Kristin specializes in making technical and policy-related writing more accessible, by freeing it from unnecessary jargon and revising sentence structure to improve readability. While her background is in writing/editing for policy and donor audiences, she is a quick learner who can adapt to different industries and formats.
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Kristin has more than 10 years of experience editing for nonprofits. Among other things, she has written blog posts, email blasts, fundraising campaigns, donor collateral, brochures, research and policy reports, social media posts, white papers, conference summaries, and web pages. Most recently, her efforts contributed to a 120% increase in annual website visitors.
Kristin has published numerous articles and blog posts showcasing what women are doing around the world to advance gender equality. These have ranged from inspirational profiles and interviews to op-eds in high-profile media outlets such as TIME.
Kristin has done substantive and line editing of dozens of policy memos and reports, including recommendations aimed at US and international governments. She has also edited op-eds and blog posts related to legislative advocacy.
Kristin has edited more than a dozen informational blog posts related to best practices in hiring and staffing.
Kristin has written and edited dozens of blog posts, articles, and web pages related to the agricultural sector. These items were primarily related to rural life, sustainable agriculture, developments in farming, and challenges for farmers and rural communities.
Kristin has edited a 60,000+ word construction safety manual, as well as blog posts related to the construction industry.
Kristin has edited several articles and blog posts related to impact investing, development finance, and the financial sector.
Kristin has edited blog posts related to the transportation/trucking industries, including technical articles about licensing, informational articles about trucker mental health, and press releases about terminal expansion.
Kristin has managed multiple high-traffic blogs. She sets the editorial direction and writes, commissions, and edits a steady stream of posts to ensure consistency of voice and message.
Kristin has managed a Twitter account that provides regular content to 4,000+ followers. She relishes being able to tell compelling stories in 140 characters or less, using appropriate keywords and hashtags for optimum engagement.
Kristin has managed content editing and updates for four CMS-based websites (Adobe GoLive and Wordpress). She has also created mini campaign sites in Squarespace. She has developed highly visual and interactive web pages, including quizzes.
See "Newsletter Content" above. Kristin is well versed in editing email copy for general content curation/subscriber engagement, as well as specific fundraising or advocacy campaigns.
Kristin has written and edited bi-weekly and bi-monthly email newsletters reaching almost 33,000 subscribers.
Kristin is well-versed in best practices for Facebook posting, including paid Facebook ads. For one video, her ad copy drove more than 12,000 views.
Kristin has written, ghostwritten, and edited dozens of articles for high-profile media outlets, including The New York Times, PRI.org, Foreign Policy, TIME, Pacific Standard, Christian Science Monitor, The Hill, The Week, YES! Magazine, Building Peace, Global Post, and more.
Kristin has written or edited grant proposals and donor reports for multiple nonprofit and higher education clients.
Kristin has researched, written, and edited talking points for high-profile speeches given by C-level executives, policy specialists, and a former ambassador. She is adept at writing in different voices, and developing cadences that will resonate with an in-person audience.
Kristin has created or edited print and digital brochures, as well as other organizational collateral that describes the business model and theory of change. She can distill complex programs into concise and understandable language that converts readers to supporters.
Kristin has written and edited scripts for several videos, including donor engagement videos, animated videos, and a video brochure.