Content is everything when it comes to connecting with the audiences that drive your business. With WordSmyth, you get a team of experienced writers and editors at your disposal—when you need them, as often as you need them—ready to turn out magazine-quality copy that can take your brand to the next level.
BIOS BLOGS BOILERPLATES BOOKS
BRANDING MATERIALS COMPANY DECKS E-ZINES MENUS
MISSION STATEMENTS NEWSLETTERS PRESS RELEASES
PRINT EDITORIALS PROPOSALS SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
SPEECHES TESTIMONIALS WEBSITE CONTENT
Also known as “copy” or “storytelling”—the narratives big and small that, when woven together, tell your brand story. Digital content, print editorials, brand messaging, bios, press releases, testimonials, mission statements and more. From tiny taglines and sentences that sing for social media to large-format content for websites or online magazines, WordSmyth provides bespoke copywriting to fit your needs. We’ll vet the best, most experienced writer for the job. Period. (Ghostwritten or with a byline—up to you.)
Research + Interviews
Whether they're sitting down with captains of industry, or design heavies for a formal interview, or rolling up their sleeves for an experiential story set in a chef's kitchen or artist's studio, WordSmyth’s highly experienced writers and editors can serve as a professional extension of your brand. In person, on the phone or over email—team WordSmyth will show up with maturity and grace to nurture your brand partnerships.
Contract Editor + Editorial Team
Creating your own magazine? Monthly newsletter? Blog? Internal communications? Don’t have the budget to employ a full-time editor or the time to do it yourself, let alone the wordsmithing chops to tackle the project with eloquence and style? Farm it out to WordSmyth—word by word, piece by piece—for magazine-quality content on demand. We will manage your content cadence, budget and deadlines, and make sure that the copy you want hits your inbox on time.
Already have a draft that needs polish or want to infuse it with top notch copy to make an undeniable impact? Our editors and writers have decades of combined experience with storytelling, brand messaging and crafting the perfect hook. It’s all about creating that emotional connection, and WordSmyth will make sure each and every story arc is smart, layered, targeted and on tone.
AP style—it’s our bible. Never heard of it? Associated Press style provides the guidelines for writing used by most newspapers, magazines and public relations offices. It’s essential for all professional copy, and we know it backwards and forwards. We follow consistent guidelines for grammar, punctuation and language usage to bring the highest level of consistency, clarity and accuracy to your text—without sacrificing style, personality and creativity. And don’t worry… we also know when it’s cool to break the rules.
Names, dates, historical (and miscellaneous) facts, direct quotes... Our editors are trained perfectionists with countless hours in the media trenches spent crossing T’s and dotting I’s. WordSmyth will personally and meticulously confirm all facts with the subject(s) and via in-depth online research.
THE WORDSMYTH PROMISE
At WordSmyth, first and foremost, we promise to listen. Before we get down to the business of transcribing and transforming your stories into engaging, magazine-quality content, we will take the time to interview key players, doing our homework in order to uncover the micro-narratives that tell your brand’s unique story.
Elise Hofer Shaw
Founder, CEO, project manager and our OG EIC (Editor-In-Chief), Elise Hofer Shaw brings 20 years of print and digital editing experience to WordSmyth.
Hofer Shaw cut her teeth working her way up the ranks at Modern Luxury magazines, including positions as senior editor of CS magazine (ten years), founding editor and editor-in-chief of The Men’s Book (four years), and editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Weddings (seven years). From 2014 to 2019, she curated content for Sophisticated Living Chicago magazine as editor-in-chief, as well as managing the content for slmagchicago.com. Hofer Shaw has built a vast network of cutting-edge writers and editors that extends from California to New York to London and beyond. And now, her network is your network. Bespoke copywriting, top editing, fact-checking and proofreading—à la carte or en masse.
All in one place. All on demand.
Everyone has a story. And we're excited to hear yours! Send WordSmyth a brief description of the scope of your project and we will be in touch as soon as possible to hammer out the details.