Paul Dudenhefer

Paul Dudenhefer

"Paul Dudenhefer writes like a dream and really personalized our web presence with his informative and engaging profiles of our visiting scholars." --Bruce Caldwell, director, Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University

Whether it’s 140-character tweets or 140-page corporate reports, I can meet your writing needs and produce a document that surpasses your expectations.

Do you have a new product to promote? Maybe you're expanding your warehouse or have welcomed a new member to your team. Did you set a sales record this quarter? Perhaps you're making a speech at the next shareholders' meeting or need to prepare a slide show for potential investors. Are there important changes to your benefits plan that you need to communicate to your employees? Do you want to increase your social media presence?

Successful written communication begins with a conversation between you and me. What is the message you want to send? Who is the audience? Is your news likely to be welcome--or distressing? What is your goal? What do you want to achieve?

Here is what I can do for you.

Press releases and media pitches. A new product, a factory expansion, a quarterly sales record—let me broadcast the good news by writing effective press releases and pitches with leads designed to catch the attention of your target audience.

Feature stories. Would you like to see your company and its recent successes featured in a magazine? I can write query letters and the follow-up feature story as well.

Presentation slides. We all know the problems. Too much text. Not enough images. Poor transitions. Small type sizes. I will follow best practices in creating an effective slide show to complement your presentation.

Social media posts. Facebook, Twitter, the company blog—I can craft platform-appropriate statements that will resonate with your intended audience.

Letters and memos. Communicating the right information—and with the right tone—is vital to company success and morale. We all want to be the bearer of good news. But sometimes a delicate, sensitive, or potentially unpopular matter needs to be addressed. My versatile writing skills allow me to respond to a range of organizational needs.

Speeches and addresses. Whether it’s the annual shareholders’ meeting, a civic group luncheon, or the company picnic, you don’t want to be at a loss for words. Let me work with you to develop the perfect remarks for the occasion.

Audio and video scripts.  Less is more when it comes to writing scripts for audio and video. With an emphasis on important details and smooth transitions, my scripts will deliver the message you want to send.

Op-ed pieces. Sometimes it’s important for a CEO or other leader to take a public stand on an issue. I’ll work with you to write the perfect opinion piece or editorial, clearly stating your main point and effectively arranging your arguments and evidence.

Grant proposals. Clear writing and following the required format are the keys to successful grant proposals. I will make sure your proposal addresses the funder’s interests while effectively communicating the details and goals of your proposed project.