I’m a writer and editor who specializes in commercial and industrial construction and related industries, including hydro and public power. I also focus on writing about my passion–the outdoors.

Whether you’re looking for an editor to ensure all text is grammatically correct and clearly written or a writer to deliver engaging content that draws in readers, I have a proven track record of delivering high-quality content within deadline and to all specifications. Click here for a list of my services.

My History

In early 2014, I left my job as assistant editor of a construction-related magazine to pursue my dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Six months and 2,185.3-miles later, I reached Mount Katahdin in Maine and completed my thru-hike. Read about my experience here.

Once my hike was complete, I began freelancing full time to continue my love of journalism and give myself more time hiking in the mountains and less time sitting in rush hour traffic. In the first year, I grew my business, acquiring many return clients and a variety of article contributions for publications related to the outdoors, construction, fitness, the Hudson Valley and more.

Now, my niche is in writing articles about construction and construction-related industries. I also edit and manage an enewsletter for a well-known construction publication. Though I don’t focus exclusively on construction, it has become my main area of expertise.

Visit the Portfolio tab for clips and examples of past work or the Resume tab to view my full freelancing and employment history.

Contact me today if you’re looking for a writer, editor and overall communications expert to provide consistently reliable, accurate and engaging materials.


  1. Jessica,
    I want to commend you on your article in the summer edition of Journeys. it is so well written and covers many of the etiquette issues Our Trail faces in todays society.
    I am a Life Member of the ATC, a section hiker since 1974, a Board member of the Appalachian Trail Museum, Inc. and in the past, along with my deceased spouse, Katy a co-leader of the Prince of Peace Mountain Comets ( a NJ church hiking group for our youth from 1976 to 1988 ). The set of issues on the trail were totally different during that time period. FYI, I was born in 1937.
    I hope your article gets wide circulation and is taken to heart by all who have a love affair with nature and especially with the AT. Preserving this special resource takes a maximum effort from all of us who are part of the wide hiking community. New challenges will arise and thoughtful solutions will be required.
    Your article is a wonderful response to a major issue facing our hiking community in 2017. It should be re-published periodically and passed on to other hiking publications.

    Jay Sexton


    • Jay–I don’t know why I never saw your comment. Thank you for your kind words. And thank you for all your effort to help protect the Appalachian Trail, a place so close to my heart.


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