I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in writing and in psychology.
After working for 25 years as an executive assistant I started my own business as a speaker. In this capacity I addressed groups, both large and small, focusing on issues such as, Professional Image, Self-Esteem, Attitude, Effective Delegation, and more. I am still available as a speaker and enjoy that aspect of my work also.
I have been able to use my experience along with my writing skills to concentrate on my chosen profession as a freelance writer.
As a writer I have elected to focus on three main areas: journalism, travel writing, and ghostwriting.
My commitment to my clients is to provide accurate, quality work that will satisfy their needs.
To enhance my professionalism and to keep up with the trends in the field of writing I belong to several business organizations relating to my occupation:
The Women's Press Club
Pittsburgh Professional Women Writers
Women's Business Network
It would be my pleasure to assist you with any writing projects you may have, or any speaking engagements you have in mind. Contact me and we can discuss your needs.
"When I came on board as editor at Pittsburgh Senior News two years ago, I was pleased to see Barbara's name on our list of contributing writers. I was familiar with Barb's work from working with her at other publications; I also knew her personally through the Pittsburgh Professional Women Writers Group. Her enthusiasm is uplifting, her passion for her work contagious.
Barbara's sensitivity and compassion, her ability to listen and relate to people, and her sense of humor all shine through in her writing. When I read Barbara's articles, it's as if I'm reading a letter from a friend. Most importantly, I know I am getting accurate information."
Editor, Pittsburgh Senior News
"Creative thinkers who, like me, have trouble getting their thoughts from mind to paper can benefit from the services of a ghostwriter such as Barbara Killmeyer. Her skill of taking my fictional characters and bringing them to life with her writing is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Bernard P. Kornprobst
a client who has used my ghostwriting services.
"I have found Barbara to be a pleasure to work with. Her ideas and suggestions have added much to the overall text of my book. Barbara was able to take my expertise, experience and knowledge of the subject matter and turn it into the exact book I had in mind. I was fortunate to find a writer such as Barbara and I plan to continue to work with her on future projects."
Dr. Sharon Fried-Buchalter
Child and Family Counselor
Boca Raton, Florida
"Barbara Killmeyer has worked as a contributing writer for Northern Connection magazine since its' inception three years ago. She writes a monthly senior column and various feature articles on different subjects pertaining to community interest in the North Hills.
Barbara is extremely professional and I can always count on her copy to be punctual, accurate, informative and well-written. Barbara comes up with most of the ideas for her monthly column, which is always pertinent to a subject that is of concern to seniors.
Barbara is an editors' dream. She's a creative, dependable writer who always gets the job done correctly and on time."
Editor, Northern Connection Magazine