Hire Me

Cassie Paton


My name is Cassie Paton, and I want to write your story.

You want: Content that is persuasive and compelling. You need: Copy written with authority and personality. I have: All of that and more. Read on.

Between writing for publications like the Los Angeles Business Journal and Neon Tommy, as well as my work in the publishing and nonprofit industries, I’ve developed the chops for writing across multiple formats and mediums.

From feature stories to newsletters, I’ve done it all—and I still vividly recall that one college paper on “Russian Methods of Containing Global Nuclear Proliferation.” It was eight pages of hell, but I did it. With gusto. But storytelling? That’s my sweet spot.

Who am I right for?

Well, if you’re an editor of a print or online magazine looking for a feature or column writer, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve covered everything from breaking news to community profiles to lengthier feature stories. Check out some clips here and here.

But for everyone else, I’m not solely looking for bylines. Designers, artists, photographers, and entrepreneurs looking for a distinct, friendly, and witty voice behind their business—you need to tell a story, too. Luckily, I’ve accepted the fact that the majority of my life will be spent in front of a computer, and I’m willing to do the legwork for you. (Preferably from my laptop in a villa in Barcelona, but all in good time.)

I’ll tell a story about you, your business, or products and make people pay attention so you can spend more time doing what you do best. With my voice and your message, people won’t just hear you—they’ll listen.

Already have the words perfected but need a professional pair of eyes? I am the biggest copy editing nerd ever. No one should like that stuff as much as I do.

So drop me a line, and let’s see if we’re a good fit for one another. If you’re still not convinced, listen to what these pros have to say:


“Her writing voice is clear, snappy, playful and surprising – quite the combination. She is also a skilled social observer who knows how to take risks.”

Ramsey Flynn, Author of critically acclaimed book, Cry from the Deep

“Unmistakable energy and style … Cassie possesses a unique combination of drive, strong writing & storytelling skills, innate style, and professionalism. It’s rare to find that mix.”

Neal Shaffer, Communications Director at Orange Element

“While working with Cassie as a colleague at Network Media Partners, I quickly came to rely on her depth and talents as a writer and copy editor. Cassie has been an invaluable resource to me as we provide editorial services to our clients as well as develop our own content marketing. Cassie is a quick study with the remarkable ability to evaluate a project both from the wide angle and from the weeds of a marked up proof.”

Jen Smith, Creative Director at Network Media Partners

“I had the pleasure of working with Cassie on our entertainment media tech site and found her writing to be precise, efficient and creative. She has a sharp eye for detail, an instinct for composing thoughtful, informed opinion and consistently provides a quick turnaround. I would work with her again without hesitation.”

Robert Scott, Editor of ETCentric (Entertainment Technology Center@USC)


Think we’d be a good match? Shoot me an email or give me a shout on Twitter. Let’s make some magic.