Heather Martin

Heather Martin, a Senior Consultant with Executive Development Associates, has been a professional writer and editor for nearly 30 years.

As an independent contractor, Heather develops strategic marketing, thought leadership, employee-facing, and customer-facing content for clients in such markets as banking, health care, real estate, direct sales, education, and the arts. Her work includes ghost writing blog posts, editing policy documents and handbooks, and designing graphics and writing copy for digital marketing campaigns. She also has written grant proposals and written and edited lessons for K-12 textbooks and assessments. Her bylined writing has appeared most recently in the trade publication Direct Selling News.

Heather specializes in helping subject matter experts translate their ideas into clear, concise messages that readers can understand, regardless of their familiarity with a particular industry. She knows how to make technical and business content accessible without losing nuance or diluting complexity. Having worked with novice writers and experienced writers, she approaches each editing project as a coach, collaborating with the author to create content that is true to the author’s intent and voice.

For sixteen years she worked for American City Business Journals at its weekly newspapers in Washington, D.C. and Dayton, Ohio. She started out as an editor for the Dayton paper and later became publisher. She also spent seven years designing leadership curriculum and facilitating workshops for Innovative InterChange Associates, an organizational development firm in Dayton. She is the editor of “Ascent of the Eagle: Being and Becoming Your Best,” by Charlie Palmgren, a founding partner of Innovative InterChange. Early in her career she was a proofreader and fact checker for Air Force Magazine in Virginia.

Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a past chair of the community resource board at Dayton’s National Public Radio member station, WYSO, and has served in various other board leadership and membership positions. She also performs frequently in community theatre productions in Dayton.

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