When wielded together, Words & Wands cast a magic spell. My mission is to use my words as wands to bring out the magic in what you do.

Hi, I’m Jen Meli: a writer, editor, and consultant with a penchant for all things creative.

“… But all the magic I have known

I’ve had to make myself.”

Shel silverstein, “Magic”

It may sound like a cliché, but I really have always considered myself a writer. By kindergarten, I had begun “writing” stories by scribbling the few words I knew how to spell. In the years that followed, I spent many rainy Saturday afternoons sitting on the floor in my parents’ house creating miniature books and magazines. During my teens, I dedicated Saturday mornings and weekday evenings to attending workshops at Writers & Books, a nonprofit that offers creative writing classes in the city of Rochester.

That early love of writing has carried through my education and career. I hold a bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies. As I was earning my master’s degree in English and creative writing, I began tutoring college students on writing. Later, I continued tutoring and taught college composition classes, where I instructed students on the basics of essay writing, grammar, and academic research.

I switched gears in 2014 to work as a copywriter and editor for a marketing agency. Following that, I worked as the content marketer for a local technology company. In 2019, I took Words & Wands full time as a freelance writer and consultant. For a closer look at my professional work, check out my portfolio and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Today, I live in Rochester, New York, with my husband Joe and our adorably ferocious cat Charlie. In my spare time, I’m a fiction writer, tarot card reader, artist, and amateur photographer. (Yes, all the photos on the site are mine!)

Charm Your Content and Creative Work

If you need custom-crafted content, a critical eye for a finished project, or guidance on your writing and strategy, I’m ready to offer you my services.

Contact me to get started on your next project.