Writing

Say something and make it readable: those are our goals when we create newsletters, ads, website and e-mail copy, speeches and brochures. Read on for examples!

Examples

Profile of Program

For this description of a grant-funded program, Marilyn observed the group in action and then wrote an article for the grantor’s newsletter. The profile helped the funders understand the value of their donation.

Newsletter for a Specific Audience

Marilyn and her team created three versions of the same newsletter because the readers had different interests: commercial customers, and residents of Springfield and Eugene. Readability made it a popular newsletter, whichever version the customer received! Click here to view a PDF version of the residential edition of the quarterly newsletter.

Invitation to Fundraising Event

We played with water for a Eugene Education Fund invitation to a supporters’ salmon barbeque at a museum’s rivers exhibit. We described “students… swimming in waves of knowledge, thanks to the river of support you have generated.” We even specified “water provided.” We weren’t all wet: Public Relations Services won a national design award!

Brochure for Health Plan

To create Employers Health Alliance’s brochure, we focused on two points: the plan’s customizability and the advantage of having virtually all Lane County physicians as panel members. Simple text accompanied strong design. Result? A national award for the brochure and early sign-up of EHA’s first clients.

Business Writing

When five alumni of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication were inducted into its Hall of Achievement, we researched, interviewed and wrote profiles on each of them. Public Relations Services staff also wrote the scripts for the video profiles and the Dean’s introductory comments. Finally, we wrote a news release that generated coverage.

Client Testimonials

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Check out some of our client testimonials below!

Icing on Cupcake

Editing, Writing

“It’s as though you put extra icing on my cupcake! Thank you.”

(Kathy Smith, KJ Smith Associates, after reviewing Marilyn’s edits of her article)

Wealth of Experience

Serenity Lane Director of Marketing

“Serenity Lane has had the pleasure of working with Marilyn Milne since 1998 when we hired her to organize Serenity Lane’s 25th anniversary celebration. It was a huge success! Marilyn has done a fine job as community liaison with the City of Coburg as we move forward with building the new Serenity Lane campus there.

She writes news releases, oversees media relations and has been a great “secret shopper” for us too. She writes profiles for our annual community benefit report and our alumni newsletter, plus newspaper columns to support one of our branch locations. In addition, she plays a major role in our yearly Community Awards Breakfast. She serves on Serenity Lane’s marketing committee and a subcommittee developing our five-year marketing plan.

Marilyn is a trusted advisor to our president and CEO, as well as our vice president of development and me.

Marilyn brings a wealth of experience to every assignment. She is professional, ethical, conscientious and effective.”

Mary Daniels, former Marketing Director, Serenity Lane