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Clients Freelance Writing & Consulting

   Helping organizations produce clear, effective communications

Some of my clients include:

You can find more information about these companies below.

Government agencies and organizations

Over the course of my career, I’ve also worked with a number of government agencies and organizations through my clients and former employers, including;

  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • The U.S. Department of State (DoS)
  • The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) (and the former U.S. Information Agency (USIA))
  • The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
  • The U.S. Navy
  • The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  • The Patent and Trademark Office
  • The U.S. Department of the Interior
  • The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • The New York State Assembly
  • The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Client Information

lg_cgi_header      The CGI Group

CGI, a leading IT and business process services provider, is in the business of satisfying clients. A global organization that is almost 25,000 strong, CGI offers its services to a focused set of industries where they have developed deep experience and expertise, such as banking, manufacturing, healthcare, government, and telecommunications. CGI’s full portfolio of services—consulting, systems integration, the full management of IT and business functions, and approximately 100 proprietary solutions—helps their clients become more efficient and productive.

An independent U.S. operation, CGI Federal, provides focused industry expertise and innovative service models that help U.S. federal clients achieve their missions. Their clients include 16 of the 24 CFO Act agencies; 66 independent commissions, all 94 court districts in the Judiciary Branch; and 11 Legislative Branch organizations.

Through an ongoing relationship that began in 2003, I’ve supported CGI in developing proposals, client presentations, marketing collateral, and a variety of other written products.  While much of my work for CGI is confidential, I do provide samples of some of the marketing collateral I’ve had a hand in developing.

To see samples of the work I’ve done for CGI, please click here:  Portfolio.

  mil logo    The MIL Corporation

Founded in 1980 by two former government managers  with a passion for outstanding service, the MIL Corporation serves the Federal government’s needs for high quality financial management and information technology services, financial systems support and quality assurance.   MIL’s reputation for stability and easy working relationships, begun at the Department of Energy over 25 years ago, has grown to 400+ engagements across 17 Federal agencies.  

Unlike many other federal consultants, MIL staff becomes members of their clients’ teams, working together to achieve common goals. They stay with projects for the long-term and learn their client agency’s business inside and out.  MIL has supported the State Department and the Navy for the past 18 years, and they still provide service to the DOE.

Through an ongoing relationship that began in 2004, I’ve supported MIL in developing client deliverables, proposals, marketing collateral, and newsletter articles.  While much of my work for MIL is confidential, my portfolio includes a corporate brochure I helped to develop.

To see the brochure, please click here:  Portfolio.

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“Joy worked with us to prepare a large, multi-part proposal to a federal agency.  Her participation allowed me and others on the team to focus on collecting appropriate information rather than worrying about how we are would put the information in the proposal.  Her strong knowledge of the proposal development process allowed her to grasp what needed to be done and start work very quickly.  She has a knack for taking random pieces of information and organizing them in a meaningful way into a cohesive document.  Because of Joy’s services, we were able to create our portion of the proposal relatively quickly.  It went to through the least amount of changes during our internal review process.

Not only does Joy provide excellent writing services, she demonstrated excellent communication with us throughout the process.  She kept us in the loop about her schedule and other commitments and was able to work around them to meet our schedule.  She was committed to getting the assignment done properly and on time and, in fact, did so.  She demonstrated excellent knowledge of office tools such as Microsoft Word and was able to provide additional comments and suggestions on the document beyond the minimum we requested of her.  I would absolutely recommend Joy’s services to other companies and government agencies.”

Keyur Patel
Director Consulting
CGI Federal
Fairfax, Virginia

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If you have any questions or would like to speak me about how I can help your organization, please contact me directly.



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  altum_header_new       Altum, Inc.

Altum provides industry-leading Grants Management, Knowledge Management, and Performance Management solutions. Since 1997, Altum has provided innovative software products and services to philanthropic and government organizations, including  proposalCENTRAL, an e-grantmaking website shared by many government, non-profit, and private grant-making organizations, and  Easygrants, a highly configurable E-grants solution that meets the unique needs of grantmaking organizations.

