Writing & Editing
Back in my journalism days, certain stories would intrigue me so much, I’d think, “Geez, someone should write a book about this!” Yet I never thought I’d have the time (or patience?) to write one myself. Then Brooks Running Company invited me to research and write a book about their first century in business. I reconnected with the company’s founding family, interviewed dozens of people, combed through reams of old photos, ads, catalogs and such, and got the job done — all on a crazy tight deadline.
In my latest collaboration, I worked with Bob Whitsitt, renowned for rebuilding the Seattle SuperSonics from a flailing former NBA champion to the 1990s powerhouse led by Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton, on his book Game Changer: An Insider’s Story of the Sonics’ Resurgence, the Trail Blazers’ Turnaround, and the Deal that Saved the Seahawks (October 2023).
Learn more about my ghostwriting work!
Finding the right words for a speech, op-ed, or any important message can be nerve-racking. It's no fun to stare a blank screen, especially when your harsh inner critic is flooding you with self-doubts. Oftentimes, you know just what to say, but can't block out the inner critic flooding you with self-doubts. What you need is an expert storyteller to sit down I'll sit down with you and listen. I'll help you find the words that capture your story. We'll collaborate, and the words we weave together will ring with authenticity.
Speechwriting & ghostwriting clients include Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, MultiCare Foundations, Northwest Kidney Centers, Sound, University of Washington Bothell, and Whatcom Community College.
BLOG STRATEGY & WRITING
Blog posts are a great way to get your story out there and convey why your mission matters. Whether you're launching a new blog or trying to reach more people with an existing one, I can help you brainstorm engaging topics, research and write articles, and outline out a strategy for coordinating your blog with your website updates, email and social media.
GIVING CAMPAIGNS & APPEALS
Successful giving campaigns and appeals have more in common than a compelling ask. They tell memorable stories. They stir emotions. They inspire. They go beyond the what and how and elevate the why — why your mission matters. And why every gift, large or small, makes life better in meaningful ways. I can work with you to strategize your campaign or appeal, collaborate on graphic design, write and edit, for direct mail, email, your website, social media, peer-to-peer fundraising — whatever you need!
NEWSLETTERS & ANNUAL REPORTS
Sometimes an outsider's perspective can help you map out just the right mix of articles for your next newsletter or annual report. Sometimes you have a solid editorial plan teed up, you just need someone to do the interviews, write the articles, and make sure the words and visuals work well together. I can do all the interviews and writing for you, coordinate with your graphic designer, or pull in a talented colleague to give this publication a beautifully branded look.
Newsletter & annual report clients include Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, School's Out Washington, Terrewode Women's Fund, and Southeast Youth & Family Services.