"I've helped all types of mission-driven organizations tell their stories, connect with their constituents, and raise more money."
Freelance writing can be a solitary life, so in 2004, I founded a creative support community. Chicks Who Write is a professional networking group for women who write in greater Boston. What started out as a few freelancers meeting for coffee has grown into a vital community of savvy creative professionals. Chicks come from a variety of communications backgrounds and writing interests, with diverse areas of expertise, ranging from journalism to blogging to romance fiction to marketing communications. Find us on Facebook.
Writing • Editing • Coaching • Project Management
Helping mission-driven organizations tell their stories, connect with their constituents,
inspire their communities, and raise more money.
"Your willingness to provide your expertise to attendees of our Basics program has certainly advanced and promoted philanthropy, which is central to the AFP mission. We are grateful for all the ways you have been an integral part of the AFP Massachusetts Chapter. Thank you for your good work, Tracey."
•Paul Swindhurst, Past-President, AFP, Massachusetts Chapter
Volunteer. Speaker. Workshop Leader.
I love helping professionals write better. I'm a longtime faculty member and past conference co-chair for CASE's intensive Annual Development Writing conference. I'm a frequent speaker and presenter for AGN, Brand Together, CASE District 1, and NEAGC. I've earned CASE's highest international teaching award, the Crystal Apple, and was inducted into the CASE Laureates, "a community of senior volunteers who have provided invaluable service to CASE and to the mission of advancing education to transform lives and society." I also serve as co-editor of the nonprofit novel-writing blog Deaddarlings.com, run by alumni of Grub Street's Novel Incubator program in Boston.
These titles only begin to describe me. Basically, I love words. And I love crafting compelling stories that build relationships and drive results. You could say, I'm a storyteller on a mission.
I started out in marketing and development communications and worked in higher education for sixteen years. I learned a lot about nonprofit storytelling along the way.
I've been a marketing associate for an international academic publisher; a director of publications at a small, private college; and the senior writer and editor at an urban university. My skills range from writing and editing to marketing, branding and strategy to project management, direct mail and digital media.
I have degrees from Thayer Academy, the George Washington University, and Suffolk University. I also studied at the University of East Anglia, UK, and completed Grub Street's MFA-level Novel Incubator program in Boston.
In 2004, I launched Palmer Communications. Since then, I've helped all types of mission-driven organizations tell their stories, connect with their constituents, inspire their communities, and raise more money.
How can I help you?