I’ve supported Altum in responding to a variety of requests for proposals, including requests for their products and services overseasThis work remains confidential; however, if you are interested in more information, please contact me.

  logo_sra    SRA International

SRA is a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions - including systems design, development and integration; and outsourcing and managed services - to clients in national security, civil government, and health care and public health.

The Company's business solutions include business intelligence (text and data mining), contingency and disaster response planning, information assurance, environmental strategies, enterprise architecture, infrastructure management, and wireless integration.

I’ve supported SRA in their federal practice through assistance in responding to a request for quotations.  This work remains confidential; however, if you are interested in more information, please contact me.

  dynimus background    Dynimus

Dynimus, a career counseling organization, applies the Pareto principle (also known as the “80/20 principle”) in everything it does for both individuals and organizations. Dynimus’ triple bottom line approach - individual, organization, community - provides a solid foundation for both corporate and individual growth, supported by all three legs of the stool. Using proprietary processes, Dynimus helps its clients “Discover” their 20% that results in an 80% return and then helps their clients “Fulfill” their needs across multiple markets that include finding a true calling and dream job, career counseling and career transition, executive and performance coaching, and team effectiveness.

My work with Dynimus included developing text for portions of its website, including interviews and bios with company executives. 

To see my interview with company President, Nathan Teegarden, please click here:  Portfolio.

  quantum logo   Quantum Infotech

Quantum Infotech, an SBA-certified small business, provides IT, GIS, and engineering services to clients globally as partners to conceptualize and realize technology-driven business transformation initiatives. Quantum provides solutions for a dynamic environment where business and technology strategies converge. Their approach focuses on new ways of doing business that combine IT innovation and adoption while leveraging an organization's current IT assets.

I’ve supported Quantum’s U.S. federal office in preparing technical and pricing proposals.  This work remains confidential; however, if you are interested in more information, please contact me.

    USAtalentagencylogoweb  USA Talent Agency

The USA Talent Agency is a full service musical and non-musical entertainment provider with over 30 years of industry experience.  They  provide all types of musical entertainment (from disc jockeys to bands to musical ensembles), along with magicians, clowns, face painters, murder mystery shows, and other types of entertainment.  USA Talent Agency books many high caliber acts, including some who are able to travel to serve their clients’ entertainment needs. 

Albrecht Entertainment Service, USA Talent’s parent company, had its start in the Washington, D.C. area. The company  opened its western office along the front range of the Rocky Mountains in 2001.  With entertainment resources from east to west, USA Talent Agency has much to offer those who need entertainment and wedding services.

My work with USA Talent Agency and its parent company, Albrecht Entertainment, included developing text for portions of its websites, preparing copy for marketing collateral such as brochures and fact sheets, and writing sales letters and entertainer bios.  Much of my work involved designing the layout, content, and navigation for a new corporate website, which you can view by accessing the following url:

To see USA Talent’s  FAQ, one of the few web pages with more text than bullets, please click here:  Portfolio.

    Flower  Associated Ministers

Associated Ministers is a network of ordained clergy persons and ministers who provide personalized wedding and other services to suit individual client needs.  None of their ministers are “mail order” ministers; all are licensed  and/or ordained in their denominations.

In operation since 1998, Associated Ministers was born from a sympathy for couples who wanted more than a justice of the peace for their weddings, but were having difficulty finding clergy who would perform wedding ceremonies outside their own churches.  The service began informally by identifying and keeping in touch with ministers who were willing to help such couples; eventually it grew into an established organization - Associated Ministers - as it exists today.

My work with Associated Ministers included developing text for portions of its website, preparing copy for marketing collateral such as brochures and fact sheets, and writing sample wedding ceremonies. 

To see a sample wedding ceremony, please click here: Portfolio.

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