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What Our Members Say

E.C. Jarvis / Author

This was the first time I had used OWS for editing. I have worked with several other editors in the past so I had a good idea of what sort of service I expected for the price I paid. They lived up to my expectations with fast, efficient, accurate, and good value work. I would highly recommend their editing services to other authors

Elizabeth Abel / Author, Graphic Designer, Media

Elizabeth Abel has many talents. But none of her talents would have seen the light of day without the amazing support of Stephanie Ayers, Amanda Mabry and Wendy Strain, founders of Our Write Side. Without the awesome trio, Elizabeth Abel would not have had the courage to show off some of her many talents. Our Write Side founders truly help all authors succeed and achieve their goals!

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Rhea Palmer

I like the prompts and reading the authors’ writings. I try to participate though I haven’t had the energy or focus to do any writing, but I will.

Stacy Overby / Author, Blogger

I love how we can find almost anything we may need from OWS, whether it is a post on the topic, or being able to connect with someone who has the answer.

Mandy Melanson / Founder of Rhetoric Askew

The support and encouragement to succeed. Expectations to improve and not make excuses for myself or my terrible first drafts.

Tough love and respect.

This is a writing family that pushes each other to new heights while providing a platform for emerging voices.

Love and support all around.

Brandon Martin / Author

Having a dream of becoming an author is one that is not so rare, but finding a community that not only supports your dream but one that also helps you find your way is priceless. From the various prompts that can be found during the week, OWS makes me challenge myself by changing settings and genres to others that I do not have much experience in. The people within the company treat you like a friend and care about your work, they’ll explain to you how something would be better in a different way instead of the usual “this is wrong, fix it” manner. If it wasn’t for OWS I’m sure I would not have continued my future in writing.

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A.L. Mabry Founder, Executive Marketing Director
A.L. Mabry Founder, Executive Marketing Director A.L. Mabry is the Executive Marketing Director of Our Write Side. She is an author, freelancer, and editor who enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists. She i
Stephanie Ayers Founder, Executive Creative Director
Stephanie Ayers Founder, Executive Creative Director Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of Our Write Side, author of fictions, and wears many hats within OWS Ink. She is also a full-time world-building ninja, seve
Heidi Angell Executive Publishing Director
Heidi Angell Executive Publishing Director   Heidi Angell is a bibliophile, lexicomaniac, and wordsmith. When she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys helping fellow authors on their writing adventures. As such, she
Marsha Black Event Coordinator
Marsha Black Event Coordinator Marsha Black is the Event Coordinator of Our Write Side. She is working on a BS in Web Design and Development, while writing her first book. She has always been an avid reader and
Eric Keizer Acquisitions Manager, Poetry Editor
Eric Keizer Acquisitions Manager, Poetry Editor Eric Keizer lives in Northern Illinois with his wife of eighteen years, and his dog, Edith. He earned his B.A. in English from Drake University, and his M.A Ed. and teaching licens
Kat Avila Executive Team Leader
Kat Avila Executive Team Leader Katheryn is a programmer by day, writer by night. A lover of all things supernatural and helpless romantic at heart, she spends most of her writing time coming up with stories that
Tiffany Woodbeck Managing Editor
Tiffany Woodbeck Managing Editor Tiffany Woodbeck is a fantasy author and lead editor at OWS Ink, living in Seattle, WA. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her gleaning random inspiration for other
Stacy Overby OWS Mafia Group Leader, Content Creator
Stacy Overby OWS Mafia Group Leader, Content Creator Stacy Overby works as a substance abuse counselor for teenage boys by day and a writer by night.  Her day job provides inspiration for many of her stories including her short stor