Olivia Davis writes to help people discover the love and majesty of Jesus Christ. Her writing has been featured by The Gospel Coalition, Challies.com, Just Thinking magazine, and more.
Olivia is a writing coach and provides editing and writing services on a contractual basis to individuals and organizations. She works full-time as a writer for Mully Children’s Family, a nonprofit based in Kenya that is saving children’s lives.
She has written for a variety of organizations both secular and Christian, including Stand For Life; Lighten; Help The Persecuted; Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; Media Gratiae; ProFellow; Soulheart; Notion Digital; and more.
She has an English degree from the University of Mississippi, where she received a full scholarship as a National Merit Finalist. She triple-minored in Chemistry, Music, and Classics, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her honors thesis looked at meaning and atheism in the novels of Ian McEwan. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Athens, Greece in 2017-2018 where she taught English as a second language.
When not writing, Olivia plays the piano, flute, and cello, draws pencil portraits, and spends time with her family and her beloved church in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you would like to collaborate, please email [email protected].
Writing Samples: Christianity and Theology
Waiting on God
My Broken Engagement *this piece was featured by The Gospel Coalition in their “around the web” section and by Tim Challies
Am I Supposed to Change the World?
A True but Desolate Place
God, Do You Still Love Me?
A God Who Weeps
A Necessary Extravagance
At Magic Reservoir
Drawing Hudson Taylor
To the Heavy Laden
At the Watering Hole
A Compassionate High Priest
What I Learned in Honors 102
Hope Beyond the Garden of Eden
A Life-Giving Dependence
When Hope Is Hard
Not Good Enough: Taking Feelings of Unworthiness Captive to the Gospel *this piece was published at Looking Upward and later picked up by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and published in their quarterly literary magazine, Just Thinking
Is God Faithful, Even Here?
What is the Will of God for Your Life?
The Opposite of Fear: Resting in the Character of God
What Does the Bible Say About Gossip?
Greater than Happiness: Joy in the Lord
A Holy Preoccupation: Worship
Rejection: The Biblical Response
When God Seems Silent
Writing Samples: The Persecuted Church
God Rescued Daria from a Life of Despair
Safe Houses: Places of Discipleship
Spiritual Retreats: Fellowship for Persecuted Christians
Enduring Livelihood Grants Rebuild Lives: Nathir’s Story
Writing Samples: Digital Media, Copywriting, and Design
Content Strategy: The What + Why Behind Website Copy
5 Tips on Creating a Positive Culture with a Remote Team
7 Tips for An Effective Email Newsletter
6 Steps to Creating an Effective Content Strategy
Improve Your SEO Rankings
3 Unscored but Essential SEO Components
3 Writing Tips for Next Level Blog Posts
Create a Cohesive Narrative
Feature Quality Content
3 Quick-Fix Design Mistakes
Writing Samples: Graduate School, Fellowship Applications, and Fellowship Experiences
3 Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume as a Recent Graduate
5 Tips for a Successful Fulbright ETA Semi-finalist Interview
3 Mistakes I Made When I Decided to Apply for Graduate School: A Writer’s Perspective
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Graduate School
6 Tips For a Successful On-Campus Fellowship Interview
5 People Who Should Read Your Fellowship Application Before You Apply
7 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block When Applying to Graduate School
5 Tips for Writing Winning Application Essays
A Year of Traveling and Teaching in Athens, Greece: The Fulbright HAEF Teaching Fellowship
A Guide to Family Worship, Media Gratiae, 2020-21
Behold Your God Kids, Media Gratiae, forthcoming, 2021
Stephen McCaskell’s Professional Blog, Watchful Dragons, 2020-2021
ProFellow’s Series of Interviews with Former and Current Fellows, ProFellow, 2018-21
Dr. Vicki Johnson’s Series of Articles on ProFellow, ProFellow, 2018-21
Numerous personal statements, essays, etc. for individuals—see testimonials below!
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