Audience is paramount in writing. I work with academic institutions to craft engaging, evergreen content in a tone that resonates with readers. Because I believe collaboration is essential to high-quality output, I communicate regularly with clients to develop articles that suit their needs and mission.
Clear, informed writing for academic audiences
I aim to provide concise pieces that speak directly to readers. I am open to writing in diverse academic disciplines and am most familiar with the social sciences. My writing style can be adapted to fit project parameters, although I generally maintain an inviting, natural tone with varied syntax.
To ensure my planning and writing time is spent effectively, I discuss the following with clients when considering a project:
- project description and scope (what are we working on, and what do you need from me?)
- objectives (what is the purpose and goal of the piece?)
- audience, style, and tone (to whom are we speaking--and how?)
- constraints (e.g., word count/page limit)
- draft deadline (when should the initial draft be completed?)
- final deadline (when should the piece be finalized/when are we going to print?)
- budget (do you have funding for a certain hourly rate/number of hours, or is your budget flexible?)
Copywriting is billed hourly and typically begins at $75/hour. Rates are negotiable depending on the client's scope of work, deadline, and budget. I am available for individual projects and long-term/contract arrangements.
Please contact me to discuss your needs.
"While her talent as a writer is clear, it is her versatility and professionalism that make Taryn a truly special asset to any professional communications operation."
Taryn’s ability to connect the complex world of science and academia to the most basic human emotions has helped introduce important issues in nursing and health care to our most important stakeholders. While her talent as a writer is clear, it is her versatility and professionalism that make Taryn a truly special asset to any professional communications operation. She can transition easily between writing styles and I trust her implicitly to handle interviews with our most important donors, faculty and students.
Mike Brinich, Communications and Marketing Director, University of Michigan School of Nursing