Communications Consultant

Expert strategic message development for foundations, NGOs, and non-profits

  • More than 20 years of proven experience with global organizations
  • Pulitzer prize winning research and reporting skills
  • Critically acclaimed publishing credentials
  • Specializing in energy, climate change, neuroscience, and education
  • Available for writing, ghost-writing, research & editing
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Katherine Ellison

About Katherine

Katherine Ellison has more than 30 years of wide-ranging experience in digging for facts, framing messages, and producing vivid prose. From 1984-99, Ellison reported for Knight Ridder Newspapers, winning several awards including a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Since then, she has authored, co-authored, and ghost-written ten books and worked as a communication consultant and speechwriter for clients including Bill Gates, major Silicon Valley investors, the Ford, Packard, and Irvine foundations and Cater Communications.

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Katherine's Latest Book

Mothers & Murderers

What is the single most humiliating mistake you’ve ever made?

Katherine Ellison has a good one: At 23 years old, barely one year into her first job as a newspaper reporter, she mis-paraphrased a prosecutor in a major murder trial, making it seem as if a woman who hadn’t been charged with any crime was guilty of plotting a murder.

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Ellison is an accomplished public speaker, who has addressed groups and conferences in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Canada, and Australia, on issues including environmental conservation and learning disorders. Past venues include the Tufts University psychiatry department, Kaiser Permanente’s ADHD Best Practices committee, the Parents Education Network, and the Brandon Hall private school in Atlanta.