Claire Erickson Crain

Writer, Editor, and Consultant in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Claire Erickson Crain

Writer, Editor, and Consultant in Santa Fe, New Mexico

I walk the high wire of life, balancing the pursuit of my passions with living my realities—weaving the arts, both fine and domestic, with a love of language. I am in my heart and formal education a fine artist, who is also a writer, editor, and creative consultant. To me, there is a pulse of creativity in everything, and I enjoy the discovery.

Here are three essential facts that shape who I am:

‘Symbiotic resonance’ is how I like to work.

‘Symbiotic resonance’ is when a project exceeds my expectations, is mutually beneficial, and coalesces into a creation greater than the whole. It is an organic process of working, the content ripe with potential, and an experience graced by a bit of luck, talent, and compatibility. It’s the mix that transforms everything!

I often do my best work away from my desk.

I work intuitively and allow ideas to percolate. To capture my best thoughts as I move through the day, I write them down wherever I am and as soon as I can.

Bird Love

Sometimes I'm too caught up in my passion for birds to attend to my passion for words—raising chickens and turkeys—but in the end, I get it all done! Birds are my greatest teachers: they teach me about balance, boundaries, how to stay grounded and take flight; they help me navigate life and feed the core of my work. Bird love is how I find my daily bearings; with bird love, I am never lost.

Have I piqued your interest? Would you like to know more? Reach out!

I welcome your inquiry.

  • Work
    • The Sparrow's Quill
  • Education
    • New Mexico State University
Claire offered helpful suggestions and editing without compromising my meaning. She helped me through what could have been a very difficult and personal thing to do. I had really wanted to publish and I had been looking for the right person. I wholeheartedly recommend Claire to any writer who may be sensitive to having his or her work published.
Alice M. Edenberg, Author, Waves of Good
Claire embodies the essence of an “Art Muse” and the nurturing presence of a caring mother—not just to her family, but to her land and home. She has always shared her support and time for my projects.
P. Da Milano, Kundalini Yoga teacher, Sacred Light Healer & Gong Master
In her writing and editing, her art, and her life overall, Claire strikes an enviable balance of creativity and prudence. She is judicious and informed in her use of language, dedicated to accuracy, has a thorough command of style, and is unerring in ensuring that an author’s work is accessible to her or his intended audience. I cannot recommend Claire and her work highly enough.
Mary Byers, Freelance editor and production-editorial project manager