Services Breakdown

My services are a mix of creative and non-creative, and my client base has ranged from writers to financial institutions; at some point, we all need to communicate and written communication is where I work and play. I can do the copy for you, provide feedback on it, edit it, or train you to do it yourself. See some project samples here, and performance reviews to measure past client and your future satisfaction. Contact me to discuss your project today.

WRITING

I am available for reporting (i.e. coverage of events and personalities) and features (digging deeper into covered events) for magazines and other periodicals. I also create content – ad copy (scripting for commercial products and services for various media), PSAs (scripting copy for non-profits and community projects), other copy (newsletters, brochures, websites, blogs, press releases, reports ) for internal and external use – for clients. Other writing services include personal essays and opinion pieces (adding to the conversation on topical or historical issues of interest), scripted media content (TV edutainment/infotainment segments, documentaries, jingles), plus ghost writing (e.g. biographies), social media consulting and more.  Also see Benefits to Business Clients. If you need my services, just get in touch.

TRAINING

 I organize independent workshops, and also facilitate workshops (or courses) on commission or in association with other individuals or institutionsworkshop 4. These include my time in the classroom teaching communications at the America University of Antigua and Antigua State College, my Jhohadli Writing Project activities such as the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project which has a teen demographic and focusses on creative writing, the youth media training I’ve done for the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Youth Affairsyouth-media-workshop-5, the written communication classes I’ve designed and offered with Barbara Arrindell & Associates (including evening classes and in-company trainingafter-on-the-hustle), and more. From creative to non-creative applications, writing/written communication has a place in our lives; I help novices to experienced writers (and non-writers) either flex or build their writing muscles.

PRODUCING

I have experience as a segment producer for TV programmes (news and edutainment)and as a production manager on independent film sets.

EDITING

You may also hire me to edit your manuscript whether it is a first draft in need of a deep edit or a final draft in need of polishing. This may also include some proofing (i.e. reviewing for typographical errors) but is primarily concerned with script issues  (related to plotting, pacing, consistency, and other story issues). This will include recommendations for improving the manuscript. Suggestions and comments will be made directly onto the manuscript. Types of projects have included books, websites, newspaper supplements, magazines, corporate reports, and more.

CRITIQUING

I can do a full read-through of your manuscript and provide written feedback re what’s working and what isn’t, along with suggestions for improvement.

COACHING

Coaching is one-on-one engagement over a period of time depending on your project needs and/or writing goals. As coach, I listen as you articulate your goals or your confusion about said goals, provide guidance, help you set deadlines, offer constructive feedback on works-in-progress, answer questions, help you work through either your script or your writing issues, and hopefully cross the finish line (i.e. reach your writing goal). You benefit from my focused attention whether our communication is non-contact (via email to anywhere in the world), or contact (via phone or skype, or in person). Services falling under coaching may include review of query letters, press kits, and other issues related to script development, publishing, and/or literary promotion. See also coaching

CONSULTING

The beautiful thing about freelancing is the opportunities it prevents to work on projects you might not have previously considered but which your skills and experience have prepared you for, or which can challenge you to develop new skills and experience. I have served as project manager, mentor, researcher, and more; I consider every opportunity. So, what opportunity do you have for me to help you today?

I’ve tackled a mix of projects, navigating the world of business, media, and the creative arts where my passion lies. I have done so with a commitment to creativity and professionalism. If you have something you need written or reviewed, I may be able to assist. Contact me to discuss your project today.

As an author, I am also available for appearances.

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