Effective communication is built on clear thinking, clean writing, and authentic connection with an audience.


About Me

Thank you for visiting my site.  I'm a writer, editor, and communications consultant with more than a decade of experience helping individuals and organizations meet their communications goals. From ghostwriting a book to writing speeches, drafting web content to editing reports, developing narratives to building communications strategies, I've worked with a range of clients including educational institutions, nonprofits, corporations, foundations and government.

I believe that effective communication is built on clear thinking, clean writing, and authentic connection with an audience.  Do you or your organization need assistance in launching, completing, or polishing a writing or communications project?  I'd love to speak with you.  Please contact me here, and we can determine whether we're a good fit!  I'm happy to provide samples of my work and references upon request.

For more information about my experience, please visit my LinkedIn Profile.

Client Testimonials

“I’ve participated in a lot of writing workshops and classes over the years, but few have been as chock full of concrete, helpful ideas as my sessions with Kate. Her insights into the writing process have saved me time, helped me work with my natural workflow instead of against it, and helped me to establish smarter habits. After every session with her, I leave with immediately applicable ideas and feel energized to tackle both my professional and personal writing projects.”
— Mary Cate C., Speechwriter & Executive Communications Specialist

Sarah M., Development Professional

“Before working with Kate, as a visual creative, I struggled with how to verbalize clearly and concisely in writing the information I wanted to convey when drafting cover letters. Kate was able to listen, understand my professional experience, and translate my strengths into value propositions for specific opportunities. I’ve returned time and again to the cover letters she helped me write, and am now able to adapt and build on the templates, language, and delivery for any new opportunities that come along. Kate helped take the stress out of the interview process and I now feel much more confident in my personal messaging!”
— Erin M., Interior Designer
“I’ve found Kate to be indispensable as an editor. She is personable, professional, collaborative, and thorough, and every document I’ve sent her comes back clearer and stronger than it was before. It’s evident from the start that she cares about her clients, and I trust her completely to do exceptional work. I refer people — including my own clientele — to her as often as I can.”
— Chad A., Writer & Editor
“Kate Potterfield is an excellent editor and a pleasure to work with. She is thorough, insightful, efficient, and helps translate research jargon into clear, clean prose. I enthusiastically recommend her!”
— Maurice J., PhD, History Professor