Business is based on relationships. And relationships are based on communication.
Whether you speak for yourself or your entire organization, a clear message that your audience can understand, embrace and act upon should be the ultimate goal. I strive for clarity in every message I write -- and I work with professionals to do the same.
I believe there is a time and place for jargon, but plain language is best in most cases. Too many times, we get lost in trying to sound the part with our language and lose track of whether our audience can fully understand what it is we are trying to tell them. More importantly, they may not understand what we are asking them to do -- or why they should do it at all.
If that sounds like the kind of perspective you want from your communications team, I'd love to work with you. I'd also gladly come talk to those within your organization about how they can improve their internal and external relationships by making their writing more clear and effective.
I deliver on-time, on-target projects for my clients with none of the hand-holding you dread. I do my homework and ask the right questions the first time around. I'd much rather ask a seemingly obvious question than guess wrong. I’m here to make your life easier.
How can I help you?
I grew up in the St. Louis area, the youngest of 7 and the only girl in my family. That right there tells you a lot about my personality. I take my work seriously, but I strive not to take myself too seriously.
My degree is in journalism, and I spent the first 6 years of my career as a daily newspaper reporter. In 2003, I redirected my skills to corporate communications, eventually developing a specialty in change messaging.
Given my journalism roots, I focus on clear, direct communications that limit corporate jargon and convey messages in a way audiences will understand. When we keep the audience in mind, we cannot go wrong.