Want to get it out? Get It Write!
Do you need readable, interesting and understandable writing?
Are you looking for content for employee and association e-newsletters, feature articles, case studies, websites, social media posts and other material?
Do you sometimes have complicated, jargony, dense information that you want turned into appealing content?
That’s the heart of what I do.
Many of my clients are time-starved corporate communicators who appreciate a fresh perspective on a routine subject, or a helping hand to meet production deadlines. I simplify the complex, uncover “what’s in it for me?” and find the human angle in just about any story.
As a writer with 25 years’ experience, I can handle complicated or sensitive topics as well as breathe new life into recurring items. I care as much as you do about reaching people with clear, readable copy that’s warm and friendly.
Freelance Writer, Get It Write
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International Association of Business Communicators
and its Professional Independent Communicators
Communicators Connection (formerly Halton-Peel Communications Association)
“Sue is a communications professional who takes the time to understand your communication needs as a first step in providing you with effective clear, concise written products. As for her editing skills, Sue has the ability to take the ‘noise’ out of any written materials given her.”Ken Shipley
“Thanks again for your help…It’s nice to have such a great resource for my small team.”Lori Ann Horrigan
Read some samples of my work
At one time, building as many homes or units as possible, as cheaply as possible, seemed to be the way to create affordable housing. Yet as with most things, you get what you pay for. History has shown that it’s better to look at costs over a building’s life cycle...read more
Readers appreciate when the writer does the heavy lifting to explain the complex and figure out “what’s in it for me?” That’s a big part of what I do. In 2016 and 2017, I had the honour of interviewing brainy researchers at Western University’s Faculty of Science. My...read more
(Published in Niagara Escarpment Views, Winter 2017) Nature’s programming is strong. After the first rainfall following spring thaw, Jefferson’s Salamanders emerge from underground dens, determined to migrate to the ponds where they were born to lay their eggs. In...read more
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The Red Jacket Diaries blog
The Red Jacket Diaries is my blog about writing, newsletters, communications and running an independent business. Here are some of the most recent posts:
Some days I flex my writing muscles. Other days, red pen in hand, I'm trimming and toning flabby writing. By that I mean reviewing a document for typos, jargon, wayward punctuation, grammar errors, the passive voice and other writing that stops readers in their...read more
“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” - Astronaut Sally Ride “When you make friends with fear, it can’t rule you.” - Writer Anne Lamott, in Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith With Halloween on the doorstep, it seemed time to talk about...read more
I’m on Plain Language duty. While my client overhauls structure and cuts duplication on the website, I’m trying to make the content more readable. The existing words are often off the readable charts – post-graduate, say, or grade 13 – whereas my client hopes for...read more