About Me

Meet Nanette Levin, the Wordsmith of Roanoke

I’ve been providing professional copy writing and marketing services for small business owners and not-for-profits for more than 25 years. It’s been a pleasure seeing so many small business owners thrive, in part, due to advocacy efforts many of us started before little businesses got any respect. This included serving as an appointed Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1995. That was the Clinton administration for those trying to figure out the timeline.

You might be thinking I was one of these kids who knew from an early age I wanted to write when I grew up. I wasn’t. My college career began as a chemistry major. Somewhere along the way I realized no matter what I chose as a career, communications skills would be important. I had completed a college English major before I felt competent. English was my worst subject in high school.

Curiously, I came to like the craft. My writing career started with freelance assignments during my student years from business and community newspapers.

Today, I’m a book ghostwriter, editor, small business marketing strategist, and freelance contributor to regional business magazines. I ghostwrite columns and by-lined articles for clients too. One of my strengths is being able to capture the voice or personality of a person or brand after about a 20 minute interview. It’s a rare skill that sets me apart from the typical writing professional or marketing firm offering formula copy solutions.

How you say it means so much in today’s distracted society. Anyone can write – or so they think. The question is, does the message work? If you’re looking for a solution that not only sounds like you or your business personality but also compels prospects to buy what you’re saying, consider how much faster you could convert lookers to believers and buyers with the right words. I can help make this process affordable and fun. Check out these introductory packages for affordable ways to dip your toe into the marketing, copywriting, and consultant waters.

The Wordsmith of Roanoke
This is me and my mutt (excuse me, All American), Morrie, as a ten-month-old pup atop McAfee Knob. As my first hike in Roanoke, this was a bad decision for me, but the most fun ever for Morrie. He wanted to turn around and do it again after we finished our descent. I wasn’t sure I was going to finish. Morrie’s now a favorite addition to hiking trips and a notorious agility competitor. I’m still trying to get fit again.
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