Anna will help you find your voice to achieve a clear, concise, and compelling product to your satisfaction.
Editing & proofreading
Writing consultations, workshops, & tutorials
Website content management (CMS)
Academic papers (incl. dissertations)
Books & book proposals
eLearning & curriculum development
Request for Proposals (RFPs)
Advertisements (print, digital)
Marketing material (brochures, flyers, etc.)
Headlines & captions
Anything else my clients are passionate about
Ever since Anna taught herself how to read at age 4, she has been keenly aware that the written word would be her life's calling. In elementary school, she found herself writing long and short stories, including a collection of prose that she hopes to turn into children's books. In high school, she was fortunate to attend the leading journalism program in her state. There, she began to publish in various local publications and just before she graduated high school, she started working for The Oregonian. She attended Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) in the Medill School of Journalism but switched majors to study humans.
Two short years after graduating college, Anna became extremely sick with lyme disease. During her four-year recovery, she wrote a well-read blog where she discovered her voice again. At the same time, she earned a Master's degree where she discovered that academia was a perfect pursuit because it involved all things reading and writing!
As a result, Anna went on to earn a PhD in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.) Her dissertation was an ethnographic study of five lyme disease patients in the Pacific Northwest. She argued that an embodied way of thinking about lyme was necessary to know what the disease is. (You may read that HERE.)
As a leadership scholar, Anna emphasizes dialogue, reflection, and distributed power. She defines leadership as being inside a body among bodies being influenced by bodies. She rejects leadership as a practice of solving problems based on knowledge and evidentiary production—which is limiting in nature—and instead addresses the source of problems through the process of knowing, which unleashes an expanse of potentialities. Together, bodies engage in purposeful work while inspiring each other to complete tasks in pursuit of that purpose. We must encourage, support, and especially listen to people to achieve their purposeful work and unleash their potential.
Being a purposeful act and one full of potentialities, writing is no doubt a form of leadership. Therefore, Anna views both herself and her clients as partners in the pursuit of an outcome that already lies within both of them. Together, they each bring their experiences, backgrounds, histories, and preferences to the table to create an outstanding outcome that meets the client's needs. Specifically, Anna is really excellent at using her honed listening skills to help spark new ideas, insights, and innovative point-of-views. She often brings humor, lightness, and a lot of passion to her projects.
Anna's blog may be found at drannafrost.com.