Writing for Others
TESTIMONIALS FOR CONTENT, SPEECHWRITING + CONSULTING
DINO VINCE, OWNER OF DV MEDIA GROUP, PRODUCER FOR ABC TV, ORACLE, AND MANY OTHERS
I've had the pleasure of working with Scott on many successful projects over the last few years. The feedback from clients is always, "fantastic." In fact, several of them now make sure he's part of the project before they sign with my group. Scott is a highly skilled and creative writer and gets my highest recommendation! – November 2018
BRIAN GLAZEN, OWNER, THINK MEDIA STUDIOS
Scott has written critical executive speeches for think as well as high tech product video scripts. He continues to impress our clients. When your message is priority and communications are delicate, call on Scott Lax.
JENNIFER GIBSON, DIR. OF HUMAN RESOURCES, THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BASEBALL CLUB
I've had the pleasure of working with Scott since 2011. Scott provides personalized business writing coaching to individuals in my organization. From personal experience and feedback from coached individuals, he has demonstrated that he is an expert on the subject matter. Furthermore, Scott is always engaging; he is professional, yet personable. Scott's methodology is both instructional and experiential, which allows for a great deal of flexibility for coached individuals.
THE REV. DR. BERNARD R. WILSON, SR. MINISTER OF THE NORFIELD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, CT.; ASST. CHAPLAIN OF THE MARINE CORPS (RET)
I have worked with Scott Lax on a number of speeches, all of which resulted in extremely well-received presentations on my part. Scott works hard on research and originality, and it shows. He's detailed when he needs to be, lyrical when the words call for something special, and he's a pleasure to collaborate with. As a writer experienced in many genres, Scott's been able to help me articulate my voice, and he does so with respect and good humor. My subject matter is sometimes delicate and complex, a challenge that Scott seems to relish. I give Scott Lax my highest recommendation as a speech writer and presentation consultant.
RICHARD WINTER, PRESIDENT, WINTER CORPORATION, GREATER BOSTON MA
Scott Lax helped me build my company into an internationally recognized expert consultant in large scale data management.
In the early years of my venture, when it was not widely known, Scott helped me develop exceptionally valuable customer relationships in the midwestern US. He always worked hard on my behalf and used his outstanding skills in communication -- oral and written -- to help me meet the people who could make a difference; to discover and create opportunities; to build and sustain customer relationships; and, to present the company capabilities and accomplishments in the way most meaningful to our customers.
In short, he helped to accomplish every type of task needed to meet our development goals in the area. Scott served as an outstanding consultant and representative of my company. His exceptional writing talent was an important part of this, but so were his passion, creativity, persistence and people skills.
WILL CLAXTON, SOLUTION CONSULTANT FOR ORACLE
For most people, it is a lifelong challenge to write both clearly and concisely. Scott has taken this to a new level...he has learned how to integrate an individual's voice and tone into prose. For someone endeavoring to get not just "a message" out but, rather, trying to get "his message" out, Scott has mastered the ability to extract tone and perspective from the individual. The result is an excellent message that is clear, concise, and measured to the proper voice. This is a rare skill that is clearly the result of decades of writing practice combined with an equally honed ability to crawl inside another person's world."
STEVEN CHILES, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT INVODO, AUSTIN, TX
Working with Scott was a pleasure and we look forward to continuing our relationship for future writing efforts. High integrity, personable and eager to partner with us in meaningful ways." Personable, On Time, High Integrity
BETHANY JURNS, INDEPENDENT MARKETING CONSULTANT
Scott is an excellent writer with a deft touch at using humor and wit to convey a valuable message. As a coworker, I have found him to be frank, helpful, supportive, and very kind, and it is my pleasure to recommend him.
JAY CRAVEN, FILMMAKER AND CO-FOUNDER OF KINGOM COUNTY PRODUCTIONS, VERMONT
Scott is a visionary who knows how to make things happen. I directed the film based on his book "The Year That Trembled" and I consulted with him on all aspects of its production. I have never met anyone who was more thoughtful, gracious, flexible, supportive, and capable in his capacity as a team leader. Everyone appreciated Scott's grace and equanimity on the film shoot--and before. He handed film crew and actors with the same kindness and concern--as he did the film's investors. The movie business is not for the faint of heart. Scott stood his ground, dealt with numerous thorny challenges, and kept his eye on the ball. I can't imagine a better person, with whom you'd want to be in the trenches.
ERIC BRODER, MANAGING EDITOR AT CLEVELAND CLINIC CENTER FOR CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION
Scott is a born storyteller who in his essays and books engages and delights readers with a uniquely human and warm style. His passion for writing, teaching and searching for the next story to tell is infectious ... and great to be around.
SARAH SHEEHAN, SR. CONTENT STRATEGIST AT BOUNDLESS SPACIAL, INC.
I worked with Scott at Northern Ohio Live, a regional monthly magazine covering arts, culture, cuisine and lifestyle in the greater Cleveland area. As editor, it was my privilege to publish Scott's work each month for several years. This included his elegant (and award-winning) monthly column, insightful cover features and many other contributions.
Though I edited Scott's work, I was fortunate to learn a great deal about both editing and writing from him. This is appropriate as he is also an excellent, patient and encouraging teacher, which I have had opportunity to observe in a classroom setting.
Scott was always a source of great ideas and a supportive voice. I would not hesitate to work with him again, and enthusiastically recommend his writing and teaching skills.
Scott Lax on writing for organizations and private clients:
(Please note: As of 2021, I am not currently soliciting corporate clients, but I invite your inquiry, as I take on freelance work from time-to-time. Thank you.)
As an independent content writer and communications consultant, I offer world-class services for reasonable fees, by keeping my skills high, my work timely, and my overhead low. I have more than 25 years of experience writing and consulting in areas of corporate and organizational communications. A few examples are:
• High-level speeches (most clients are confidential but will provide references)
• Crisis communication, both written and verbal
• Organizational and corporate histories (e.g., the Cleveland Indians Baseball Club, SIFCO Industries, Inc.)
• Videos (e.g., ESPN/SportsCenter, ABB)
• White papers, blogs and articles (e.g. Oracle)
• Communications consulting (e.g. The Cleveland Indians)
• Continuing Education (e.g. Norfield Congregational Church)
• Articles and columns for online and/or print periodicals
• Assisting clients, including individuals, with pitches for TV shows and movies
• Ghost-writing and editing memoirs, books and articles (e.g. for Braun Ink)
• Providing content such as videos, speeches, brochures and more for top marketing firms and their clients, including The Firestation Group, Maximum Velocity Marketing, and Think Media Studios
• As a published novelist, movie producer, screenwriter, produced playwright, television show creator and writer, and journalist, I provide manuscript and strategic consultation in those areas
• As a longtime teacher of writing (I am a full-time lecturer in Creative Writing at the Cleveland Institute of the Art, or CIA), I've done many workshops and continuing education seminars for organizational and private clients
• Finally, should you need humor, I've done contract writing for Comedy Central, and can occasionally, though not always, be funny.
Some of my areas of expertise are: industrial, website content and SEO, marketing, political and governmental, advertising, video, film, television, music, theatre, and education. If you don't see your organization's need addressed here, please query me through LinkedIn (see bottom of any page on this site), or email me by going to the Contact page, above.