Pittsburgh Wordsmith is a single member LLC run by Kate Pendlebury, PhD, offering a range of writing, editing, and consulting services at an affordable rate.
“Without the help of Kate’s talents as researcher and editor I’d still be working on my last book.”
PHIL SMITH, EMERITUS, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
“I truly appreciated Kate’s dedication to understanding our organization, our community, our values, and our staff. Her thoughtful process created a communications plan that is cohesive, directly correlates to our needs, and is achievable within the confines of our organization’s capacity.”
CHRISTINE KROGER, NEIGHBORHOOD NORTH MUSEUM OF PLAY
“Kate has been so supportive (and patient) in working with our new nonprofit. Within two months of working with Pittsburgh Wordsmith, we received our first grant to support families with reproductive mental health needs. We now have a well written case for support to use for future proposals. Kate has really set our organization up to succeed. I would recommend Pittsburgh Wordsmith to anyone needing fresh eyes and insight into the grant writing process.”
JODIE HNATKOVICH, FORWARD ALLIES
Thoughtful assessment of your communication / fundraising needs, collaborative planning, and constructive, achievable goals
Grants & Fundraising
Prospect recommendations; compelling, informed grant proposals; inviting appeals and thoughtful campaign copy to build your base
Press / News
Electronic and print newsletters with refreshing content; Press releases, news & feature articles; media relations for Pittsburgh-based orgs
Thorough, quality editing for grammar, spelling, and usage; structure, style, argumentation, and audience; referencing and research
Clear & inviting web copy and images accessible to clients/customers, donors, partners, and supporters; thoroughly researched, engaging blog posts
Are you looking for a ghost writer? A speech writer? Research and editing for your article or book? Do you need an extra eye on your paper?
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Who is the Pittsburgh Wordsmith?
The creator of Pittsburgh Wordsmith,, grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to do a PhD in English at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating in 2013, Kate requalified as a nonprofit development professional with the help of the Pittsburgh NCJW’s Center for women. In her work at two Pittsburgh nonprofits, she raised public and foundation grants up to $500,000; created and disseminated print and electronic communication pieces; designed ads with Adobe Creative; maintained two websites and built one; scripted and performed an uncharacteristic radio ad; managed a special event or two; and solved numerous problems – stylistic, grammatical, analytic, technological, and visual. Kate is foremost a writer, and she created Pittsburgh Wordsmith to bring her assorted analytic, writing, and editing skills to the non-profit and small business community.