Hi, I’m Jen Meli: a writer, editor, consultant, and coach.

Me at MoMA

On a trip to MoMA, NYC

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 avid fan of the horror genre, superhero movies, quirky women singers, astrology, and unicorns.

Why Words & Wands?

Words & Wands work together to cast a magic spell. My mission is help you bring out the magic in what you do — all with the power of the written word.

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 my expertise. I’m based in Rochester, New York, but I’m connected worldwide through my site.

A Way with Words

In kindergarten, I had begun “writing” stories by scribbling the few words I knew how to spell. As a kid, 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. For a closer look at my professional work, connect with me on LinkedIn.

Charm Your Content and Creative Work

Contact me today to find out how I can help you bring out the magic in your writing or craft content just for you.