The best kind of fame is a writer’s fame. Just enough to get a good table at a restaurant and not enough for someone to interrupt you while you are eating.
—author Fran Lebowitz
“Nancy does excellent work. She is timely and thorough on a consistent basis. She is a pleasure to work with and I feel very fortunate to have met her. I highly recommend Nancy Christie.” Jaimee Niles, VP Communications, LIFE Foundation
“Nancy is a pleasure to work with. She skillfully conducts interviews, drafts copy and follows up as required. When assignments shift or change, she takes it in stride, the sign of a true professional.” Brad Urbon
Senior Account Manager, R.H. Blake, Inc. (OH)
“I enjoy working with Nancy because she cares. She asks a great deal of questions that need to be asked. She is very conscientious about her work. It definitely shows in the web articles and other writing she's done for my clients. Nancy ROCKS!” Pam Goldfarb Liss Big Brain/Founder at LitBrains - Igniting Ideas! (NY)
“Nancy Christie is a valuable teacher, writer, and editor who is well respected for her integrity and quality of work. She is willing to give projects her full attention and sees to it that jobs are completed on time and in a professional manner. She exemplifies the word ‘professional.’” Nancy E. Piazza Owner/Editor, Western Reserve Editing--Writeperson, Ltd.(OH)
"Professional Writing Services has written unique and compelling copy for our clients on topics ranging from computer accessories and healthcare to architecture and the beauty trade… [working] within our needs, client requirements and deadlines." Susan Evans, Principal Evans Larson Communication(MN)
"Nancy Christie possesses the rare combination of intellect, grace, humor and persistence. When faced with new technology, she digs in with no hesitation, determined to master it. Her trouble-shooting skills are top notch and I'm especially appreciative of her ability to laugh during challenging situations when things are just not going as planned. Nancy is professional at all times with amazing organizational skills. She is definitely an asset to any team project but seems equally at home working on her own. I highly recommend Nancy and look forward to working with her again should the opportunity arise." Paul Konrardy
Principal, COO, LoudClick, (MN)
"Nancy Christie was an inspirational mentor as well as editor for my book. She provided insightful information on the publishing aspect and book promotion along with valuable resource links on the writing profession and editorial tips. Patient with my inexperience and sensitive to the difficult subject matter, she encouraged me every step of the way." Ann Hyland, author
"My publisher said my manuscript was one of the cleanest they had ever received. Nancy made my words more meaningful and she helped me to become a better writer. I would highly recommend Nancy for any project." Dianne Schwartz, author, Whose Face Is in the Mirror?
These are the hallmarks of Professional Writing Services--the reason I have been able to satisfy clients throughout the country since 1995.
My company fills a specialized niche, serving a market that understands the value of professionally prepared communications materials. Clients value my unique blend of writing expertise and business acumen, which guarantees creative results that don’t lose sight of business goals.
My client base includes corporations, marketing firms, ad agencies and non-profit organizations in industries ranging from manufacturing, healthcare and professional services to consumer goods and social services. Past copywriting projects include advertorials, case studies, Web content, articles for custom publications and marketing and press kit materials. I also provide book and article editing services.
For more information about my services or to discuss a copywriting project, contact me via phone at 330-793-3675 or by e-mail. I can help you meet the challenges of your unique business communication needs!
Accomplishments report—I wrote multiple physician profiles and overviews of departmental innovations for a major healthcare system's annual report, distributed to medical professionals and current and potential donors.
Anniversary booklet—I created a 15th anniversary booklet highlighting achievements, goals and background of a community-focused organization that was used as a marketing tool to educate the community about its programs as well as to solicit donations and funding.
Anniversary publication—My copy for a technical school's 10-year anniversary publication enabled my client to publicize its overall growth and significant achievements during the past decade.
Articles—I develop, research and write articles for print and online use for companies desiring to solidify their reputation and promote their extensive knowledge base in their respective industries.
Blog posts—On a monthly basis, I ghostwrite ongoing blog posts for a major franchisor whose goal is to provide its franchisees with brief, useful management and operational tips and ideas.
Book editing—I edited a 300-plus page book manuscript on design in the healthcare environment for a principal of an architectural design firm, successfully meeting a very short deadline.
Brochures—I created content highlighting benefits and events for a business organization's brochures, which the organization used to attract potential members and establish its reputation as a professional development resource.
Custom magazine—I developed the editorial outline and researched and wrote all the articles for a home improvement company's annual consumer magazine, providing useful and interesting information that subtly promoted the client's goods.
Direct mail package—My copy for the sales packet, free-standing inserts, direct mail copy and print ad copy helped get my client get its message to its target market.
Economic development magazines—Designed to attract industry to the area, my copy for the more than 35 publications for cities and counties throughout the United States highlighted the attributes of the locales and served as an outstanding marketing piece for the communities. Examples include The Bronx (NY), Detroit (MI), Fayette County (PA), Lake County (OH) and Dekalb County (GA).
Health web site—I researched and wrote consumer-friendly copy in Q&A format on a variety of health conditions and issues, with all information fully footnoted.
Informational web site—As webmaster, I edited, updated and posted articles on web site that provides a wide range of useful information in a variety of life areas.
Marketing and educational materials—To support a non-profit foundation in its goal of serving as a resource for both consumers and insurance agencies, I draft articles, web site copy, case studies and blog posts, researching statistics and interviewing experts as needed..
Marketing package—As part of an overall goal of repositioning this non-profit agency, my copy for the newsletter, video script and individual brochures focused on the client's expanded services and philosophy to encourage those in need to seek assistance.
Marketing report—For a client seeking a new franchise for his company, I researched and wrote a multi-page report highlighting economic assets of a specific area as well as the company's strengths in the marketplace.
Newsletters—My copy for an economic development agency's newsletter served as a valuable tool to promote its services as well as draw attention to revitalization efforts.
Press kit—Created for a major office products manufacturer to celebrate its 85th anniversary, the corporate history and related information, product spec sheets, "Fun Facts" timeline and press releases I wrote successfully gained the attention of the media.
Strategic publications—As a freelancer for an agency, I write copy for a global manufacturer's strategic publications, which involves interviewing corporate executives and customers.
Web site copy—To provide a medical practice with an online presence, I developed content for a comprehensive web site, which included numerous informative articles appropriate to their patients.
White papers/articles—To help clients gain print exposure, I developed white papers and ghost-wrote articles, which they then distributed to targeted publications both in the States and overseas.
Your competition uses professionally prepared materials. They know the importance of presenting their message well in today’s tight market. Can you risk doing anything less? A freelance writing service can provide expert services when you need them. You don’t have to add staff or burden employees with projects outside their realm of expertise.
Projects can range from internal assignments such as a company manual or annual report to marketing and communication tools such as brochures, news releases and direct mail packages. Take a look at some of your written materials—chances are, they can benefit from some creative updating.
The professionals of the writing service will edit and, if necessary, rewrite your information so that it is not only grammatically correct but also creatively composed. If desired, they can also handle designing the finished piece.
Finally, the writers will deliver the project in the agreed-upon format: as hard copy ready for reproducing, on disk in the format the printer requests, or as a finished piece, with the printing costs added to the overall bill.
Prices will vary depending on the complexity of the job and the number of meetings needed to complete the project. The way the assignment is billed can also vary. You may be billed by the project, by the word or page, or by the hour. This should be determined at the initial meeting. If it is by the hour, you and the writing service need to agree upon a maximum amount of time for which you will be charged.
Meet with the writer to ensure that he or she is able to grasp the concepts you want to impart. The ideal freelance writer is one who is either familiar with your industry or able to research enough about it to use industry terms correctly.