I started WriteIdeas in 1999 after being offered a promotion from Editorial Director to a non-writing management position overseeing a staff of five. Because I’m a writer at heart with no desire to manage anything other than ideas and the endless combinations of words available to creatively express them, I politely declined and pounced on the opportunity to start my own freelance writing business. More than 20 years later, I’m still happily providing writing, editing, and creative concepts to large and small businesses, entrepreneurs, agencies and non-profit organizations in a range of industries—including the employer mentioned above.

WriteIdeas is me, my network of talented designers and digital pros, and a couple of furry four-legged assistants. I’m a Chicago native and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, I worked for a major public relations firm, and freelanced for the Chicago Tribune. I moved to San Diego because I was cold, and worked in marketing and communications for several years before setting out on my own.

In addition to writing for marketing, advertising and PR, I have co-written and edited several remarkable non-fiction books, and find it rewarding to help others find the words to tell their stories. I also write under my own byline for magazines, newspapers, and online publications, and published my first book in 2016.

I truly enjoy the variety and challenges of freelance writing. I value the long-term relationships I have established with many clients and appreciate the opportunity to be part of their teams and contribute to their successes. I am grateful to be able to earn a living doing what I love. And when I’m not working, you’ll find me playing in the ocean.

Thanks for visiting.

A few of our clients

Marketing, PR & Publishing

Dave Meyer Design
David Riley Associates
Eckhartz Press
Hay House
Lucid Fusion
Rauxa Direct
Specialized Marketing Services (SMS)

Health Care & Biotech

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
DJO Global/DonJoy
Geisinger Health Systems
Optum Health
Rady Children’s Hospital
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
Scripps Health
Whittier Diabetes Institute

Real Estate & Homes

Coldwell Banker
Davidson Homes
Gillespie Design Group
McMillin Homes
Shea Homes
The Strand at Headlands

Environmental & Technology

Progressive Waste Solutions BC
Sage North America
Southern California Edison (SCE)
Verizon Wireless
Waste Management


Anthony Robbins
Hilton Hotels
Irvine Company Stores
Lufthansa Airlines
Rancho La Puerta Spa

Finance & Management

Farmers Insurance
Santel Credit Union
The Shopoff Group
Wealth Advisors

  • “Jeanne is a great resource to partner with. We have worked on a few significant projects together, including a large-scale assignment with multiple facets. Jeanne listens to her clients, keeps with timelines and always delivers. She captures your message beautifully and ensures it represents your organization well. Thank you, Jeanne—especially for all the quick turn-arounds!”

    Stephanie Becerra
    Senior Director, Scripps Health
  • “Jeanne and I have worked together on several projects and she is one of the brightest integrative marketing leaders and content strategists I’ve had the pleasure to work with. And her writing talents lead to success—whether it’s storytelling, technical writing, complex whitepaper development or engaging social media posts. She’s an asset to have on any project.”

    Terri Ann Fredette
    Project Manager, WriterGirl
  • “I rarely come across real talents who stand out like Jeanne. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jeanne many times over the last few years, collaborating on several writing projects. Jeanne’s professionalism and her ability to handle multiple projects has made her an invaluable ghostwriter and editor for Eckhartz Press. Simply put, she’s an extremely creative writer who has a knack for finding the right words, every time we’ve needed her. Jeanne earns my highest recommendation.”

    Dave Stern
    Publisher, Eckhartz Press
  • Jeanne is very professional and extremely detailed oriented. I have hired her on many of occasions for writing and editing work and the results were always on time and spectacular. One project in particular was my book Child Of The Storm, as well as many magazine articles. She is a world class author as well and I highly recommend her editing/writing work to anyone. Top class professional.

    Kirk Aeder
    Kirk Lee Aeder Photojournalism