Natalie H. brings fifteen years of experience writing for educational and non-profit organizations. Assignments include magazine and journal articles; marketing materials such as newsletters, brochures, web site copy and other promotional projects; and technical writing projects such as training manuals. With her roots in journalism, Natalie has interviewed numerous subjects for lengthy feature articles, biographical sketches, and succinct news flashes. She has written and published dozens of articles in educational publications, and she has been the lead writer for four organizations’ regular newsletters. Natalie wrote and edited training manuals for two organizations, enabling each organization to establish operational consistency amidst employee turnover and across geographically separated staff. Organizations use her work for communication, advertising, training, and fundraising purposes.
Natalie's professional work has focused mainly on family literacy. A former teacher and writing tutor, Natalie's work as a Program Director and consultant for a Hawaii non-profit literacy organization earned her a Commendation from Hawaii's Lieutenant Governor. While in Hawaii, Natalie worked closely with high-need public schools to bring them effective reading programs, and under her leadership, programs doubled and expanded to four islands. She is knowledgeable in non-profit program development, volunteer recruitment and training, skills and strategies for improving reading habits in the home and school, and bridging relationships between home and school. Natalie H. also established herself as a successful grant writer. She was the lead writer and co-writer of numerous grants, helping to raise the organization $1.1 million in funds. Natalie also wrote and edited numerous fundraising letters. She attracted potential donors by incorporating the organization’s tangible impact results and hard evidence into relatable stories that appeal to potential donors.
A military wife, Natalie is flexible and skilled in adapting to unpredictable circumstances. She is focused and driven, and her superiors commonly remark on her dedication, diligence, and determination. If you hire her, you will be pleased to receive an experienced writer who can meet your organization's needs with a quality product.