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