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i’m james demmin-de lise,
freelance editor and

when i’m not exploring new destinations, i’m solving complex puzzles as a freelance journalist or making prose sing as an editor. i’m a former regulatory analyst, marketing executive, and compliance consultant.

with a background in english, law, and a degree in culinary arts from the culinary institute of america, i weave vivid descriptions of exotic locales into captivating narratives. my travel writing takes readers to far-off lands, crafting adventures that keep you on the edge of your seat.

my work has been featured in paste, chicago reader, lgbtq nation, chronogram magazine, vacationer, and more. 

beyond travel writing, i excel as a freelance writer, editor-for-hire, grant writer and ghostwriter. whether bringing clients’ visions to life or polishing their words to perfection, my work is packed with humor, wit, and, often, sass. like most things in life, it’s not just about the destination; it’s about the journey.

my ghostwriting has appeared in major newspapers in canada, the united states, and the uk, as well as numerous blog articles and several books.

if you need a writer, editor, or ghostwriter who can take you on a wild ride with just a pen and paper, look no further. i’m your guy. just keep a passport and a bottle of champagne handy—you never know where the journey will take you.



my writing is all about authenticity—capturing the true essence of a place or story to create a genuine connection with readers.


as an editor, i believe in precision—carefully refining each word and sentence to ensure clarity and impact in every piece of writing.


i pride myself on versatility—adapting to different styles and voices to bring my clients’ visions to life while exceeding expactations.

it’s time to
elevate your


ready to make your words resonate? contact james to elevate your content and captivate your audience.

compelling storytelling

creative content solutions

extensive writing experience

let’s chat

share your vision: discuss your ideas and goals with me.

outline the details: define the scope and requirements of your project.

finalize terms: agree on timelines, pricing, and other details.

start a project: kick off our collaboration and bring your project to life!