Writing can be transforming ...

 

As your partner, I turn a demanding process -- that "struggle against silence," as novelist Carlos Fuentes described it -- into a revelatory experience. Together, we produce a successful product, however you define success. Sales. Readers. Admiration. Applause. Or even controversy.

 

I help you tell your story. Deploying my writing and research skills as a successful writer-editor collaborator, an award-winning Washington Post journalist, speechwriter, and media strategist, I listen, empathize, and challenge

Principal Media Strategist: American Bar Association, Media Relations and Strategic Communications division.  Led teams of speechwriters, media strategists, and digital experts. Produced 100-200 speaches annually. 

Staff Writer/Editor: The Washington Post. Award-winning career spanning subjects, skills and platforms. Versatile journalist -- covered philanthropy, disasters and crises, politics, faith and spirituality, business, family life, and diversity

Senior Officer: Pew Charitable Trusts. Chief writer to CEO. Created communications materials -- speeches, presentations, and correspondence.

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Speechwriting:

Speechwriting School, Professional Speechwriters Association; How to Write and Give a Speech, speechwriting coach Joan Detz 

Social Media:

Certificate in Social Media Management, Georgetown University. Planning, executing, and assessing comprehensive and effective social media campaigns.

Certificate in Digital Communication, Public Relations Society of America

Membership:

Authors Guild

DC Executive Communications Association 

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