Tell your tasty tale in (practically) no time at all
Is this you?
You savor self-employment: freedom, flexibility, and fantastic opportunities for sky-high profit. And yet… running your own business is all-consuming.
Your animated enthusiasm abounds when discussing your services. And yet… when it comes to writing about yourself, your hands are stuck in a big ol’ gooey mess of words, with no idea how to get unstuck.
There’s a secret to tackling that writing assignment…
Say more, using fewer words.
I’m Lisa Stambaugh: Zealous wordsmith helping modest solopreneurs with writer’s block serve up a buffet of sweet stories making Much Ado About You!® My approach: premium ingredients + first-rate writing recipes = savory success. Web Diva® with a 700+ site portfolio, concocted over 2 decades. Author of a book + dozens of articles illuminating the processes of the web-o-sphere. When I’m not wrangling words and websites, you’ll likely find me wallowing in yarn, fabric, sequins + glitter, while singing along to Broadway soundtracks, and listening for the timer signaling cookies ready to exit the oven.
This delicious little gem clocks in at 92 words, and it’s all I need.
I’ve always loved writing — yes, even high school English papers — and thought it was my dream job. However, school counselors suggested pursuing a more lucrative tech career because I was “pretty good at math for a girl” (it was the 70’s, what can I say?). Engineering and Computer Science it was, then.
Fast-forward to the mid-90’s: I’m happily managing an IT department, when websites arrived on the scene. Between the sparse course offerings available and hands-on-the-keyboard action, we made it work. Quickly entranced, yet fully consumed with work and two youngsters, I programmed personal site projects late into the night.
I laughingly called myself The Web Diva®.
Shortly thereafter, the glitzy allure of high-tech management lost its shine, I realized freelance web work was my next step, and I exited high-tech, stage left.
Freelancer frustration quickly stemmed from clients unable to deliver their essential website content — especially About pages.
Gleefully bringing writing to the forefront of my work, I developed content for hundreds of my web clients, then branched out to serve folks hiring other (non-writing) web pros. A win-win for all!
When it comes to the dreaded assignments of writing a bio, case studies, or web content, many otherwise business-savvy folks find themselves slammed up against a brick wall:
- Writing looms ahead as a daunting, difficult, and dreaded task; too overwhelming to start.
- They’re confused about what belongs where, and how to make it all consistent.
- They mistakenly doubt their own writing abilities.
- Modesty prevents highlighting their skills, concerned that tooting their own horn will hit the wrong notes.
Why Work With Me?
We custom-craft a personalized buffet of biographical goodies, to satisfy every appetite.
We create a menu to tell your tasty tale in a variety of serving sizes, to meet every online need.
Kitchen-tested writing recipes organize ingredients and provide guidance, so you can easily walk through the process, one step at a time.
We authentically amplify your authority, allowing you to tell your sweet story without sounding braggy.
As a writer on GoDaddy’s blog staff since 2015, I’ve honed my skills in respecting the stingy word-count spec provided by editors. I’ve mastered the secrets of verbiage compression and focus on making every word of your sweet story count.
After we select from my cookbook of kitchen-tested recipes, I gather your authority ingredients (expertise, experience, credentials, and results), stir in your proof + personality, and bake it into a tempting, tasty format, where every word adds flavorful value.
Uncomfortable writing about yourself?
If you need to punch up your content, but don’t have the bandwidth, interest, or vocab skills, my services are tailored to you, your business, your story, and your needs.
A 60-minute session to brainstorm, review, edit, or pick my brain on a writing-related project.
Done with you
A 60-minute session to define your content strategy, including needed ingredients and next steps.
Done with you
Whole Jar o’ Cookies
A package of bite-sized content building blocks, ready to complete a basic website (Home, About, Services).
Done for you