Wordsmith Associates is a full-service communication firm based in Geneva, Illinois, providing a variety of writing, editorial, design, and publication services to individuals, small businesses, corporations & nonprofit organizations.
Our primary goal at Wordsmith Associates is to enhance the impact of your communication – in the media you choose, in the words you use, and in the messages you convey. We work with you to express your perspectives in distinctive ways – in the form of books (and ebooks), web forums (blogs, articles, posts, websites, webvideos), speeches & presentations, and other channel formats.
We are accomplished writers.
You name it – corporate presentations & reports, marketing plans, web content, training programs, personal legacies, or creative fiction – we cover the content-creation waterfront, providing original writing services that reinforce & extend your important communication and branding goals.
See our Services discussion for details on the full-range of our Wordsmith service offerings.
We are insightful editors.
Like smithies of yore, Wordsmith Associates takes a piece of work at any stage of completion and carefully finishes it to client specifications, with services that include proofreading, copyediting, fact checking, data proofing, preparation of abstracts, charts, indexes, and more. In our editing treatment, we deliver the work with style, accuracy, and distinction.
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We are artful publishers.
Whether your project’s final deliverable is a book, a web article, a marketing piece, a legacy letter, or a strategic business plan, professional quality will always be distinguishing. In collaboration with Wordsmith Associates, your publication will be noted for engaging content, clever design, thoughtful construction, factual accuracy, error-free precision, and tasteful presentation.
Check out our Publications to see some illustrative examples of our work.
Writing a Legacy Letter is an effective way to “tell your story” and make a lasting impact on others. Drawing on your life-learned thoughts and experience-earned insights, you can convey your sense of value and importance in a way that benefits others and helps solidify how you will be remembered. Wordsmith Associates can help. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Who’s Your Great-Grandfather … ?
If you were asked what your great-grandfather did for a living – the great-grandfather on your mother’s father’s branch – how would you answer?
You might be among the 17% or so who are in touch with their ancestry enough to hazard a good guess. More likely, you are one of the rest who have no clue what their great-grandfather did. In fact, you’re ahead of the pack if you even know his full name and where he lived.
Fast-forward now and reflect on your own life and the impact that your life might have on others. Do you want your great-grandchild to have a clue about you? to know who you were and what you did and maybe even something of what you cared about? Or are you content to have the stream of your life blend without identity into the amorphous river of time?
If you’re in the “have-a-clue” group, you’ve found yourself in a good spot, because one goal we have at Wordsmith Associates is to help you be remembered by others through legacy documents based on your life, expressed in your words and images. Click to learn more about:
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.Billy Graham
Featured Client Success Story
When she was in her mid-70s, Margaret Jeanine Condit Hastings did an amazing job of writing the story of her life and, when she presented “My Life” to her children in thick 3-ring binders, she thought the work was done. Her son Steve, however, had other ideas. Steve envisioned the notebook as more like a bound book that would be easy to read and that would be sturdy enough to last well into the future.
To make this happen, Steve engaged Wordsmith Associates to publish the work and, within a few months, he presented back to his mother (on her birthday) a handsome hardback volume of My Life: An American’s Journey, complete with the main story, numerous captioned photographs, family tree information, and the text of all the Christmas letters that Margaret wrote over many years.