Since 2013 I have been a freelance writer, editor, and project consultant. In 2014 I received my MA in English Literature with a curricular emphasis in Cultural Studies and Literary Theory from Humboldt State University. My master's thesis was a study of the continued popular interest and cultural relevance of The Great Gatsby. Additionally, I have a BA in English Education with a minor in Multicultural Literature, also from HSU.


While completing my undergraduate coursework, I began teaching high school English at a private Catholic school in northern California and continued to teach the entire range of 9th-12th grade literature and composition for six years.


Originally from Humboldt County, CA, I currently reside in Charleston, SC. I continue to work remotely with clients back in California, most notably for internationally renowned artisan jewelry company Holly Yashi as their lead copywriter. My consulting and editing clients include writers of blogs, memoirs, science fiction trilogies, interactive children’s books, screenplays, and gaming manuals.

Betsy Padilla
Writer, Editor, Consultant


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