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At a loss for words? I can help.

Writing can be intimidating. Maybe it’s that big grant proposal you have due. Maybe you need the perfect cover letter to land your dream job. The stress of writing can overwhelm even the most polished professionals.

It can be hard to know where to begin, much less how to produce high-quality content that gets the results you need. Having a writer in your corner can take all the stress out of telling your story.

I’ve helped people tell their stories since 2003 and I would love to help you.

Email me or send me a quick note.

Go ahead.  I’m listening.

Who I am

Mission

To help you tell your story.

Vision

A world where everyone’s story is heard.

My Values

Respect

Writing your story is an act of respect: respect for you, respect for your story, and respect for your audience.

Trust

Your story is precious to you. No matter what kind of story you want to tell, what matters most is that you feel like you can trust me with your story.

Gratitude

Without gratitude, we cannot hear each others’ stories. Practicing gratitude opens us up to new stories and new ways to understand each other.

Joy

Deadlines can be misery unless you approach each assignment with joy. A good sense of humor and playfulness go a long way to assuage the anxiety due dates can bring.

My Story

Suzanne Raether, Owner

suzanne@sticksstoneswriting.com

When I was a child I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, a writer. I knew then that I wanted to write stories that would help people and I have carried that same sentiment throughout my career as a professional writer. With a Master’s in Professional Writing, I am a seasoned author who can help you shape and share your story.

Whether I’m writing for nonprofits, library systems, small and mid-sized businesses, universities, or individuals, I help my clients tell their stories so they can gain funding, reach new markets, and promote themselves through effective communication.

I’ve worked with the following organizations, businesses, and publications: Air Lift, Cherokee One Feather, City Social Magazine, Colloqate Design, Converge Consulting, DIBIA Dream, EmpowerBR, Fontana Regional Library System, Foundation for Louisiana, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Greater New Orleans Funders Network, Hoffman Miller Advertising, Junebug Productions, Leading Educators, Louisiana Green Corps, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Musaica, Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans, New Orleans Levee, STEM NOLA, Sylva Herald, Western Magazine, and Youth Oasis.

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