A graduate of the University of Washington Editing program, I also have undergraduate education in English Literature and Theater from Seattle Pacific University. Combining my education, career, and writing experience, I offer clients excellent credentials for editing, content writing, script development, proofreading, and research.
From voracious reading as a child, that later grew into a passion for films, my own story is one that has always involved the love of stories.
It was my passion for films that led me early in my career to certification as a film make-up artist. In this demanding but rewarding career, I worked on studio and independent film sets, with dozens of scripts and just as many production crews. As a stylist my job included reading and breaking down scripts into workable sections for analysis, helping actors discover their characters according to script and story, and exploring character development for the script and it’s settings. Day in and day out during my years in this career, I was involved with scripts being worked, re-worked, lit, staged, and shot on location for just the right look.
In addition to working on films, I’ve been involved in several theater productions. This included directing and co-producing a Seattle Fringe Festival production of Traveler In The Dark by Marsha Norman; in a run that received one of the festival’s top reviews of the season.
I’m pleased to bring a wealth of personal knowledge and experience to my work in script development.
As a stylist for press tours I worked for clients representing studios such Disney, Paramount, Miramax, and DreamWorks to name just a few. From celebrity clientele to producers and directors, my experience working with varieties of people and in diverse situations, built the ability to craft excellent working relationships with people. I always look forward to using these skills of professionalism and collaboration with my editing clients as well.
Following my love of books and inspiring stories, I’m the author of three books: Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life–Perspectives on Love, Encouragement and Reaching Potential, The Islanders–a children’s picture book, and Apples and Bumblebees, Eco-Abc’s–an environmentally themed children’s ebook, and write an Inspirational Stories column. For more on these, please visit “Nadia Riell Books” by clicking on the included sidebar link.
Lastly, for a “behind the scenes” look into my life, inspiring forces include my children, nature, nurturing, relationships, books, movies, and still on occasion, the perfect, red lipstick.