About Us

Fresh Start Writing is owned and operated by Adrienne Hovey, a writer, editor, and coach with nearly a decade of experience. Adrienne earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Mount Holyoke College, where she received awards for excellence in both writing and biology.

Adrienne has served as web project coordinator/web content manager for a large medical school, and was editor in chief of The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, a trade magazine for dog trainers, for five years. During her tenure the magazine was nominated for a Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Medallion three times, winning in 2014.  

She has done freelance writing and editing (mostly non-fiction books, but some fiction as well) for several years. The bulk of the work at Fresh Start Writing is completed by Adrienne, but she will involve a trusted colleague if her workload requires it, or if the job is outside of her area of expertise. 

When she isn't making the written world a little bit better, Adrienne is a dog trainer, an avid podcast listener, a tea drinker, and a reluctant jogger. 

Portfolio/Selected Works

Check out our blog for a taste of what we write when no one else is telling us what to write about!

In addition, here's some recent work we've done:

Medical and Healthcare

Dog Training and Behavior

More samples coming soon.