Shira Firestone, MNM

Proofreading  •  Editing  •  Writing Services

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In the age of “LOL” and 140 character communications, it’s encouraging to know that good writing hasn’t gone “out of style.” In fact, with the internet and social media turning everyone into a writer with a worldwide audience, it’s as important as ever. A poorly proofed blog post or disorganized manuscript can impede you from effectively delivering your message, not to mention cost you your credibility. And while we are dedicated to supporting you in creating writing that is grammatically correct, we are equally interested in helping you deliver

a message that is clear, concise, and compelling. 


We offer services from proofreading to developmental writing to ensure that you are meeting your communication goals. With our creative partners, we also manage projects to provide you with branding, logos, websites, and more:

  • Blogs

  • Newsletters

  • Web Copy

  • Non-Fiction Books

  • Marketing Materials

  • More! Let's talk about YOUR project. 



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Professional Proofreading


Our proofreading service addresses errors in spelling, grammar, typos, and formatting. It’s difficult to spot the errors in your own work! “Spell check” won’t catch the difference between “to” and “too,” or “there” and “their,”  but we can guarantee your readers will!

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Editing Services

Our editing service addresses your content, delving into sentence and paragraph structure, flow, language use, clarity, and readability. It will also address typos, misused words, and grammatical issues. Editing is essential to ensure not just the accuracy of your writing, but its effectiveness.

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Professional Writing


Our writing services take your concept and turn it into well-written text that both demonstrates your professionalism and entices readers. We specialize in content for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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Project Management


Always Write partners with other creative professionals to provide support for your project from start to finish. We can provide branding, logo development, copy, illustration, websites, and mailing list management. 

About Shira

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Shira Firestone, MNM

Shira Firestone spends much of her time exploring her new home town

of Charlotte, NC, after moving from Seattle, WA, to be closer to family.


With a master's degree in nonprofit management and a certification in holistic nutrition, Shira believes in life-long learning, binging on Ted Talks and online courses, “just because.”  She holds season tickets to the symphony but is in her happy place at a bluegrass festival. She sings fairly well and plays the piano pretty poorly. She asks the names of her servers and talks to people in the elevator.


When Shira was a child, her goals were to memorize the entire dictionary and star in a Broadway play. As for the first goal, she abandoned it when she reached the word "abandoned." As for the second, hey, it could still happen! In high school, she diagrammed sentences, just for "fun." (Do they still teach that?) So, when her (now grown) kids came home at the beginning of the school year with a welcome letter from the principal, she sent it back the next day covered with red marks and edits. It may not have made the school year easy on the kids, but it did point Shira to a career path.


Her guilty secrets are that she watches Hallmark in December (and cancels her subscription in January) and that she has seen Donny and Marie live.

Currently, she edits and writes for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals, and is the editor for a community newspaper.

Word of the Week



Liminal is used to describe something that is barely perceptible or that involves a transitional or in-between state

"In the vast but liminal space of the ocean, cargo vessels—some of the largest machines on the planet—have generally operated in obscurity." — Aurora Almendral, The New York Times, 27 June 2021

"This new body of work glows with a more subtle light. [Rick Worth] captures a particular summer kind of Key West glow, the liminal luminosity of streetlights on the poincianas or the dappled glow of sea grapes of Fort Zach." — The Key West (Florida) Citizen, 30 June 2021

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

― Sylvia Plath


Shira is great to work with and I would not hesitate to work with her again. She wrote and edited all of the copy for my website.

Her work is very professional and I could not be happier with

the ease of communication!” 

~ Sarah V. , Founder and CEO, Safe Gluten Free, LLC



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