Having Trouble Finding the Right Words?

Ronni Gordon can help you. She will write what you need in clear and concise language, finding the right tone for each story. During her many years in daily journalism, she wrote on deadline about a wide variety of topics, acquiring a focus that she brings to her  writing and editing today.

Ronni is known for telling a good story, for being compassionate, and for being a good listener. She approaches difficult subjects with thoroughness and integrity and infuses lighter stories with humor. She specializes in health and fitness, dogs, cancer survivorship, aging, and writing for college and university publications. She also appreciates the chance to write about the arts, especially theater, drawing on her years as a critic.

Credits include The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, AARP, Vice, Chicago Health Magazine, ESPN and many other publications in addition to being on staff at local and regional dailies, mostly in the arts and features departments.

For the websites and alumnae quarterlies of  Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College, and Holyoke Community College, topics range from the perils of perfectionism to the challenges of “adulting.”

Her health writing also appears on the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center website and in the pages of The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s publications.

Her award-winning blog, Running for My Life (Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time) owes its title to the headline of her New York Times Lives essay about her slow time in a road race leading to a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia.

A graduate of Vassar College with a B.A. in English, she received a Master’s in Journalism from Boston University.

She was promoted to features editor at the first newspaper where she worked, the old (Holyoke, Mass.) Transcript-Telegram and worked for many years as a reporter at The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Mass.

Since starting her own company in 2009, she has edited projects for such companies as TSM Design and The Green Internet Group, both in Springfield, Mass., and for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

She a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.