I offer affordable and quality writing and communications services to businesses, individuals, agencies and organizations. Based in Columbus, Ohio with services available throughout the U.S.
Kathy L. Woodard
Talented wordsmith who loves to gather and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources and turn that information into actionable insights. Have 25+ years writing compelling articles, newsletters, proposals and grants, and other content for a wide variety of organizations and clients. Thinks like a marketer and able to partner effectively across various teams and stakeholders.
- Freelance writing and consulting services provided since 1991
- Nearly 15 years communications, public service programs and foundation experience with a state dental association
- Easily grasps new subject material in virtually any industry
- Excellent writing skills
- Professional and prompt
- Affordable services
HONORS & AWARDS
- Recipient, Jeffrey Dalin DDS Champion national award for commitment to Ohio’s successful statewide implementation of annual Give Kids a Smile program; American Dental Association; November 2013
- Golden Apple Award, Excellence in Public Education Programs for Smiles for Seniors, a program to help ensure older adults maintain daily oral hygiene despite physical limitations, American Dental Association; 2006
- Three Achievement Awards, Ohio Society of Association Executives, for Operation TACTIC, an educational program on dangers of smokeless tobacco, Give Kids a Smile program, and a volunteer community outreach program.
- National recipient, American Dental Association Give Kids a Smile, $5,000 scholarship award
- National Journalism Finalist Award, Women’s Sports Foundation
- Distinction in Media Excellence Meritorious Achievement (DIME) Award
- Awareness Award, Ohio House of Representatives
- Ohio Public Images Journalism Award of Excellence & Women in Communications Regional Award of Merit
One of my biggest writing thrills was an interview with astronaut Bonnie Dunbar. She is a ceramic engineer who was integral to the engineering and development of a space shuttle thermal protection system, and a crew member on five space flights.
Below are links to other writing projects:
- Quarterly newsletter for a condo association in Columbus
- Construction Materials Testing: 7 Things to Know About Certification blog post (first of a six-blog series on construction technician certifications)
- Well Repair News, annual newsletter, Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation
- Weather Resistant Barriers, Growth of Single Family Homes (Blogs, January – March 2017)
- CityScene Columbus
- Editor/ghostwriter, Towers Above, fiction suspense thriller about big-stakes world of Kentucky horse racing and international terrorism. I was also editor and ghostwriter to its sequel, Towers Progeny, which was completed in February 2019.
- Financial Retirement Planning Over 50 (article written and submitted)
- Balance & Brews (press release written and submitted) Food & Wine Magazine
- Workforce Magazine national human resources publication (press release written and submitted)
- Editor/ghostwriter, The Butler Experience, a book on quality customer service
- Balance & Brews (press release written and submitted) Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Choice Recovery Rapid Reads, Disrupt Yourself; Is It Time to Pass the Buck; Billing … Too Much Fun for Words
- Smiles For Seniors, a basic how-to guide/fact sheets to help caregivers of older adults with physical limitations manage a daily oral health routine
- Columbus Business First articles