Why I Do What I Do
I want my writing to matter.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ”
– Jane Goodall
I make a difference by using my web and writing skills to help the people already doing great work.
I handpick clients whose causes I can get behind.
I differ from other professional freelance writers because I won’t write for just anyone. I want to remain as human and personable as possible. No suits; no white backgrounds; no advertisement copy for real estate or auto dealers. I’m bored just having written that sentence, and my writing would show it. If we are working together it’s because you are doing something awe-inspiring to change the world for the better.
You don’t have to be Greenpeace or NASA (though if this is NASA, please call me, I will drop everything), or even a nonprofit. If you love what you do and it’s helping this world, I’m interested.
My Clients Have Great Missions
My clients both current and past have great missions. Here are just some of them:
- Teach underserved kids STEM and teamwork by building boats (Wind & Oar Boat School)
- Empower girls to be confident in science (Yellow Scope: Science Kits for Girls)
- Lead rhythm meditations called TaKeTiNa (Mary Kogen, Jacob Stein)
- Teach kids supplemental science (Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors)
- Provide a local, independent source for pet health and supplies (Pets on Broadway)
- Speed healing in hospitals with nature imagery (photography company – ghostwriter)
- Organize city wide tree plantings (Friends of Trees)
I will want to write for you, I will scour your website, get involved. I will become familiar with your mission and values, your process, and listen for the kind of voice you want to project to your target audience.
Let’s put the “about” in About Page…
Recipe for Chelsea Schuyler the content writer:
In a large bowl, mix:
Writing – Classes both online and at The Attic Institute helped me refine my skills and get my non-fiction published in Verge magazine, The Sun Magazine, Here Comes Everyone, and more.
Computers – I’ve worked as an IT consultant at Lewis & Clark College assisting faculty and students to navigate their computers and “the internet.” Soon I was also working on websites, learning about SEO, webcommerce, and social media platforms, advertising and stats analysis.
Biology – While earning a degree in biology in college, I realized I could learn more by ditching the textbook. I later created The Chelsea Scrolls blog – a place I could share my enthusiasm for science using humor and pop culture.
I love using words to break down a variety of topics and engage a wide audience.
I’ve now written for a variety of companies and organizations (see Portfolio). My job allows me to meet new people, discover the amazing work they do, and to feel of real use to my community in Portland, Oregon and beyond.