Jody Dyer       (865) 414-4017

I've loved writing since I was a child. In this old 1990 photo my beloved crippled beagle Bell keeps me company as I daydream on paper. Each of us is imperfect. Bell had backward knees, but a calm disposition and sweet nature made her an all-time favorite pet. Like Bell, humans are imperfect, but we have stories to tell. Whether through life stories, novels, essays, articles, social media content, or other projects, I welcome the opportunity to help you share your talent and communicate your unique message in a powerful way.

FREELANCE WRITER - Ghostwriter - editor - publisher

Books: You talk. I write. We publish your story and share it with the world. I write in a variety of genres for a number of purposes, but my favorite jobs are ghostwriting projects. If you have a story to tell, I can help you tell it. Often, I simply record interviews with clients, which saves them dozens of hours of writing and the stress of having to face what Hemingway called the "white bull" (blank screen/page). I'm happy to explain the whole process in detail, including timeframe, your level of involvement, pricing, marketing, and overall goals. Call or email me to set up a consultation at no charge.

Smaller projects: When individuals are asked (or have the opportunity) to write articles, speeches, or marketing content for newsletters, magazines, media outlets, or Web pages, they often dread the daunting assignments because the time-consuming creative efforts and deadlines force professionals to temporarily neglect their normal, income-producing work. I can easily relieve that stress. With quick, simple direction from you, I write and you take full credit. Contact me for information and pricing.
  • Documentation of life stories (legacy projects)
  • Magazine articles
  • Web/marketing content
  • Social media content
  • Speeches
  • Business success stories
  • Press releases
  • Novels, memoirs, fiction, children's books
  • Cover design and interior formatting
  • Instructional curriculum

Tutor - Project fundraiser

TEACHER: As a former secondary education teacher and the daughter of a veteran English teacher, I value the improvement one-on-one help offers and find great joy in working with young minds.
  • Essays
  • Summer reading book clubs for teens
  • Research papers: planning, pacing, outlines, content, grammar, mechanics
  • Speeches
FUNDRAISER: I combine my backgrounds in writing, business management, and public school education to help groups of all types and sizes raise money to support their missions through my Anthology Project. Your group's participation can be as simple or complex as you like. I am with you from beginning to end.

author - speaker

I write and speak to enlighten, encourage, and entertain. I customize messages to match audience demographics and each organization's needs/purposes. No matter the topic, I work hard to bring humor, insight, and inspiration through candid talk and engaging anecdotes.

Sample topics
 For businesses and organizations:

Think outside the barn
Crossing the digital divide
Be a contributor, not a consumer
Everyone has something to teach others
Servant leadership
Progress IS success
Empathy is profitable
Mistakes are free training modules
It doesn't cost a dime to be a gentleman

For church groups and women's groups:
Adoption is an attitude
"Wide" open adoption
Be specific in your support of others
No one should grieve alone
Infertility sucks
Walk a mile in her bra
Be the band, not the coach

Adventures in publishing
Theories: Size 12 (humor)
Risks, rewards, mistakes, miracles
(865) 414-4017