I'm a writer, editor, and teacher living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I write my own fiction, poetry, and plays, and also do freelance editing and writing, specializing in manuscript critiques and editing for creative people who would like to work one-on-one with another writer on their craft rather than take a class or pursue a degree. Please see my Editing & Manuscript Critiques page for more detailed information on options & rates.

I also paint and play music, and I have worked with many visual artists, musicians, and performing artists on grants and publicity materials, including bios, pitch & query letters, press releases, artist statements, website copy, and liner notes. For more information on options & rates, please see my Grants & Publicity page.



 Photo by Sari Fordham

Cheri Johnson is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.