WHAT WE DO
We love a good writing challenge! The Writers For Hire, Inc., will take on your most complex writing projects: books, whitepapers, SOPs, corporate website rewrites, family histories, SME-driven content campaigns, C-level autobiographies, genealogy, and more.
Excellent people skills and uber-organization are just two of the ways we stand out. We also thrive on projects with steep learning curves, massive amounts of info, and tight deadlines. We are dependable, smart, easy to work with, and come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialties.
Our team is available to help yours with virtually any writing project – from huge projects with multiple stakeholders and lots of moving parts to simple (but critical) day-to-day communications. Consider us your go-to, on-call writing team.
Our discreet and professional ghostwriters have written dozens of published books, thought leadership pieces, op-eds, and editorials. If you’ve ever wanted to compile your family history, share knowledge of your expertise, gain traction for your political message, or create your autobiography, we can help.SEE MORE
Writing Services Offered
Our Promise to You
The Writers For Hire was founded over a decade ago. Today, we follow the same core values that have earned the trust of hundreds of clients.
We promise to work closely and proactively with your team. We suggest solutions, make each project our own, and clearly communicate with you every step of the way.
We promise to deliver a quality work product that demonstrates a genuine expertise in our craft.
We promise to do what we say we are going to do. We will be on time. We will stay on budget. We will keep our word.
We have the talent, the tools, and the processes to manage large projects efficiently. We understand how to optimize workflows, how to manage multiple moving parts, and how to set up the appropriate talent for the job.
Owner / Editor-in-chief
Wintress Odom - Owner / Editor-in-chief
Stephanie Hashagen - Senior Editor
Stephanie’s expertise in English and writing spans over a decade in freelancing and teaching. Stephanie worked as a staff writer and editor for The Houstonian, contributed to The Huntsville Item, freelanced for The Houston Chronicle and spent four years teaching English and reading at the junior high and high school level. She has a Master’s Degree in English from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Sam Houston State University. Stephanie has also ghost-authored several non-fiction and fiction manuscripts, numerous fashion and travel articles, and countless press releases, pitch letters, taglines, and print ads. Her copywriting and journalism experience includes technical copy for Tyco Flow Control and customer communications copy for a major American credit card company. Stephanie has also worked on copy and campaigns for Hilton and Carpet One Floor & Home, North America’s largest floor covering retailer.
At The Writers For Hire, she has overseen, edited, proofread, or written copy for over 50 clients. Stephanie is an exceptional proofreader, writer, and editor and has a gift for adding a creative flair to projects while keeping copy professional and concise.
Kathleen Kimm-Rinchiuso - Office Manager
Brittany Cooper - Project Coordinator
Stacy Clifford - Copywriter
Stacy Clifford is a wearer of many hats, both literally and figuratively. Having earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, his career has covered environmental cleanup, software testing, web development, technical support, copy editing and proofreading, and martial arts instruction. He has been proofreading since 3rd grade English with Mrs. Barry, corrected every stripe of web copy for over 15 years, copy edited both fiction and non-fiction books, and written on subjects as diverse as volcanology, sword fighting, and space colonization. A fixer by nature, Stacy is a stickler for structure and form and enjoys a good challenge whipping a document into shape. When not tackling the worlds problems or teaching people how to stab each other, Stacy enjoys pencil drawing and hiking in the national parks.
Flori Meeks - Copywriter
Flori, who has more than 25 years of writing experience, began her career in suburban Detroit as a community newspaper reporter. She has worked as a neighborhood news editor for the Houston Chronicle and as a copywriter for Powell Public Relations. During more than 10 years as a freelance writer, her projects included newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, brochure and website copy, Request for Proposal (RFP) responses, and grant applications. Her clients have included Galveston Monthly magazine, Weddings in Houston magazine, Judy Nichols & Associates (public relations) and NCIC Phone Services, along with nonprofit organizations, Lifeway International and Newspring. Since joining The Writers For Hire, Flori has assisted with social media campaigns and written blog posts, articles, press releases, brochures, and web copy.
Flori has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Oakland University.
