Melissa DeVaughn
P.O. Box 771663 Eagle River, Alaska 99577

About the Author
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Melissa DeVaughn

Melissa picks blueberries on Bear Mountain, Chugiak, Alaska


Melissa's resume

Have pack; will travel!
A good story is like a ripe blueberry; one is never enough

That's what I like best about living in Alaska: A great story can happen in our side yard, watching the sled dogs interact with the ravens that come into their area like thieves; or on a remote island, enjoying a sunset that sinks into the ocean like a jewel.

Sometimes the best story ends up not being the destination in itself, but a tiny sliver of time during that trip that brings it all into perspective.

Writing then, as well as editing, is like that for me. From the tiniest of projects to the all-consuming monthslong ones, I always marvel at how each assignment requires such similarity of skill yet always feels so new and fresh each time.

I am interested in any and all writing ideas, as well as editing projects, and look forward to talking with editors and project leaders looking for a driven, results-oriented writer to help them.

Feel free to contact me for further details on writing projects big and small. My schedule fills quickly, but I'm always interested in hearing new ideas -- and sharing ideas of my own. From simple, at-home editing assignments to on-the-trail (or mountain, or river, or ocean) weekslong adventures, I have backpack and WILL travel.

Happy trails -- AND tales!


Rates and services
By the word, or by the day

Rates depend on the project, but this guideline can help delineate rates for various projects. In writing, and editing, each project varies, and sometimes the project is not about the money at all -- rather the adventure itself. So, use this as a guideline, but please feel free to contact me with other offers. I'm always happy to listen.

Basic text copy editing (for style and grammar): $35 per hour.

In-depth editing, including copy editing and content, with feedback: $40 per hour.

Writing projects vary from publication to publication, and payment can be achieved through several options. See below.

By the day: $350 per day rate, or;
By the hour: $40 per hour, or;
By the word: 85 cents-$1 per word.


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