I work regularly for Institute for the Future, a group of Silicon Valley thought leaders. Recently I wrote a variety | of | brochures for different versions of their Foresight Essentials training program, and another for their exclusive Vantage membership. I also co-write and edit IFTF’s biweekly newsletter and copyedit and proofread their reports. I also collaborated with their editorial team for a major upgrade of their style guide.
Here’s a recent one-sheet I wrote and laid out for a startup research project.
I wrote and designed the new website for Graymake, a Baltimore organizational-development firm.
As communications director for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington, I wrote a ton. Here’s the big annual report I wrote, plus a couple of pages from one of their newsletters.
For years I contracted with the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation to help with various projects, including a number of social and donor campaigns. I also created an internal style guide and wrote and edited many of their program books.
In Portland, I contract as a copywriter for Bridgewell Agribusiness, which owns a couple of boutique food lines. For Blossom Vinegars and Prasada Foods, I’ve written taglines, romance copy, and website copy for many of their products.
I wrote several | different | case | studies for DISTINC, each of which required gaining full understanding of what the agency had done for each client and distilling each one down to a crisp, short description.
I wrote the cover story for Scripps College’s redesigned alumnae magazine, which required interviewing various alumnae. I love talking to all kinds of people! (Ditto the United States Artists board members’ quotes!)
As a contractor with Sterling Brands New York, I wrote romance copy for Häagen Dazs ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and other products. I wrote for other Nestlé brands, too, including Dreyer’s and Outshine fruit bars.