Hello and welcome!

I’m Melissa Crockett Meske. A wordsmith, an ideasmith. A professional writer, editor and researcher. An author and poet. A solopreneur with a  passionate love for words.

As the owner of the strategic communications firm, Font & Pen, I work with people all over the U.S. to refine their own messages and stories.

I am located in Jerseyville, Illinois, Jersey County, south central Illinois, St. Louis Metro-East, the Midwest. But available virtually anywhere.

My strong and refined talent in both written and verbal communications can be of great benefit to you and your company or nonprofit at many levels. My firm provides professional writing and editing services, public relations coordination and event promotions, other virtual administrative assistance, as well as business incubation and idea mentoring.

It is a goal of Font & Pen to grow itself by growing others. My plan is to continually nurture, grow and expand the professional services my firm offers, to partner with others, and to provide an incubator that helps the seeds of other businesses and nonprofits within “the garden” to break through the top soil and grow to full maturity.

Font & Pen is always looking to partner with other business services in the St. Louis Metro-East region and beyond to build a networked foundation of quality professional services so that businesses and nonprofits of all stages, from launch to maturity, can place or regain a focus on growing and nurturing what’s at the heart of their goals and dreams.

I encourage you to consider calling upon my services for when you can’t find the time, or the words. I can help you refine your message so the story you share sets the best possible vision and perception of you and what it is you have to share with others.

And I encourage those who are looking to partner, to further germinate the rows of our innovative fields of growth, to contact me at Font & Pen today and see what sprouts.

A product of the Midwest, I have been writing for a living in some form or another for well over two decades. Currently, I am employed as senior reporter/editor for a local weekly newspaper.

I stretched my wings briefly from the confines of the Midwest and spent the two years in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia from June 2014 until returning back home in June 2016. During my adventures out East, my professional services firm was known as ProBriefs.


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I have also penned original works of words simply under my own name, including a published poetry collective available through Amazon.com as well as a published lyrics that were professionally recorded, produced and published that you can listen to via ReverbNation.

Click here to keep up on all the latest. Also be sure to contact me today if you’d like to learn more about Font & Pen’s services and how we can work together to mutual success, or if you’d like to add your chapter to this world of words.

Thanks so much for your ongoing interest, encouragement and support!