About

I began my freelance journey in January of 2010 after spending years dabbling and reading every book on freelancing I could find (for a list of the books I recommend, see here). Yet again, I had picked up a book on freelancing–How to Start a Home-based Writing Business, by Lucy Parker–only this time I decided to actually do the things it recommended. And thus my business was born.

Why Jargon?
Jargon is terminology which is especially defined in relationship to a specific activity, profession, or group…In other words, the term most often covers the language used by people who work in a particular area or who have a common interest (from Wikipedia).
To me, jargon represents the idea of an exclusive club, a group of people who have had to develop a shared but uncommon vocabulary in order to communicate on a professional level. I want to break into that club.

A little about me:
My name is Melissa Breau. I’m a cheesy romantic, who likes long walks on the beach and arguing about comma placement. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, who specializes in helping business owners put their passion into words. I currently work full-time as an associate/web editor at a business-to-business magazine company. I have a masters of science in publishing from Pace University. For my full story, see my post on How It All Began or check out my Portfolio page.



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