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About Us

What do you want to say? How do you want to say it? Why should anyone care?

We have spent our careers asking questions, finding answers and turning that information into compelling stories.

We can help you tell your story in just a few words or hundreds. We work on your schedule. If you need it in a hurry, we will have it done on time. We can help you find the designers, photographers and printers to make your project stand out from the rest.

The Team

Jennifer PowellJennifer Powell

617-600-4385 (office)
617-905-6717 (mobile)
jpowell@excellentwriters.com

Jennifer Powell founded The Excellent Writers Group in 2006 to help clients put their thoughts into words and their words into an effective communications strategy. She is an expert at helping companies identify their audiences and developing a voice to reach them. She works with clients to develop newsletters, Web sites and other forms of written communication.

Her background is in journalism, which means she is accustomed to quickly becoming an expert on various subjects and can make deadlines. Before starting Excellent Writers, Powell was a business reporter at the Boston Herald for nearly a decade covering health care, biotechnology, tourism, retail and corporate news. She also wrote Small Business Matters for the Herald, a column focused on issues and subjects that are important to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Her experience includes covering state politics for the Waterbury Republican American in Connecticut and covering local issues for the Norwich Bulletin. She was also a writer and editor for development at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, managing several publications annually. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a degree in political science and psychology.

 

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Scott Van Voorhis

508-653-1388 (office)
sbvanvoorhis@hotmail.com

A veteran financial journalist, Scott Van Voorhis has over 20 years of experience as a Boston-based reporter and writer. He has spent the last 15 years writing, analyzing and reporting on a range of business sectors, from homes sales and real estate development to the financial services, high tech and casino gaming sectors.

Most recently Scott was a business reporter at the Boston Herald for eight years, during which he was recognized by the New England Associated Press News Executives Association for his reporting on the subprime mortgage market meltdown as well as the landmark, $700 million-plus sale of the Boston Red Sox. Prior to his work at the Herald, he served as senior reporter at the Boston Business Journal, a staff writer for Banker & Tradesman, and a reporter for The Eagle-Tribune and the Haverhill Gazette, a pair of daily newspapers in Boston’s suburbs.

He currently blogs daily on residential real estate for Boston.com, writes the Forever 128 column for the Globe West section of the The Boston Globe, and produces a weekly column on local business trends for Banker & Tradesman. Additionally Scott reports on the casino and gaming trends in the Northeast for the London-based trade website GamblingCompliance.com. He also provides a range of corporate writing services, from white papers to blogs. Other clients have included Mass Insight, State Street Bank, and the University of Massachusetts.

Scott has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Massachusetts. He lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.

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Patricia Resende

774-219-8451 (office)
resendempatricia@gmail.com

Patricia Resende is a dynamic writer and editor who works with clients to generate compelling copy. Resende was Managing Editor at Mass High Tech (a sister publication of the Boston Business Journal) where she oversaw the daily news of tech and life sciences. Prior to that she was Editor at Patch, an AOL company. Before Patch, Resende worked at FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) as a Community & Education Outreach (Mitigation) Specialist and Research & Writing Specialist (External Affairs).

She is also co-founder of the Excellent Writers Group, a team of writers and editors that works with clients on written publication, including newsletters, brochures, press releases and annual reports. Patricia has 15 plus years field working as an editor, writer and liaison. Her work has appeared in the Boston Herald, The Boston Globe and other niche publications. She has been a guest speaker, has moderated industry conferences and emceed several industry events. She has also appeared on New England Cable News’ Business Day show. Patricia attended Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and is a member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. When she’s not on deadline or spending time with family, she’s volunteering her time with a number of organizations including the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, the Bristol/Warren Education Foundation, St. Elizabeth’s Church and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Specialties: Writing, Editing, Social Media, Public Relations, Networking, Government Liaison, SEO, analytics, fundraising, grant writing.

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