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Who we are

A veteran woman-owned business bringing you proven professional experience. For additional information, please contact Veteran Writing Services at ceo@

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Valerie Ormond is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Veteran Writing Services, LLC. She retired as a naval intelligence officer and launched her second career as a professional writer and consultant in 2014. She launched her own publishing company, Veterans Publishing, in 2021.


Valerie has worked as a consultant and writer for government, industry, and non-profit organizations. Clients have included the U.S. House of Representatives, Invictus International Consulting, LLC, Raytheon Technologies, WhiteHawk CEC, Inc., and more. She is currently the Vice President of the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and has served on the Board of Directors for MWSA, the Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center, the Horse Council Political Action Committee (PAC), and as Secretary of the Maryland Horse Council. 


Her fiction and non-fiction stories and articles have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Two of her short stories won awards in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contests in 2022 and 2023. Her two Young Adult fiction novels, Believing In Horses and Believing In Horses, Too, earned eight first place awards in international book contests. Her third novel, Believing In Horses Out West, reached an Amazon #1 New Release rating, won first place in the 2022 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest for Young Adult Fiction, a Gold Medal in MWSA's 2022 Book Awards, second place in the 2021 BookFest Awards, and finalist in the 2021 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.


Valerie’s education includes a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College; a Master of Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University; and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Mass Communication from Towson University. She is also a graduate of Syracuse University’s Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Program.

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