A b o u t   S u s a n  J.  B u r l i n g a m e  a n d  s j b | w o r d s

Be curious.
Great writing is about learning.Whether I'm writing for educational, healthcare, not-for-profit, or corporate clients, I'm excited to discover your story and to tell it with the passion and hope and poignancy it deserves.

Extraordinary people. Remarkable places.

Celebrate your organization. Inspire philanthropic gifts. Reengage your alumni. Increase your applicant pool. Tell your story. Let me showcase the impact you have on society...and humanity.


What clients say about working with Susan Burlingame

One of the very best ...
"Susan Burlingame has the particular ability to find the heart of any subject to engage the reader at an emotional level. She is a precise writer who takes the time to understand the best way to tell your story to your audience. This is not an easy skill to master, and she is one of the very best. She has written case statements, proposals and profile stories, each to great effect. I highly recommend her to anyone who is trying use the written word to influence people to action. You will be pleased with both the final product and your results."

Rodney M. Grabowski, CFRE, President, University of Cincinnati Foundation, Vice President for University Advancement, University of Cincinnati and CEO, University of Cincinnati Health Foundation

Clean and concise fundraising communications...
“I have worked with Susan on and off for the past several years while leading advancement for two very different institutions. She is a consummate professional, is flexible, and delivers quality work. One of the best aspects about Susan is her ability to grasp the subject matter of myriad topics and projects easily. Her writing is balanced and effective--always with an appropriate focus on the goal, which for us is clean and concise fundraising communications.”

—Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Vice President for University Advancement/Executive Director, Stony Brook University Foundation

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