Julie appreciates the power of well-chosen words. She has created dozens of publications and presentations for both public and professional audiences. She believes that (1) nearly any subject can be translated into public-friendly language, and (2) professional/business writing can be as artful as a novel.

“Julie takes very complex concepts and makes them understandable to the general public, not by talking down to people, but rather by writing in a clear and concise manner,” says Perry Bryant of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care. “She does not try to change your ideas to fit her framework, but offers constructive suggestions on crafting your messages and positions.”

Julie’s writing projects include reports, discussion guides, brochures, Internet writing, video scripts, and presentations. She works with graphic and web designers to create visually compelling products that attract readers.

writing and video samples

Building a System for Early Success: A Development Plan for Early Childhood in West Virginia
Graphic design by Terzetto Creative

Interview with Julie about early childhood development by WV Public Broadcasting

Child Poverty in West Virginia: A Growing and Persistent Problem
Co-authored with Ted Boettner and Stuart Frazier, design by Elizabeth Paulhus

The Creation of Covenant House of West Virginia: An Oral History

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Real-Life Stories and Practical Tools from Change the Future WV
Written for the WV Bureau for Public Health; graphic design by Terzetto Creative

The Affordable Care Act: Faces of Reform in West Virginia DVD script for West Virginians for Affordable Care; production by Motion Masters

Right from the Start: What Should We Do to Help Our Youngest Children Thrive?
Written for the Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums; graphic design by Terzetto Creative

writing guides

Beginnings at Their Best: How Award Winning Writers Keep Readers Reading

Capturing Public Thinking: Authentic Reporting on Public Forums 
Writing guide for the West Virginia Center for Civic Life

(Note: These samples are in PDF format. If you need one, download the free Adobe Reader.)


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