Hire Me









What I can do for you:

I’m available for:

  • Feature Articles
  • Website Content
  • Ghostwriting
  • Newsletters
  • White papers
  • Editing/Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Photography.

How you can get in touch with me: 

Drop me a line at michelle(at)michellelocke.com.

What others think about my work:

Katie Myers, Brand Communcations Manager for the Americas, Nomacorc LLC

“Michelle is a brilliant writer, easy and fun to work with, and always delivers on time. She’s a creative storyteller who brings a fresh and direct approach to her coverage. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on our corporate blog. Her articles have been among the most widely read and shared. Her contributions have elevated the level of content we offer. I’d highly recommend her for any project.”

Beth Harpaz, Travel Editor, Associated Press 

“I have worked with Michelle Locke for many years in my capacity as travel editor for The Associated Press. During her years as an AP staff writer and more recently as she has built her freelance writing career, Michelle has written dozens of absolutely fantastic stories for me about California tourist attractions, from wine country to San Francisco’s Chinatown to Berkeley’s radical past. She is particularly knowledgeable about virtually every aspect of the wine industry. But what I love most of all about Michelle is that she is one of the most competent and professional people I have ever worked with. Her reporting is always 100 percent accurate. Her writing never needs editing; it’s always tight and bright, and often very funny (she has a great sense of humor). She meets every deadline. You talk about an idea with her and she needs very little direction – she just goes out and does it, and it comes in just as you expected – no surprises, no drama. I work with dozens of writers, both staff and freelance, and I can honestly say there is virtually nobody whom I have worked with who is as reliable as Michelle. It’s not only a pleasure – it’s a RELIEF – to know that a story is in her hands because she NEVER EVER LETS YOU DOWN. Anybody who hires Michelle is lucky to get her!”

Dan Day, Director of News and Editorial Services, Princeton University, former Chief of Bureau, Associated Press, San Francisco 
“Michelle Locke is an outstanding journalist, someone who combines bright, creative writing with solid, dependable reporting. She is versatile, shows great initiative and always delivers what she promises. She’d be a strong asset on any team.”

J.M. Hirsch, Food Editor, The Associated Press 
“Michelle is one of the best writers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. She has covered the wine and food industry for me (first as an AP staffer, now as a freelancer) since about 2007. She is reliable, accurate, fast and adept at handling cumbersome and complicated stories. She also writes some of the best leads around.”