Connie K. Thompson

T U R N   W R I T I N G   S T R E S S   I N T O   B U S I N E S S   S U C C E S S

 

Freelance Writer / Corporate Trainer

Writing

If your business needs an instruction manuals, a personnel manual, an email or direct mail letter campaign, or standardized business letter formats, and . . .

  • You don’t need a full-time employee to assist you in creating these documents and . . .

  • You need it done faster than your staff can produce it and . . .

  • You need a professional product, . . .

Then  you might need a one-time freelance writer with the education, experience, and skill to do it for you.

Training

If you are thinking of teaching your staff to improve their technical writing, copywriting, or business writing skills, and to improve their grasp of corporate fundamentals, . . .
Then you might need a corporate trainer who has written the courses, taught the courses, and   worked in businesses personally to help your staff get smarter in a hurry.

 

About Me

The Facts:

  • I have a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Technical Writing.

  • I have taught Technical Writing  and Composition at Missouri State University.

  • I have worked for two government agencies, in real estate, in the legal field, and in our family owned retail business for 11 years.

  • I have written 2 self-help books and 2 science fiction books (2 were Amazon best-sellers).

  • I have facilitated meetings.

  • I have experience in writing various business reports and manuals, as well as teaching business related courses.

         

The “Other” Facts:

  • I love to write.

  • I love to teach.

  • I love to help people make smarter life decisions.

 
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Technical Writing

--writing to inform, instruct, explain and/or document. The writing is clear, concise and easily understood by a designated audience. Technical writing often uses industry technical terms, illustrations, and layout to convey information and instructions.

Examples:  User guides, personnel manuals, financial reports, safety manuals.

Copywriting

--writing to persuade, convince, sell, enlist or engage. The writing is sometimes referred to as a “high-dollar word game” because it is most often designed to increase sales, engagement, or participation of a targeted audience. Copywriting often uses lay-person terms and jargon to engage prospects.


Examples: Direct mail campaigns, email campaigns, brochures, flyers, ads.  

Business Writing

--writing to communicate with other employees, affiliates, or clients. The style is informational to keep others involved and up-to-date in the business’ progress. Business writing uses correct English and structure associated with professional organizations.

Examples: Inter-office memos, consumer relations letters, notes of meetings, updates to shippers, etc.

 

Courses

Technical Writing

2-day course on-site

Learn that elements of space, color, illustration, and appropriate verbiage conveys information accurately, simply and clearly to provide more safety, satisfaction, and understanding of your business’ goals.

Copywriting

2-day course on-site

Learn to conduct audience analysis, examine features vs. benefits of product/service, research competitors, and write in the language your audience speaks to enhance your business’ bottom line.

Business Writing

Course length varies

Communicating coherently and professionally with other employees and clients allows consistent and coordinated tracking of business activities. This course covers the basics of internal communication (interoffice memos, meeting minutes, etc.) and external communication with clients (particularly regarding customer relations).

Corporate Consciousness for a Smarter Employee

2-day course on-site

Allowing an employee to examine where they fit into the organization requires self-examination and an understanding of the fundamentals of a business structure. By educating employees not only of their personal strengths, but also of their possible contribution to the business can provide greater strength and passion, allowing productivity to climb.

Your Life is a Business

2-day course on-site

Showing employees how their lives resemble those of any business structure allows them to re-examine their own financial situation as well as benefiting the business’ bottom line.

 

Contact

 

©2019 by Connie K. Thompson | cktwriter@gmail.com | (719) 371-2894