Let's Work Together

Everyone has a story to tell. 

I help you tell yours.  



Content Writing, Fundraising, and Nonprofit Communications 

With more than 20 years of professional writing and fundraising experience, I provide content writing for corporations and nonprofits. My expertise is in writing grant proposals, annual fund communications, newsletter copy (print and e-news), annual reports, website copy, white papers, articles, case statements, campaign materials, brochures, and more.

I've worked with organizations of all sizes to produce results-driven communications, strategies, and initiatives designed to raise awareness, build capacity, and encourage change in individuals and communities.

I am the author of "The Nonprofit Strategist," a monthly nonprofit marketing and communications blog featured on Benchmark Email's website. 

Writing and Editorial Services

As an avid reader and book blogger with a pulse on the latest publishing and literary trends, I am available to help you make your manuscript the best it can be prior to publication. I also offer promotional and marketing strategies to connect your book with the right readers. 

Whether you are seeking traditional or self-publication, I can provide writing consultation, (including ghostwriting, if desired), developmental editing, line-editing/proofreading, and literary publicity planning and coordination.

Recent clients include fiction author Susan Balee and young adult author Melissa Luznicky Garrett

Preferred genres include:
Literary and Contemporary Fiction
Short Story Collections and Anthologies 
Young Adult
Memoirs 
Blog-to-Book
Nonfiction - (especially nonprofit management/fundraising, women and girls issues, parenting, autism/special needs, pop culture, social media, business, and politics)


As a member of the Pittsburgh South Writers Group, I am connected with some of the finest writers in western Pennsylvania. In addition, I am a book reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as well as a regular contributor to the Portfolio features column, which appears on page 2 of the newspaper. 

I offer sample edits of up to 10 pages of your partial or completed manuscript (Times New Roman, 12 pt., double spaced).  A sample edit helps you to get a sense of my style and whether we are a good fit. It also helps me to understand how much work will likely be involved with your project. Cost = $50.00

For more information, visit my work blog at The Firman Group or email me at thefirmangroup@gmail.com.

I welcome the chance to work with you! 

Melissa