Professional Services

Jo Russell is Your Writing Coach for Stories, Blogs, Articles, Speech Writing, and Promotion

Tongue-tied? Terrified of a blank page?

Need help or mentoring?

Award-winning author/speaker Jo Russell sharpens your writing skills and brings them up to a new level—maybe even winning awards! She can help you draft a persuasive speech, motivational, or inspirational talk. Using the internet as well as communicating on Skype, Jo is your one-on-one mentor. Jo will lift you to be the best that you can—whether your need is an article, blog, marketing copy, preparing a manuscript to pitch to a publisher, a query, book proposal or writing contest.

Conference or workshop presentations:

Think of a theme or topic and Jo can develop it into an informative workshop sprinkled with facts, useful tips, and humor.

Publicity/Press Releases:

Over two decades of experience paves the way for Jo to produce top-notch press releases in the correct form for each type of media. She is skilled in book marketing, including writing back covers and flaps, getting endorsements, creating marketing copy for, and promotional activities that get a reader reaching for your book.

Resume/business/letter writing:

Choosing the best format for your needs and skill focus, Jo will create a resume that will open the doors of opportunity for you. She can compose polished cover letters, queries, and help put your best foot forward on career searches.

Website Copy:

Drawing a reader to a website and captivating them to return is what every business and website owner seeks. Jo Russell is skillful at infusing SEO [search engine optimization] words into copy.

Mentoring Works!

Polish your writing to award quality with Jo’s help and encouragement!

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest
2012 First Place Winner in Memoirs: Durrone Schuler, Snowflake, AZ

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest
2013 Winners: Phyllis Cook, Tucson, AZ and Connie Uribe, Yuma, AZ

Contact Jo Russell at or 928-536-2749 to discuss your project and receive a free quote. Writing samples in every area are available upon request.

About Jo Russell

Jo’s humor, inspirational stories, articles and devotionals have spanned more than 40 years, with several national writing contest awards for humor. She's a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul—Shaping the New You and Heavenly Humor for the Dieter’s Soul.

Contact Jo

Find Jo on Twitter and Facebook. To schedule Jo as a speaker or to discuss your writing project and receive a free quote, call her at 928-536-2479. Or contact her using the website Contact Form.

Feeling Blue?

That can't last. Listen in on four talks of Jo's to banish those blues:

How Do I Count My Blessings When the Toilet is Overflowing?

The Choice We Have Between a Dead Egg and a Live Savior

Never Give Up!

Can Kermit and Miss Piggy Marry and Live Happily Ever After?