Hi. I'm Jenna McGuiggan.
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Featured Client Testimonial

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"Making the decision to use a writing coach scared me to death. Choosing Jenna took the edges of that fear and opened me up to all kinds of possibility. Not only is Jenna knowledgeable about the craft of writing, she also has a knack for asking the right questions and then giving me the space to answer them no matter how much I ramble. I often hear myself saying things I wasn't aware of knowing!

"When I started coaching sessions with Jenna, I felt deflated about my writing after a negative experience in a university workshop. As I talked to Jenna about all the doubts and fears that experience brought up for me, I felt understood. My time with Jenna has been quite the opposite of that workshop; her suggestions, critique and other direction is honest, empathetic, and respectful. I always come away from a session with her feeling positive and excited about my writing.

"Jenna has helped me with everything from the details that can give a piece of writing its energy to the bigger context that holds those details together. I'm writing about things I never dreamed I could put to paper in a way that was both meaningful and well-written. I'm even considering writing a book – something I've always said I would never do!" (Kimberley McGill, blogger and writer)


I provide professional writing, editing, and consulting services. I work with creative individuals, businesses, non-profits, and organizations to help them tell their stories to the world. If you need words written, edited, or enlivened, I'm your woman.

What I do:

For more information about any of these services, or to talk about a type of writing/editing project not listed here please contact me.

Who you are:

My clients include the following: 

  • Colleges and universities
  • Libraries
  • Non-profits
  • Small businesses
  • Corporations (especially those with socially-conscious, soulful, or story-driven missions)
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Life/biz coaches
  • Photographers
  • Farmers
  • Artists
  • Bloggers
  • Creatives
  • Designers 
  • Writers

Select Clients & Testimonials

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Jennifer Lee
(certified coach, author of The Right Brain Business Plan)

"Jenna helped me copyedit a booklet that was part of a kit I recently launched. I appreciated Jenna's ability to simplify my instructions so that they were clear, direct, and easy to understand. She provided great suggestions for making things more consistent, and she was very detail oriented. Thanks, Jenna, for your professionalism. You were a pleasure to work with!"


photo by Vivienne McMasterLiz Lamoreux
(retreat organizer, author of Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry & Mixed Media and the poetry chapbook Five Days in April)

"Jenna has that editing superhero power of shining up your writing while creating a really comfortable space for conversation and feedback. She's patient, kind, and wicked smart, which are three things you don't always find in the editing world. Both times I worked with her, I was under a tight deadline, and she helped me to feel less stressed, which was a gift in the midst of the craziness that is working on a book that will be going out in the world. She gets that sending that book out is like sending out a piece of your heart. So grateful to consider her part of my team."


photo by Bella CirovicJen Lee
(media producer, author of the poetry chapbook Fortunes)

"You don't want go to press or to submit without an expert set of eyes going over your work. Jenna is thorough and professional with an ability to see right to the heart every project she's edited for me. The whole process builds confidence and brings peace of mind, whether you're a writer, publisher or producer."



Madelyn Mulvaney
(writer, photographer, artist educator)

"Jenna saved my life. Period. In a month where I was overloaded with work and requests from editors, she swooped in with creative brilliance to 'pen' a proposal for my 'open to exposure' project on very (very) short notice. Her writing was professional and visionary and yet at the same time deeply intuitive, capturing the flavor or my own 'voice.' She is sensitive and graceful, humorous and deeply generous. Jenna's writing is wonderfully organic and gifted, and I can't wait to work with her once again ~ the entire experience with her was such a complete delight."

Crystal Busby

(photographer, technical writer)

"Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! This is exactly what I had in mind, and I'm so impressed you could take my ramblings and make them into something coherent. I am be-yond happy with the work you did, and would love to work with you on any other projects I have that require your goddess skill set. Many, many thanks. While I knew you were a talented writer, the products you delivered exceeded any expectation I had. Your tagline should be, 'Skip eLance, come directly to The Word Cellar.'"

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