Who Am I?
"Stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don't understand, in allowing us to make sense of our lives, in giving us empathy, and in creating the world that we live in." - Neil Gaiman
Hi. I’m Sarah Beauchemin, a Gen X bibliophile, cautious optimist and writer who believes in the remarkable power of a great story.
I’ve always tried to use my passion for storytelling to make a difference. Whether it was making homemade greeting cards at age 7, jotting down short stories, or formulating my English grad school thesis, I write to make my audience feel something – and be inspired to act.
That’s why I’m committed to helping the world’s “protagonists” – social enterprises, nonprofits and purposeful brands that do insanely hard work to improve our lives – tell their stories in a meaningful way that gets attention and results.
The truth is, creating stories online that inspire and generate real impact is difficult. If it wasn’t, no one would ever need help with it (and I’d be out of a job).
Stories that succeed online need two things:
- A laser-focused content strategy that is developed with your organization’s unique values, goals, positioning statement and audience in mind
- A skilled writer who can fuse creative writing with copywriting to tell your story in a stirring way that drives your audience to think, engage and act
Sound daunting? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered!
When you work with me, you get more than just my full attention, extensive knowledge of content creation and a killer content strategy plan that’s perfectly you.
You get someone who has first-hand experience working in the private sector, higher education and nonprofit management and understands the unique online challenges each realm faces. I get how to raise awareness, make people care and turn them into clients.
YOU are the protagonist of your own meaningful story, and it’s waiting to be told.
Hit me up today for a free consultation about developing your own awesome content strategy and/or storytelling plan. I can’t wait to meet you!
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TestimonialsHere's what my clients say
"For a small business owner, creating good content is a daunting challenge. It’s hard to find the time, but trusting someone else to do it is even harder. Sarah was incredible to work with because she really took the time to understand our brand and our purpose so that she could translate it into a unique voice for our business. We’ll definitely be working with Sarah again for future content needs."
"Sarah masterly combines the technical side of the writing craft with a natural, elegant style. She was a vital member of the "Mission to Cataria" team, and the result is one of the first children’s books to be read to classrooms from orbit aboard the International Space Station!"
"I hired Sarah to work on Voice of San Diego’s Partner Voices program. Sarah was always my first call when I wanted to connect a nonprofit partner to a writer. She's a talented writer who is able to tell the human story of the people involved. Sarah is also organized, responsive, and skilled at communicating with clients. I felt comfortable letting her manage workload directly with my clients. She went above and beyond the level of service I expected and truly wanted to help market the nonprofit stories as effectively as possible. I've gotten many compliments about Sarah’s stories from satisfied clients and sponsors. I would not hesitate to give her my highest recommendation!"
"If you’re apprehensive about working with someone who will be remote, it’s much easier than you could imagine! I have a high need for control, but felt very confident in Sarah’s management of our projects and was extremely pleased with the experience and all the deliverables. Working with Sarah allowed us to draw on her experiences across a variety of organizations, giving us new perspectives and insight. Sarah really owned the project, and connected directly with our internal stakeholders. On top of that, she is very personable and a joy to work with!”
"Working with Sarah was a wonderful experience. She is organized, effectively fulfills our clients’ diverse content needs and is very responsive to feedback. Sarah’s willingness and quick ability to work with our company’s internal processes made everything go that much smoother. I would highly recommend Sarah for any content strategy or content-related project."
"Sarah is without a doubt one of the best there is. We've paired her every month with a different author for our blog and she's delivered unique, memorable content every time. She captures each one's tone, style, and unique voice; understands the essence of what they're getting at; and keeps the overall series consistent despite those differences. Without her talented writing, we wouldn't have a 'brand-able' blog to help us grow a wider support audience."
“I hired Sarah to help me craft a solid messaging strategy for my business. I had gone in so many different directions with my content that I felt lost. Sarah is so clear and concise. She really helped me narrow down my focus, home in on the needs of my target audience, and talk effectively about my work and why I do it. Sarah is very organized, and she really knows how to get results for her clients by clarifying their content and purpose. She’s amazing!”
“I really enjoyed the collaborative way Sarah approached our work together. She challenges her clients to try and get out of their comfort zone a little bit with their messaging, which really raises how their audience connects with it. I’ve gotten nothing but great feedback on my website copy, and couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.”