Jackie Dana: Writer and Editor

I have two passions: I’m a writer, and I help others with their own writing.

For my “day job” I provide freelance copywriting, blogging and editing services to corporate clients and individual authors. Some of my recent clients include Namecheap.com, The Zebra, and Living Direct.

After the sun goes down, I devote most of my time to my own writing. Right now I’m in the middle of writing the third of a five-book fantasy series (the first book, By Moonlight, is available on Amazon.com). I also have a time-travel novel and a fairy tale waiting for revisions.

But my passion for writing and writers doesn’t end there.

NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writing Month) helped me realize my vision of turning writing into my career, and since 2015 I’ve served as a local Municipal Liaison. Then I created Write It Already Austin to bring together the entire Austin writing community through free writing workshops, social activities, and write-ins. I also hold the reins of the Texas Freelance Association blog.

Before becoming a full-time writer, I worked for Automattic/WordPress.com, where I wrote support documents and provided support to users. And before that, I was an academic advisor in the Sociology Department at UT Austin, where I worked directly with undergraduate students, organized the Honors and Internship programs, and created many training and informational materials for students and colleagues.

From 2002-2004 I served as the Director of Public Relations for the Village of Webberville, during the (successful!) struggle to stop gravel mining and incorporation of the Village. In this capacity, I drafted all press releases and lobbying materials distributed to State of Texas legislators. And finally, in 1998-1999 I was a staff writer for the Austin-based Working Stiff Journal.

If you want to learn a little more about me or my books, feel free to visit my personal blog at jackiedana.com.