monica solo on welsh beach


I sculpt content. My clients provide the raw material and we work together to determine their ultimate goal for their target audiences and how we’re going to achieve that through editing and writing.

Editing for my clients is an avocation and an occupation, because language generates my deepest connections to people and planet. I started my career as a newspaper journalist, writing investigative news and features, and later became the editor-in-chief of a start-up lifestyle magazine, an editor at a national trade magazine, and a research director/editor for an international media organization.

After returning to school for a master’s in technical communications and a doctorate in communication/media studies, I taught at the university level and wrote a book on the intersection of media, market, and sustainability. I’ve co-authored two other academic books on media. 

On the side, I write literary and suspense fiction and personal essays. The awards I’ve won have encouraged me not to put aside the quill and take up golf instead. Besides writing and editing, my family, friends, and wilderness feed my everyday joy — and the sustainability of each of these is my compass point. Thanks for stopping by my site.