Williams Writing, Editing & Design is Sandra K. Williams.
I’ve been in business since 1996. Before striking out on my own I ran a three-person marketing and publicity office, edited a weekly newspaper, repaired avionics equipment, and attended college. (I have degrees in English, business, and electronics.)
My clients came from all over the U.S., from individuals and small businesses to nonprofits to for-profit corporations, and I’ve worked on diverse projects — brochures, newsletters, manuscripts, book layouts, websites. Often I handle all aspects of writing and designing.
As of July 2016, I no longer accept new clients.
In My Free Time . . .
I’ve been a tutor with the Sacramento Public Library’s Literacy Service, a program that helps adults learn to read. Before becoming a tutor, I had no idea just how much the ability to read can color a person’s perceptions and hinder them in the everyday tasks I take for granted.
For several years I was on the board of Northern California Authors & Publishers (formerly Sacramento Publishers Association). I started out as newsletter editor and became the organization’s first webmaster. I designed and built the site from scratch; I created just about all the content. When I became NCPA president for the 2005-2006 term, the website was passed on to another member.
Before deciding to refocus on book production and downplay my marketing experience, I was a member of the Sacramento Valley chapter of American Marketing Association, and was on the 2001-2002 board as secretary. I organized and edited our chapter’s entry in the annual AMA awards. We received three awards: Best in Class for chapters with 150 to 250 members; Special Merit Award, Membership, for outstanding performance; and Overall Excellence Award, Membership. Julie Jakob’s work as Membership VP earned the awards; my role was clarifying the presentation.
I’ve worked with nonprofit arts organizations through Business Volunteers for the Arts. I was the founding president of the Sacramento High School PTSA (1999-2000), and I served on the board of the Athletic Boosters Club. At other times I’ve belonged to Metro Chamber Toastmasters, Chaparral Theta Rho #122 (Odd Fellows & Rebekahs), my high school Spanish Club, Sacramento Regional Mensa, and without doubt some organizations I can no longer remember.