I'm Dana — a Pittsburgh transplant from rural Pennsylvania who's lived here for over 10 years. I'm a graduate of Chatham University's Marketing and Communications program and have held various roles in sales and marketing for the better part of a decade. I began offering freelance marketing, PR and creative work on the side in 2018 and launched The Plain English Consultant as my full-time endeavor in early 2020.

As The Plain English Consultant, I specialize in marketing and strategic communication for small businesses, nonprofits, artists and musicians. Having worked with budgets ranging from $100-$100,000, I am skilled at delivering successful and measurable results on a shoestring. I believe in creating partnerships with purpose and leveraging stories to market organizations and their brands meaningfully.


Want to know more? Contact me for a free consultation.



Who doesn't like options?
I offer both full-service and guided consulting packages to accommodate the needs of your business.

View my rate sheet below or contact me to discuss options.

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I can identify and secure the perfect media placements to get your  brand in front of the right people.



Custom digital campaigns and fresh content to attract new customers and keep the old ones coming back.


The best way to connect with an audience is to tell a story. Let's write yours.


Working from Home

Writing & Editing

Can't find the right words? My professional writing services include newsletters, press releases, web copy and social media content, cover letter and resume writing, freelance pieces and more.

Studio Microphone

Voice Over
I offer on-demand professional narration recorded on top-of-the-line equipment and mastered to broadcast industry standard. Inquire about phone system greetings, audiobook narration, tutorial videos and more.



Whether you need product photography to help promote your small business or candid lifestyle photos of your family, I offer affordable photography packages with professional editing services to suit all budgets.


Dana is incredibly reliable and intelligent. She’s well-versed in a variety of verticals including health, lifestyle, music/entertainment, career, consumer news, tech, and more. While working with Dana, she was able to submit consistent and quality work which is essential to thriving in the media landscape. Her media outreach resulted in press coverage for clients at sites such as The Motley Fool, Yahoo News, ZDNet, Social Media Today, TechRepublic, and more. 




Have a particular challenge you’re trying to deal with?
Contact me today and see what I can do for you.

or drop me a line at the email below:

dana @ plainenglishconsultant.com

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