Schultz manages Words with Grace, a location-independent business providing editorial services to select nonprofit organizations, book publishers, individuals, and companies. In 2018 she moved back to Eugene, Oregon (site of her alma mater), and launched Untold Stories, which conducts literary activities for social change. Earlier, in 1997, she founded the Northwest Editors Guild, a professional network for Northwest freelance editors with nearly 400 members that hosts bimonthly forums in Seattle and presents the biennial day-long Red Pencil conference, which attracts 250 editors from around the country.
Also in 2018, Schultz served on the pro bono writing and editing team that produced The Young Leader’s Guide to Internships, Scholarships & Fellowships in Washington, D.C. & Beyond, a 270-page book that includes the Scoville Peace Fellowship and more than 800 other listings, as well as guidance on affordable cultural activities in Washington, DC, and on developing a healthy lifestyle to sustain young leaders for the work ahead.
…After I graduated…bearing a degree in political science with a focus on arms control, I knew I wanted to apply my skills and energy in DC, but it was a long way from Eugene, Oregon. The fellowship gave me a job with the group I most wanted to work for–-and an income to pay the rent so I could focus on work! The chance to see how politics really worked and to meet the dedicated people doing the work was invaluable. And of course, at SANE/FREEZE I had my first paid position doing writing and editing, which has developed into a career I love.