PATRICIA SHANKS, WRITER
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.
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
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.
CLICK TEXT AND IMAGES
Selected Daily News stories
Located and booked speakers, venue, publicity
Holiday fundraising plea
I've worked with
American Cancer Society
Beach Cities Symphony Association
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
Cyberservice Management Corporation
Daddy Desktop, Inc.
Fun Online Corporation
German Impex International
Grace Ministries International
Health and Fitness Mall
Kreative Kids Productions
Los Angeles Daily News
McKinley Children's Center
Monitor Video Production
Premiere Media Services
Santa Monica City TV
Women's Clinic & Family Counseling Center
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.”
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."
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.