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is to collaborate with, guide, and encourage expert authors in the writing of quality nonfiction. By sharing our talents and ideas, we offer our clients, their readers and ourselves greater possibility: opportunities for improvement, enlightenment, insight, and inspiration. We add clarity, precision, and new dimension to communication of all types.

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The partners of Just Write, Karen Risch and
Vicki St. George
(pictured below), contribute diverse backgrounds and skills, including degrees in English, philosophy, and performance studies. Their specialties range from ghostwriting to publishing consulting to creative collaboration, Web content to marketing copywriting.

A valued resource to several literary agents for developing their clients' proposals and ghosting books on wide-ranging subjects, Vicki also lends her marketing expertise to a variety of client projects, including e-mail promotions, direct mail, advertorials, and brochures.

Everything from bestselling trade books and red-hot book proposals to direct mail letters, brochures, ads, catalogs, event guides, referral letters, and audiotape scripts have flowed from her computer.

Read Vicki's online writing samples by clicking here.

Background. During her studies at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts (B.A.), Indiana University (M.A.), and in the Performance Studies Ph.D. program at New York University, Vicki honed her considerable writing and editing skills.

While in New York City in the 1980s, Vicki wrote and edited national newsletters. She was recruited to San Diego, California, by Robbins Research International, Inc., which brought her there to be the associate/production editor of its 16-page quarterly publication. Vicki's skill in marketing developed during her eight years with the company. As part of its in-house marketing department, she helped create campaigns that enrolled more than 50,000 people in Anthony Robbins' seminars.

When she joined Just Write in 1995, she allowed the partnership to expand not only its diverse client services but also its geographic base of operations. Click here to view the books to which Just Write has lent its talents.

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Karen has become a trusted advisor to author/experts in numerous fields, including parenting, personal finance, health, mathematics, natural history, and personal development. She has helped dozens of authors get their work in print--and more than a few to the bestseller lists.

Her experience spans all media: In addition to writing books and book proposals, she has executive produced a radio show, been managing editor and senior writer with magazines, as well as edited and written for multimedia projects.

Read Karen's online writing samples by clicking here.

Background. Karen earned her bachelor's degree in English with a minor in philosophy from California State University in Fullerton, CA and later completed a professional studies course series in marketing (including copywriting) at the University of California, San Diego. Throughout college and for several years after, she worked in entrepreneurial businesses, supervising operations and personnel, developing the skills she uses now as Just Write's managing partner.

Prior to founding Just Write in 1993, Karen and Vicki were colleagues at Robbins Research International, Inc. in San Diego, where Karen worked directly with Anthony Robbins to help him produce the best-selling Awaken the Giant Within.

With the inception of Just Write, Karen was able to broaden her focus on her professional calling—to help others express their mission and message--and also to pursue her own writing talents. Click here to view the books to which Just Write has lent its talents.

In 1998, Karen and her husband moved from downtown San Diego to a farm in central Virginia, making Just Write a town and country, east to west coast business.



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