A Micro Agency Focused on Words


Words Matter

Words power a lot in business, from pitches to interfaces to search. Every proposal, every email, every report your business creates is covered in words, and every single one of those words is an opportunity to communicate effectively.





Brand writing

UX writing

Search strategy

Sales materials






How We Can Work Together

Many of my deliverables are production ready; you can take them and run as you see fit. I'm also happy to manage my own design, illustration and programming contacts to complete your project. Your internal resources will find me easy to work with as well.



I like to work with people who care about words.

Astro HQ
Iconfactory North
The Loft Literary Center
Mighty Media Press
Zoetrope: All-Story


Approach & Samples

I use empathy and research to find the right words; I work quickly thanks to the bedside manner and systems I've developed over 14 years. My deliverables have a high level of fit and finish. Here is a recent writing sample



Hengel Writing Company is owned and primarily operated by me—Katherine Hengel Frankowski. Words are my strong suit. My writing has appeared in Harvard Review and elsewhere. I've supported world-class publications like Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story, and I've published more than 30 children's books. I have also helped business find the right words for more than 14 years. 

Katherine was an ideal collaborator, amplifying our marketing efforts with robust and reasoned insight and a collegial and gracious manner.
— Michael Ray, Zoetrope: All-Story, Francis Ford Coppola's literary journal

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