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).