Have we met?
I’m Kanoe (let’s clear up that it’s pronounced Ka-no-way now and get that bit over with!) and I set up Polished Prose to match my word-nerd brain with your growing small business.
Know you need to blog but don’t wanna write it yourself?
Great news! Me and my team can definitely help with that.
So, how did I end up blogging for cool, creative small-biz owners as my job?
POLISHED PROSE IS THE CULMINATION OF A LOT OF YEARS
WRITING A LOT OF DRIER-THAN-THE-SAHARA-DESERT CONTENT
IN MY ROLE AS A MARKETER.
I mean. I LOVE writing. But even I couldn’t get excited about the corporate stuff I was doing in my 9-5. Boring, technical and suuuuper complicated. I didn’t get to flex my creative writing skills at all.
When I had my daughter (AKA tornado toddler) it seemed like the perfect opportunity to create some flexibility for myself as a new mom and freelance as a ghostwriter for companies with a creative vibe that matched my own.
In the plot twist absolutely anyone could’ve seen coming, my creative, small-biz-running brain found itself enjoying creative, small-biz-running clients most: solopreneurs navigating the world of turning passions to profits.
And I’ve been lucky enough to turn that into a growing business that provides a space for talented writers to find flexible work they really love.
So, if we're gonna get a little deep here, the biggest reason I do what I do is to work with trailblazing women.
I want to empower other women to grow and achieve everything they want to. Whether that’s working with me as writers on my team, or working alongside me as clients; I want to support women to live more flexible, fulfilling working lives, where their wildest dreams never have to take a backseat.
Here's a couple of fun facts you may not know about me.
iPhones autocorrect my name to Kanye, which never fails to crack me up.
I love day planners. Filling them with goals, deadlines, birthdays, and reminders is legit my idea of a good time!
I survive on giant mugs of coffee, nightly glasses of wine, and a whole lot of 90s and 2000s rap and hip hop. I love Beyonce (like, I'm obsessed.)
I’m originally from Guam, but now I call the beautiful state of Wisconsin home.
If I had to pick a different career, I would either be a veterinarian or a sommelier. Cute animals and Cabernet float my boat!
I’m in a complicated, codependent relationship with Netflix. Currently bingeing: Schitt’s Creek.