Clear Sharp Writing
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.
The workshop was an excellent review of professional writing. Elizabeth clearly is a master of her craft.
Scott Keller Principal, Truepoint Weath Counsel
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
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
Elizabeth provided great help on how to structure the text, excellent advice on content, and the right level of detail. She made our writing correct without getting too bogged down in the nitty gritty. She was very professional, trustworthy, and always on time!
Nina Engstrand, author, Get Unstuck
As the managing editor for a popular personal finance media site, I need to publish top quality, engaging content – and I need to do it fast and frequently! Elizabeth’s services help bring our content to the next level. Plus, she understands the technical details of the financial concepts, as well as the big picture – creating a relationship with our readers. She saves me time and sanity.
Rachel Morgan Cautero, Managing Editor, DailyWorth
About Clear Sharp Writing
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.
“How can I help my team send better e-mails?” I get this question a lot.
It’s occasionally put like this: “Kids today can’t even send a decent e-mail!”
Bullet points are just as bad in business writing as they are in PowerPoint.
There’s a growing tide of evidence, anecdotal and scientific, that bullet points are bad for presentations.
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?