Jessica Stautberg - Lead Copywriter
Jenny Higgons - Copywriter
Jenny Higgons is a New York City-based writer, editor and reporter for magazines and newspapers. Her resume includes on-staff and freelance on-site work for Manhattan-based magazines (Us, InStyle, TV Guide, Playgirl, Time and Avenue) and an acclaimed TV-themed website, where she wrote and edited stories about TV and film celebrities. Jenny also spent four years as a staff writer at three regional magazines owned by national media giant Gannett. She’s currently a staff writer at Gannett’s The Journal News, the largest and most influential daily newspaper in Westchester County (a suburb of New York City).
She attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, the latter from which she graduated with a B.A. in TV/Radio. Her favorite pastime is laughing.
Arielle Emmett - Copywriter
Arielle Emmett joined The Writers for Hire after a 30-year career in science, technology, and international journalism education. Early in her career, during the Watergate era, Arielle was selected as a journalism intern for The New York Times columnist William Safire, and she was a correspondent for Newsweek. She has worked as an editor for Science Digest, as a reporter and features staff writer for the Detroit Free Press, and as a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The American Journalism Review. She also has held senior editor and editor-in-chief positions at leading technical magazines and was a 10-year contributing editor at The Scientist. Arielle’s work has been published in Parents, Ms., OMNI, and Toronto Globe & Mail, among other publications. In 2011 she completed her doctoral dissertation in visual media and iconic photography at the University of Maryland. Since then, Arielle has taught science communications and online journalism at Temple and Drexel Universities, International College Beijing, and University of Hong Kong.
Carissa Lamkahouan - Copywriter
Carissa has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years, working as a public relations copywriter, as a newspaper journalist and blogger, and as a magazine feature-story writer and columnist for publications both domestic and abroad, including the United Kingdom and Egypt. During her career, Carissa has covered arts, education, business, government, entertainment, and religion for regional and national audiences, including 13 years with The Houston Chronicle. She also spent a year living in and blogging about her experiences in Marrakech, Morocco, Africa. Carissa is originally from Louisiana. She attended the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts degree with a double major in journalism and English.
Jennifer Rizzo - Copywriter
Erin Larson - Copywriter
With a Bachelor of Science in Language Arts from Georgetown University and 20 years of editorial experience, Erin brings a passion for words and well-crafted writing to every project. As a writer, she revels in the opportunity to create vibrant original copy and rejuvenate tired text. She has written on a range of topics, in a variety of styles, and for an array of platforms. As an editor, proofreader, translator, and trusted second set of eyes, she has helped clients from around the world enhance their writing. A self-proclaimed editorial perfectionist, Erin once canceled a credit card because of a grammatically incorrect form letter, which she edited and promptly sent back to the company. (Incidentally, she wasn’t surprised to receive no response.)
Jennifer Babisak - Copywriter
Jennifer’s decade of writing and editing experience includes clients ranging from locally-owned small businesses to government entities, such as the Harris County Healthcare Alliance and magazines with international distribution like The Costco Connection. She has worked extensively with the travel industry, writing for publications such as Texas Highways, Texas Journey, and Texas Meetings and Events. Jennifer’s newspaper experience includes contributions to The Dallas Morning News and The Houston Chronicle. Her marketing skills were honed while serving as the Dallas-Fort Worth area marketing director for an organic grocery company. Jennifer’s range of writing and editing expertise includes social media, website copy, real estate copy, non-fiction books, pitch letters, blog posts, and profiles. She graduated cum laude from The University of Texas and enjoys inspiring the next generation of writers by leading youth writers’ workshops.
Judy Cole - Copywriter
Journalist/Content Maven Judy Cole is the former Editor-in-Chief of Playgirl, Today’s Charlotte Woman, SexIs and Vibrant Living magazine. With more than 20 years’ professional experience, she’s interviewed everyone from homeless artists and street soccer activists to doctors, lawyers, and business entrepreneurs, as well as major names in the fields of music, arts, and entertainment. In addition to penning televisions scripts, web copy, blog posts, press releases, and even trivia for pub quizzes, Judy has conceptualized, created, and published content on subject matter that includes dating/relationships, health/fitness, arts/culture, gender equality, sex-positive education/legislation, DIY, home repair, fashion, finance, food, beauty, décor, gardening, going green, pets/animal welfare, celebrities—and anything else that’s ever sprung to mind or fallen into her lap that demanded coverage. Her work has been featured at Nerve.com and Men’s Fitness online, and in print at Skirt! Creative Loafing, Draft (all things beer), Business North Carolina, and Charlotte Magazine. Judy’s ebooks, “Grrracie! A Stray Dog’s Tale” and “Peculiar Parables for a Dubious Millennium,” are available at Amazon.com and other online book retailers.
