Hi, I’m Shawna.

Creative do-er. Multipassionate entrepreneur. Editor. Writer. Designer. Photographer. Thinker and professional wanderer. I turn left when everyone else turns right. Words are my thing. Especially if they’re in books.

I’ve been training for this my whole life.

I read my first words when I was two. By five, I was leading reading circle in Mrs. Cook’s kindergarten class. At nine, I wrote my first action-adventure story about a girl who shipwrecks on an island in Alaska (complete with a custom-designed Strawberry Shortcake-themed cover, courtesy of my mother).

To say words are in my blood misses the mark. I’d counter: words are my blood.

Along the way, I programmed websites and designed and renovated interiors. Now, I edit fiction and nonfiction, read way past my bedtime, write words about pretty rooms and home design, and dabble in photography.

Shawna Hampton | Editor. Writer. Freelancer.

contactme at shawnahampton dot com

What I Do


Freelance editor specializing in books, short stories, poetry, blogs, websites – anything with words. I don’t use a red pen, I promise. Learn more.


Freelance writer of words, mostly about home design, sustainability, architecture, books, woo-woo stuff. Okay, mostly about my cats.
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Interior Design

Once upon a time, I owned an interior design firm. That was in what will be known as my Late Neo-Expressionist Period when I’m famous. Learn more.


Sometimes I take trips. Sometimes on these trips I take pictures. Sometimes they look pretty good. Sometimes I sell them.
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