Professional Writing and Editing

About Patti McKenna

Patti McKenna


Professional Writer and Editor


With twenty years experience working in the legal, educational, and health fields, Patti McKenna has a vast and diverse background in some of the largest industries in the nation. Combined with a creative imagination and impeccable grasp of the spoken and written word, she produces outstanding, quality copy.


When she’s not writing for experts, consultants, and motivational speakers, Patti spends her time as a freelance copywriter, ghostwriter, and editor. From biographies to textbooks to parables, she has developed an impressive clientele roster of professionals, including many keynote speakers, attorneys, professors, actors, and Olympic medalists through referrals of satisfied clients.


Patti McKenna authored Caution: Children Should Come With Warning Labels, published by Urban Edge Publishing, Atlanta, GA, in 2009. She also co-authored Voices of Breast Cancer, which was published by LaChance Publishing, NY, in October, 2007.  Her writing has been featured in Her Life magazine, Smart Woman Chicago, The Illinois Teacher and Principal Quarterly, Ladies of Country Music, and in The Daily Journal. She has been a guest on Chicago’s WGN Talk Radio with Dean Richards, several PBS affiliates, and happily guest blogs for causes she supports.


Not only are her writing skills outstanding, she is a master editor who goes the extra mile to ensure that every ‘t’ is crossed and every ‘i’ is dotted.  A stickler for spelling, punctuation, and flowing prose, Patti ensures that every article and book she edits is as professional as it can be.


Also a published songwriter and lyricist, she’s collaborated with some of the best – co-writers who have written for Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry, Faith Hill, and Martina McBride.  She’s penned press releases for recording artists, CD jacket copy, and 300 country music artist bios for a well-known music website.


International and best-selling authors have contracted with Patti McKenna to write articles and books, from self-help to motivational, and from informational to autobiographies. 


To join the members of her impressive clientele, contact her at:


Telephone:      815-263-5017

Email:             PCMCKENNA6@AOL.COM





Patti was a pleasure to work with. Not only is she a very gifted, high quality writer, but she was also professional and prompt.  I look forward to working with Patti again in the promotion of my music career.

Miladah, Singer/Songwriter, Bronxville, NY


I’ve found Patti McKenna to be the consummate professional. When we were working on our first project together, a book called “Killer Slides”, Graphics that Changed the World” (2006, LongTail Publishing), I found she took my coal-slogged ideas and polished them into pure gold. I’ve had the privilege of seeing work she’s done for some of the biggest names in the Motivational Speakers circuit as they were being developed. This is one of her core areas of writing brilliance matched only by her song lyrics. I observed these people’s precepts, the bones of which were only marginally conceived, beautifully rendered and fully fleshed out by Patti. She retained the core thoughts, but transmuted them into powerful prose, finely reasoned, with powerful delivery of that person’s message. This is a rare gift, worth a lot to us with ideas but who are lacking the powerful means of written conveyance.”  

William Hinsch, Master Artist and Visual Communicator, Ohio.


Having had the privilege of working with Patti as a ghostwriter and an editor on different projects, I have been both impressed and amazed by her skill and attention to detail. Not only is she a stickler for making sure everything that lands on a printed page is accurate and reliable information, but she can also craft interesting, informative, entertaining or touching copy.  When I need a gifted writer, Patti’s the first person I turn to!

Mick Moore, The Internet Entrepreneur, San Diego, California


Patti’s my Go-To Girl!  Simply the BEST!

Gregory Scott Reid, CEO, WISH Entertainment, San Diego, California


When I was introduced to Patti by one of her clients, I didn’t know what to expect. What I got was a writer extraordinaire who also eliminated my need for an editor or a proofreader.  Her middle initial is “C”; I think it stands for ‘champion’!  Patti’s work is well known in my professional circle.  And the bonus—she’s a pleasure to work with, making me proud to call her my friend.

David M. Corbin, Keynote Speaker


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