my intention is to translate beautiful, powerful experiences into writing

to bring people in touch with themselves, each other and the world

I focus on my senses, in-depth lived experience and cross-cultural connection

I am a published food, travel and farming writer with a background in investigative policy research.

Whatever stage of content creation you are in—from brainstorm to almost ready to publish—I can help you and your team create a beautiful, effective piece.

If you need a trained pair of eyes to give your project polish and depth, let me know. If you’ve never produced content before and don’t know where to begin, let’s chat about your goals and a content strategy. It’s simpler than you think.

High quality blogs, articles and books all build relationships with your customers. What creates, sustains and deepens relationships? Trust, curiosity, vulnerability, humor and offering helpful services or information.

If you respect your customers and want to create content that sparks curiosity, connection and conversation, let’s talk.

My professional writing experience ranges from quick turnaround blog posts to full length book manuscripts. I am also trained in proofreading and fact-checking. Nerd alert (and your lawyers can relax). You can find my work on CulinaryBackstreets.com, FoodandWaterWatch.org and FoodWhistleBlower.org. Check out my writing page for links.

My clients range from extreme athletes to immigrant women-owned food businesses. Reach out and we can see if we are a good fit.

You did an amazing job Roxanne! I was blessed to have met you, the feedback from my customers has been so positive – they truly love the two E-Books you designed for me. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, your patience, brilliant communication and for meeting every deadline that I set for you. And for putting up with my constant edits! I would not hesitate even for a second in recommending you, and I look forward to collaborating with you in 2021.

-Nimeesha Odedra, co-founder, sobhna’s

Roxanne is a joy to work with. She was enthusiastic, ahead of deadline, and thoughtful about our theme of Grief & Loss. Her piece came in and was absolutely gorgeous. I look forward to reading more of her story and seeing her work flourish.

-JENN HARKNESS, Editor-in-Chief, Women Who Sail Newsletter

Roxanne brought a wonderful level of commitment and curiosity to every assignment she worked on, while also showing great initiative and professionalism. She was a true pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a writer or researcher.

-Yigal Schleifer, cofounder of culinarybackstreets.com

Roxanne Darrow did a fantastic job in her capacity as a researcher. She is thorough, tenacious, and detail-oriented. Just as important, she is a lovely person with whom everyone on staff really enjoyed working. She took direction well and asked appropriate questions when she was unclear. I can’t recommend her enough.

-Darcey O’callaghan, former international policy director at food & Water watch

I’ve enjoyed collaborating on a variety of campaign and outreach materials with Roxanne — her passion, intelligence and attention to detail are evident. 

-ben johnson, multidisciplinary designer

let’s create writing that works for you.