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Freelance Christian Writer
Kathy Widenhouse

I’m a freelance Christian writer who specializes in producing materials for the faith-based, nonprofit market. I also provide strategic consultation to help nonprofits get their message out and get results.

A reader, then a writer


I have always been a reader, but began writing in earnest in 1996 when planning for a second career after serving in the military. (I spent 20 years as a flutist with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C., before turning to writing full-time.) A letter in my mailbox invited me to take an online article-writing course.

Nonprofit board member turned nonprofit copywriter

Soon I was earning periodical bylines and book contracts. When I turned to copywriting, my years of volunteer work and time on four nonprofit boards drew me to the nonprofit niche.

As I began partnering with small to mid-sized organizations as a development writer and a freelance Christian writer, I discovered that many of them struggle in the communications arena – most often because staff members wear too many hats. I learned that as I provided good information and reliable service for these committed professionals, they have been able to develop effective communications, build their donor base, and grow.

Along the way, 100+ articles with my byline have appeared in more than 40 periodicals, both print and online. I have also written 6 books (more than 100,000 in print.)

Why I created this site

Today, most of my time is spent with nonprofits, faith-based groups, and small businesses, helping them make and work a solid communications plan.

I’ve also created this site to provide leaders with good information they can use on their own or with a partner (like me) to get results.

My husband Brett and I have two terrific grown children. We live in Lake Wylie, SC (outside of Charlotte, NC) with Dizzy, our husky/retriever mix and Eli, our hound/chocolate lab mix.

And ... I'm still a reader.

If you need a writer

I write articles, appeals, blog posts, books, brochures, business letters, case statements, cover letters, devotionals, direct mail packages, email campaigns, e-zines, flyers, fundraising promotions, grant applications, leader’s guides, lessons, newsletters, press releases, résumés, sales letters, study materials, web content – pretty much anything you need to get your message out and get results. (See a longer list of copywriting services.)

You can expect —

  • solid writing
  • clear content, focused and directed to your audience.
  • personal and reliable service

You can take advantage of these special services:

  • nonprofit writing
  • development pieces for faith-based organizations
  • devotional material, blog posts, and Christian articles
  • consulting for small to mid-sized nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and small businesses

If you want tools and resources

Take these steps to learn more about learning copywriting (and doing it well) for your nonprofit, your church, your small business, your organization.

  • Check out the navigation on the left. There are all kinds of resources to help you.
  • Don’t know where to start? Subscribe to Word Wise and get simple writing tips in your inbox.
  • Let me know how I can help. 

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