I’m Jaclyn Y. Garver. Nice to meet you.

When it comes to writing and editing, I’m something of a Jane-of-all-trades. My degree is in newspaper journalism, and I worked professionally as a features writer for eight years. I’m currently in marketing at a community college, where I specialize in strategic communications. I am also a freelance writer and editor who is always looking for new clients.

My specialty is tight, conversational copy that is geared toward your audience, and I write everything in AP Style*. Journalistically, I have a particular interest in stories involving relationships, developmental disabilities, food, and personality profiles, though I have experience with a broad range of topics, from fashion and religion to pop culture and the Midwest. I am well-versed in WordPress and have written for or helmed seven professional and personal blogs since 2005. I have also edited master’s theses, not-for-profit grant proposals, and novel-length manuscripts. I’m especially proud of the editing and coaching work I did for the friend who got into the FBI.

I am deadline-driven, dependable, and self-motivated, perhaps best seen in Jac & Elsie LLC. The handmade, upcycled, and vintage jewelry shop is something I started in my one-bedroom apartment in 2009 and have grown to a full-fledged, successful small business. I am the sole employee/owner, and I have seen sales to 20+ countries. I am in charge of not just jewelry design and creation, but product photography and description, marketing, SEO keywords, customer service, and shipping and handling. I take great pride in my five-star feedback ratings.

A Jac & Elsie best-seller. “These necklaces are so beautiful, and I can’t wait to give them to my friends. I ordered a small size, and Jaclyn was kind enough to let me exchange them. She even sent me a Christmas card, which made it more personal. Will shop from her in the future. Such a nice caring lady.” ~Aubrey G., Indiana

I’m based in northeast Indiana but have called a variety of spots home over the years. I’m comfortable with–and thrive on–change, and I would love to hear about your freelance or job opportunities. If you’re looking for a copy writer, blogger, essayist/columnist, poet, or editor, shoot me a note at jygarver@gmail.com.

* Except the Oxford comma. I use it always, unless you hire me and tell me not to do so.

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