At a very young age, I discovered that writing was inextricably tied to the core of who I am. This held true in 2007, when I started my own company, write off kilter. I was in love with the name's elusive triple entrende-status, and felt proud that I'd come up with it on my own. At the time, I was just two years out of University and still deeply committed to my own writing, or so I thought.
Much of my creative energy at the time was spent on lively internships in media and music, a fiercely kind record producer, a spirited songwriter, close friends, and family friends with their own beginning businesses. I started to feel comfortable writing or editing with another person's needs in mind. I deceived myself into thinking that writing for others would be enough for me, even if, and especially if, evidence of my voice permeated the end-product.
I marketed write off kilter's initial website as a creative consulting company specializing in writing services across the spectrum including, business, creative, editing, essay, resume, travel, and educational writing. Additionally, I advertised my ability to write copy for magazines, publicity kits, press releases, brochures, advertorials, annual reports, newsletters, technical manuals, seminar, workshop literature, and the like.
It is wild to think how unaccomplished I felt, even with a sweet, shiny resume. Perhaps because I still felt the weight of a truth I did not want to acknowledge: I was not writing for me.
Here we are, ten years since write off kilter's inception. Welcome to the reconstruction of write off kilter. Now, this site will take on more of a portfolio format wherein I include only those pieces that reflect the writer I was, with hints of the writer I want to become.