After ten years as a scientific/technical writer and editor for the Department of Justice and the Department of Energy, I started Cori Wamsley Writing Services to help businesses and individuals reach their audiences with effective communication.
I have extensive experience adapting technical language and concepts to understandable explanations for the public.
I execute polished resumes and LinkedIn profiles to help them showcase their talents.
For Creative Writers
I edit fiction and non-fiction books of any genre written by other authors. I even edited an international best-selling trilogy: the second edition of the Common Threads trilogy written by Dr. Shellie Hipsky.
For my Fellow Communicators
I blog about effective communications, based on my experience as a professional writer. In my blog, I discuss writing and editing tips and insights that can inspire you, ease the writing process, and most importantly, help you engage your audience!
Easily navigate my resources on my blog’s Contents page with posts organized by topic. For a sampling, check out my series of blogs that expound on my five top tips for writing for your business:
- Know Your Audience to Define Your Writing’s Purpose
- Writing on Purpose: Choose Your Words Carefully
- Refine Your Tone and Style to Connect with Readers Effectively
- Plain Language, Please! Be Clear and Concise to Keep Your Audience
- Release Your Inner Editor Brigand: Reviewing Like a Pro
The breadth of my work varies from scientific and technical writing to creative works, and I have written and edited for a variety of audiences. I am the executive editor for the quarterly publication Inspiring Lives Magazine, the copyeditor for Southpointe Magazine, and the blogger for the EcoAction non-profit.
I have written and self-published six books (all fiction).The introductory novel in my Martina Mackenzie series, The Diana’s Eye, placed as a semi-finalist in the top 100 in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Awards in 2008, and the second book, The Enchanted Carousel, placed as a semi-finalist in 2009.
My technical writing has been nominated for an Apex Award and a National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil Gold Screen Award, and I was part of a team that won two Apex Awards of Excellence and an NAGC Blue Pencil Gold Screen Award for technical publications.
I hold a master’s degree in English and bachelor’s degrees in biology and English. I am also a member and secretary of the Global Sisterhood, a non-profit organization that helps educate and provide resources and networking opportunities for women and girls internationally.
I work out of my home office in Washington, PA, a city just south of Pittsburgh and north of Morgantown, WV.