Director, Editorial Services
Kathleen has had a long and varied career, which began with a stint as a technical writer for a loose leaf, 3-ring binder publication. Yes, Virginia, such things did exist. Weirdly, she liked the work.
But that is typical of Kathleen – she always likes the work! It doesn’t matter if it was writing about the I/O bus structure of a computer; interviewing dairy farmers about the cheese industry; writing, editing, and producing the annual report for a major regional bank; or keeping up the spirits of school business officials by sharing good news stories during the stresses of dealing with COVID.
It’s always about helping people through communication. She always is thinking about the intended audience and the tone of the speaker. Kathleen effortlessly strikes the appropriate balance between conversational writing and a more corporate tone, depending on the client.
Talents and Expertise
Knowing the client is key for Kathleen. Although basically shy, clients respond to her innate warmth. Kathleen always tries to identify with the people with whom she works and has a way of talking with clients to elicit those things most important to them. She gets to know how they think and how LBC can help them achieve their goals. Kathleen is good at building relationships. She understands their importance not just for LBC’s success, but for the way they set LBC apart from other firms.
True to her Irish heritage, Kathleen loves to tell a story – complete with more details than anyone needs to know – but, oddly, she also can take a 750-word article and cut it down to 200 words without it losing its punch! She really loves the kind of challenges that enable her to play with words.
Although writing is something Kathleen has loved since the third grade, editing really is her favorite task. She never has purchased a vanity license plate, but secretly she has wanted one that says “Luv2Edit.”
Being a professional nudge, Kathleen helps keep clients on track with their own deadlines. She is the perfect “shepherd” for newsletter, annual report, magazine, and view book projects that have a hundred moving parts. And she loves those projects!
Life After Work and Sometimes Before
A homebody, Kathleen loves spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite things is cooking and throwing dinner parties. She also loves hanging out with her five nieces and nephews, and now, her great niece and nephew. "Aunt Kass” always has been her favorite title.
Oh, and did we mention English Bulldogs? She loves them.
Currently she shares her home – and her salary – with Sir Tank Molson Von Teeka 88 Young, or as she likes to call her rescued bulldog, Tanky Doodle!
Just the Facts
Kathleen holds a degree in English/Communications from Cabrini College – now Cabrini University – in Radnor, PA. She started her career as a technical writer, then spent 16 years as a public affairs/communications consultant working throughout the U.S. and even in Australia. She moved on to join a major regional bank as a corporate communications vice president, before joining Laura Bishop Communications as Laura’s first employee.
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