems are the two most adorable boys on the planet (and a wonderful husband of 10+ years to boot!).
A graduate from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2003 (M-I-Z…Z-O-U!), Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Following graduation, she started a five year career as a legal assistant – an experience that served to hone her writing skills and business savvy. While her freelance writing career began in 2006 as a means for extra income, writing and photography became the passion the drove her upon the discovery that her first son was on the way. She’s been exclusively freelancing since early 2008.
Spare time is a precious commodity for this busy mom and entrepreneur. Michelle likes to spend these moments enjoying activities with her family, assisting with the junior high ministry at her church, sewing, reading, and appeasing her slight Facebook addiction.