Establishing a cohesive tone and voice in storytelling throughout all of a company's or brand's collateral is no small feat. AE&Co can help identify your message and tell it to your audience in a unique and recognizable style.
Just need some touching up? Whether you're looking for developmental editing, copyediting, document formatting, or proofreading, AE&Co is here to help in the process of publication from the first draft to the printer.
Like creating a voice for a company, having a visual style aids in recognition and overall reputation of a brand. AE&Co can offer style guides and design templates for everything from newsletters and emails, to websites and brochures.
Hello and welcome!
My name is Anne Elizabeth (a.k.a. Annie), let me tell you a bit about me. . .
Born of a side-gig while chasing a "real career," I started AE&Co while working various roles in education. From teacher to program coordinator to project manager, in these positions I was constantly using my formal studies in English, communications, and leadership to organize not only my students and internal teams, but the messaging that went to our external communities. I could see firsthand that the way educational institutions were marketing and communicating with prospective clients and students was changing quickly with their natively-digital upcoming students. With my natural attention to detail and knack for language, I was always volunteering to write collateral, edit newsletters, publish blog posts, and more.
Partnering with the American Bar Association (ABA) further expanded my reach and repertoire, and I soon found myself collaborating with others on content creation, research, editing, and more. I now have an archive of projects spanning from researching and writing white papers for non-profits, to copyediting multi-volume legal reference books, to developing newsletter designs and templates, and everything in between.
From a publishing/editing standpoint, I am comfortable working with multiple style guides including: Chicago, APA, MLA, AP, and Bluebook (for legal citations). I have also developed and worked with in-house style guides. In 2015 I graduated from the Denver Publishing Institute, which is a 4-week, graduate-level program designed to immerse students in the world of publishing, editing, marketing, and production.
While I'm not an English teacher anymore, I learned invaluable lessons from my time in the classroom (and hopefully taught a couple, too!). And truthfully, I use so much of my teacher training every day—both professionally and personally—through relationship building, project management, and tackling problems with creative solutions.
On a personal note, I like looking for ways to get outside and explore. I volunteer at a horse rescue where duties include mucking stalls, throwing hay, and grooming. And more often than not, my weekends are spent on a hike with my pup (whose name is Emerson, after Ralph Waldo) and a hammock and book packed in my backpack. We can also be found playing volleyball or frisbee in a park, soaking up the sun on a coffeeshop or brewery patio, or just enjoying a podcast on the couch.
Technical Products & Skills:
Standard copy/editing markup
Adobe Creative Suite