Kay Clark-Uhles

There's more to your story than you think!

I am passionate about life stories/histories, whether coaching, editing or writing them.  Let me help you find your voice!

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My first solo book!

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A creative workspace

A busy mind

Kay Clark Uhles is an editor, consultant, writer, and coach. As a writing consultant and editor, Kay works primarily with new authors, her compassion for which stems from experiences in teaching and college administration. She assists her clients in finding and expressing their individual voices.

As a writer Kay is passionate about recording memoirs, biographies, and life stories in each subject's voice is preserved for generations. In 2008, Kay created "Journey Memoirs" through which she writes and holds workshops where sacred stories, fairy-tale diaries, or other written works are created.  In 2009, she completed a memoir, MJSM, Before 1925 through 1947, for private distribution.

Taking time out from writing, Kay became a, administrator for a local community college.  In 2020, Kay served as writing coach, editor, and  contributing author in two best-selling anthologies:  Fearless & Fabulous: Finding Your Way through Change and Beyond and Bright Spots: Motivation and Inspiration to Light Your Path in a Changing World.  Kay is excited to announce the November 2020 release of her first solo book, Parts, Pieces, & Particulars: A Primer for Single Moms Raising Boys and Single Dads Raising Girls.

Kay has an M.Ed. from Colorado State University in adult education and training, and a B.S. from Southern Illinois University in communication with minors in creative writing and sociology. When Kay is not editing, coaching, or writing, she is spending time with family, traveling, playing golf, or enjoying a sunrise or sunset.


Working with Kay was effortless! She was so helpful guiding me through the editing process.

She had many wonderful suggestions to help me with my content, and was very patient with me through the entire process. I definitely hire her again!

~ Danelle Brown, Queen Bee Consulting

I was thrilled and terrified to be asked to write a chapter in a new anthology, Fearless & Fabulous, Finding Your Way through Midlife and Beyond.  I was given the opportunity to work with a writing coach, Kay Clark-Uhles. Kay took the time to listen and calm my nerves.  With Kay's guidance, I finished my chapter that authentically tells MY story. 

~ Jules Karagiannis, Espresso Yourself Coffee & Café

Knowing Kay was in my corner in creating my chapter was so reassuring.  As this was my first opportunity to publish something, I was nervous.  She guided me adeptly with word and phrase suggestions to better get my ideas across.  Invaluable!  I appreciate her expertise.  Thank you, Kay!

~ Christine Melton, Purely by Heart Designs

Kay added much more to Repurposed Life than punctuation and grammatical edits.  Her coaching and direction allowed me to focus on the book’s content from the reader’s point of view which improved the flow and cohesiveness of the story line.  Kay is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I look forward to our next project together. 

~Lyn Morris, Author Repurposed Life

I am so grateful for the opportunity to share with others about Kay Clark-Uhles.  She served as editor and writing coach with the contributing authors for "Fearless and Fabulous: Finding Your Way through Change and Beyond."  She was diligent and thorough as an editor and great as a writing coach, strategically nudging me to revisit and refine while cheering me on.  She is great as both an editor and coach!

~Therisia “Trish” Hall, M.Div., Center for Spiritual Living Metro

I am a new author writing my first book called ESP (Easy Sales Process): 7-Step to Sales Success and was introduced by a colleague to Kay Clark-Uhles, to help me flush out the book and edit it with a fast approaching deadline. Kay helped pull out my story while helping me keep me on task.

Kay is a rock star with helping organize authors' thoughts, creating a clear outline, and editing the chapters quickly and efficiently. Finally, Kay made the entire experience fun and easy. What more could you ask for in a coach/editor?

Connie Whitman, MBA



Writing: Good as Aged Whiskey – June 2, 2021

By Kay Clark-Uhles

Last month, I wrote about how undead passive verbs kill storytelling and how active verbs pump life and energy into writing. What I didn’t say—Rules of interesting story narration begin there, with the use of active verbs. What is the second rule of good narratives? The elimination of most adverbs and some adjectives. Adverbs modify, or describe, verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They often end in -ly. Adverbs act as hype, propaganda; that is, the…

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Writing the Undead – May 1, 2021

By Kay Clark-Uhles

I’m sure you’ve heard the terms “active” and “passive” voice, right? Even if the last time you heard it was in your freshman year of high school. Professors, literary critics, and editors harp on the use of active over passive voice. Why? Because passive voice kills the energy of a sentence. The sentence is dead. Readers find it difficult to engage with texts written in passive voice. Don’t get me wrong. Passive voice is not…

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Unprocrastinating – April 5, 2021

By Kay Clark-Uhles

I would start writing, but I still have 157 minutes of procrastinating to go. –Kimberly Laurel thetrustybookmark.com Sound familiar? It does to me, too. I procrastinated for decades, always telling myself I didn’t have the time or I wasn’t good enough or my story wasn’t interesting enough or I’d never get a book published. So why would I sit down and write? Why? Because I have something to say. Whether it’s a blog, a book,…

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