Katie's writing specialties are many and diverse (she is also an excellent researcher and able to learn new specialties on the fly). Her specific areas of expertise include education, real estate, public speaking, literature, and composition. She is an exceptional proofreader and skilled developer of flyers, pamphlets, programs, budgeting sheets, business letters, operations manuals, and articles/blog posts.
Katie's interests range widely as she enjoys learning new things (she has tried everything from tap dancing to working as a volunteer EMT). Longstanding interests include literature, creative writing, community theater/acting, health and fitness, adventuring and wilderness survival, art, Krav Maga, and world travel. She also has extensive knowledge of such obscure topics as betta fish care and maintenance.
Katie has tutored adults and children in composition for 10 years. She has worked as a full-time educator for 5 years and currently teaches high school English. She regularly reads books and takes graduate-level educational courses to sharpen her skills.
Katie spent 4 years as a real estate transaction management assistant, trainer, and REALTOR. She developed email copy, standard operations procedures, and transaction outlines for various teams.
Katie has worked for non-profit organizations in a variety of capacities, including editor, proofreader, and content writer. She understands the importance of representing an organization's mission in the broader world.
Katie has written and proofread book/movie reviews. She enjoys considering the significance of entertainment within culture as well as how small elements contribute to the overall impact of a work.
Katie has written, proofread, and edited articles on numerous topics (most frequently, on education, health and wellness, and real estate).
Katie has written blog posts on numerous topics (most frequently, on self-development, organization, and book reviews).
Katie has created, designed, proofread, and edited brochures for many events and purposes. Her most common projects include theater programs, event invitations, and conference schedules.
Katie has designed, proofread, and edited email templates for businesses and non-profit organizations. Her templates vary depending on the type of communication required, answers needed, or transactions accomplished. For email copy, Katie strives for writing that is compelling, simple, respectful, and results-driven. She delights in finding wording that will enable clear communication and the least amount of back-and-forth communication required.
Katie has drafted, proofread, and edited business letters, client letters, letters of recommendation, memorandums, and introduction letters for real estate teams and non-profit organizations.
Katie drafted Facebook announcements for real estate team's promotional page. She delights in choosing words that are effective and winsome and contain just enough "edge" to draw desired clientele.
Katie has drafted, proofread, and edited numerous newsletters for non-profit organizations, real estate teams, and educational institutions. As an educator, she prepares quarterly newsletters for the families within her sphere.
Katie has created presentations on PowerPoint and GoogleSlides for various venues and clients. She seeks to pair words and content in such a way that is winsome, visually appealing, and effective for reaching the audience and goals of the presentation.
Katie has written scripts for a professional-style puppet team that produced shows for elementary school children.
Katie has written personal and public speeches for such occasions as weddings, funerals, and speech competitions. In 2018, she was the Area 52, Division E speech competition champion for Toastmasters International (one step away from becoming a candidate for the World Championship of Public Speaking). Katie has also edited, proofread, and developed speeches for third parties.
Katie has written and edited product reviews and descriptions for various purposes. She would love to help bring your product to life.
Katie has proofread web content for business leaders and non-profit organizations. She not only enjoys proofreading for grammar and mechanics, but also for ensuring that content aligns with mission statements and goals.