Susan Reid - Freelancer
Decorated Copywriting Veteran
- Location Sacramento, United States
- Local time 10:27 PM
- Experience 30 years
Owner/Principal "Mighty Pen Writing & Editing"
I was born with a pen in my hand. My left hand, to be specific (thus, I'm right-brained, naturally dominant in language).
When other little girls were playing with dolls, I was playing with words -- poetry, Shakespeare adaptations, award-winning essays. And I've never stopped!
I've been writing clients' marketing copy since my first job out of college. Ad agencies, PR agencies, in-house marketing departments -- I've learned from them all. In 2002 I founded Mighty Pen Writing & Editing.
For me, freelancing writing is the greatest invention since the typewriter/word processor/computer/laptop/tablet.
The best part is working with smart, innovative people all around the world.
People like you!
Thank you for checking out my profile. I look forward to making your business sound irresistible.
Susan Reid's Skills
- comms strategy
- sales letters
- sales sheets
- annual reports
- special reports
- grant writing
- landing pages
- email campaigns
- executive writing
- product descriptions
- press releases
- feature articles
- blog posts
- Copy Editor
Susan Reid's Portfolio
Recommendations for Susan Reid
Principal, Wiley Design Communications, a branding + marketing communications agency
Susan's smart, insightful and intuitive about copywriting, messaging and capturing just the right tone for private companies to non-profit organizations. We've worked together for many companies and organizations and I heartily recommend her!
I highly recommend Mighty Pen as writer, editor, and public relations manager. She is a talented, creative, imaginative writer who has a highly professional perspective in providing solutions for the client’s written communications. Jay Wren
Flight Attendant at SkyWest Airlines
Lucky for those of us that get to work with her, Susan Reid was destined to chronicle other people's businesses. The challenge to solve the messaging puzzle feeds her soul and that enthusiasm is contagious. Her contributions to any marketing or public relations project make everyone a winner.
Probably my first career mentor, Susan showed me that you can be a successful, hard-working professional without being conventional and stuffy. And that copy written in an attempt to please everyone is not only ineffective and impossible, but also pretty boring. Susan has a gift for crafting key messages that get into (and stick in) the minds of her target audiences.
Owner, MCO Associates
I always look forward to working with Susan for her clear vision, great ideas and cheerful disposition. She always does an excellent job, on time. You can count on Susan.
Director of Development at Grubb Ventures
I hired Sue Reid at My Mighty Pen to help me update my website. The results - a clear, crisp message that reflects the tone that I want to convey. Sue is fun to work with and responds promptly. Why can't everyone be this great to work with?
Owner, Designer at D'Arcy Design & Production
I have had the pleasure of working with Susan Reid on many projects over a span of 4 years. On everything from corporate brochures, and target market inserts, to web sites and trade show graphics. Susan has proven time and again, her ability to summarize the marketing strategy of the client into concise and accurate blocks of copy that fit the designs perfectly without loosing the meaning. She provides many great options when looking at corporate branding tag lines, or ideas for the 'theme' or 'style' of the overall copy that reflects the authenticity of the client. Her professionalism and self-motivated style is matched by her intelligence and wit, and brings a positive asset to any team.
Associate Director, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Susan gets it. The hard part often is figuring out what to write, and her skill in doing so makes the writing part look easy--which it isn't. Being astute and a great writer just makes Susan so easy to work with on any kind of project.
Pamela J. Wood
Jury Commissioner at Office of Jury Commissioner
Susan Reid is a skilled, engaging, and highly competent writer who far exceeds my exceptionally high standards for accurate, compelling, quality writing. Her writing is clear, incisive, funny when funny is called for, and direct at all times. I recommend her highly for any assignment calling for distinctive and persuasive communication.