About

Hi! I’m Jess.

I work as a Virtual Assistant, specializing in content planning, creation, and management. Basically, I work with my clients to take the content writing off their plate so that they can focus on the work that truly requires their special talents and expertise.

I love to solve problems – when my clients give me a dream, it’s my privilege to help them make it a reality. I only work with amazing people, so I really care about helping them bring their personal brand of awesome into the world. I really geek out over figuring things out, researching, and finding solutions to my clients’ problems.

I have an Educational Specialist’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, a Master’s degree in Teaching, and a Bachelor’s degree in English. In other words, I geek out over anything that has to do with writing and education. I’d love to put that experience to work in YOUR business!

I do my best work when I feel energized by the work I’m doing and the clients I serve. That’s why I always start every client relationship with a free consultation call and a trial period or project – so we can make sure we’re a good fit. That’s my number one piece of advice if you’re looking to hire: work with someone you actually like. You can teach a skill to almost anyone, but you can’t teach someone how to be a person you enjoy talking to! And you can’t build the business of your dreams with a team full of people who don’t get you.

It’s my mission to help the creative business owners of the world tell their stories, get more done, and serve up their passions to the world. My clients are writers, teachers, consultants, publishers, and shop owners. They read, take classes, and talk to experts. They always try to do their best and they don’t scheme or cut corners to rip people off. They want to grow their dreams organically, even if that means it takes a little longer, because those shortcut “get rich now” tips just don’t feel authentic to them. They know their strengths, and they hire people like me to round out their weak spots and help them do more than they could do if they tried to do everything themselves. They set goals to help them keep moving forward, and they believe that there’s always something more to achieve.

 

Jess supports without pressure. She has a perspective that is both inside and outside of my business, and helps me move forward in ways that are more fun than when I was doing it alone.
I trust Jess’s instincts and taste and skills. I’m really a control-freak about my work—and at the same time, I love collaborating. Miraculously, working with Jess accommodates both those sides of me! – Deborah Robson, The Independent Stitch

I am the MOST in my element when I’m talking to a client about her next Big Thing – we’re planning it out, running through all the possibilities and the ways it could eventually grow, and it’s extremely energizing. Sometimes we’re so in the groove that I can barely type fast enough to get down all of our great ideas.

I’m a big fan of felt tip pens and proofreading. I’ve been a teacher in a variety of situations and I absolutely love showing others how to travel down a path I’ve been down before. I’m also a perpetual student – I’m always learning new things, and I’m largely self-taught. My default position generally is, “If I don’t know it, I can learn it!” I apply this philosophy ALL THE TIME to help my clients with their projects and plans.

 

I now cannot imagine trying to run my business without Jess. She is not just a contractor that helps with non-essential items, she is a valued team member that is key to my business’ overall success. – Gwen Bortner, GwenBortner.com

Why hire me?

I’ve been working with small business owners for over 6 years.

I specialize in the creative or handmade industry, because I’m fully immersed in that world – I’m obsessed with a fairly large variety of creative hobbies (knitting, spinning, crocheting, quilting, sewing, you get the idea!).

Before that, I worked as a professional writer and I ran my own Etsy shop selling hand dyed yarn & fiber.

What this means for your business: If you serve the creative makers of the world, I speak your language – and theirs. You don’t have to give me a vocabulary lesson before we can start working together; I’ll hit the ground running from Day One. I’ve worked as a creative business owner and for several other creative business owners, so I’ve spent the better part of the last decade building up experience and connections that I will put to work for you.

Before that, I was a high school English teacher; I’ve got two graduate degrees in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in English.

What this means for your business: I’ve got mad skills in proofreading, writing, developing curriculum, spelling, and grammar.

 

You deserve someone who geeks out over your business and helps you run it like a well-oiled machine, instead of being run over by all the different items on your To Do list. Are you ready for some help? Choose an item below to get started.

  • I work as a Virtual Assistant for Creative Business Owners. Whether you just want a one-time consultation or regular, ongoing support, I’ve got an option for you! Click here to learn more.

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