Tammie Letroise-Brown - Copywriter
Tammie Letroise-Brown brings over 13 years of experience to the Writers for Hire. Attending college at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Tammie studied communications with a strong focus on Public Relations. She’s worked in several industries including Energy, Education, Aerospace, and more. She’s also highly experienced in executive communications, speech writing, social media campaigns, and high-level communication/marcom campaign creation. Tammie lives near Galveston with her husband, baby boy, and dog. She loves sewing, cooking, and craftiness in general.
Morgan Pinales - Copywriter
Morgan has worked in marketing and communications for more than eight years, with a primary focus on copywriting and content creation. Throughout her years of experience, she has written and edited almost every kind of copy imaginable – magazine articles, blog posts, website copy, brochures, press releases, nonfiction books, newsletter articles, brand guidelines, and more – for both B2B and B2C audiences in a wide array of industries, including energy, technology, finance, healthcare, education, travel, retail, and more. In addition to her creative skills, Morgan has technical expertise in HTML coding and utilizing content management systems (e.g. WordPress) and email platforms, such as MailChimp, ExactTarget, and Constant Contact. With a lifelong interest in language, it is not surprising that Morgan has a bachelor’s degree in German and Linguistics from Rice University, where she studied more than eight languages. In 2011, she received her master’s degree in Advertising from The University of Texas, where she was accepted into the elite Texas Creative Program for her copywriting skills. In her free time, Morgan enjoys writing personalized picture books for friends and family.
Martha Scott - Copywriter
Martha Scott’s technical writing career began on a contract at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. She edited papers for scientific journal publication, documents for departments across the site, and a book about a proposed crew escape vehicle. She produced a yearly booklet describing Shuttle contract cost-saving measures, the mission managers’ Flight Data Pack, and a 45-page booklet called Charting a Course to the Year 2000 and Beyond describing plans to develop additional space vehicles and prepare for manned Mars explorations. At Invesco, Martha edited and contributed to two company newsletters (online and hardcopy). She wrote software user manuals, Help files, Training and Benefits department documents, and, finally, shareholder reports. She returned to aerospace for the Shuttle Program’s last 5 years where she attended and produced detailed descriptions of presentations and subsequent discussions at the Orbiter Configuration Control Board’s weekly meetings. She also documented crew debriefings for 17 flights. Martha’s most recent experience was on Jacobs Engineering’s contract with a Texas City refinery for which she wrote and edited Engineering, Safety, Inspection, and Information Systems documents.
Douglas Paton - Copywriter
Douglas Paton fell in love with words at an early age and was rarely seen without a book in his hands as a kid. At some point along the way, he picked up a pen and started writing and never looked back. He has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years at this. From writing children’s books to magazine articles, comic books to full-length novels, there’s very little that Douglas hasn’t written in his career. For most of the last 10 years, Douglas has focused on writing educational material for younger readers, writing both fiction and non-fiction for clients such as Scholastic Canada and Nelson Canada. These days, he focuses more on writing content and copy for the web. Douglas has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.
Suzanne Kearns - Copywriter
Kim Jackson - Copywriter
Kim Jackson has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, journalism and content strategy. She has been writing and editing since she could pick up a No. 2 pencil. Some of the earliest “assignments” she tackled included serving as “Dear Abby” for her fifth-grade class newsletter; co-editor of her high school newspaper; and as city hall beat reporter/night editor for the former daily newspaper, The Pasadena Citizen. From there, she served as editor for a weekly newspaper that had multiple, feature-filled sections prior to taking a job with The Houston Chronicle, where she wrote more than 1,000 articles on events and issues important to residents and business owners in Harris and Montgomery counties.
