You have a voice. You have a story. You know your stuff. However, when it comes to getting your message across to your readers, perhaps you struggle to gain an objective view of your content. It needs polish, you think to yourself, but how do you “kill your darlings” without editing just for editing’s sake? And who the heck has time to keep going over one piece when all you want to do is smash out content to your audience?
Well, in fact, I do.
I understand communication with your readers is key. I know how important succinct, concise and grammatically correct writing is, and I virtually eat it for breakfast. Even the prospect of rewriting your raw, precious work into a sparkling and engaging piece your readers will love and share makes my mouth water even now. Funny? I can do that. Serious? Absolutely. Fragile, authentic and down-to-earth? Bring it on.
To learn more about Jo Hilder,
visit the About page.
Editing and Rewrites
Adding polish and professionalism to your published posts and articles. Competent and confident writing builds connection with your audience.
Blogs and Content
Your story for your avatar, in your unique voice, focusing your reader’s attention on what really matters with skillful wordcraft.
Expert Advice & Consultation
Creative and practical coaching and advice
, allowing your experience to grow and communication to flow.
Every word matters.
When it comes to writing for business or pleasure, quantity doesn’t necessarily denote quality. In fact, what’s left out can often provide the impact we seek. Rewriting takes the grammar policing out of editing, leaning into your tone, voice and story to help you get your most simple and authentic message where it needs to be – with your audience.
Your story inspires.
Speaking out our knowledge and experience to others can be daunting. But in understanding the value of our personal and professional narratives, and the ways in which audiences listen and connect, our messages become not only more effective, but more powerful. Crafting your public speaking scripts and prompts – knowing what to leave in, and what to take out – will help you reach your communication aspirations.
To resist and never take risks requires more of our time and energy than attempting and failing.
Once we drill down to what we really want to say, the temptation can be to pull back and give in to resistance. It’s dangerous to be authentic. But regret is just as dangerous. We have nothing to lose, and it’s never too late to begin.
What people say.
“Having held senior roles in the Australian and European Events Industry for over a decade, working with many of the world’s best business and personal development speakers, including New York Times Best-Selling Authors, multi-millionaire entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other household names, it’s been necessary for me to develop a keen eye for that special “something” each truly great speaker/presenter/facilitator has. It’s a blend of integrity, charisma, experience, generosity and an absolute commitment to making an authentic connection with others All traits possessed by Jo Hilder.
“She’s smart, funny, insightful and a fearless presenter. I’ve personally seen Jo present to and/or facilitate audiences large and small with grace and magnetism. I’ve known her for more than two decades and if you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to have Jo speak or present to your community/group/conference/meeting, make sure you grab her with both hands.”
– Michelle Falzon – We Are Content
“Jo Hilder is one of those rare individuals with both the courage and creativity to make meaning out of the trials and tribulations we each face everyday. Through her books, blogs, music, drama and public speaking she confronts life’s issues head on and full on. Jo’s great gift is seeing it as it is and telling it like it is in a way that others can hear. Jo tackles difficult subjects in a way that resonates. She shares her own experiences, bears her heart and is courageously transparent about her own faults and failings. She has an uncanny capacity to relate to and disarm her audiences allowing the truth of her convictions to touch move and inspire us to action. Like all true prophets what Jo communicates is often raw and not always palatable, particularly for those who would prefer life comfortable, sweet and sugar coated. Her creative gift however is the way in which she draws people in without judgement or condemnation. Her creativity opens ears to hear and hearts to receive and the depth of her wisdom, borne in the fire of her own experiences resonates in the listener, touches our heart and inspires us to action.
“I’ve known and worked with Jo in a variety of professional and creative forums over a period of nearly thirty years. I’ve watched her endure and rise above the full gamut of life’s challenges. I’ve seen her mature from a brash, loud and opinionated rebel, into a deep thinking, deep feeling, courageous, compassionate seeker and oracle for what she sees as life’s core challenges and truths.
“Jo’s faith transcends religion. She translates her deep and personal relationship with God into messages for the everyday. She is totally unafraid to confront hypocrisy, even her own. She is a compassionate stand for the untouchable, the unmentionable and the underdog and encourages, exhorts and inspires everyone she meets to live a life that has meaning and makes a difference.
“If you are ready and willing to be challenged, to be touched, to moved and inspired, seek Jo out in print, online and in person. Your effort will be well rewarded!!!”
– Paul Macklin – Artist and Director, Finding Your Way
“Jo has been remarkable in helping me start my blog, she patiently walked me through the workings of my dashboard, and built confidence in me to be able to control it for myself. Not only did she help me with the technical side of the blog, but she also encouraged ways to write better posts. Where else can you get both technical and creative help? When I was ready to take my blog to the next level, Jo came with her design expertise, she listened carefully to what I wanted and she created a blog that creates the right message to my clientele. I feel so blessed to have met Jo, not only for her remarkable work, but more so her wonderfully encouraging persona. She is a pleasure to work with, and I cannot recommend her high enough.
“Thank you beautiful Jo.”
– Lucy Ellis, Lucy Ellis Hypnotherapy
Ready to talk? Contact me now.
- Jo Hilder
- ABN: 33233897922
- Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia