About Us

Words You Want 

The Story of Words You Want

Troy & Valerie Mellema founded Words You Want in 2006. Starting on Elance, we maintained the number 1 writer ranking position for 9 years until the site merged with oDesk and then became UpWork. We have created many ongoing relationships with clients both direct and on these platforms. 

Over the years we have worked with clients that were part of SEO teams, as we as individual website owners and companies. We have completed over 8000 projects and have earned over 7000 satisfied clients. Many of our clients have been working with us for our entire existence.

We strive to keep our rates competitive to ensure clients get a “bang for their buck,” but also maintaining quality and consistency.

All content is guaranteed Copyscape clean and is tailored to your SEO requests. 

Our portfolio is a compilation of years of working with clients in a wide variety of verticals. From articles and blogs to ebooks, product descriptions to web content, we can write it. We believe in content that is written in a natural and comprehensible manner. 

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Located on the shores of Lake Fork in East Texas, Words You Want ensures you will receive U.S. quality content.

Our Skills

We write for companies large and small, SEO companies and individuals. From web content to personal memoirs, we can help you create the content you desire. We can help you build your website, blog or book from the ground up.

Valerie Mellema

Valerie Mellema


Valerie has a BS in Agribusiness/Equine Business with a Minor in Animal Science and marketing. She is a published and self-published author and has written for a variety of websites and magazines in her own name. 

Troy Mellema

Troy Mellema


Troy is an entrepreneur and manages the day to day operations of Words You Want. He is an avid investor of stocks and real estate as well.

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