Editing and Coaching


book editing

No Money, No Honey by Kim Badawi

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No Money, No Honey is an artistic book project conceived by well-known photojournalist Kim Badawi. Badawai traveled around Slovenia for several months speaking to local beekeepers, historians, and other experts about Slovenia's extensive history of apiculture. In the 18th century, beekeepers began to paint their beehouses with colorful images that represented the beekeeper's daily life, religous teachings, and fables. Badawi created high-resolution scans of hundreds of these painted "bee panels" from museum archives and assembled them into a hybrid children's book/historical re-telling of the Slovenian beekeeper's life.

I acted as a writing coach, editor, and copy editor for the book and an accompanying historical brochure. I worked with Badawi to shape his original story and helped strengthen the narrative arc, word-choice, and relationship between narration and image. The result was a whimsical, humorous, and sometimes raunchy storybook that celebrated the Slovenian beekeeper and his beloved honeybee.


copy editing

Thinking Big Financial - Thinking Big Financial is a financial planinng and investment management company with a focus on the LGBTQ community. I copy edit Thinking Big's monthly blog as well as other marketing materials. 


"Alyssa is a terrific copy editor and writer. Each time I have a new piece that Alyssa works on, I am always so impressed about how she improves upon it. She really is skilled at getting to the true meaning of my writing, making it clearer and more accessible to my audience. She's also extremely efficient and dependable. I'd recommend Alyssa to anyone seeking out a professional and reliable copy editor/writer."  Jim Marrocco, Founder and CEO of Thinking Big Financial

Please reach out to let me know about your project. I'm interested in a wide variety of projects and can work with you to find a timeline and budget that best suits your needs.