SEO-driven, scientifically accurate content. Insightful, thorough edits.

Welcome to Howling Turtle Media and Literary Services! My name is Larissa and I am a writer, editor, and nurse with over 10 years of experience in content creation.

Media Services

I help medicine, health, and wellness-focused companies and publications by creating engaging, well-researched content and copy. My deliverables are designed to drive traffic to their sites and increase engagement through relevant topics that are helpful and/or entertaining for the end-user and thoughtful use of keywords.

I cover medicine and healthcare as an independent journalist, too. Following my personal interests away from nursing and health, I also cover the environment/climate change, food, travel, and entertainment.

Literary Services

I help authors at all stages prepare their manuscripts for querying and publication. This includes substantive, line, and copy editing manuscripts as well as polishing or even writing the book proposal and blurb. I have worked on books across genres, both fiction and non-fiction. If you are an author struggling at some point in the process of refining your manuscript and/or writing your book proposal, I hope you’ll reach out.

Publications I’ve Written for.


“Each time I have asked for assistance on a manuscript, Larissa has been prompt, professional, and helpful. She is pleasant to work with and her fees are quite fair. As I pick up new projects, I often find myself thinking “Can Larisa help me with this new issue?” She is a great resource with a broad sense of the MG and Young Adult worlds. ”

Daniel Williams

“As an Indie author who just completed my first novel, I didn’t know what to do next. Larissa helped me find bloggers willing to review my work and contribute as a guest blogger, allowing me to quickly reach a wide audience of readers. Her prices were reasonable and she was responsive to every query. I can’t recommend her services highly enough!”

R.J. Corgan

“Howling Turtle exceeded my expectations for content editing. Not only did she meet my much needed deadline, her work was precise, accurate, honest and exactly what I needed as a writer. She raised the bar and made my book 100% better. Highly recommended.”

Paul Alleva

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