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Professional, dependable, punctual. Experience in writing for the government, Hollywood, PBS and business. Writing what you need is only half of my skill...just as important is understanding what YOU want for your important, special occasion. As a Senior Speech Writer for the United States Government for 20 years, I was tasked daily with translating government-speak into lucid, accessible, understandable plain English. I proudly own a PBS Emmy for writing (and performing) a one-man show as "Tom Paine" of the American revolution. (www.kued.org) It was a wonderful challenge to write the words in a play about a man whose entire life was words. I know their impact, their potential, their power. As a former award-winning broadcaster for 25 years, I know how words work and how to compose and target the right words for your event.

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Professional, dependable, punctual. Experience in writing for the government, Hollywood, PBS and business. Writing what you need is only half of my skill...just as important is understanding what YOU want for your important, special occasion. As a Senior Speech Writer for the United States Government for 20 years, I was tasked daily with translating government-speak into lucid, accessible, understandable plain English. I proudly own a PBS Emmy for writing (and performing) a one-man show as "Tom Paine" of the American revolution. (www.kued.org) It was a wonderful challenge to write the words in a play about a man whose entire life was words. I know their impact, their potential, their power. As a former award-winning broadcaster for 25 years, I know how words work and how to compose and target the right words for your event.

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4 Reviews

  • Scott_Weaver1 says,

    What a true professional! Hans walked me through my first speech in a few decades and his inputs were invaluable. I truly enjoyed working with him and look forward to working with him again in the future. Outstanding! Recommend!

    for "Key note" speaker speech on May 19, 2017

  • Robert_Brands says,

    With minimal guidance Hans immersed himself into the subject, reviewed and researched the content and delivered a creative speech on time. Willingness to tweak or make adjustments if necessary. Would use him again.

    for Speech Writing - Innovation on Sep 01, 2009

  • Willie_briggs says,

    I have been delighted, and highly impressed with the work of Mr. Pettersen. He wrote a speech for competition on the US Constitution that is just riveting.! His work was on time, and below budget. Communication was imediate. I look forward to working with him in the near future. I highly recommend Mr. Hans Petersen.

    for Speech on Constitution on Aug 03, 2009

  • Norris_Beren says,

    Excellent work done in a very professional and timely manner. When a slight revision was requested after completion of project, Hans once again provided fine service and delivery.

    for Speech revision on Mar 23, 2009

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