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Alyssa H.

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  • Joined June 2016

I'm a writer and editor. BA English/Creative Writing and MA Creative Writing for Young People.

  • Newport News, VA, United States
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Alyssa H.
Newport News, VA, United States

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Copywriting Content Social Media Public Relations



Combined 6+ years in higher education environments, including Philanthropic Communications, Public Relations, and literary journals. I was co-editor for BEAUTIFUL LIES, editorial moderator for LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and writer for BERRY MAGAZINE.

Work history

Freelance writer that offers blog, article and copywriting services, My background is in higher education, but I also write about travel, autoimmune diseases, and writing topics and advice.
Manuscript editing services. Mentor on Now Novel. Specialized in children, young adult, and fantasy genres. Love to do developmental edits! Worked with over 30 authors, from brand new to published.
Managed a team of 19 writers, split into multiple teams including but not limited to: venue, art/illustration, social media, and mailing list. Worked one-on-one with website team member to build the website, and create and run a social media strategy.
Editorial Moderator
Moderated, scanned, and prepped submissions for the Letter to an Unknown Soldier campaign to build a digital memorial for WWI (over 21000 letters submitted). Promoted the project through social media and managed accounts.
Supervisor Editorial Assistant
Supervised other student staff. Conducted interviews with students, then wrote strategic, short biographies for Berry College's website. Wrote short pieces for Berry College's Alumni Magazine.
Public Relations Student Supervisor
Writer of press releases for the college. Worked in organizing mailings to newspapers.


5 Beautiful Things About Afghanistan

“Beautiful” and “Afghanistan” is a pairing you don’t normally see on the news, but it’s true. From a wealth of natural resources, to stunning natural landmarks, to the people who work and live in these places, Afghanistan is a land vibrant with beauty. Just take a look.

Bloodroot Blooming

Published in Lunch Ticket. Short story: Fiction. Set in Virginia, a girl seeks her own story and risks losing what matters most.

How to Write Arguments with Maximum Punch

Arguments are both exciting and difficult to write. It’s challenging to strike a balance, to make sure both sides are winning, and to avoid repetition. A well-written argument goes through plenty of revising before it can inflict Falcon-punch levels of pain.

Turn the Radio On

Cover story for Berry Magazine.



Bath Spa University
MA Writing for Young People
Berry College
BA English, Emphasis on Creative Writing



blogging content copywriting crowdfunding campaigns editing ebooks editorial publishing writing photo editing


Photoshop Wordpress Pinterest Scrivener Hootsuite Twitter Indiegogo Issuu Instagram Canva InDesign Tumblr Prezi


Not seeking work


  • Not specified


  • Can work 15hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months


Industries I love

Education Health & Wellness Kids & Parenting PR & Communications Philanthropy Photography Travel

What I read

Blogs: Writing Forward, KM Weiland
Books: Classics, YA, MG

Side projects

I'm a creative writer signed with Skylark Literary (my debut will be going to publishers this summer). I'm a mentor on Now Novel, and love to help new writers, develop stories, and edit creative and non-fiction works.

Ideal team

I work best with small teams of personable people or one-on-one. I like management style that is clear, with targeted audiences and deadlines.