Philosophy

For the Community

Founder, owner and CEO Katherine Gotthardt learned early on that writing is a powerful, transformational tool that can be harnessed in endless ways, including as a catalyst for organizational growth. By empowering professionals to express themselves, Katherine and the team at All Things Writing build clients’ credibility and image online and in print.

But it goes beyond that. In supporting an organization, All Things Writing supports that organization's mission. All clients are involved in community service of some sort. Whether that be building the local economy or spearheading charitable events and initiatives, our clients are doing great things. And that means we're doing great things, too.

For the Team

A firm believer in the power of the personal touch, Katherine is dedicated to working with small and midsize businesses and derives great satisfaction from watching them succeed, as they project their voice and message through the written word.

Katherine believes in the power of people and nurturing talent. Ethics, gratitude, and positivity are key to her management and operational styles. When hiring, Katherine considers a candidate’s potential, as well as skill sets. She strives to treat each team member as a valuable individual deserving of respect.

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Belinda Miller

Author

…does a wonderful job of explaining the blog, website process…helped this newbie and set up a beautiful website!

Geriann Fischer

Owner, SkinOvative Solutions

…listens to what you want and then delivers results…built my blog and incorporated my ideas and gave me the results I want to grow my business!

Kelly Harman

Author, Speaker, Business Owner

I could not have been happier or more impressed with the results…delivered the work before the deadline.

Chris Albright

Owner, CMIT Solutions Centreville

I noticed today that some of my partner/vendors are liking and sharing the posts on Twitter! I think that is very cool especially because previously I would borrow/reshare their stuff when trying to come up with something to post on social media.

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KATHERINE GOTTHARDT

Founder, Owner, CEO, All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, is founder, owner and CEO of All Things Writing, LLC. She has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing for small to mid-size businesses, writing and disseminating material that increases client visibility while supporting their brand. From the smallest social media post to full-blown books, Katherine and her team take care of it all. And by establishing close relationships with online and print media publishers, Katherine has ensured clients of All Things Writing are allowed greater opportunities to be seen by their own clients.

Besides being published in dozens of publications, Katherine has authored four books: Poems from the BattlefieldFurbily-Furld Takes on the WorldApproaching Felonias Park and Weaker Than Water. A new edition of Weaker Than Water, as well as a new collection of poetry, will be released in 2018.

As part of the All Things Writing culture, Katherine donates portions of proceeds from book sales and provides pro-bono services to Rise Phoenix Rise (www.RisePhoenixRise.org). To support youth in need of developing work skills and income potential, she trains and employees two interns. Learn more about Katherine at www.KatherineGotthardt.com.

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CHELSEA TOMPKINS

Graphic and Website Designer

Chelsea holds a BA in anthropology from the University of South Florida and has extensive experience and education in web design and development. She has a keen eye for design, and because of her background in anthropology, Chelsea has a deep understanding of how people think. She uses this knowledge to create user-friendly experiences and eye-catching designs.

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HERMES ESCOBAR

Administrative Intern

Hermes is a high school junior and a cadet senior airman in Air Force Junior ROTC. Hermes is pursuing a military career and is learning job skills by working for All Things Writing. When he is not in school or working, Hermes enjoys hiking and exploring local attractions.

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ERIN PITTMAN

Content Development Specialist, Lead Editor

A project manager, writer and editor, Erin Pittman has almost a decade of professional experience in both print and online materials. She holds a BA in English from Randolph-Macon College.

Her work has been featured in local and national publications, as well as on various local and national websites and blogs. Writing topics include marketing, personal finance, special needs, military, parenting, seniors, local events, real estate, service industries, business profiles and more.

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DONNA DOWDY

Associate Writer and Editor

Donna Dowdy has been a teacher for more than twenty years, covering all subjects and a variety of grade levels. She has possessed a life-long passion for the English language and the use of proper grammar and has been instilling this in her students from day one. Donna holds a degree in education from Christopher Newport University and has completed a variety of writing courses, including ones through the esteemed Institute for Children’s Literature. Her work has been featured in a number of national publications.

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DAVID LEZCANO

Administrative and Accounting Professional

David Lezcano, AA, is responsible for accounts payable and receivable and touches just about every aspect of All Things Writing. Incredibly versatile, flexible and patient, David also provides project management support and customer service and assists with documentation, bookkeeping and website updates. He comes with experience in data archival for the U.S. Treasury, as well as experience in data entry, proofreading and record keeping.

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DEENA WESTENHOFER

Content Development Specialist

With a resume that ranges from small nonprofit organizations to large multi-media companies, Deena Westenhofer has over fifteen years of interactive marketing and customer experience management. Her passion lies in helping companies succeed in building strong customer relationships by creating engaging and consistent content.

Deena holds a BA in Biology from George Mason University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management (MCPM) from George Washington University School of Business.  Her writing tends to focus on business, technology, science and health. When she isn’t busy freelance writing, she’s at her desk in Bristow, VA, toiling away on her own novel.

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MICHAEL MERCURIO

Associate Writer

Michael Mercurio’s educational background is in computer programming and interactive fiction. A guest blogger and audio book narrator, he provides social media and project support.

A former contractor for Google and Iron Mountain, Michael brings with him experience in online research, data archiving, social media, blogging and creative writing.

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JANE FULLERTON LEMONS

Associate Writer and Editor

Having covered everything from city hall to the White House, Jane Fullerton Lemons has more than twenty years of writing and journalism experience that began with her hometown weekly newspaper. While she misses the ink stains on her fingers, she now focuses on producing online content to help publications and clients solve their problems and meet their needs. She has a knack for seeing connections between people and issues, then conveying that in a compelling way. Jane holds a BS in agriculture journalism from the University of Missouri and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College.