GlobalWriters

Dependable and creative, our team has a broad, deep, and diverse set of skills and solid real-world experience that most writers or writing teams simply don’t have. We are in-tune with evolving new media and understand our clients’ businesses and unique marketing challenges.

  • JoAnn Takasaki

    JoAnn Takasaki

    Creative Copy Director and Founder of GlobalWrites

    JoAnn has been at the forefront of web marketing and online trends since 1996. She leads the GlobalWrites team with the drive to serve the unique needs of every client by providing great copy, exceptional service, and a healthy sense of humor. Her extensive consulting experience has made her an expert at bridging the communication gap between business, design and technology. READ MORE

  • Andrew Karnavas

    Andrew Karnavas

    GlobalWrites Site Editor

    Andrew is a copywriter for small businesses, a technical writer and social media enthusiast. In 2011, he received the first annual Houston Web Award for Best Use of Twitter to Promote a Personal Brand. As a songwriter Andrew has written and produced six albums with three music projects under his own record label, YAWP Records. He is also a writing teacher for grade school children through Writers in the Schools (WITS) Houston. READ MORE

  • Dave Schafer

    Dave Schafer

    Corporate and internal communications expert with a strong journalism background, human resources communications expertise and over a decade of experience. He understands how to help organizations find their voice in print, on the web, or via email, while telling their story in an entertaining way. READ MORE

  • Maureen Young

    Maureen Young

    Maureen has over 20 years of experience in writing, honed through business development, training development and management, and technical documentation. Her love of the written word ultimately led her to focus on technical writing and copy-writing, where she specialized in developing training and user manuals. READ MORE

  • Kevin Tumlinson

    Kevin Tumlinson

    Author, copywriter and “Wordslinger,” Kevin is an expert in reaching a target audience with highly effective copy, specializing in work that is edgy, creative and true to the brand. His marketing and advertising expertise has won awards for work in a variety of fields, including oil & gas, technology, B2B, retail and education and academics, and with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. READ MORE


Guest Writers

Maureen Haver

Non-profit, political and social media expert. Maureen specializes in writing compelling messaging and developing social media strategies. She has a talent for outreach literature and e-newsletters, as well as grants and fundraising material. A talented orator and speechwriter, Maureen has taken those skills into the classroom teaching rhetoric, speech and debate to some of the brightest minds in the country.

Grace Rodriguez

Grace amplifies ideas and interactivates experiences at TED as Creative Director for TEDActive. As a brand innovation consultant, Grace combines design thinking with new technologies to create novel environments, opportunities, strategies and events that foster disruption. Grace is passionate about cultivating creative community, and serves the City of Houston as a founding member of the Mayor’s Innovation & Technology Advisory Board; as a national speaker, #STEAM advocate and a micro-philanthropist; and as co-founder/-curator of C2 Create, CoHouston, TEDxHouston and TEDxYouth@Houston.

Will Buss

Will Buss is a product and marketing strategy executive with over 15 years of experience in healthcare leading large teams to successful creation, launch, and management of clinical products to achieve growth objectives in diverse markets by supporting patient safety and better care outcomes.

As an independent strategy and marketing consultant, Will has been assisting start-up companies in articulating their value proposition in pursuit of venture capital and helping established businesses refresh their strategic marketing approach.

Rob Paiva