Are you writing a book?
Are you thinking about writing a book?
Are you almost done writing a book, but lost about next steps?
We can help. We're the women behind the Lipsticking brand and we've been doing this, together, for over 15 years. You can read our bios below, but let me bring you up to date on this site. It's primarily a blog. A blog for, about, and by women. We cover topics we think will be interesting or important to women everywhere. And, as a result of our work together, we're relaunching, redefining, and refocusing our work in writing, communication, and book coaching.
Robbi and I have been working in this business for so long, it's become a part of us. Almost 15 years ago, this blog was focused on teaching women online how to market their products and services. Marketing to women online was the tagline.
Over the years, we've continued to work with women in a variety of ways - consulting on marketing, teaching writing skills, and helping women in business write and publish books. Our work was offered elsewhere, but will be offered here, going forward.
And, in-between, there was a bit of a detour.
I have to mention BlogPaws because it was a large part of what we did and who we were, for 8 years. BlogPaws is a pet blogging community. I, with several other folks, co-founded the online community and the educational conference in 2009. It focuses to this day on social media training and community building, with a marvelous team of social media professionals. Robbi was there as a conference presenter, a blogger, and a community member. (after all, both she and I are BIG pet parents with lots of love for all animals)
I'm retired from BlogPaws. I'm returning to my roots, working with women. I'm truly honored that Robbi is coming along with me. We're in this together, she and I. And, I couldn't have a better partner.
Whether you need us to help you write the right content for your About page on your website and/or blog, or to help you complete and publish that book you're writing, even to just talk about the possibilities of writing that important book, we're here for you. We are writers ourselves - we understand what you're going through.
There is no time like the present, to get started.
Virginia Woolf: Journalist, Author
For it would seem – her case proved it – that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver.”
Yvonne DiVita, Founder/Writer/Author/Book Coach
I am, first and foremost, a writer. Writing is second nature to me. As important as eating, or sleeping, or walking from room to room as I go about the day fetching coffee, letting the dog out, returning to my desk to compose blog posts, write my book, create presentations, reply to emails, add edits to client books, or whatever is on the schedule at that moment.
The eternal writer who accompanies me everywhere, writes tomes in my head, every day. It’s because I am a writer, that I can be your book coach. I understand.
On a business level, you may wish to know that I bring 20 years of work, education and study in the field of communication.
In my previous company, Windsor Media Enterprises, LLC (WME Books), I worked hand in hand (mind to mind, you might say) with business professionals coaching them as they composed their ideas into what we called “Book as Business Card”. I worked with astonishingly talented women, and some remarkable men, telling the stories of ‘them’, who they are beyond the business or public face. Over the years, I have returned to those stories, again and again, realizing the power those stories have, to build relationships – better and more effectively than any business tagline or marketing-speak.
I now focus on the power of your voice, to tell your story, to assure that you will be recognized in today’s digital world as a leader in the space you have chosen to become known in.
contact info: yvonne (at) lipsticking (dot) com
I am a professional blogger, social media consultant, copy (and ghost) writer, editor and creative thinker. I help individuals and small business owners define their key message and express it through social media platforms, a robust website presence, blogging, newsletters and other online and print media.
As a writer, I believe that All Words Matter especially as it relates to your business and the message you’re sending. I’ve honed my craft over years of prolific writing efforts in both print and online forums. I have sharpened my red pen as the editor of daily newspapers, business and writer’s magazines as well as with several book publishers.
I’ve worked with Yvonne for over 15 years! I was a vital part of the Windsor Media Enterprises (WMEBooks) publishing company, and I’ve watched small business owners struggle with writing and learning as it pertains to online, during my work at WMEBooks and while working with Yvonne at Lipsticking. It’s because of the fast-changing world of doing business online that I continue to work with my own clients on social media and writing/editing, as well as working with Yvonne at Lipsticking.
All words do matter. As Yvonne says, it’s time for your voice to be heard. Let’s work together.
contact info robbi.editor (at) gmail (dot) com