Stories are sustenance. Stories are how we make sense out of the rampant confusion that is life. Stories are identity.


I believe in stories. I believe in your stories. I believe in the power of telling stories. To create, to inspire, to connect. I believe in the power of stories to change the world by bringing people together, by showing people that they are not alone.


I believe in collaboration and connection, in relationships based on mutual respect and a desire to create great works of art. I want to tell great stories, and I want to help you tell great stories, too.


Let’s change the world, one story at a time. Together.


You can find samples of my writing at:


Becoming Jessica – Owner, writer, and photographer

Creative Dwelling – Owner, writer

Overwhelmed by wild beauty, writer almost didn’t make trip – Sylvan Lake News, March 7, 2013, pg 4

Climbing the Cliffs – Passion Passport, April 6, 2015

The Man in the Coffee Shop – Coffee + Crumbs, December 23, 2015


Hi! I’m Jessica McGale-Cooper, and I am here to help you with all of your word-related needs.


My life has always been dominated by a borderline pathological love affair with words. I’ve been writing stories since I could hold a pen and devouring books since my grandma taught me how to read. I have a deep respect for language and believe that it is one of our most powerful tools for understanding and change. I believe that creativity can change the world. This passionate love means that I am always learning and growing, discovering new things and developing my own abilities. I am a life-long learner, and it’s one of my greatest strengths.

I love Taylor Swift, travel, and really great TV. I’m an ardent feminist and a vegetarian. I’m a not-so-zen yogi and an amateur distance runner.

I’m all about collaboration, working together to make your project the best it can be.

But enough about me. Tell me about you.

Rates & Services

Available for writing projects from blog posts to articles, editing projects from a quick proofread of an academic paper to a full structural edit of a book-length manuscript. These services start at $35/hour as a base rate, though price ranges per project.


Tutoring in English Language Arts and creative writing available starting at $20/hour.


Blog linking out to www.becomingjessica.com

“After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

-Philip Pullman