Hi, I’m Ariel.

Based in St. Louis, I’m a freelance editor, writer, and knitting teacher. You can find more about that last one here.

Two years ago, my sister-in-law, Michelle of Making Sense of Cents, approached me about editing her blog. I jumped at the opportunity, probably because I’ve always been one of those people that cringes at spelling and punctuation errors, but I also wanted to see how I could help Michelle’s blog grow with experienced editing support.

Making Sense of Cents is a Plutus Award winning blog with a reach of over 400,000 page views per month. It has been featured on ForbesCNBCO Magazine, MSN, and Business Insider.

I’ve always loved writing, but while in college, my love for writing and editing grew as I learned how to craft long-form narratives using interviews, research, and plenty of detail work. I even grew to love the analytical and rhetorical work that pressed me to uncover a text’s meaning and connect it to theoretical approaches. I guess I like working to get a point across, and while the academic writing I do is very different from the online content I edit, I employ the same writing and editing strategies I can offer you.

Really, my goal is simple, take a thought and turn it into a cohesive and professional piece of writing, one that shows how much energy, thought, and experience you have to offer your readers.