As a small business person, you're not only the cook, waiter, and chief bottle washer, you're also the marketing department, website content developer, and social media staff. You know you need great words, but you don't have the time or the know-how to make them happen. Don't worry. Whether you need a sharper intro for your homepage, a perfectly targeted social media blurb for your business, or a tagline that gets the right people in your virtual or brick-and-mortar door, I can put powerful, effective, and exciting words in your ads and on your pages.
Copy Coaching and Education
"I HATE writing." "I can do everything else perfectly, but when it comes to getting the words down, I just can't DO it." "This sounds like crap, but I have no idea how to fix it."
Writing is something that everyone has to do, no matter their field, but it can be incredibly frustrating to actually do it. I am here to help you, your team, or your students learn how to effectively get your copy exactly where it needs to be. I offer both personalized attention and school or group seminars.
Articles and Short-Form Original Content
Content is king, and you need a clever, creative, and connected voice to deliver words worth reading. I've been fortunate enough to have my work appear in print, on the web, and in widely-distributed corporate channels. My specialties range fromhuman interest to science to food and wine, and even blogs about the karmic powers of strangers with doughnuts.
Even the most brilliant writers in the world rely on an editor to whip their words into shape. If you've got copy that needs to be tuned up, fleshed out, reigned in, or filed down, I am here to make your words work more wonderfully.
Sometimes you just need a grammar dork. Unfortunately for my loved ones (but fortunately for you), I am a professional dork ... at least when it comes to grammar. With more than five years experience in high-volume proofreading and editing and a strong working knowledge of AP and Chicago Manual editing styles, I would be happy to put my red pen to work for you.
Storytelling, Large and Small
Fiction or non-fiction, book or blog, good storytelling really does matter. If you've got a story you need help telling, I can help you get started, partner with you to write it, or just whip your brainstorms into shape so you know where to go next.