Summary: I have an extraordinary intimacy with the English language that began in early childhood. I also have a well-developed intuition, which I employed for years as an Intuitive Counselor (and reinforced through a Master’s degree program in Spiritual Psychology). I combine these natural and learned abilities to help my clients express themselves in language that is true to their nature and communicates their message in ways that resonate with the heart-minds of their audience. It is my pleasure to put these skills to use on behalf of people and ideas that make a positive difference in the world.
My abiding fascination with the English language has enabled me to develop great skill in using it to express ideas that make a positive difference in people’s lives.
I specialize in making difficult subjects accessible and dull material interesting; in finding new perspectives from which to view otherwise familiar ideas; in perceiving and articulating previously unseen connections as well as that which seems beyond description; and in conducting penetrating interviews with innovative voices in any given field.
Proficient at organizing and distilling large amounts of information into readily accessible sentences and sound bites, I use my sensitivity to linguistic nuance and understanding of human nature to produce written material that is both highly refined and powerfully persuasive.
When turning spoken word into printed page, I combine my intuitive abilities with my writing skills to convey the character of the speaker as well as the depth and essence of his or her message -- through the written word.
I have written on a great many topics in a variety of forms for a diverse clientele and audience. My work ranges from well-researched substantive material to light and clever promotional pieces; from serious speeches and seminars to humorous articles and verse.
Client requirements determine my level of involvement in the writing process – from surface editing to the creation of original drafts. Many clients have excellent ideas to convey and important services to offer but limited time or facility to communicate effectively.
I require only minimal involvement on the part of those initiating a project and have transformed many vague concepts into finished pieces that have more than fulfilled my clients’ often unspoken intentions.
I can absorb a lot of new information in a relatively short period of time and then find the central spine within the masses of material, the contemporary relevance of it all, and the sequence of points that can illuminate the argument in ways that are both comprehensive and comprehensible. Here is the single, four-syllable word—coined by Coleridge in the early 19th C—that describes that capacity.
Esemplastic: "Having the ability to shape diverse elements or concepts into a unified whole: the esemplastic power of a great mind to simplify the difficult." Dictionary.com
Citation: “…the ability to make huge leaps between seemingly incongruous images and to synthesize them—what psychologists call loose associations and Coleridge called “the esemplastic gift”—and the ability to become obsessed and to stay obsessed and to pull all perceptions into a whole through the lens of that obsession.” Susan Neville, Sailing the Inland Sea, 2007
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