Who are the WriterGals?
The WriterGal Network began in 2004 as the brainchild of two New Mexico freelance writers, Karen Jarnigan and Leila Johnson. They met when Karen contacted Leila and her husband for an article in a local business newspaper. During the course of the interview, they hit on the idea of gathering female independent writers to share leads on freelance writing jobs. Soon after, the WriterGal Network was born with a small gathering of women at the Route 66 Diner in Albuquerque.
Today, the WriterGal Network is a private consortium of more than 30 professional, independent communications professionals providing creative services to clients worldwide. Our members are New Mexico-based writers, editors, public relations and marketing consultants, graphic designers and Web developers with a minimum of five years of professional experience in their respective fields. We provide our clients with expertise in a broad range of categories, including:
- Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
- Journalism, Books & Screenplays
- Online Content
- Publishing & Editing
- Technical, Academic & Grants
- Web Development & Graphic Design
Within those categories, the WriterGal Network can help you find an experienced, specialized professional when you need one. Do you need Web copy or design? A press release? Grant writing? A tagline or jingle? A magazine article? Our members include independent writers and designers working in a variety of industries. Search our database to find a creative professional who can meet your needs.
Creative Options for Every Client
Forming a network empowers our members to share not only our love of writing and design, but also ideas, advice, project leads and professional support for each other. We work independently, and when we come together, our writing, editing and creative communications experiences and perspectives become more powerful and persuasive, resulting in top quality products and services for our clients.
The network also benefits our clients by enabling us to help them find additional, complementary talent when they need it. Members with different areas of expertise often partner on projects, and can readily make referrals within the group.
The WriterGal Network Web site
Development and design of the WriterGal Web site was a group effort on the part of six of our members, and represents the very type of collaboration we bring to our clients. The WriterGal Web Site Committee includes: Ellen Cline, Megan Fleming, Leila Johnson, Ellen Mather, Leah Sandman, and Lori Shaw (plus our honorary WriterGuy, Brett Johnson).