What I Can Do For You
I work independently or as part of a team to bring your project from concept to final product. Here is a brief description of the writing, editing, and project management processes that work well for most clients.
We will discuss the nature of your project—what you need to achieve, your specifications, and time frame—and I begin to collect information. I will ask you for background material, interview contacts within and/or outside your organization, and after conducting the research related to your project, I start to write. You will receive a first draft of your project on or before our agreed upon deadline. This is your chance to process approvals, make changes, and ask for revisions. You will then receive a final draft, unless we make arrangements for an additional round of edits.
You have copy—a brochure, a report, a product description. The information is there, but it’s too long. It plods; it doesn’t sing. You suspect no one will read it. I turn words into writing that works. My editing and rewriting skills transform jargon-laden “business speak” into compelling ideas and give new life to tired-sounding messages. Whether a project needs wordsmithing, restructuring, or requires additional research, I will make the changes and submit them for your review before producing the finished product.
Working with either your staff or my associates in graphic and web design, I will manage the creation of a newsletter, brochure, or website from concept through publication. We will work on a time line and approval process that guarantees the delivery of your print or web-based publication within budget and on schedule. As project manager, writer, and/or editor, I will communicate with other members of your organization to coordinate all aspects of the project and ensure a product whose message and look send the message you want and reflect the high level of your organization’s mission.