Carriann Lane,
Managing Director

Carriann Lane designs and delivers trainings and talks that break public sector professionals free from “government speak.”

Using their own fresh voices, agency standards, and plain talk, they write to accomplish work vital to our communities.

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Tens of thousands of public sector writers have welcomed us into their workplaces over the last 20 years.

We work together to quickly develop public sector writing skills in plain language, usability, clarity, editing, and design.

We designed and piloted plain language training in Washington state under the direction of Dr. Sharon Bridwell. We train at any reasonable location on the planet, supporting US public servants working around the globe.

We respect public sector writers and the realities of working in a regulatory environment.

Learn professional and technical writing skills with us. Train a plain language lead for your organization, gain essential editing skills for any project, or develop writing teams in your agency. We’ll help you.

Sharon Bridwell,
Ed. D. Curriculum Design
Retired Navy Captain, USNR
Chief Wisdom Officer

Eric James Stephens,
Ph. D. Rhetorics, Composition,
and Information Design

Consultant Trainer

Write Words founder
Dr. Sharon Bridwell advises the Director on curriculum design, business strategy, and leadership.

Sharon developed written communication skills for tens of thousands of public sector executives and employees over 20 years as the Write Words Inc. CEO.

As a career retired Navy Captain, Sharon worked with Naval leadership from sea to shore.

Sharon and Rick Bridwell run Bridwell Communications Solutions in Olympia, Washington.

Dr. Eric Stephens is the Coordinator of Research and Innovation for Academic Success at Central Washington University.

He brings energy and expertise to the field as a Write Words consultant trainer.

Eric trains developmental writing, editing, and plain language courses for us.

Virginia Given helped thousands of public sector professionals build professional writing skills from 2008 to 2019.

Virginia retired in 2019 and serves as an advisor.

You might see her paddling, hiking, and biking her way through the Olympic Peninsula, enjoying retirement.