Today we’d like to introduce you to Steve Gamel.
Hi Steve, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I grew up in Houston but moved to North Texas 25 years ago to go to college at UNT. I got my degree in Broadcast Journalism, but a huge piece to my degree was the writing piece. And it just so happened that my first job opportunity came with a small community newspaper called the Lewisville News. I loved it and never looked back. Over the next several years, I primarily covered high school sports for the Lewisville News, Dallas Morning News, and another smaller weekly paper. But as much as I loved covering sports, I never wanted to be what I’ve always referred to as a “one-trick pony.” I wanted to experience everything the writing and editing life had to offer, so I began dabbling in everything from writing movie reviews and feature articles on local businesses to editing my friends’ term papers and college admissions essays. In 2014, I took a massive leap of faith and started Edit This®, a writing and editing service that specializes in working one-on-one with businesses and individuals who need help with the written word. This includes everything from press releases to feature articles, ghostwriting for books, writing employee bios, editing services, creating engaging advertising copy and website content, and everything in between. I also began building up a solid list of newspapers and local magazines to freelance write for.
Basically, I wanted to be the writer everyone turned to, and that’s exactly what I have today. I like to say, “If staring at a blank computer screen is not your idea of bliss, then call Steve at Edit This.” I’d just like to add that I love the freedom and flexibility to work with a variety of small businesses and individuals and provide them with a service they can trust and rely on for years down the road. I have gotten to know so many small-business owners over the years, and I always appreciate the pride and passion they have for their particular craft. I have the same passion for writing and editing, particularly the storytelling aspect, and it simply made sense to go out on my own. I also felt a service such as mine was sorely lacking in today’s environment. Business owners want to communicate with clients, spark engagement, and build trusting relationships. One of the best ways to do that is with unique and authentic written content. The only problem is they don’t have time to write and edit their own blogs, press releases, etc., or they struggle with getting ideas on paper. I thought, “Why should business owners add one more thing to their to-do list when they can simply hire someone like me to do it for them?”
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Starting a small business is scary no matter what, and you have to assume there will be bumps along the way. I was new to small-business ownership when I first started, so yes, there were struggles. But overall, it’s been as smooth a road over the past seven years as I could hope for. I’ve done my best to learn as much as I can along the way and do good work for my customers. And so far, that mantra has served me well.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Edit This® is a writing and editing service located in Denton, Texas. I specialize in producing written copy (blogs, website copy, press releases, ghostwriting, resume writing, newsletters, etc.) for small businesses and individuals that explain their passion, promote their products and services, and help them stand out. Whether they need me to write content from scratch or put a better spin on something they’ve written, Edit This is the writing and editing partner every business needs. There are a few things that set Edit This apart. For one, I am local to most of my clients. That means I can take the time to meet with them in person to understand why they do what they do, how they are different from others in their industry, what their personal story is, and what they envision as their brand and message. This helps me create written content that is unique and specific to that particular business, as opposed to writing content that sounds just like everyone else. Over the years, I’ve written and edited projects for banks, family law firms, architects, artists, health and wellness practices, industrial companies, and more. In terms of what I’m most proud of, I’d have to say my ability to help people. As a creative and someone who genuinely loves being around people, I’ve focused on doing good work and always being reliable. I’ve also put a heavy emphasis on networking and being visible in my community. As a result, people have gotten to know me and continually put their trust in me and my services. I refuse to take any of that for granted, and I’m constantly looking for ways to help more people.
Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
I have lots of advice, particularly for writers. In fact, I wrote my first book, which was recently released on September 14. The title is Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion for the Written Word. You can order it at this link (https://www.amazon.com/Write-Like-You-Mean-Mastering/dp/1612545270). This book is very important to me, as it is chock full of tips, tricks, life hacks, etc., that are beneficial to all writers and anyone who hopes to be a professional writer someday or teaches writing courses. My goal is to see this book end up in every journalism and creative writing course in the country for high schools, colleges, and universities. I think it can help a lot of people!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.editthisllc.com
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