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Executive Editorial

Does your team's writing process give you a headache--with seemingly endless revisions that don't add value? Are your top executives reviewing documents instead of focusing on their core functions?

Imagine reviewing a document that's correct the first time you see it.

We focus on the writing, so you can focus on your business.

For over 15 years, we've helped executives in highly technical industries communicate complex ideas--typically in less than two days--so that they can get important projects out the door.

We don't try to change your message. We make it clearer, and we make it sharper.

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CORPORATE EDITING

We edit a range of corporate communications materials and specialize in translating complex technical information to general audiences. Our feedback is rapid and responsive—usually returned within two days. We are highly experienced in technical fields, especially investment management and engineering.

WRITING WORKSHOPS

These hands-on, interactive sessions are tailored to your team. Workshops range from one-hour, “quick tip” meetings to courses that cover major business writing principles. Participants learn how to generate ideas quickly, communicate complicated concepts, and how to avoid the most common business writing mistakes.

PROCESS CONSULTING

We work with teams to streamline and rationalize the group writing process, and we can make sure that projects move through on time, the first time. We make sure executives can focus on their core functions, rather than fixing writing errors.

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The workshop was an excellent review of professional writing. Elizabeth clearly is a master of her craft.

Scott Keller Principal, Truepoint Wealth Counsel

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About Us

Elizabeth Stockton, Ph.D.
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Elizabeth believes that great writing is simple writing. When you truly understand what you want to say, you can say it in a way that anyone can understand. And she has spent her career transforming complicated, data-driven, and research-based insights into clear, sharp, simple language. She has taught writing at top universities for over a decade, and her scholarship has been published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, she worked in the investment management industry for almost a decade and has experience with mutual funds, high net worth individuals and trusts, fixed income investments, equities, and hedge funds. After earning tenure as a faculty member, Elizabeth decided to leverage her consulting experience and lead a full-service editing and communications business.

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We’ve worked with Elizabeth every quarter for over 10 years on our in-depth market analysis reports. Her feedback is knowledgeable, helpful, and thorough, and it is also fast. She makes our writing clearer and more concise—while staying true to our message.

Jerry Senser Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer Institutional Capital

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Blog

"Which" versus "That": which one should you use?

This one confuses people, but grammar nerds know that it's simple: You use “that” for restrictive clauses and “which” for non-restrictive clauses. Huh? What does that mean? Read More

Improving the Group Writing Process

Corporate writing projects often go through an arduous and convoluted processes. Typically, Communications Managers can only bear witness to the time-wasting because they lack the power to change the workflow... Read More

Numbers: Using Them Effectively

A few simple rules and tips will help you use numbers like an expert. Overall, write out the numbers zero through ten as words. Numbers 11 and greater can be written as numerals.... Read More
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When I was asked to present a very technical engineering topic to a novice audience, I knew it would not be easy. After weeks of writing and revising I was still not satisfied. I asked Elizabeth at Clear Sharp Writing for editing assistance and I am so glad that I did! What was reading like a technical whitepaper became engaging and conversational. The crucial ideas were communicated without jargon and acronyms. I will definitely seek her assistance with future projects and really appreciated how prompt and responsive she was throughout the process.

-Doug Bierbower Senior Systems Engineer at Innerwireless

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