Putting the Right
Words in the Write Places
Meet the Nashville, Tennessee network of creative writing professionals known as Writers in the Sky. Our team includes ghostwriters, business writers, copy editors, proofreaders, and book marketers, as well as a manuscript development assistant, a children’s manuscript critic, a writing instructor, and a virtual assistant.
Contracted independently, the multi-talented members of this
alliance have distinct backgrounds and a wide variety of experience that allows them to specialize in
writing, editing, and proofreading for all genres.
Because our team
works in collaboration with one another, we are able to produce
a high-quality product with prompt turnaround on just
about any type of writing, editing, or book marketing project.
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The Writers in the sky team
Nashville resident Yvonne Perry is a published author,
a public speaker, spiritual coach, and the owner of Writers in the
Sky Creative Writing Services. Perry is a graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology where
she earned a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics. Naturally, her
writing expertise and interest lies in the new age, spiritual, and
metaphysical genres. Yvonne is also an active member of
Tennessee Writers Alliance and faculty
for Live-Spirit and
She is the author of twelve children’s e-books, a
humorous book about
mid-life crisis, and
More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about
Death, Dying, and Afterlife , intended to comfort those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Her book on stem cell research was an award-winning finalist in the Current
Events: Political/Social genre of the National Best Books 2007 Awards.
Whose Stuff Is This?
Finding Freedom from the Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You, aimed
at helping highly-sensitive people manage energy, has become a
See Yvonne's bookstore for more information.
In addition to providing oversight for the WITS network,
podcast, Yvonne hosts a weekly talk show,
We Are One in Spirit,
where she interviews guests who see their true selves as loving, accepting, and unified spirit beings.
Each show gives information about spiritual practices that include a blend of many traditions, ideas, and teachings to facilitate well
being in body, mind, and spirit. Having earned her Distinguished Toastmaster award, she is available to speak on any of these
spiritual topics as
well as writing, publishing, and book promotion.
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Dana Micheli is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and journalist. She has written and edited works of fiction and nonfiction,
including novels (ghostwritten), news articles, resumes, business plans, and restaurant reviews. She also researched and wrote the legal and
housing sections of New York: The Complete Resident’s Guide (Explorer Publishing).
Before pursuing her writing career full-time, Dana worked as a Systems Advocate for the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she lobbied
state and federal politicians on behalf of victims of abuse. She also served as the Manager of PR/Communications for The New York Women’s Foundation,
where she was responsible for writing press releases, articles for the Website, and liaising with the media. In addition, she has worked for several media outlets,
writing and researching legal, political and human interest stories for print, online and television.
Because Dana has been working as a freelance writer for many years,
she has gained expertise in many types of writing and she has excelled at online
book promotion for authors. She is able to assist you with promoting your book via
social networking, virtual book tours,
interviews, and media kits.
Dana has a B.A. in English from Southern Connecticut University and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. She lives in New York City.
Cindi Brown is a versatile writer and a lifelong resident of Nashville. She received her B.A. in English and Religious Studies from Vanderbilt University,
where she edited Slightly Amusing, the campus humor magazine.
Since graduating, Cindi has written for print and electronic media, as well as radio and television. She has worked as a news producer at WKRN News 2, a
stringer for States News Service, and an item/passage writer for large-scale academic assessments. She is currently at work on a grant-funded project to create
a year-long curriculum exploring the sacred texts of the world’s major religions.
When not engaged in professional writing pursuits, Cindi enjoys judging
mystery novel contests, blogging about spirituality and personality psychology (www.enneagramagency.blogspot.com), and tinkering with her own science fiction novel-in-progress.
She is also a featured blogger on www.petslady.com,
where she writes about matters that interest dogs, cats, and fish—as well as
Cindi is comfortable working in a variety of genres and mediums and is happy
to provide clients with audio transcription, editing, manuscript critiques,
copywriting, and ghostwriting services.
Editor, ghostwriter, developmental writer, and proofreader Deborah Wilbrink specializes in
the genres of memoir and history. Whether a personal memoir or history of
a family, business, church, or community, Deborah can manage your book project from conception into your eager readers' hands!
