My Story

Charles McKinney works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia teaching English at King Saud University for its Common First Year (CFY) college prep program.

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He is eager to land new customers and to help them soar in the highly dense world of writing, editing and publishing. Let us work together!

Charles McKinney

Freelance Writer/Editor

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My Hobbies

Living life to the fullest





My Resume

Blog posts/Articles/Poems
Self-published Projects
Academic Scholarly work
Years of Experience


what my clients get

Blog Writing / Ghostwriting

Anything from travel blogging to professional blogging and beyond, we are dedicated to the success of your business endeavor. Just tell us what you need!

Newsletters / Newspapers

If you need a corporate newsletter or a scholastic newspaper produced, we can do that from start to finish including the formatting and editing facets.

Resumes / Cover Letters

We review and edit these professional documents to help you land that next interview. We can also teach you how to build an “all-star” LinkedIn profile.

Academic Research Editing

Are you aiming to get your scholarly work published or do you need guidance on how to prepare or polish your college term paper? Then we can do it.

Digital / Social Media Posts

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+… you name it, we can write and edit it, complete with visual images & hashtags you supply.

E-books / Traditional Books

Book manuscripts for novellas, novels, e-books, poetry anthologies, etc. Prices may vary based on the size of the project and the time allotted for review.

Higher Education Admissions Materials

Application essays, recommendations, personal statements require proofreading and polishing that will make them stand out to the selection panels.

Test Prep Consulting

This is for people preparing for interviews into college or graduate school and/or who may have to submit a writing component (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS).

My Projects

Sample Work


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Featured On:

Peace Corps

My Peace Corps Story

Teaching Traveling



EFL Magazine

China Daily

The Atlantic


"Mr. McKinney and I spent two years together working on a variety of Peace Corps projects as co-coordinators, including the PC Macedonia Social Media Committee and the Macedonia English Essay Challenge, as well as a PC-sponsored diversity-inclusion project. His unique world experience and diverse skills allow for intelligent, constructive discussion and his diligence and dynamic work ethic produce effective results."

Amy Lee Stuart

Publishing Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Learning Sciences International

"In 2015 I employed the services of Charles McKinney to edit my second self-published book. Charles was very thorough and provided me with feedback that was thought-provoking and relative to what I was trying to accomplish. He was professional during all of our interactions and completed the assignment on time as promised. I am in the process of completing my third book and will again enlist Charles for his editing skills as I know he will do an outstanding job."

Tom Waters

Motivational Speaker at WATERSpeaks

"I loved working with Mr. McKinney. He is a constant professional and has passion for his job."

Brandi Collier

Published Author

"Charles is a phenomenal writer with a keen sense for elaboration and colorful detail. He has a special gift for painting vivid pictures with words. He has written two fantastic album reviews which are featured in the discography section on my website, I highly recommend Charles for his professionalism and enthusiasm."

Kelly Williams, Ed.D

Gospel Rapper and Public Schoolteacher