Sarah Sheppard | DET Member Spotlight

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Sarah Sheppard

Dames Collective Chapter: Detroit

Freelance Writer and Editor

1. What is the name of your business and can you tell us a little bit more about it?

I offer writing, editing, and publishing services to companies, businesses, and individuals. I have worked with a law firm, a women-owned travel company, a branding consultant, an award-winning bank, etc. 

2. What has been your biggest win as an entrepreneur thus far? 

Being able to write about topics that I'm passionate about - and get paid for them - is a huge win. I get to write about everything from mental health and relationships to business and entrepreneurship.

3. Where do you find daily motivation and inspiration? 

I listen to podcasts (Beautiful Writers Podcast, The Lively Show, etc.), I read constantly (short stories, memoirs, business books, novels, poetry), and I spend time with successful women.

4. What is the best piece of advice you have received and who was it from? 

I received some memorable advice from an award-winning author. She encouraged me to aim high, no matter what. Sometimes the top of the mountain feels unreachable, but it never is. It just takes more work, more determination, but the top is always within our reach. 

5. What is your morning routine?

Every morning is different, which is what I love about working remotely. Some mornings, I start my day with yoga, some mornings I make myself coffee and a big breakfast before diving into emails, and other mornings, I work from bed.

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6. What is your favorite podcast?

I love Beautiful Writers Podcast & Armchair Expert, but I actually wrote a whole article on my 10 favorite podcasts for working women

7. Something that most people wouldn’t know about you:

I danced for twenty years (ballet, jazz, contemporary). I was in a dance company in college and in my early twenties.

8. If you could go back to when you started your company what would you say to yourself?

It's going to be a bumpy road, but it will be worth it. Stay focused on your long-term goals and don't get discouraged by the temporary setbacks.

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