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(949) 723-4473

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I'm a creative writer & journalist

based in Southern California

A storyteller and an observer of human nature, my writing adds a human touch to enliven scripts, marketing collateral, and corporate communications. 


What have I written? An Emmy Award-winning PSA, among others, a nationally touring musical, radio and TV commercials, TV news segments, docu-shorts, corporate video scripts, online advertising and promotions, manuals, newsletters, comedy, press releases, surveys, grant narratives, reports, programs, and program notes, and a column for the Los Angeles Daily News and stories for Examiner Online. 


Script Writing

Testimonials, documentaries, TV and radio ads, PSAs, live presentations, acting scenes, films, narration, audio description, website introductions. Sooner or later everybody needs a script. I'm an experienced voice actor and news and on-camera host. I know how many words fit into a prescribed timeframe and which words will reach your audience.

News, Press, and Publicity

Content Strategy

Especially proficient in reporting on arts and entertainment, I craft everything from press kits and promotional prose to news coverage of your performance, art show, new product release, or grand opening festivities.

I'm a creative consultant. Need a Busby Berkeley-style production number ad on a budget? Talking toys? (My Emmy Award-winning concept.) Need to set a specific tone for a project or firm up its mission and purpose? From concept to creation, I'll help you get it done.

Featured Work



Newsletter content

Selected Daily News stories

Located and booked speakers, venue, publicity

Holiday fundraising plea

I've worked with

Address Advertising

American Cancer Society

Beach Cities Symphony Association

California Elwyn

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks

Cyberservice Management Corporation

Daddy Desktop, Inc.

ExpoTheater Productions

Focus 360

Fun Online Corporation

German Impex International

Grace Ministries International

Halstead Communications

Health and Fitness Mall

Healthcare Partners

Jones Intercable

Kreative Kids Productions

Los Angeles Daily News

McKinley Children's Center

Monitor Video Production

Premiere Media Services

Santa Monica City TV

ShinPro Media

Women's Clinic & Family Counseling Center


Dennis Backer,


Media by Design

“I've worked with Patricia for over six years as a board member of the Media Communications Association. She's innovative in her approach to new projects, always bringing a new perspective. She gets the job done.”

Barry Brisk,

Music Director &


Beach Cities Symphony

"Patricia has created and produced our newsletter. Her concept of PR is based on what can be achieved within budgetary parameters... communications skills are excellent... a doer, someone who takes care of all the details and doesn't drop the ball."

Rhonda Beltran,

McKinley Children's Center

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time

“Patricia is an excellent writer. She always completed projects before the deadline. It was a pleasure to work with Patricia on various McKinley newsletters and appeals.”

Let's Work Together

Tell me about your project. I look forward to hearing from you!

Based in Southern California.   Working Virtually.

​Tel: 949-723-4473

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