Before launching her career in journalism, Kim worked in marketing, public relations and publishing in Houston and Hong Kong. While living in Hong Kong, she wrote, edited and marketed a full-color magazine for a prominent American business and social networking organization, and worked as a freelance writer and editor for several Hong Kong publishing companies and magazines.
Most recently, she worked as a public information officer for a government agency involved in emergency management communications; and in community/governmental relations, media relations, writing and editing, social media strategy and implementation, and project communications.
She moves easily between different styles of writing, including feature and lifestyle pieces, vlogs and blogs, social media posts, and good, old-fashioned man/woman-on-the-street interviews.
Jennifer DeLay - Copywriter
Louisa Dean - Copywriter
Based in the UK, Louisa graduated from Solent University with an LLB (Hons) degree in Law and subsequently from Oxford with a Diploma in Legal Practice. Her final year dissertation A Critical Analysis of the Justification of the Use of Violence as a Means of Political Protest won first prize and was published in the Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies. Over the last decade, she has worked as a financial investigator for both the public and private sectors; compiling statutory reports, court documents, and technical manuals in addition to carrying out hundreds of extensive interviews. Louisa can legitimately say that she is able to keep lots of plates spinning, as she ran away to join the circus in 2014. On her return, she began applying her writing and investigative skills to the creation of marketing copy, blogs, articles, RFP, email campaigns, website content and ad scripts, to great success.
Jessica Richardson - Copywriter
Jessica has a fundamental dread of the mundane, which is reflected in her career. Her background includes content marketing, event planning, employee relations, and even a bit of accounting and IT troubleshooting. The common denominator, and her driving passion, has always been her love of reading, writing, and editing. Over a decade-long career, Jessica has managed multi-channel marketing campaigns for small businesses and international organizations, as well as written articles and content on topics from child advocacy to community association management. She has served as editor for multiple publications, including her high school handbook and her mother’s doctoral dissertation. She once contacted a cereal company about a grammatical error on the box. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and her master’s degree in communication from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
Shelly Spencer - Copywriter
Dana Robinson - Copywriter
Brenda Hazzard - Copywriter
Brenda Hazzard has over 30 years’ experience working as a writer and editor in the private and public sectors. She spent over 20 years working for the US Government in Washington and abroad, and spent several years working with the CIA during which she managed a team of writers producing internal briefs on international news, events, and politics. She writes on a variety of topics but loves opportunities to work on projects that cater to her keen interest in international affairs. She considers herself to be an empathetic editor, one who improves a draft but lets the spirit of the writer shine through. She has also worked on dissertations, white papers, newspaper articles, and family histories.
Merrisa Milliner - Copywriter
Merrisa has enjoyed writing since she was a kid, winning her first competition at the age of 10. She went on to study journalism at Texas A&M University and launch a nearly 20-year career in B2B marketing and corporate communications. Her experience includes everything from business blogging, to ghostwriting for big-company CEOs, to magazine and book editing. In 2013, she became accredited by the International Association of Business Communicators, a rigorous process that attests to her ability to apply strategic thinking in her communications planning tasks. Outside of work, she is a new(ish) mom whose time is spent catering to the whims of a tiny human and a not-so-tiny yellow lab.
Dock Treece - Copywriter
Dock David Treece comes to The Writers for Hire after a 10-year career in the investment industry. With a breadth of knowledge spanning business administration, real estate, and securities, Dock has long applied his expertise to communicate complex subjects in simple terms. In addition to a long history writing newsletters and editorials, he also has experience in unpaid media, having been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. Dock’s CV includes time spent as a Chief Compliance Officer and Market Strategist for a retail investment advisory firm, a featured columnist for several local, national, and industry-specific media, and a freelance consultant for other small businesses. His specialty is in breaking down complex, business-related subjects for consumption by broad audiences.
Our client list is made up of more than 500 satisfied clients, including Fortune 100 companies.
The vast majority of our business comes from repeat customers, many of whom we’ve worked with for more than ten years.
