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Vision

To write with integrity, efficiency, creativity, and curiosity.

Emily's Story

When I was in first grade, I wrote a story about a spider. Now I don’t remember much about the story - and I am terrified of spiders, so why I chose that topic is still a mystery - but I do remember using the word “gingerly.”

When the time came to read my story aloud to the class, I skipped that particular adverb. I felt ashamed for using a word that most of my 6-year-old classmates probably couldn’t define. I recognized in that moment that writing - a skill that came easily to me - was not universally shared.

By the time I reached high school and with the encouragement of my parents - including my father, my eighth grade teacher - I was proud of my writing abilities. I was not particularly athletic or socially confident, but I could write. I earned a college degree in journalism and embraced every writing opportunity possible... until graduation.

From 2009 to 2017, I lost focus on my innate talent. My career took a few sharp turns through several diverse industries - from sales to recruiting and from higher education to construction. I explored many paths before landing in marketing. Along the way, I earned my MBA and rediscovered the joy of writing.

Marketing provides a special opportunity to combine the art of written communication with the science of strategic planning. And a writer who understands business is a valuable asset.

That’s why I founded Emily Writes. I aim to help businesses, non-profits, and individuals create and refine their written communications to align with organizational strategy. I'm privileged to work with a trusted team of incredible freelance writers, which allows me to serve more organizations with my content creation approach. My joy is now my business - and I can’t wait to help yours!

When I’m not writing, you’ll find me spending time with my husband and our families and friends. My nieces and nephews are the light of my life! I also enjoy expressing my creativity in other ways, including cooking, playing piano, and needle crafts. My husband and I are active in our Lutheran church, even playing in the praise band. I am also a voracious reader who is eternally curious about a wide range of topics. And while I would love to be a mother someday, I'm a proud dog mom and cat mom to four spunky little sweethearts.

~Emily Rae Schutte

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