About & Services

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ABOUT

Who is this chick?
MediaChick is Melissa Brandzel, freelance editor and writer. 


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What does this chick edit and write?
You name it, she’s done it: books, magazines, web content, newsletters, ghostwriting,

book jacket copy, catalogs, book proposals, recipes, biographies, synopses, 

film scripts, advertisements and more. 
Any printed words are fair game. 

She’ll edit scribbles on a napkin if that’s all you have. 


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What is this chick’s professional background?
Melissa worked in advertising and entertainment marketing before bringing 

her creative talents to the publishing world. While she was  working for a 

large publishing company, word of her crackerjack editing and writing skills 

hit the street, and freelance projects soon began landing on her doorstep. 

The business quickly expanded and MediaChick was hatched. 

Melissa is a longtime member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. 


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What is this chick’s educational background?
Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, Berkeley, where she attended on an academic scholarship and graduated 

Phi Beta Kappa; she also has a master’s degree from Northwestern University. 

Both have notoriously lousy football teams. 


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Which software programs and style guides does this chick use?
Melissa has a Mac and a PC loaded with Word, InDesign, Photoshop and more. 

You can send her files via email, FTP, FedEx, U.S. Mail, carrier pigeon or Frisbee. 

She’s well versed in the two style bibles of the publishing industry—The Chicago Manual of Style and the Associated Press Stylebook—but will also make a style 

sheet that is specific to your project. 


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What drove this chick to become a wordsmith?

Melissa was inspired by Cookie Monster, whose less-than-stellar 

grammar (“Me want cookie!”) drove her to preserve the sanctity 

of the English language, one word at a time. 

He also made her want cookies.


SERVICES

MediaChick offers the following services:
editing
developmental editing
substantive editing/line editing/content editing
managing editor
copy editing
proofreading
writing

ghostwriting


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Not sure which level of editing you need? No problem!
Contact MediaChick and we’ll help you determine what’s right for you.


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Fees
Pricing is generally an hourly rate, but a flat fee can sometimes be arranged.
The rate depends on the level of editing requested.
No project is too large or too small. There’s no minimum.

Contact MediaChick for an estimate and a free sample edit.
You’ll be happy you did.