I formed Rita Duckworth Writing & Editing in 2016. My route to professional writing was unconventional.
After graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in business, I spent 17 years as an accountant/bookkeeper followed by another 14 as an office manager/marketing director. Those years gave me invaluable insight into the business practices of non-profits, large and small corporations, and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries.
I’ve always had a talent for transforming complex ideas and concepts into clear, organized, easy-to-read language. As the marketing director of a CPA firm, I was finally able to use my writing skills to their full potential. I learned the power of written content for marketing and client engagement. Now, as the owner of my own content writing business, I help businesses and entrepreneurs tell their stories through web content and print media.
They say “write what you know.” My strength as a business writer lies in my corporate experience and research skills. I put a lot of effort into learning about my clients and their companies which allows me to write with confidence about any business in any industry.
I love what I do.
I get excited about learning new things.
I would be honored to help you spread your message with written content.
My office is in the Metro East near St. Louis, but today’s digital world means my client reach is limitless. I am happy to discuss your project by phone, email, or in person in the St. Louis region.