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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.


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

Web Content

Clear & inviting web copy and images accessible to clients/customers, donors, partners, and supporters; thoroughly researched, engaging blog posts

Other Stuff

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, Kate Pendlebury, 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.

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