Teri Saylor is a freelance business writer in Raleigh, N.C. who brings more than 25 years of experience in journalism, public affairs, and strategic communication to craft compelling stories, inform readers, and make ordinary extraordinary. She specializes in writing about small business, economic development, trade associations and nonprofits, hospitality, career management, human resources, media and journalism, lifestyles, and human interest. Her services include feature and news articles for magazines and online publications, newsletters, blogs, social media, and press releases. She is also available to edit content and provide photos.
I can help you dig a little deeper to unearth that nugget of information that will inspire and delight your audiences. Even after a 25-career in journalism, public affairs and communications, I know there is no end to the beautiful new ways to tell a story. But I can’t do it alone. I need you to help me find the gold in your world. Business and people profiles, tips articles, sponsored stories, social media, newsletter content, press releases, Q&A profiles and essays are just a few ways to let others know who you are, what you do, and how you serve your clients, readers, and the general public. I am here to assist you with all that and more.
Do you have writers already lined up? That’s great. Face it, you don’t want embarrassing typos and factual errors to ruin a great story. Even the best writers need editors for fact-checking, proof-reading, ensuring good grammar and punctuation. Editors can help you make sure the concepts and lives highlighted in your stories and content are easy to understand and are factually correct. Editors can help polish them up so they sparkle and shine. I have more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, and understand what it means to build strong working relationships with both writers and editors.
Communication & Content Strategy
An effective communication plan facilitates smooth sailing. Like putting pennies into a piggy bank, a small investment in a solid communication plan and a content strategy can result in time-savings down the road, greater audience engagement, and ultimately a financial return on your initial investment of time and energy. To communicate effectively and publish effective content all it takes is a great story, a curious mind, and a polished, experienced writer.
A little about me
Years ago I imagined myself as a freelance writer, carving out an invigorating career as a storyteller, a weaver of words that would inspire, delight and inform readers. I started my career as a community newspaper reporter in eastern North Carolina, and worked my way into an executive career in newspapers, before moving on to a career as a magazine editor and in corporate public affairs. Along the way, I honed my skills as a business writer, a communication professional and a photographer. I also managed to launch a popular series of children's books along the way.
One of the most valuable lessons I have learned is there are many ways to tell a story. You begin by knowing your audience, their needs, and the way they prefer receiving information. Then you craft your stories so your audience will devote time to read what you have to say and take action.
Storytelling is one of the most beautiful and imaginative ways to convey your messages and influence your audiences. Let me show you the way.