SUE RICE

World-Class Copywriter,
Lover of Animals, France and
All Things Beautiful


Why I Write

I fell madly in love with words at the ripe old age of 5.

To me, the art of writing is pure magic.

As Voltaire said writing is the painting of the voice’.

NOTHING is as powerful as the written word.

In our digital era, we all love our tech toys and platforms.

But it is never the platform—the Facebook or Messenger or iPhone or Gmail—that captivates us.

It’s the words we read there…

Words delight.

It’s the words that make us cry or laugh or protest in anger.

They persuade.

It’s the words that get us to DO (and buy) things.

​​​Words Move Mountains

But you can’t just throw anything on the page.

To get the ‘just right’ message, you have to understand where you want to go.

Writing and strategy?

They're kissing cousins.  

You need both. 

And as a strategist and a copywriter, I've been combining both for 25 years.

Helping companies craft and communicate their messages.

Big companies like LEGO, NIKE, ERICSSON, SALOMON and many more…

As well as small companies run by some of the savviest entrepreneurs on the planet.

We All Have A Song To Sing

We all have a song to sing…

But sometimes it’s just HARD to get those notes out.

Writing for most is a struggle.

I totally ‘get’ that.

Which is precisely why I’ve created my Paris Express Workshops.

To make the process easier—even fun.

To help you move from CONSUMPTION of random writing tips to CREATION of amazing copy.

Together we will transform your thoughts into words.

Words that will turn into wealth for you and your business.  

We all have a song to sing.

Let me help you sing yours.

Looking forward to the possibilities...

Sue

A little more about me...


Quick Career Highlights


Schools

At Stanford, I earned my B.A. in Journalism/American Studies and flirted with writing at the Stanford Daily. I also got an M.A./International Studies at Johns Hopkins.

Start

I launched my career on Madison Avenue at Ogilvy & Mather. A few years later, I joined BBDO's International Department in New York. 

Paris

My global aspirations were rewarded when I was asked to join a 4-person team running BBDO's European headquarters in Paris. As the European Communications Director, I spearheaded a series of award-winning global trend studies. 

Entrepreneur

After several years at BBDO, I ventured out on my own with a communications agency geared towards big companies. (My first client was Nike!). I later evolved my business to specialize in internet marketing and now work with a combination of entrepreneurs and larger companies. 

Writing

My writing experience is long, deep and varied. I have written for some of the world's most prestigious companies. I have studied under many copywriting greats. An email specialist, I have also written countless webinars, sales letters, blogs and websites. 

Etc.

I am a published author of several books including one of the first books written about social media (publsihed by Kogan Page Publishers in London).  I am also a seasoned presenter and keynote speaker.   

Clients I've Worked With



My Favorite Quote...

A drop of ink may make a million think." George Gordon Byron 


My Favorite Things... 

A native 3rd generation Californian, I have lived in France for 25 years, dividing my time between Paris and my Burgundy farmhouse.  

When I'm not writing, I ride bikes, take long walks in the countryside, read, listen to jazz, visit the French open markets and cook. 

I'm well known for my love of animals and my country home is always packed with (very) large dogs, an array of cats and the occasional horse.

My greatest accomplishment and 2 best friends are my beautiful, incredibly talented daughters, Chloe and Gabriella.   

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