- Writing/EditingSharing My Words, Polishing Yours
- TeachingStoke Your Disruptive Imagination!
- Philosophyguiding principles
Barbara Saunders brings to her work an unconventional combination of training in the arts, psychological counseling, and business that enables her to communicate with any audience. Her clients are people and organizations who can leave their comfort zones and participate in the kind of serious play that leads to creative excellence.
Crafter. Communicator. Catalyst. I bring a deep focus on language to personal and organizational content projects. My specialty is the long form and the high stakes: grant proposals that raise hundreds of thousands to millions; content marketing that reaches millions of customers; editorial support for your book project; compliance and communications pieces that support business-critical projects.
I’m an old-fashioned writer and editor. I’ve held titles including director of content development, public information associate, grant writer, copywriter/editor and technical writer. In those positions, I learned numerous tools and processes for producing text for publication in print and on the Web. My emphasis has shifted back to basics.
In addition to developing my own projects, I help people and organizations articulate, capture, and express the ideas and information that will become their Web pages, books, articles, correspondence, proposals, audio or visual materials, and more.
“The Possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.” –Emily Dickinson
You’ve set up structures for accountability, systematically pursued the knowledge you need, sharpened your skills and built your networks. Do you still feel stuck, stumped, or trapped? Transitions can be particularly difficult if you’re pursuing an undefined path such as establishing a business, launching an artistic project, or making a major change to your lifestyle. The missing link in those circumstances may be your command of your IMAGINATION.
My training can help you develop and sustain the mental and emotional skills to build a specification for your goal and move through unfamiliar territory to actualize it.
I specialize in helping creative individuals engineer sustainable business and career models that include:
- physical rhythms that support health and wellness
- nurturing communities to share values and resources
- enough money
My clients are people who love to work, and are frustrated by the unnecessary strictures of conventional paths.
One-hour Strategy Session: $250
1. The writer-reader relationship is always one-to-one.
2. The cornerstone of clarity is honesty.
3. Writing and editing are arts. Professions? Only incidentally.