My name is Mary Beth Abel and I own Abel Editing & Abel Lockets, LLC.
These are two small businesses that allow me to do things I love--read, write, edit, design, think creatively,
and connect one-on-one with people around the world.
As an editor and writer based in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, I specialize in science and science education editing and writing. My interests also include all types of editing and writing work, self-publishing, and writing coaching for new writers and for people for whom English is a second language. As of 2021, four non-fiction books that I have worked on have been self-published and are available on Amazon: Meeting the Mantis and Dusty Land by John Ashford, Level Best by Dick Cooley, and Embracing Your Personal Village by Marv Thomas. My current clients are all in the throes of writing about their lives. One is seeking an agent for her memoir about coming to America from the Phillippines in the 1960s and another is writing about his expertise with Alaskan malamutes and dogsledding with these beautiful dogs. I'm very proud of my clients! Please look for Abel Editing on Facebook, too!
I am also the founder of and designer for my small jewelry business, Abel lockets. I work with Alchemist Casting, a Seattle-based microfoundary to make my lockets. They cast and assemble the lockets for me and I line them with felt. My lockets are unique in that they are large enough to hold rings or other small objects. All customer service and packaging are done by me personally. If you have any questions about my lockets, please send me a message. I respond quickly and love communicating with my clients. You can find Abel Lockets on Facebook, Etsy (site currently down as I need to find new helpers), and Instagram.
When not working and being a mom of a five-year-old, I am a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist and open to just about any artistic endeavor. I perform in local Seattle and Tacoma events when the opportunity arises. In the past few years, I have become more and more interested in theatrical and mixed media dance performances. Since 2018, I have been working on a music project with my friend Chris Gibson. Our band is called Delightful Angst. He and I are both parents and this project is creating perhaps a new genre of music -- "music for parents"! We just released our first album on September 28, 2021 on bandcamp! Please give a listen!