Deborah offers private or group lessons in creative and academic writing, with emphasis on originality. She has written four grants for non-profits, all of which were granted; and she appropriately monitored and reported to the grantors for the grantees. “For a successful grant, not only must one clearly meet requirements; but one must also network strong partners and gather significant endorsements,” she advises.
Deborah’s first works were a graphic novel she wrote at age nine and a poem
“Beauties of the Earth,” which was published the same year. A degree in Journalism and
Film from the University of Georgia led to work at CNN, and to writing Ad
Club award-winning commercials and corporate videos. She also won awards
from the Associated Press and the Phoenix Press Club. Even overseas, in
2000, Deborah was acclaimed for her writing and received a special
scholarship to Oxford University in England.
Since moving to Nashville, Deborah has written reviews and features
about Americana, bluegrass, folk, and blues music; and taught creative writing to
both teens and senior citizens. One of the few nationally certified high school
English teachers, Deborah has perfect or 99th percentile scores on national
English tests. She’s honored by her First Place award for “Murder Ballads:
Analysis and Composition” from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music.
Deborah gives public presentations and teaches classes about memoir, family
history, and creative writing through her business, Perfect Memoirs. Fascinated
by the play and story of humanity, she is ready to assist you in its telling. If you are longing for specific lessons, or if you need your grant strengthened, ask for Deborah. When you need a ghostwriter, developmental writer, editor, or proofreader with history, news, film, non-profit, or business background, ask for Deborah. Her versatility will bring you more riveted readers.
Rick Lewis has lived in Nashville for eighteen years after moving here to attend Vanderbilt University, where he was an English major with an emphasis in creative writing.
Mr. Lewis has been a professional writer since graduation, first as a news producer at WKRN News 2 (for seven years) and now as senior writer in the public relations department
at GS&F. He is also a contributing editor at
www.the-editing-room.com, a website dedicated to lampooning popular movies by rewriting them in five pages.
As a professional business-to-business and business-to-customer writer
and editor, Rick provides clients with superb press releases, résumés, marketing literature, industry articles, web copy, blogs, speeches, case studies,
award entries, and anything else that requires words to describe how simply amazing a product or service is.
In addition to his business writing expertise, Rick is an avid reader of screenplays and he's currently enrolled in screenwriting classes. He also enjoys
reading, writing, and editing genre fiction, especially fantasy and sci-fi.
See the business writing services he provides.
Megan Pacella’s wide-range of experience and skills includes writing and editing human interest stories, history features, music news and reviews, business content, healthcare content, and healthy living tips.
Megan’s first paying writing gig was manning the writing center at Lipscomb University from 2006 to 2007. There, she worked evenings tutoring individual students to become better writers. It didn’t take long for her to realize two things:
she loved improving manuscripts, and she had a knack for it.
After graduating with a B.A. in English from Lipscomb University, Megan immediately started working for Hammock, Inc., a custom content firm in Nashville, Tennessee. For three years, she helped manage three magazines:
MyBusiness, American Spirit, and Soldier and Family Foundations. In that time, Megan rose through the ranks from
editorial assistant, to assistant editor, to managing editor.
In 2010, she moved on to Creek Content, a content strategy firm that focuses on improving content for healthcare companies. There, she works on curating and improving healthcare content related to exercise, tobacco cessation, appointment adherence, and depression prevention. She also writes and edits a bi-annual newsletter for Vanderbilt Orthopedics.
Today, Megan splits her time writing and editing music, healthcare, business, history, and human interest content. Yes, that’ s a lot of different hats to wear! And
she wears each of them well. You can follow Megan’s current work and adventures at
Whether you need a friendly editor who will guide you through the process of improving your work, or you need a ghostwriter who will work tirelessly to nail down the tone and scope of your work, ask for Megan.
résumé writer, Vicky DeCoster, has nearly twenty-five years of experience writing résumés for all levels, including executives, middle managers, and administrative professionals. While playing key roles at three international accounting firms, Vicky gained over twenty years of valuable corporate experience.
See WITS resume service.
Vicky is an award-winning freelance writer and author of three books of humorous essays. She currently manages an in-home consulting business where she partners with small businesses to help with marketing efforts, social media, newsletters, and brochures. Her freelance experience includes writing humorous essays and articles for
Atlanta Singles, Metro Parents, Omaha Magazine, Her, Omaha World-Herald, absolutewrite.com,
Single Life, and boomerwomenspeak.com. She has written humor columns for
Her magazine in Omaha, Nebraska, and regularly writes a column for Still Moments magazine based in Nova Scotia. She is a member of the international blogger team on
thespiritedwoman.com and serves on the
author council for a publishing company.
