christie chisholm creative

Your words are powerful.

Know how to use them.

about me

Hi, I’m Christie.

I’m a writer, editor, journalist, artist, and educator in Brooklyn, New York. That’s a lot of words, so I usually just call myself a “creative consultant,” which is a highbrow way of saying I like to make things.

I also like helping writers and entrepreneurs create profitable businesses doing what they love.

online training

Be your own best editor.

Write for love, for money, for life.

Be Your Own Best Editor (BYOBE) is a 5-week online writing class. It’s for established authors who want to get (and make) more from their work, business owners who want to write copy that converts, editors who want to level up their skills and confidence, and anyone who’d like to write smarter, faster, and stronger.

Writing for love is great, but writing for a life you love is even better. BYOBE is designed to give you the tools you need to build the career of your dreams.

editing & writing services

Every builder needs a blueprint.

Whether your next creation is a story, pitch, website, or book, I can help draw the plans or even lay the bricks. 

Browse some of the specific editing and writing services I offer, or just reach out directly to tell me what you’re working on. Want to get to know me and my work a bit better? You can do that right here.

I offer free consultations on all projects.

Website, blog, and ecommerce editing.

Launching a business, updating your website, opening an online store, or looking to boost your SEO? This is my most popular service for a reason: Every great project, product, or profile needs a great site—with the right words to get people there, and then the right words to keep them.

I’ll edit, structure, and rewrite your website content to live its best life. And if you need someone who can build the framework for your site, I can take care of that, too. I build sites in WordPress, Shopify, and Squarespace.

Professional editing services.

 

I work with authors and entrepreneurs on non-fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, and marketing projects, as well as the occasional piece of fiction. 

I handle large-scale, developmental edits; can turn a bare outline into a print-ready piece; or can simply provide some extra polish before you send your work out into the world.

 

Article- and blog-writing services.

If you need an article or blog post for your site or publication, I’d be happy to oblige.

Over 15 years in the field, I’ve covered a whole lot of subjects: news and politics, arts and culture, gender and sexuality, health and environment, media and business, and probably just about any other topic you can throw at me. 

I’ve also written in a fair number of styles and genres, including hard news, opinion, criticism, analysis, narrative non-fiction, and plenty of first-person essays.

Like velvet

Like velvet

Starting a business requires something usually reserved for religion and relationships (both of which often suffer in the throes of entrepreneurship): faith. A truckload of it. A truckload with a tendency to back over and flatten too many other things that matter.
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Water in air

Water in air

It is quiet now at night, even in the city, roads and voices muted by the mad hush of rain. Rain against pavement is also a sound, but it slips through ears like it does through gutters, spilling over and out and rushing to sea in the way all moments and memories eventually do. But I imagine that tonight even without the rain the world would seem silent, no matter the city or  bustle or subway line. Tonight is made for our quiet.

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How the wild things grow

How the wild things grow

It is a different kind of motherhood to tend a garden, one that is probably more about nurturing yourself than a tiny creature. But as we each stretch further from our childhoods, grow like saplings toward the sun, so it becomes more important, and often more necessary, that we learn to provide ourselves with some parenthood as well. 

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Christie Chisholm Creative © 2019

Christie Chisholm Creative © 2019

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