Working With Me
Are you an image-conscious professional services leader who needs help delivering clear, concise writing?
Do you struggle to write in a way that isn’t overly wordy or too complex?
Do you want to ensure a consistent brand experience for your audience?
Anything you publish on behalf of your business is part of your brand image.
Don’t let murky, overly complex writing damage your credibility.
If you’re ready to stop winging it and start delivering professional, on-brand writing, I can help.
I’m a writer and editor with 20+ years of experience helping urban planning, engineering, architecture, pharmaceutical, medical communication, and management consulting companies produce top-quality writing with a consistent brand voice.
I help my clients shine through clear, concise writing that resonates with their intended audience.
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I’m a technical writer with 20 years of experience writing and editing for companies that specialize in urban planning, engineering, architecture, biotechnology, and executive assessment and development. I also have deep experience managing large editorial projects and creating company writing standards.
My mission is to help my clients through clear, concise writing that resonates with their intended audience.
In fall of 2020, a speech I had created was growing in popularity. This confirmed for me that what I was sharing was valuable. In order to reach more folks, I wanted to turn the speech into a series of blog posts. Except I am not a great writer. I worked with Sophie and not only did she up my game in terms of the blog posts — her thought partnership helped me also improve my speech. I am honored that I was able to work with Sophie. If you are looking to turn your thoughts and experiences into engaging writing and position yourself as a thought leader, reach out to Sophie—she is the one to help you.–Jen Cohen, VP, Core Engineering, Toyota Research Institute
Sophie worked for Dragonfly for about 3 years as a medical and technical editor. She always displayed exemplary work. We could count on her to provide precise, thoughtful editing and to handle the projects she was given with care. We even tried to tempt Sophie with a full-time position at Dragonfly, but to her credit, she maintained focus on her consulting career. We are wishing Sophie the best of luck in her next adventures!–Samantha Enslen, President, Dragonfly Editorial
I have known Sophie for years now, not only here on LinkedIn discussing federal opportunities for Women Owned Small Businesses, but through the Chicago artistic community as well. She’s one of the best and I know if you considered engaging with her in a business opportunity, she’ll be one of the best writers/editors you’ve ever hired. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me here on LI for a personal recommendation on Sophie Michals. It would be my honor.–Eileen Kent, The Federal Sales Sherpa
Sophie makes managing editorial projects look easy, responding to questions about minute style issues while juggling moving deadlines, changing deliverables, and multiple editors with different schedules. I’ve had the pleasure of working on several projects with her since mid-2017. Sophie has a keen eye for detail and a knack for clear language. As a project manager, she is organized, responsive, and personable. What more could you want for your editing project?–Kelly Rickard, Freelance Editor
We truly appreciate your skillful edits over a broad range of document types and your flexibility in fitting the work into your schedule. We’re so glad you joined our consultant pool and look forward to sending more work in the future.–Beverly Stanley, ELS, Director of Editorial Services, Vaniam Group
I was having trouble writing an accurate, concise, well-written argument for a proposal. I connected with Sophie on LinkedIn after she commented on one of my articles and hired her to edit and rewrite my proposal. It’s too early to measure results, but she did excellent work. I recommend her to anyone who needs help writing grants, proposals, or articles.–Gabriel Nagy, Housing Developer and Urban Planner
If you’ve followed Sophie for any period of time you would know that she puts out the most interesting writing tips EVER!
With English not my first language it is so enlightening to know that I have Sophie to educate me and to keep me on the straight and narrow of English writing.
I may not do a lot of business writings, but I want to always make sure that what I put out there is not filled with errors.
She’s worth following! Do it now! Your business will love you for it.–Stephanie Wium, Canva Coach
I’ve had the privilege of working with Sophie on several large-scale projects. Sophie is quick to respond to requests, develop content delivery schedules, share her technical knowledge and her flexibility also allows her to quickly switch tactics if a deadline changes. Her number one goal is delivering the highest quality work for our clients. I have gotten to know Sophie quite well and can thoroughly vouch for her character and abilities.–Patricia Doss, Project Manager, RHR International
I don’t know Sophie personally, but I look for her posts because she always teaches me something with them. Her writing tips are personal and applicable and something every person who works with words should seek out. The writing world is made better because Sophie and her vast knowledge of language are in it.–Traci Mumm, Content Specialist, Mum’s the Word Content Creation
Sophie is a language professional that constantly posts helpful writing-related advice on Linkedin. Her insights into the ins and outs of English language show not only a thorough command of English grammar and writing conventions, but also recommend her as a language coach. Contact Sophie if your corporate writing needs polishing in terms of overall consistency and tone.–Mirela Mohan, Copywriter, Yardli
Having only worked with Sophie for a period of a few months, it quickly became clear to me what caliber of worker I was dealing with. WOW, just WOW. Sophie juggled multiple projects simultaneously, met deadline after deadline, and all the while kept a bionic eagle-eye out to prevent any errors from escaping, or inconsistency from seeing the light of day.–Marcus Norman, Principal, Norman Design Co.
Sophie is an incredible technical writer. I’ve never had a conversation with her that didn’t make me think about the purpose of the words I put on the page for my business (and my clients’). All of her content provides actionable advice that helps business owners understand the value of style and make their communications professional and consistent. I use info from her Essential Guide to Redundant and Unnecessary Phrases more than I ever expected to need it!–Elle Grey Teshima, Editor, Vera Institute of Justice
When I worked with Sophie, she treated teammates and coworkers like clients—always striving to add value to every interaction and usually succeeding. Her encyclopedic grasp of language and style guide structure is only eclipsed by her client service chops. I would not hesitate to recommend her in any capacity. I look forward to any opportunity to work with her in the future, and so should you.–B.A. Rosenblum, Sr. Manager, Client Services, Emmsphere Plus
Sophie is very good at recognizing where I’m struggling with my writing, and her alternative phrasing clearly expresses the point I was trying to make, yet more eloquently. She pushes me to think beyond my writing into what my audiences might need to know and how to express those ideas.
I highly recommend Sophie to anyone who writes or manages content on their web pages, white papers, and publications.–Adele Green, International Relations Master’s Candidate, Harvard University
Sophie has improved every piece of copy I’ve ever given her to review. She offers suggestions, options and corrections that save great embarrassment and expensive reprints.
Best of all, while she knows all the rules, she focuses on the quality of the communication rather than grammatical dogma.
The only way I could speak better of her, is if I asked her to edit what I say.–Daniel Greenberger, Chief Innovation Officer, Affordable Community Energy Services Company