The In-Between Things

Welcome to the website of Cynthia Gellis.

Cynthia is a writer, editor, brand strategist, and project manager. A practitioner of broad thinking strategies, her blog is an exercise in active open-mindedness.

She believes that it’s ok to experiment and is constantly researching different ideas. Cynthia enthusiastically tries new activities (even when she has only a vague idea of what she’s doing) and will dive deep into learning about a subject — to a certain point. The In-Between Things describes her practice of making space in her life to explore and appreciate different things without the intention of becoming an expert in any of them.

She celebrates “thinking outside experience” — a phrase coined by author David Epstein in the book Range. By allowing her curiosity to lead her to explore different topics, she endeavors to develop a framework with which to recognize conceptual similarities across disciplines, always with a playful attitude and a sense of humor. 

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Cynthia Gellis is a writer, editor, brand strategist, and project manager. She currently works as a freelance editor (developmental, copy/line, and proofreading) and brand platform developer. Although meticulous and excruciatingly detail-oriented, she is known for finding the humor in any given situation and bringing a sense of fun to creatively solving problems.

Cynthia began blogging as a way to pursue her passion for writing and as an excuse to explore a wide range of topics. Blogging helped her to find her voice as a writer outside of the business writing purview and she began dabbling in short fiction. Her first published short story appeared in the Rough Writers Anthology 2019, Moments in Space & Time.

She holds a master’s degree in communication management from the University of Southern California and bachelor’s degrees in sociology and in dance from the University of California at Irvine.

She credits her time teaching ballet to preschoolers while pursuing her undergraduate degrees as one of her most valuable professional experiences. There she learned four priceless life lessons: 1) learn people’s names  – quickly; 2) keep it simple; 3) make it fun; and 4) it doesn’t have to be perfectly your way to be perfectly wonderful (aka: don’t be a micro-manager).

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