A few words about my reputation... I am known as someone who:
- Is naturally investigative, insightful, and sensitively attuned to you.
- Has a rare ability to get right to the heart of the matter.
- Will uncover the hidden gems in your concept or story.
- Hears everything said and unsaid and listens between the lines.
- Leads with integrity and ensures structural integrity in all copy.
- Writes for you and as you, polishing your message until it shines.
- Infuses everything I write with depth and power.
- Uncrosses tangled wires in your message or story.
- Frees your message or story to become the best it can be.
- Writes content that moves and impacts the reader.
- Remains true to your intentions and goals.
- Delivers excellent written content that you can share with confidence and pride.
Book Ghostwriter / Biographer:
I am a natural-born biographer. From a young age, I was fascinated by the stories of others. I recall reading Working by Studs Terkel and feeling a kinship to him. When I lived in Nashville years before I became a professional biographer, I would take a microphone and a tape recorder around town and choose interview subjects. People sat patiently and told me their stories while I interviewed them. This was the early version of my biographer-ghostwriter work.
The fact that so many of my clients have been through profound challenges made my life as a biographer all the more rewarding and enriching. I have authored two books under my own name (scroll down below) in which I have profiled notables in the film/TV industry. I also have one spoken-word CD. (See below.)
Speechwriter and Video Script Writer:
I love writing speeches and it's a natural gift of mine. It is very satisfying for me to serve clients who need to express themselves verbally in speeches for events, ceremonies, and conferences--all those times of life that matter most. It is a wonderful feeling when they tell me that the speech I wrote boosted their confidence and pride, allowed them to relax, and was very well received.
General Content Writer:
Developmental Editor (revising and editing):
Content development coach:
Former civil litigation secretary (8 years)
Film/TV & music industry background
Market research experience
Consummate interviewer 100 wpm typist
Background and Back Story:
I began my professional writing career by writing profile articles about film/TV studio pros like my dad, who worked on set at Universal Studios. I soon found that I had innate insights into human nature and the ability to listen and connect with a client's heart, mind, spirit, and intentions. I instinctively understood the most moving and effective way to present a client's message in writing.
Over the years, my clientele has included those in the entertainment industry (see Book Clients page), as well as survivors of trauma and tragedy.
In earlier years, I worked as a civil litigation legal secretary. Typing 100 words per minute on legal documents comes in handy to this day. I don't have to record or transcribe interviews, allowing for a streamlined process.
I also spent years conducting business-to-business market research interviews and writing customer satisfaction summaries. I have been told that during my interviewing process, I put clients at ease and create a comfortable dynamic that enables them to open up. Many even report finding the process therapeutic and healing.
I grew up in Los Angeles as the daughter of a dad who was a special-effects tech for film and T.V. and a mom who was a homemaker/writer from a Jewish family. Some of my earliest memories involve being deeply engrossed in great movies and T.V. shows. Then there was the incredible music I listened to growing up. In particular, the lyrics to the songs sparked my imagination. At a young age, I began playing the piano and writing poetry and song lyrics. I went on to become deeply involved in the music industry.
I live in Los Angeles, the home of the film/T.V. industry, not far from where I grew up. I also spend time each year in my beloved home away from home, Nashville, where I lived from 1990 to 1997. When I am not writing, I can often be found at the movies, enjoying great music and art, spending time with loved ones, or out walking in gorgeous Southern California. My Episcopalian faith is my foundation and my integrity my compass.