Hi there! I’m Kelley Gardiner. I’m a writer, and I help you reach your business goals.

When you’re ready to hone your message, let’s CRUSH IT.

Who do I help?

People who say stuff like this:

  • “I hate writing. I know I need to do it, but uuugggh.”
  • “The people I’m hearing from aren’t my ideal customer.”
  • “I did my website five years ago, and it really needs an update.”
  • “I know I need to change the writing on my website. It can’t wait anymore.”

Sound familiar? We need to talk.

Business owners come to me to make their website language clear, helpful, and inviting.

That’s not just my goal for website copy. It’s also my goal for your experience when you work with me.

You’ll never be surprised by pricing. I’m available for questions. You’re always the expert when it comes to your business.

About Kelley Gardiner

Kelley Gardiner head shot

Hello there internet friend! That’s me, Kelley (she/her). I’ve written and/or edited for local Portland, Oregon publications like the Portland Mercury, Red Tricycle, All Things Real Estate, and NW Kids Magazine. Businesses like Stitched have hired me to overhaul website copy, and I’ve partnered with Upswept Creative to deliver copy that functions as well as their beautiful website designs.

I also wrote a book about roller derby, but that’s a story for another time.

My story

I like to say that I’ve always been a writer and editor—it’s kind of in my blood. But in 2014, I quit my full-time office gig to start my own *jazz hands* writing journey. It’s hard out there making a living writing for publications, especially with the way the online media landscape is changing. So, I decided to distill my favorite aspects of my favorite writing, and to offer those talents to small business owners.

Basically, I’m here to serve.

I’m here to make it strikingly clear what’s so awesome about your business.

I’m here to make the process as straightforward as possible.

I’m here to help your client get the services and products they want and need.

I’m here to make your life easier. That’s my mission and goal.

More about this Kelley Gardiner character

I’m a Portland writer, born and raised. (Okay, technically, I was raised in Beaverton.) When I’m not writing at home in Parkrose Heights, I’m chasing kids around parks or searching for the best sandwiches in town.


Charity Partners

Every quarter, I donate at least 5% of profits to a local charity.

Q1—Red Lodge Transition Services
“Red Lodge Transition Services is a Native American led organization that provides culturally focused programs for women releasing from jail, prison, or treatment.”

Q2—New Avenues for Youth
“New Avenues is dedicated to the prevention & intervention of youth homelessness. We meet youth where they are—and help them get where they want to go.”

Q3—Outside In
“Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.”

“p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.”


I would highly recommend Kelley Gardiner for any writing or editing project. She has a unique point of view that brings content to life. Whether you’re looking for website content or marketing materials, Kelley can tell your story. Kelley’s work on our department’s website at Portland State University helped us triple our website traffic. Couldn’t have done it without her!” —Cathy Heslin