In addition to being the author of this blog, I’m a published novelist and freelance writer. I have a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I’ve worked with authors to improve their writing for more than 30 years.

I have also provided manuscript analysis for several publishers, in addition to leading group workshops and speaking to groups of all sizes. As a professor, I engage in public speaking on almost a daily basis.

I’m happy to contract with you to provide the following services:


Copy editing

Manuscript Consultation

Project Coach

Writing workshops



If you’re interested in working with me, I’d be happy to provide a copy of my fee schedule. Please make initial contact via email: Pam(at) shedwellsinpossibility(dot)com