Looking for a writer? I design narratives. I work with companies and entrepreneurs to craft their brand story, present their ideas to the world and build a their community of customers and supporters. As a language strategist, there's a special place in my heart for designing written content. Maybe one day soon I can work with you to create unforgettable written content that woos your audiences and underlines your events. Thanks for visiting! Feel free to look around.
"Good writing never goes out of style."
~ Tessa Smith
Pursuing my healthy obsession with language, I took a deeper look at the concept of literacy practices at the City College of New York where I clutched a Masters degree in English Language and Literacy Studies in 2014 while working full-time as a paralegal. Digging into the language of contracts and legal documents added an analytical dimension to my communications toolkit.
Before that, I studied print and new media journalism in undergrad at Howard University in Washington DC.
I’ve written and performed spoken word, worked as an assistant editor for an academic e-journal and taught reading and writing skills to adults at the New York Public Library as a literacy instructor. I’ve also written for various online publications.
You can catch me enjoying international movies on Netflix or designing narratives on my blog in my spare time.
I’d love to pool all of these experiences to help you say what you want to say in a more intentional and captivating way.
Tessa Smith - Narrative Designer + Writing Consultant
How I Work
Think of my work across these pillars of performance:
1. Integrity- Maintaining a high level of organization, awareness of your goals, and honest and open communication throughout the course of your project
2. Strategy- Optimizing for SEO through keyword research and backlinking
3. Creativity- Putting the nuances of language –sounds, connotations, tone, cadence, synonyms and syntax – to work for you
4. Delivery- Refining the product to completion and meeting deadlines