My name is Chelsea, I’m from Maine. I’m a graduate of Greely High School, Cornell University, the Columbia Publishing Course, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. I love school.
In college I spent two years interning for the curator of modern and contemporary art at Cornell’s Johnson Museum, which included assisting artists on installations (read: I once spent hours scratching up carpet fluff with my bare fingernails in service of art). I spent the summer after college (2005) in New York City exploring all-things publishing at Columbia's bootcamp, CPC. My first word-smithing job was in San Francisco where I briefly wrote copy for Yelp.com when the website was pursuing early VC funding (we popped champagne.) I became an assistant editor for dwell magazine, and later the online editor of dwell.com. I was a founding editor of design mind magazine for frog design and was also content producer for the company. When I returned home I joined the newly-founded Maine magazine team as managing editor. For the summer of 2010 I shifted to contributing editor until beginning the master’s program at HGSE that fall. During my time at Harvard, I worked as a Project Zero research assistant under Veronica Boix-Mansilla.
Post-graduation I've freelanced as a writer, editor, and community manager. Projects I've produced range in scope from local events to annual journals to forthcoming work from Random House/Penguin. In collaboration I seek variety, a commitment to design, attention to detail, and good humor. I subscribe to the "don't be a dick" school. In my classroom at Maine College of Art (where I teach a junior seminar on Internet and identity) we look behind the veil of popularity and authority. We also talk about cats and laugh a lot.
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Chelsea [Holden Baker] DeLorme
The American Bar Association recommends that lawyers contribute at least 50 hours of pro bono services to “the greater good” each year. While some might argue that this is a form of ethical atonement, it’s also an astounding standard. What if every American professional felt compelled to contribute 50 hours of their expertise to artists, entrepreneurs, non-profits, cultural organizations, and students every year? We’d live in a different society.
Fit and Finish is the name of this on-going side project. It is a free service designed for artists, students, and social enterprises with worthy causes and well-defined projects who need some help setting the tone, finding the tag, or organizing their thoughts for things like websites, presentations, statements, press-releases, invitations, grants, and business plans.
What I won’t do is all the work for you. But I can advise, edit, and tease out your own ideas. Sometimes you might need clarity. Sometimes you might need creativity. Other times, you might just want a collaborator. Don’t worry, I have a sense of humor and won’t judge.