Rebecca is a writer and writing coach with 20 years experience creating content that tells a story, informs, inspires action and exceeds expectations. As both an in-house writer for companies like Nationwide and Ketchum and as a freelance writer, she has supported and driven successful campaigns of every shape and size. As a writing coach, she has helped both experienced and newbie authors and bloggers bring their projects to life.
My book was going nowhere. I’d sat on a single plot point for seven years and just could not get past it. My boss set me up for a coaching trial run with Rebecca, and I noticed a change immediately. By teaching me how to manage my time better and set realistic daily expectations, Rebecca actually got me past that plot point and gave me the tools I needed to stay on task despite daily fatigue and distractions. With her help, I remembered why I love writing and have a system in place that will take me to the conclusion of my first book and beyond.
–Kyle Jarrett, writer, executive assistant, Smile TV
Her memoir, Cancer Happens: Coming of Age with Cancer (Capital Books), received glowing reviews from publications across the country, including the LA Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer. In her blog Laugh at the Sky, Kid she wrote about creative expression, conscious living, conscious parenting and personal growth. As a weekly contributor to the popular Curiouscast podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson’s, she shares her story about being a partner in Parkinson’s with her husband Larry Gifford. She recently developed a workshop based on her coaching tools that is offered in Vancouver, BC.
Current and former content development clients include Omegasonics, Bonneville Communications, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Michael and Raphaelle Tamura, The Lefko Group/Conscious Leadership Connection, Time Warner Cable, FedEx, Ketchum, Nationwide Insurance, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Rebecca created sharp, focused, action-producing writing that has motivated clients to purchase products from us at a faster clip. She was able to research and produce product with minimal meetings. A superb marketing writer.
–Frank Pedeflous, president, Omegasonics
Rebecca’s diverse experience and understanding of market nuances and the creative process are a direct result of her semi-nomadic existence. As Tolkien would say, she wanders a bit, but is seldom lost. While she grew up in Dayton, OH, and graduated with honors from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, she has lived and worked all over the country, including in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Luis Obispo, CA, Hartford, CT, and Columbus, OH. Currently, Rebecca makes Vancouver, BC, her home, along with her husband Larry, her son who she homeschools part-time, and the koi in their backyard pond.