photoSandra Shelley is a freelance writer and editor in Richmond, Virginia.  Her experience includes writing articles for local and national publications, copywriting for businesses and non-profits, grantwriting, historical research, blogging, and editing.

She has served on the staffs of two magazines, Adweek and Virginia Medical, and is a freelance writer and Contributing Editor of  Virginia Living.  She has also written for Bride’s, Virginia Business, the Richmond News Leader, Richmond, and many others.

As a freelance copywriter for the Bergman Group, she has written online and print content for clients including Marts & Lundy, the VCU Pauley Heart Center, Sandler Training, author James K. Glassman, and The Richmond Group USA.

She was a longtime copywriter for ChildFund International (formerly Christian Children’s Fund), where her work included writing annual reports, articles for ChildWorld magazine, and brochures.  She also wrote a history and identified critical issues for a Five Year Plan.

Her work for non-profit and business clients includes annual reports, blogs, press releases, brochures, histories, website copy, fundraising letters, newsletter articles, award nominations, and direct mail campaigns.  She has conducted grant writing and research for a number of non-profits, and taught a creative writing workshop for children at the Peter Paul Development Center.  As a current member of the marketing committee of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Foundation, she has helped write annual reports, postcards, and other marketing materials. She is also a member of James River Writers.

She holds a B.A. in English from Southern Methodist University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She was born in Toronto, grew up in Houston, and now lives in Richmond.


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