Date of Award

Fall 12-4-2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Dr. Erin Bahl


Dr. Laura McGrath


With the combination of the knowledge gained, I determined that my capstone project would be the production of a website offering formatting, editing, and "Write to Market" process assistance to writers/authors. As I mentioned, my goal is to help emerging writers become published authors. In Pay It Forward, Catherine Ryan Hyde states, "There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness." Providing a budget-friendly website offering author services to reach their goal of independent publishing would give me the opportunity to provide a helping hand toward their success.

In the following chapters, I will discuss my processes and thoughts on creating a budget-friendly website with a platform for branding and marketing my services, allowing me to connect to potential clients to have their manuscripts edited and formatted while offering writing-to-market assistance. Due to various naming conventions for elements of website development, I have included a sample photo showing Square's naming conventions, which I will use throughout this capstone paper.

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