Hi! I am Ashley, a freelance editor and proofreader based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, and I can help you create clear and concise content.

About Me

A dedicated word nerd who loves reading, traveling, and the Oxford comma. A self-proclaimed perfectionist—and em dash enthusiast—who pays extreme attention to detail and crafts concise yet distinguished content.

Hi, I’m Ashley.

Over the past ten years, I’ve worked in publishing, advertising, marketing, and nonprofit sectors. Although I specialize in words, I am passionate about presenting polished, professional work with an emphasis on engaging content and intriguing designs. I have edited fiction and nonfiction books, advertising campaigns, brochures, magazine articles, blog posts, newsletters, and business proposals. To learn more about my educational and professional background, please view my résumé.

When I’m not tackling a new project, I spend my time traveling and cavorting with my dog, Willow. I also enjoy plunging into a new book, visiting family and friends around the world, and cheering on my Tar Heels.

Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to discuss a project you have in mind!

AP Stylebook
Chicago Manual of Style
Social Media
Content Writing
Microsoft Office

What I Do

I offer a one-stop shop for all of your creative content needs, freeing up your time and resources.


Actively work with clients to polish and hone their content utilizing the correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and terminology.


The final line of defense—review completed products before publication to detect and correct production errors of text or art.


Research, write, and transform ideas into words for manuscripts, publications, and blog posts, among others.

Social Media

Manage social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities, including creating, curating, and managing all published content and correspondence.


Get in Touch

Have a project you’d like to discuss further? Email me at ashley.russell@alumni.unc.edu.


See a more detailed write-up of my experience, and send me a connection request on LinkedIn.


Ashley is diligent, intelligent, and creative. Her writing and research are excellent. Ashley would make a great addition to any office where written communication is important.

Jenna Robinson
President, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal

Ashley Russell consistently delivered the creative content that we needed based on very specific topics. While this type of writing contract is not easy due to the research requirements involved, Ashley was able to provide exactly what we needed. Ashley created interesting articles that still attract a wide readership even more than a year later.

Kenneth Long
Executive Director, Fiscal Progress
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