Our Writing Has Appeared In More Than 40 Respected Publications
Industries We Have Served
Whether you are launching a political campaign, raising awareness for a cause, or promoting an industry or organization, our team can help you get the word out. We’ll reach your potential supporters and spread your message with engaging, intelligent, and well-researched content.
We’re obsessed with accuracy and accustomed to working with extremely tight turnaround times that are common with many special interest campaigns.
- Our common projects include :
- Speeches and Presentations
- Ghostwritten Books and Editorial
- Social Media
- Branding and Marketing Collateral
Recent Special Interest Work
"Our copywriters have the knowledge, creativity, and training to understand your real estate niche and produce high-caliber copy that attracts clients to your properties."
- Meet a writing team experienced in almost every area of the real estate industry. Our real estate copywriters have written for:
- individual realtors
- commercial real estate developers
- construction organizations
- real estate consultants
- land surveyors, civil engineers, and platting companies
- commercial real estate marketers
- apartment acquirers and renovators
Recent Real Estate Work
As a Houston-based copywriting firm, we work at the heart of the oil and gas industry. Our team of copywriters has a number of energy clients, including several Fortune 500s, whose projects range from the highly technical to the exceptionally creative. We have the expertise to execute large-scale corporate projects and the skills to make even the most technical subjects accessible.
"We can create new oil and gas copy from scratch, or we can make your existing corporate copy even better."
- Our copywriting services for oil and gas companies include:
- RFP’s and Proposals
- Human resources documentation
- Advertising campaigns
- Newsletters and e-zines
- Technical documents and manuals
- Social Media and information marketing
Recent Oil & Gas Work
"Whether you need professional copy to win a proposal bid or clear language for a patient-facing health services brochure, our medical copywriters will produce content that exceed your expectations."
Our professional writing team has written and edited copy for dozens of medical clinics, hospitals, and practitioners in a wide variety of specializations, including:
- Cosmetic surgery
- Sports medicine
- Dentistry and oral surgery
- Bariatric surgery
- Pharmacy services
- Veterinary medicine
Recent Medical Work
Writing effective legal copy requires a writer with a keen intellect, a gift for clarity, and an ability to reduce complex topics to their simplest form.
"The Writers For Hire will help your firm produce insightful, engaging collateral that clearly communicates why you are the best attorneys for the case."
- But at The Writers For Hire, your legal writer will also possess the skills of a master copywriter able to:
- engage your readers
- match the tone of your organization
- enhance your branding
- establish your knowledge in a niche industry
Recent Legal Work
From SaaS to SEO to security, we’ve got you covered. The Writers For Hire has written technical and advertising copy for software launches, mobile app investor presentations, hosting blogs, and more.
"Our IT copywriters decipher your highly specialized technical content and present the benefits of your company’s software and IT offerings in terms your audience will understand."
- Our forays into IT and software copy writing include:
- crafting multiple pieces of collateral for a mobile gambling app targeted at major casinos. Pieces created included whitepapers, investor materials, and sales slicks.
- writing a variety of print and web collateral for a corporate IM security and recording software product, from several one-page brochures to a complete website rewrite.
- researching and writing weekly blogs for a hosting company
- creating all collateral for the launch of a social media marketing SaaS product, including taglines, website copy, and print material
- writing website copy for a hosting company, a company that provides print management software, and a company that provides remote monitoring software for engines.
Recent IT & Software Work
"We produce exceptional written content for our government and nonprofit clients that connects to their intended audience – whether that audience is made up of taxpayers, business owners, or other government and nonprofit organizations."
Raise awareness and increase your organization’s contributions with clear, concise, and engaging copy. Our experienced team of government and nonprofit copywriters will help you make a difference, one word at a time:
- Website copy and consulting: Does your website inspire your visitors to action? Is it content-rich and easy to navigate? Our team can evaluate your website to make sure you’re getting the most out of your web presence.
- Newsletter / eZine writing: Keep your members updated on your organization’s latest events and developments. An electronic or print newsletter is an informative and interesting way to stay in touch with your supporters.
- Press releases and print advertising: Hosting a charity event? Holding a fundraiser? Made a difference in the community? We can help you spread the word.
- Blogging: Expand your web content, connect with your members, and talk about the things that matter.
