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helen_headshot-web-800The Communications Distillery specializes in personalized web content, blog posts, grant proposals, media releases, and promotional materials. I walk the careful line between ghostwriter, editor, and brand voice developer for entrepreneurs, artists, charities, and quaint-but-established organizations.

My clients and I work together assuring their businesses thrive through clarity of message and a deeper connection to their audiences.

It’s simple: I deliver the message, you deliver the goods.

A Little About Me

I’m Helen. That’s me in the picture. I live in a sweet little home near the Eramosa river in Guelph, Ontario.

My love affair for the English language was already underway by age seven when I wrote (and illustrated!) a story for my little sister. ‘There’s A Tiger Under My Bed’ received critical acclaim and elicited comments such as, “Brief but interesting idea. ~ Mom” and “Nice thought, Helen. ~ Dad”

This stumbling beginning smoothed into decades of writing, proofreading, and editing all sorts of lovely things for all sorts of lovely people. People like you.

The Communications Distillery is a proprietary blend of my love for words and my history in the non-profit sector where I facilitated strategic planning sessions, mission and vision days, hosted a variety of workshops, and coordinated events. I also have certificate training in compassionate listening, something I believe is integral to communications of any kind.

Outside of The Communications Distillery, I am a mother, a storyteller, a Camp Tech instructor, a blogger, and a lover of great food and close-knit community. I believe in integrity. I love biting cherries right off the tree. My favourite chocolate is very dark and fairly traded. I have a huge soft spot for people doing good work.

 

“Sometimes, when I sit down to write something for my business, I get a little nervous. What if people don’t understand me or take what I’m trying to say the wrong way? It’s so important to say what you mean and mean what you say. When I need someone to look over something before I send it out into the world or when I just don’t know where to start on a project, Helen can always help. It’s such a relief to me that she’s just an email away. Helen makes any task involving words seem easy and her suggestions always manage to make me sound clever and witty even when I’m having an ‘off’ day.”
~ Andrea Deal, Teetoo

 

Got questions? Please Write To Me. Hearing from new people totally makes my day.

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"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

~Toni Morrison

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