Vicky is a member of the Association of Business Writers. In her spare time, she travels around the Midwest for book signings and promotes the healthy benefits of incorporating laughter into everyday life.
David Fite has pursued a lifelong love of the written word. In childhood he wrote stories, poems, and essays for the entertainment of friends and
readers of school magazines. Since then he has written articles, book reviews, religious education materials, ghostwriting pieces and screenplays.
He currently has one film project in postproduction and two in preproduction.
In addition to completing projects for clients on a ghostwriting basis, David provides guidance in the process of writing, rewriting, and polishing screenplays.
This includes work on dialogue, developing characters, and tightening structure in order to get
a screenplay ready to submit to industry professionals.
Clients can get focused help on one or two aspects of a script or a critique of the whole.
He can also assist by turning their notes or word document into proper
David earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the University of London and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the Queen’s University Belfast in the
United Kingdom. He pursued additional studies at the University of Memphis. He has since settled in Nashville.
Kristen House is not only a skilled writer and editor, she is also a
writing instructor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
She loves words like kids love candy; she cannot get enough.
She takes great pride in vanquishing comma splices, eradicating dangling modifiers, and helping writers understand how the form of their writing can best compliment the content.
She considers herself a punctuation hero as opposed to a grammar Nazi: she will not stand in the "ten items or less" aisle, insisting it should read, "ten items or fewer;" she laments
the rampant misuse of the apostrophe and of quotation marks; and the sight of colloquialized misspellings (tonite, kwik, omg, etc.) cause a sinew deep in her soul to writhe in pain.
Kristen's novel, Jimmie Ann's Divinity and the Blue Ribbon Bakery, is a Southern mother-daughter story that celebrates friendship, family, and mouth-watering comfort food.
Her work has been published both online and in print, and she is equally at ease with non-fiction and academic work as she is with fiction. She has perfected the art of writing query
letters, can whip an academic paper into shape in no time, and thrills at the opportunity of ghost-writing and helping fiction writers hone their craft.
Kristen especially loves working with young authors. See her summer writing
program, A Novel Idea: www.anovelideanashville.com.
In short, she is a great lover of words who not only knows and appreciates applying the rules, but also understands the importance of creativity and poetic license.
She finds great joy in the transformative power of style. To that end, she considers the precision of speech to be an art form: the delicate balance of beauty and function.
She would love to put her passion to work for you.
As a published writer and long-time member of several critique groups, Rachelle
Burk has critiqued literally hundreds of manuscripts.
Many have gone on to publication. She also served for three years as
a creative writing critic for a teen arts festival.
She specializes offering manuscript evaluation for children's and teen's literature, including fiction, nonfiction, and rhyming stories.
Rachelle's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children have appeared in national magazines such as
Scholastic Scope, and Pockets. She is the author of
Tree House in
a Storm, a picture book published by Stemmer House Publishers (2009).
Her nonfiction story, "Blind Ambition," was awarded the Highlights Magazine
Author of the Month award in January 2009.
Ms. Burke provides feedback on formatting, choice of title, target age
length, opening paragraph and conclusion, dialogue, believability,
character development, voice, rhyme and meter (if applicable),
illustrations (if applicable), as well as line by line comments
within the text, including feedback about grammar, word choices,
sentence length, and structure for children's books.
Serving as the virtual administrative assistant to the entire WITS
team is Tennessee native Katie Perry, who now lives and works remotely from
the Charleston, South Carolina area. She is responsible for much of the
online distribution of articles, media releases, podcast guest info, blog posts,
blog tours, and social marketing pieces written by our network members.
Reporting directly to WITS owner Yvonne Perry, Katie is in charge of
putting together each issue of WITS newsletter.
She is also available to work with clients who need a virtual assistant on a per-project basis.
All contract positions with Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services are filled at this time, and we have a
waiting list of those who would like to become part of the WITS team. Therefore, we are not accepting inquiries
from freelancers wishing to join the team.