Paul Vachon

Detroit area Freelance Writer, Editor and Public Speaker

As a skilled writer, I'm uniquely qualified to meet your needs. After a twenty year career in the retail business, I launched my freelance writing venture in 2008. Since that time, I've written four books and contributed to publications such as Pacific Standard, Preservation, HOUR Detroit, Michigan History, Costco Connection and others.


Welcome to the site of Fountain Pen Writing

I chose the image of a fountain pen for my business since it symbolizes both the craftsmanship and the creativity that make for good writing and effective communication. Writing that is interesting and effective is an art. Adding quality, well researched writing to your marketing efforts will elevate its effectiveness, enhance your professional image and allow you to stand out from your competition. When added to the pages of your magazine or website, high caliber writing will engage and inform your readers.
I'm a college graduate with a B.A. in liberal arts from Sacred Heart Seminary College in Detroit, Michigan. I've also done graduate work which included a semester spent Jerusalem, Israel. I'm also an authority on the history of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan and am proud of my deep roots in the community.

Regardless of the size of your project, I delight in providing high quality material that is prompt and within budget.


  • Paul Vachon has been a delight to work with. Not only did he embark on an extensive book tour to promote his guidebook Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, he wrote press material, developed media contacts, monitored book sales, and was overall tremendously participatory. He made my job as publicist an easy one.
    Natalie Nicolson
    Associate Publicist at Perseus Books Group
  • Paul's professional approach to his writing and work has helped him create a successful career as a freelancer, even in today's competitive marketplace. He's able to write about a variety of subjects for a variety of clients, and is definitely a writer I recommend highly.
    Kelly James-Enger
    Owner at Improvise Press
  • I first met Paul at my first ASJA conference in 2011 when I learned he was an author with books on Michigan. Since then, I have been impressed with Paul's knowledge about the writing industry and publishing process, as well as his professionalism and competence. His articles in the ASJA publication have been informative, interesting and well-written. When I saw him at this year's ASJA conference, I was thrilled to see he was leading a publishing discussion panel for first-time authors like myself. I wouldn't hesitate to call on Paul for assistance...he's a solid professional.
    Kristine Meldrum Denholm
    Freelance writer of award-winning features, articles, columns and blogs
  • Paul Vachon has been a favorite speaker of the Lorenzo Cultural Center audiences for many years. We have brought him back numerous times to speak about a variety of topics and his talks always draw a robust crowd, who thoroughly enjoy themselves. His evaluations come back with very high marks, and I look forward to bringing Paul back again in the near future.
    Christine Guarino
    Director of Cultural Affairs and Community Engagement
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    Muffin Group
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    Muffin Group