Lee wrote poems for her grandparents and learned at an early age the power of words. However, it wasn't until she received feedback for her very first short story that she considered herself a writer. Lee wrote a short story about an alien who befriended a young girl on Earth. Her English teacher wrote, "Excellent Story! A++" at the top of the story.
While attending college, a friend advised Lee that she could earn extra money by tutoring college students who were struggling with writing essays. As word spread about her skills, she began taking on other writing projects. By her senior year of college, Lee’s client base expanded to include Houston small business owners who wanted dynamic sales letters, compelling brochures, and a variety of other marketing-related content. In 1995, Lee filed a DBA, created business cards, and began advertising her new company: The Ink Fountain. After graduating from college with a B.S. in Professional Writing, Lee would choose to operate her business part-time alongside a full-time job as a technical writer.
Business for The Ink Fountain continued to grow steady. In January 1999, Lee made a tough decision to take a hiatus from freelance writing to care for her mother in Austin, Texas. In 2001, an economic layoff during the dot-com bust left Lee jobless and bored. She decided to return to freelance writing. She changed her business name to Creative Lee at Work and quickly gained a handful of regular Internet clients who kept her busy with technical writing projects.
The Internet continued to mature and the online commercial enterprise system finally overcame the dot.com bust. The really great news about the growth of the Internet is that content is king! Lee received a certification in Content Marketing to expand her skills. Her desire is to be a sought-after resource to help businesses attract potential buyers and convert them to loyal consumers.