Recent Government and Nonprofit Work
Writing effective financial copy requires a writer with a keen intellect, a gift for clarity, and an ability to reduce complex topics to their simplest form. Our masterful financial copy will enhance your branding, drive your bottom-line sales, and establish your knowledge in a niche industry.
"We help you overcome the communications challenge that many financial institutions face: We know how to translate complex, industry-specific information into clear, engaging copy that can address an audience that’s not necessarily up to speed on the financial lingo."
- Our client list includes international banks, major financial websites, and financial professionals, with projects that include:
- a 200+ page book on bank-eligible hedge funds annual reports, HR materials, and print ads for a major international bank
- a how-to-invest book for the do-it-yourself investor letter-writing campaign to customers for one of the four major credit card companies
- business books with financial themes (e.g. how to tell a good deal from a bad deal, how to negotiate, how to obtain bank financing)
- investor presentations and investor letters for major hedge funds
- sales letters for technical investment products
Recent Finance Work
"Whether you’re going for for fun, funky, and fresh or refined for the true gourmet, our F&B writers create delicious copy that draws in your customers."
We love to sink our teeth into food writing. From feature-length reviews, advertorials, press releases, social media, and website copy to menus, packaging, labels, and catalogues to concepts and copy for print, radio, and television ads, our team has written for more than 30 restaurants, bars, wineries, and vineyards nationwide, including:
- Yao Restaurant (Houston, Texas)
- Ruffino Vineyards (Tuscany, Italy)
- Cru Wine Bar (multiple locations, United States)
- Tommy Bahamas Restaurant (The Woodlands, Texas)
- Grotto Ristorante (The Woodlands, Texas)
- Hess Winery (Napa Valley, California)
- Logan Farms (Houston, Texas)
- Benihana (The Woodlands, Texas)
- Américas (The Woodlands, Texas)
- La Mesa Mexican Bistro (The Woodlands, Texas)
- CHI Japanese Cuisine and Lounge (The Woodlands, Texas)
- Bob’s Steak & Chop House (Dallas, Texas)
- Baker St. Pub & Grill (multiple locations, Texas)
- Schramsberg Vineyards (Napa Valley, California)
- Gundlach Bundschu winery (Sonoma, California)
Recent Food & Beverage Work
"Our fashion writers will capture your brand with messaging that highlights your merchandise’s unique appeal and uses rich imagery to set you apart from the competition."
As a company of all women copywriters, fashion writing is right up our alley. We’ve written features on Speedo, Vera Wang, JLM Couture, ERES, Carmela Sutera Bridal, and Dolce Bella. We’ve also created copy for well over 50 websites, including a fashion website that features women’s swimwear and lingerie. Whether you need a three-page brochure or a 30-page catalog, your fashion copy will:
- engage your readers
- match the tone of your organization
- enhance your branding
- drive bottom-line sales
Recent Fashion Work
"Our travel writing has been published dozens of times, including features in InCahoots and Westchase Today."
Take your readers on a journey they’ll remember: Let them smell the salt breeze of the Mediterranean, taste the exotic spices of the Caribbean, and breathe deep the heady freedom of the Alps. Our team of full-time, experienced copywriters has written feature-length reviews and advertorials for a variety of hotels, resorts, vineyards, and vacation spots around the U.S. and abroad, including:
- Four Seasons Resort – Costa Rica, Thailand and Bali
- Sundance Resort, Utah
- Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley
- Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
- Kenwood Inn & Spa, Sonoma Valley
- Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga
- Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
- Ventana, Big Sur
- Triple Creek Ranch, Montana
- Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
- Turtle Island, Fiji
Recent Travel Work
"Our team of education writers brings classroom teaching experience in a wide variety of content areas, as well as familiarity with the Flesch-Kincaid reading levels and background aligning various educational materials with state standards."
In the world of education, nothing is more important than the written word. Our full-time copywriters can help you fine-tune your academic materials by adding a little polish to your existing content or creating new copy from scratch. Our educational writing services include:
- Website copy
- School newsletters
- Academic journal articles
- Test prep materials
- Educational questions for interactive learning games
Recent Education Work