GENE SMITH, WORDSMITH
I love how words can be vehicles for big ideas that make a difference in people’s lives. My mission is to help you be more successful by telling compelling stories about who you are and what you do. I can help you package the information you want to share so that it is clear, inviting, and makes the reader want to learn more.
You will find that working with me helps you clarify your vision and strategic goals on the way to building winning customer relationships. My technical skills as a writer and editor complement a poetic sense of how words create feelings that produce a spark of connection and a call to action.
I bring pride and commitment to my work and enjoy creating smooth, productive working partnerships. I enjoy a creative challenge and the pleasure that comes when I help a client achieve breakthrough results. Let’s get started on a collaboration that takes us both to the next level of success!
A passion and a profession
I began editing professionally over 30 years ago, working for three years as a copy editor on the news desk of a large regional newspaper. After that, I moved to the mountains of western North Carolina to work for 11 years at one of the Southeast’s largest outfitters and whitewater schools, where I spent my last six years in the marketing department as writer, editor and press liaison.
In 1995 I started my own company, Articulate INK, to provide copywriting, editing, proofreading and book design to clients as varied as a major resort, a religious retreat center, several small book publishers, print and web designers, a state educational facility dedicated to keeping teachers in the profession, several yoga studios, and authors of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Each time, I met fascinating, passionate people and shared their excitement for their calling.
I welcome the opportunity to get to know you better and help you bring your message to the people you want to serve. Contact me and let’s talk.
“Gene has a gift for creating copywriting that is to the point and well thought out. He listens to your needs and follows through working with your team.
“Gene has provided editing and writing for me for over 17 years. I highly recommend his services.”