I’ve been a word nerd since I was three.
Back then, my favourite TV program was the word-association game show, “Password.”
I’d beg my mom to let me stay up to watch it and get all excited when they’d whisper the ‘mystery’ word!
But it wasn’t until I graduated from high school that I knew words had power.
I was valedictorian and I discovered that my words could make people laugh. The vice-principal, whom we all hated, was doubled over in his chair!
I’d always gotten A’s in English class but I didn’t know my words could do that.
The “official” bio…
I am a journalist and content marketing writer with over 20 years of experience in media. I have worked in print and online creating content for major Canadian outlets including CTVNews.ca, CBC.ca, MSN.ca, TV GUIDE and the broadcast networks, YTV, HGTV and W Network.
I’ve interviewed many talented people including executive chef Jamie Kennedy, best-selling author Margie Warrell, actor Colin Mochrie, internationally acclaimed designers Ross Lovegrove and John Pawson and Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew, Viscount David Linley.
I earned my Honours BA and my English Second Language (ESL) teacher certification at the University of Toronto where I also taught ESL. I am a former photo editor for TV GUIDE, television associate producer and TV host.
The Spirit of Bratty Kathy
A few years ago I returned to freelance writing and also launched my blog, Bratty Kathy.
Creating a business, not just a blog
Women loved the blog and I loved writing it but I wanted to do more than inspire and empower them – I wanted to help get their voices heard on a bigger scale.
I wanted to create a business that would do that and incorporate the kick-ass spirit of Bratty Kathy (my spirit) and my talent as a storyteller and web copywriter.
Take on the World is born!
After speaking with women entrepreneurs, I learned that most were comfortable getting their message across in person but that they found it challenging to communicate in an equally compelling manner, online.
The words were getting in the way.
I am a storyteller and content creator; I knew I could help.
As an online editor, I have taught business professionals how to blog, how to write for the web and how to get media attention for their organizations. And I am a business owner too.
This expertise along with my journalism and media credentials and my knowledge of content marketing, made me realize that I could be of service to women entrepreneurs in a similar way.
Now I help women business owners tell their stories online using their voice — and the voice of the clients who are a match for them. That can’t help but build relationships and business.
The power of words really can help you…. take on the world!
And so can I.
Curious about working together?
Contact me for a complimentary 30-minute content strategy session to discuss your goals for your content and what’s getting in the way. You’ll get some great ideas to move forward and we’ll see if we’re a good fit to work together. Click here to make it happen.
There’s never been a better time to be a kick-ass entrepreneur!
©2016 Kathy Barthel