Pride in excellence

About me

Quality you can trust

It’s always been about making happy customers. And the best way I can do that is by ensuring their business documents and web articles are of the highest quality. I’ll help your words flow smoothly and give your writing a polish that impresses your customers.

Plain, simple, and straight to the point

Get to
know me

I like to keep things simple.

My work ethic is simple. I learn the job quickly and get it done the best I can. I take pride in delivering quality products to my customers.

My business style is simple. When you hire me, you’re only working with me. I don’t hire out my projects to subcontractors. And, I’m reasonable, making both our lives simple.

My writing style is simple. It’s clear, concise, and uses plain language. I strive to give audiences a reading experience they’ll enjoy and deliver information in a style that’s easy to understand.

My editing style is also simple. It’s all about the reader and the text. Every project is unique, and I adapt my work process and tools to meet the needs of the project and client. I want my clients to enjoy the editing process.

It’s that simple.


I currently gig at Dotdash Meredith as a Developmental Editor, where I review the work of a dozen editors and ensure content meets company style guides. I also edit and write consumer tech articles for Clean Email.


Helping businesses with their technical writing, editing, journalism, and publishing needs is what I do. I practice plain writing that is clear and organized. My clients will tell you that I "boost reputations."


It all started with a college degree. Since then, it's been a lifetime of learning and finding courses that would advance my skills. I've taken a variety of writing and editing classes. And recently, I earned 11 data science badges from IBM.

40 years of editing and writing experience

My skills


Information Design

Outlines excite me. The quickest route to successful written content is an outline and a solid writing plan.


Content Editing

Well-written words are music to my ears. So I make sure every word sounds just right and is spelled correctly.


Technical Writing

Technical writing is where I started. I believe technical documents should be accurate and entertaining.

Me and my website


Here’s how I put it all together.

Coletta Teske Whitehead

Writer, editor, web designer, graphic artist, site admin

Website host

Site design

WordPress, Elementor Pro

Graphics tools

Gimp, Inkscape


QuickBooks Self-Employed