Being a big fish in a little pond can be comforting if you are distrustful of the alternative – being a little fish in a big pond.
However, little ponds can potentially be stifling. They can stunt your growth. I know. I’ve been stuck in little ponds, and I’ve gotten myself out of little ponds.
I’m Bernadette Geyer and I like being a little fish in a big pond, because it means there’s plenty of room for me to grow. At this point in my life, my big pond is an urban jungle.
I am a lifelong learner and I push the boundaries of my own comfort zone on a daily basis.
That’s why I like to work with people and businesses seeking to move into new territories – whether they are expanding their skills as a writer, publishing a book, starting a business, seeking startup funding, expanding their business to approach English-speaking markets, or taking that first step to establish an online presence for their business.
If your pond is big enough for you to continue to grow, that’s terrific! I can help you grow within your pond, and I can help you if you’re ready to move to a bigger pond.
With more than 20 years of marketing experience, managing multiple websites, blogs, and social media accounts, I’ve spent my entire professional life helping businesses and nonprofits get their message out into the world.
Since 2006, I’ve been providing independent consulting services to small businesses and individuals. I’ve worked on projects such as:
- Copy editing book manuscripts and galleys for authors and publishers
- Writing website text and landing pages for small businesses and startups
- Providing tutorials for small businesses, freelancers, and authors who want to establish an online presence and figure out how to “do” social media
- Reviewing and editing blog posts and newsletters for small businesses
- Proofreading pitch decks and sales decks for startups
- Leading online workshops for business professionals and creative writers who want to expand their skills
In 2013, my family moved to Germany and I’ve added business translation services to my list of offerings for clients. To further challenge myself, I’ve even translated poems by some of Germany’s beloved poets into English.
In 2016, I launched NO TIME GUIDE — a series of guides specifically designed to help small business owners grow their companies and attract more customers without spending a lot of time or money. Visit the NO TIME GUIDE website here!
I’m also a creative writer with a couple of books under my belt, as well as many published articles, essays, and poems. I’ve served on editorial boards of publishers and literary magazines, so I know the industry from both sides of the publishing process. You can find links to my books and my published prose, poetry, and literary translations at http://www.bernadettegeyer.com.