BOLD INK Creative Services

I help creatives and changemakers articulate their stories with clarity and emotional impact. Areas of emphasis include storytelling for mission-driven business leaders and personal statements for elite graduate + fellowship programs.


After discerning that I make my best contributions when coloring outside the lines, I went from being a professor-in-training to a free-range communications consultant. I believe in finding the courage to craft an authentic body of work and amplifying stories that matter.


Ph.D Coursework, University of Chicago  M.S.W. Smith College  B.A. Swarthmore College

Kaitlin Smith

My SERVICES include ghostwriting, editing, coaching, and review in 2 areas:


Storytelling for Business

 I help you discern your unique selling proposition and engage your audience through deliberate language– includes professional bios, fundraising collateral, and sales pages for your digital arsenal. Learn more

Graduate Program Application

editing, coaching + review only

I help you present the strongest argument in your favor and address the hidden questions that the committee really needs you to answer. Learn more.



I appreciated the phone call to talk through several items. That personal connection made the process enjoyable and established a level of trust that I had chosen the right person to work with and I would give my highest recommendation for her work.

Andre Dowell

Chief Program Officer, Sphinx Organization