About Jim Baldwin

One early March when I was very small, a wild storm blew into New England. Our old house seemed about to come apart around me. My only lifeline was the sound from down the hall of my mother’s typing. Somehow the rapid, steady, satisfying clatter of her red Royal was calming, and I knew it was safe to close my eyes.Jim Baldwin photo

I’ve been a writer ever since. I got 80,000 words into a novel in grade school. In high school, I discovered poetry and won a school prize. In college, I was a creative writing/English major, and got my Masters in English. In my mid-20s, I began a career as a teacher of English literature and writing that lasted 37 years. During that time, I wrote and published poems, articles, profiles, and edited a poetry anthology for The Great Books Foundation.

Today, as a writer, editor, writing coach and book consultant at WriteStuff Ink in Novato, Marin County, California, I think of myself as an ally, a co-pilot in your creative venture. I bring my lifetime practice to compassionate developmental and creative editing, copy editing, Web copy, blogging, personal writing, marketing collateral and more.

I am:

Present: You've got me. I pay attention. I’ll listen to you, to your story.

Patient: I understand that your process is your process, not mine. I support you the way you need to be supported.

Perceptive: I see what’s missing, what’s in the wrong place, what’s necessary. I know how to ally with you in creating a successful outcome, whatever the project.