Chelsea Henderson Ventures

Writer. Wordsmith. Yogi. Strategist.

Writing, editing, bending, advising in the Washington, D.C. area.


Why Chelsea?

Chelsea's succinct and politically timely essays have been featured on nationally prominent blogs and in major U.S. newspapers, published under her own byline and writing for her clients.

From communications materials to content development to report writing, she is thorough and fast, a rare combination. 

Chelsea is also a master wordsmith. Have a novel or memoir in need a critical set of eyes? Chelsea can provide anything from preliminary feedback to a line-by-line edit.

She is also a Yoga Alliance 200-hour certified yoga instructor. Schedule her to come to your home or office to bring mindfulness and joy to your day.


Chelsea has worked on and off Capitol Hill with lawmakers, administration officials, and a broad array of stakeholders from the regulated community to environmentalists on federal legislation, strategy and communications. She currently manages the writing needs for a portfolio of clients; serves as editor to ClimateEye, a project of; and edits manuscripts.

Prior to launching her own firm, Chelsea was executive vice president at McBee Strategic Consulting, where she provided advocacy services to a diverse portfolio of Fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups, non-profits and investors advancing new energy technologies. Previously she was a partner and senior associate for Vela Environmental where she advised clients on federal legislative and administrative efforts pertaining to energy policy and climate change.

Chelsea served as senior policy advisor for Senator John Warner (retired) during his effort to enact climate change legislation and served as professional staff to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, her tenure spanning the chairmanships of the esteemed late Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI) and former Senator Bob Smith (R-NH). In her free time, she maintains a personal blog, writes novels, teaches yoga, and parents her perpetually hungry teen boys.

A graduate of Boston University’s College of Liberal Arts and School of Education, she hails from both California and Maine. She resides in the Washington, DC metro area.



Chelsea edited my novel line-by-line, as well as helping me develop a strong query letter and synopsis. Now I’m in negotiations with a small press to publish my work. I couldn’t have done it without her sharp eye and constructive feedback.
— Natasha Tynes, writer
“Chelsea delivers her written work with beautiful efficiency and an immediate grasp of what the client is trying to say. Her turn around time cannot be beat.”
— Cortney Piper, Piper Communications
Chelsea not only gave a critical eye to my manuscript, but she shared her extensive knowledge of the publishing industry to advise me on how to move ahead. I now have a literary agent and together we are pursuing my dream of publishing my memoir.
— Corry Westbrook, author of Lagoon
Chelsea is the preeminent writer for the EcoRight movement. Her writing is passionate, and she is both patient and productive.
— Alex Bozmoski, Managing Director,


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