Editorial Services

Shannon Kelly Donahue helps writers deliver their message effectively, while maintaining their authentic voice.


  • 17 years writing and editing for environmental and arts nonprofits
  • Copyediting certificate from Poynter Institute-ACES
  • Copyediting and sensitivity language coursework from UC Berkeley Extension, ACES, EFA
  • MS, Environmental Studies, University of Montana
  • BA, English-Creative Writing with minor in History, University of Montana
  • Coursework in Literature and History from University of Galway (formerly National University of Ireland, Galway)
  • Certificate, Climate Change Communication, Cornell Civic Ecology Lab
  • Member, Northwest Editors Guild

Areas of Expertise

  • Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
  • AP Style
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Nature and place-based writing
  • Environmental policy, advocacy, communication
  • Climate change and science communication
  • Wildlife ecology, human-wildlife conflict
  • Ethics and accuracy in wildlife media
  • Arctic ecology
  • Sustainability
  • Clean water protection
  • Environmental and social justice
  • Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

Areas of Interest

  • Circumpolar North 
  • Decolonization
  • Foraging and wild foods
  • Endangered languages (B1 level Irish/Gaeilge)
  • Folklore
  • Oral history and tradition
  • Traditional Irish music
  • The arts and humanities
  • Labor history and unions


Pricing is project-based, and customized depending on your needs. Use the contact form below to tell Shannon about your project, and she will work with you to develop a personalized package to meet your project's unique editing needs. 

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