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Sandra J. Smith
Writing & Editing Consultant

How can Embarking Design help you?


We produce original written content for clients in business, academia, and government. Our focus is on developing the content that fits your needs specifically. We are interested in helping you with all of your written content, whether it is one paragraph for your website or five hundred pages for your next corporate manual.


A fresh set of eyes can help you perfect the writing you have produced yourself. We can provide that objectivity and expertise in reviewing your writing. We maintain your voice and individuality while polishing any roughness from your draft. We work with individuals and with project teams to ensure a high level of consistency in the message you want to communicate.


The only thing we like better than writing is teaching others how to become better writers. We provide workshop sessions designed with the particulars of your staff's needs in mind. We run workshops ranging from one 2 - 3 hour session to a series of sessions that can take place over a weekend or several weeks. We travel to you to conduct these workshops. If you are planning a retreat or conference and you want to include an opportunity for your staff to enhance their writing skills, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Who is Embarking Design?

We are a small team of language professionals, headed by Sandra J. Smith. Sandra has almost 30 years experience in a wide range of content development and teaching:

How much does Embarking Design charge for their services?

Our fees vary with the type of service you require. Generally, writing costs more than editing; the fee for workshops is determined by the size of the group and the type of curriculum. Please contact us to discuss your project in more detail, and we will give you a quote.

"Good writing is like a windowpane."

George Orwell

"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil."

Truman Capote

"In good writing, words become one with things."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Easy reading is damned hard writing."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

"You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.

Jack London