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. For you, 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 30 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. May I help you?
Freelance Writer, Get It Write
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“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
Who sets out to hike 900 km of physically demanding and sometimes treacherous terrain, with the risk of encountering unexpected storms, poison ivy, rattlesnakes, bugs, maybe even bears? The answer: Hikers who do the Bruce Trail "end-to-end," and there are more than...read more
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
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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:
“Side parts are out. Tight pants are over. And newsletters are officially back.” I laughed at that comment in Business 2 Community, riffing on the recent “cheugy” word wars. It seems Gen Zs (born 1997–2015) have decreed items supposedly loved by Millennials (born...read more
They weren’t hugged, even though some were as young as three. They weren’t comforted at being separated from their families. They weren’t fed properly or protected from abuse. And at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., 215 Indigenous children were buried in...read more
It’s not about me. That’s what I’ve realized about adding “she/her” to my profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter, Zoom and elsewhere. Here’s why. The pronouns we use when speaking of someone often imply a gender, such as “she” or "her" to refer to a woman or girl. That’s not...read more
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