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.

Sue Horner
Freelance Writer, Get It Write
(Photo: Amara Studios)

“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

Finding the human side of academic research

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...

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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:

Is your writing ‘as smooth as Tennessee whiskey’?

Country music has a reputation for sad songs involving drinking, trucks, love gone wrong, and more drinking. While that’s still often the case, today’s stars are often more thoughtful about looking at and learning from past mistakes. They also put on a master class in...

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Expressive writing is your on-ramp to understanding

My word-a-day calendar is famous for sharing words that make you go “huh?” True, they are often the “perfect” word for a specific situation (like petrichor, as I’ve talked about before).  But they are more likely to set up a roadblock to meaning than open up an...

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Dealing with emailing? Here’s how to keep it short

Smart communicators use multiple channels to reach employees, and email remains a constant for most workplaces. But dealing with the “excessive volume” of communications is a challenge for companies around the world, according to State of the Sector 2019 - Digital...

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Work with me

Let’s chat about how I can take some pressure off your day, let you cross items off your “to do” list and help keep your communications on track.