Holbrooks Wordsmithing is a freelance writing and editing company based out of Austin, Texas offering services in a wide range of fields. From politics to public relations, from poetry to proofreading, Holbrooks Wordsmithing is able to assist in all manner of language-based projects.
I'm James Holbrooks, and this is what I've always wanted to do.
My skills have been acquired through a lifetime of reading. I've always loved the written word, always had a fundamental understanding of the English language. Even as a child, growing up in the marshes of Southeast Texas, I preferred books to video games, solitude to crowds. An unexpected result of so much time spent in pages came at the end of high school. When some of the other guys were getting handed sports scholarships, I was handed a piece of paper that read "English Student of the Year."
When it came time for college, continuing my study of the language was the only thing that made sense. I began back home and finished my bachelor's degree in English at Texas State University in San Marcos. I focused on creative writing, with an emphasis on poetry. And because I'd begun to grow interested in politics by this time (perhaps a byproduct of living in the capital city) I minored in journalism.
In addition to my fondness of words, I've always been a lover of the outdoors. Upon moving to the Texas Hill Country, that appreciation of nature translated into my becoming an avid hiker and backpacker. There's more, of course. Music, film, news and world events ... my interests are many and far-reaching. And if it's true that you write what you know, I feel as though I have more than a little to offer in the way of wordsmithing.