503.282.6311 • asihler@pacifier.com

Clear and compelling reports, plans and studies that help solve challenging human and environmental problems

Is this you?

You have to prepare a report but don't have time to write it yourself.

You want to present technical information in an engaging way.

You work best when you have a reliable critical thinker on your team.

Your document was written by several different authors. Now it needs a consistent voice.

You can get your ideas down, but they don't "shine" as a piece of writing.

You are struggling to craft text that is technically accurate and furthers your organization's objectives.

If so, I can help. Call me (503.282.6311)
about my professional writing and editing services.


Public agencies, nonprofits and consulting companies trust me to draw a compelling story out of their data.

I have written about youth gangs, intercultural communication, mentally ill people within the jail population, salmon recovery, biodiversity, habitat restoration, digital mapping, toxic contaminants, water reuse, urban planning, leadership development, immigrants and refugees, and more.

Clients include:

• Justice System Partners
• Forest Park Conservancy
• The Intertwine Alliance
• Bonneville Environmental Foundation
• Association of Oregon Recyclers
• Columbia Land Trust
• Willamette Partnership
• Willamette Riverkeeper
• Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
• NOAA Fisheries
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• City of Portland Mayor’s Office
• City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
• Multnomah County Health Department
• Multnomah County Department of Community Justice
• Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council

Client Voices

“I was so impressed with Ann's ability to quickly become comfortable with the information and translate it into meaningful narrative in a short amount of time."

—Lore Joplin, Lore Joplin Consulting

“Ann has the rare ability to craft highly technical material and data in such a way that it is not only informative but appealing and engaging for a range of audiences. Her work elevates our collective understanding of the issues."

—Debrah Marriott, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

“Ann is a genius and my communications hero. When I met her for the first time my expectations for the project expanded dramatically--and then my initial impressions were confirmed. Her skills and professionalism had a huge and lasting influence on the direction of the project.”

—David Primozich, (formerly) The Willamette Partnership

“I'm impressed at how Ann can wade through volumes of new material and see the finished document in her mind's eye. Then she makes it happen."

—Scott McEwen, Columbia Land Trust

“Ann is top notch and amazing at her job. I would recommend her to anyone, for her skills and her patience. The Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative would not be what it is without her talent and creativity."

—Renee Myers, Forest Park Conservancy

“Ann is an effective communicator. Beyond the words are a keen sense of audience, critical thinking, strategy, and art."

—Phil Trask, PC Trask & Associates, Inc.

“On a major writing effort, two colleagues and I chose Ann as our editor and project manager. Ann quickly saw the whole of what we were trying to do and reshaped our individual contributions to achieve that whole. She tracked the many unresolved issues, showed great skill at clarifying differences, and covered every base with astounding skill and speed. The resulting document received accolades from our target readers, in large part because of Ann's work. We could not have achieved what we did without her. Her added value was much, much more than the cost of her services."

—Nancy L. Brown, organizational development consultant

“I was quite impressed with the comprehensive approach, structure and tone of the content. Frankly, I've been producing annual reports for many years and it's rare to receive content of this quality. Well done!"

—Eric Hillerns, Pinch. A Design Office

“Ann is a highly qualified writer who delivers polished copy on time. She prepared a wonderful article -- well written and helpful for other writers."

—Nancy Woods, The Hollywood Star News & Kickstart Your Writing

“I desperately needed someone who could take complete ownership of a monthly newsletter, write for a diverse audience, and do so creatively and with technical accuracy. Ann was that person. She planned the issues, researched the topics, created the content, and did the layout, all with a sense of humor. Her audience and our client got so much more than we ever imagined!"

—Betty Patton, Environmental Practices, LLC

“As my writing coach, Ann helped me learn how to move myself forward when I thought I was hopelessly stuck. Her innovative coaching assignments, positive energy, and patience were invaluable to me."

—Kristin Lensen, Kristin Lensen Consulting

“That Ann is a miracle woman. I almost cried when I read through the plan. She brought things to life."

—Kathleen Treb, Multnomah County

“I'm very pleased with the Framework for Integrated Management of Watershed Health and I sincerely appreciate how hard Ann worked to make it something we all can and should be proud of. There is no way we would be where we are today without Ann."

—Jim Middaugh, (formerly) City of Portland Endangered Species Program

Want to talk? Contact me.


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