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Who I Work With Freelance Writing & Consulting

   Helping organizations produce clear, effective communications

Do you struggle with:

  • Organizing and writing large, complex technical proposals on tight deadlines?
     
  • Developing and communicating concepts for modern systems or processes?
     
  • Sprucing up your marketing collateral (online or print) to better reach clients and prospective customers?
     
  • Writing a press release or case study to showcase your success?
     
  • Translating technical jargon into plain English?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone.

Most of the people I work with face similar challenges.

To jump to a specific challenge, click on a bullet in the list that follows. Or browse the examples below to see if one of them might apply to your own situation.

  • Delivering a quality proposal on a deadline
     
  • Developing and communicating a complex business system concept, roadmap, or plan
     
  • Updating your marketing materials for a specific target market or to attract new staff
     
  • Identifying and developing a client case study to showcase a recent success

Delivering a quality proposal on a deadline

You’ve just finished reviewing your technical proposal for a large government agency or commercial organization, and something’s not right. Your subject matter experts and technical staff pulled together the needed information, but the text seems to miss the mark. The existing draft highlights product features and the services you provide, but it doesn’t address what the prospective client asked for.

Or you don’t have anyone available to complete a key proposal section. You’ve only got a week - maybe two - and no one available to tackle the tough pieces like the functional or technical approach or your understanding of the client’s problem and your proposed solution.

Or the proposal is highly technical, and your technical experts don’t speak English as their first language. You’re pretty sure the facts are right, but you doubt the client will understand your solution or even read past the first page unless you clean up the text.

See how I’ve worked with others facing this challenge.

Developing and communicating a complex business system concept

Your new boss demands process improvements or your job. Or your agency faces a mandate to modernize and streamline its systems.  You know a lot about how your organization does its current business, but not much about how to make the needed changes. Or you have some ideas about how things could work better, but with so many departments spread across the country - or the world, so many managers with their own priorities, and so many requirements to satisfy, you don’t know how to get started.

Developing a plan, bringing together key stakeholders from across the organization, and creating a high level concept are often the first steps toward significant business improvements.

See how I’ve worked with others facing this challenge.

 Updating marketing materials

The last time you updated your website was back in the Web 1.0 days. You know you need some updates - or a complete overhaul - but the thought of it overwhelms you.  Or you know what you need to do, but you’re not happy with the organization, copy, or approach.

Or your annual industry conference is coming up, and you’d like something new to give your clients and prospective customers. Your marketing collateral needs an overhaul, but something else is always more pressing.

See how I’ve worked with others facing this challenge.

Client case study

You’ve just done a bang-up job for a customer, and he’s ready to sing your praises.  But you’re not sure how to make the most effective use of his positive feedback, and you’re uncomfortable asking for a testimonial or reference.

Or you’ve heard about the effectiveness of case studies in getting good press or selling your goods or services, but you’re not really sure what a case study is or how to write one.

I’ve helped many organizations - from sole proprietors to large-scale, international consulting companies - meet these challenges and others like them.

Learn more about how I work.  You’ll find information about my services, case studies describing how I’ve helped others with similar needs, and samples of my work on the pages of this site.

Click on the link below to learn more about my services, including special packages for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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“I have worked closely with Joy for over fifteen years as a manager and colleague.  Over a 35-year career in consulting and public service I have managed and worked with hundreds of professionals.  She is at the very top of my list.  She has a brilliant, quick mind and is a true leader.  Her analytic, interpersonal, writing, organizational, and oral skills are unparalleled.”  

Robert A. Freeman
Vice President, AMS

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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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