About Me

My name is Heather Karellas, and I’m a freelance writer, editor, and fundraiser. I help organizations gain clients and donors by writing strong, SEO-friendly content; by editing materials for flow and grammar; and by crafting fundraising appeals that tell your nonprofit’s story and entice donors to give generously.


Writing + Editing Credentials

  • 3+ years of freelance writing and editing experience (100+ projects)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Organization + Management from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, with a double major in History.

Current + Past Freelance Writing + Editing Clients

  • Georgia-Pacific Professional
  • Home ReBuilders
  • DogGoneHandy
  • NorSouth Management Services
  • Georgia Primary Bank
  • Accella Performance Materials
  • Decaturish
  • Atlanta Loop
  • We Love BuHi
  • …and more!

Fundraising + Nonprofit Credentials

    • 7+ years of full-time fundraising experience
    • Georgia Center for Nonprofits “30 Under 30” Recipient (inaugural class)
    • Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta Participant

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  • Running (I completed my first marathon in March 2017 and am working toward another in 2019!)
  • Volunteering with LifeLine Animal Project
  • Spending time with my “beer nerd” husband, Justin and my dog, Lily

Contact me to learn more!