Mary Pat Nimon started her career by writing Catholic obituaries. She quickly made the logical transition into business journalism. She spent five years as a business journalist, becoming well versed in a wide range of industries while working under world-class editors. Since starting her own copywriting business in 1995, she has become passionate about understanding how to persuade and educate particular audiences using words.
Today, Mary Pat leads a team of writers who specialize in putting an organization’s most important messages into clear, powerful words that make people take notice.
She and the WordsFresh team have won multiple prestigious writing awards and recognitions, but she counts as her greatest business achievement: 95% of WordsFresh work each month comes from repeat clients.
Eileen Holston is an award-winning brand storyteller with 16 years’ creative agency experience. Her forte is crafting copy that solves problems and offers a fresh perspective. Eileen has a versatile writing background that includes the development of differentiating positioning strategies for global companies, generation of concepts for product launches, content mapping for immersive trade show experiences and just about everything in between. Her favorite projects are the ones that involve a challenge and teamwork.
Rebecca Nimon is an experienced project manager who is adept at staying on top of deadlines, deliverables and costs to move projects forward efficiently and cost-effectively. But that’s just the beginning. Rebecca combines strategy with creative messaging for captivating and effective copy. Scriptwriting for video and conducting on-camera interviews are among her specialties. She has several years’ agency experience, including a background in producing websites, producing videos and managing communication campaigns.
She earned a BA in Digital Cinema with a concentration in Screenwriting from DePaul University.
Mary Jo Gediman has worked in professional communications for more than 20 years as a writer, editor and project manager. As a project leader, she blends messaging and design to meet the client’s communication goals. Her background includes 11 years as project manager with a healthcare branding agency whose clients included Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Pfizer and Humana. She has worked closely with brand managers, attorneys and corporate communications directors to deliver projects on time, on budget and in their particular corporate style. Having written communications for several Fortune 100 companies, her areas of specialty include employee motivation, benefits and consumer education.
Kim Sears keeps our financial house in order, watches the budgets and ensures client invoices are accurate and timely. She graduated from the University of Louisville and in her spare time acts as the business force behind Terry Sears Hardwood Floors, which she runs with her husband. She is ridiculously responsive nearly every day of the week, but she is slightly less available on Fridays during Lent because she rules her church’s fish fry.
Faith Dawson started at WordsFresh as our summer Copywriting and Marketing Intern. After the summer ended, we couldn’t resist inviting her back for more. Faith has produced copy for clients such as GE Appliances and Little Brownie Bakers. Most of her work focuses on Little Brownie Bakers’ volunteer blog and social media outreach. Oh, and if you’re looking for a punny tagline, she’s your girl. Faith is a recent graduate of Bellarmine University, where she studied English and communications.
Jen Newton has more than 15 years’ experience as a professional communicator and has written from both sides of the desk—as a PR/marketing professional and as a journalist. Her experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of the regional medical magazine, as well as brand management, event planning, media relations and strategic planning. As a writer and project manager, Jen’s strategic thinking, problem-solving skills and ability to meet deadlines allow her to flourish in an ever-changing environment. With an eye for detail and a mind for message, Jen’s passion is applying the craft of storytelling to business challenges.
Jennifer Kemnitz has more than 20 years’ experience in writing, editing and project management in diverse settings including non-profit, higher education and B2B technology marketing.
As a published playwright whose short plays have been produced around the country, she’s particularly sensitive to audience and strives to make her writing engaging as well as accessible. She relishes the planning of a project almost as much as the creative execution and gets positively giddy about beating deadlines. She especially enjoys the challenge of articulating complex concepts in everyday language.
The first thing Anastasia Hill remembers writing was a story about a group of children protesting the neighborhood ice cream truck for price gouging. Helping others find their voice through storytelling has been her passion ever since. She’s an award-winning copywriter who’s also focused on digital communication. Never afraid to take a stand, Anastasia affirms that she is an advocate of the Oxford comma. Her writer’s block RX is dancing to her favorite music.