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Katy O’Grady, Co-Founder – Editing and Writing

Since 2002, Katy O’Grady and D & O Creative Group have provided editing, writing, and communications services to clients in the Washington, DC, area and across the United States. Katy supports authors, associations, and agencies focused on education, mental health, environmental, and technology topics, helping them deliver their messages with clarity and power. Read about our projects.

The core of D & O Creative Group’s services is the writing partnership. Katy works closely with each client author to craft the best possible text in their style and voice. Her writing partnership authors have been published by Routledge, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, AMACOM, and the American School Counselor Association. Read about all D & O services.

Katy is a graduate of the College of Wooster and worked in association and non-profit marketing and communications prior to co-founding D & O Creative Group. Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Katy is currently pursuing a Master’s in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and is a member of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP).

D & O Creative Group relies on our network of experienced communication professionals to deliver services to our clients as needed, including graphic design, indexing, and writing on specialized topics.

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Donna Dangle – Editorial Support

An essential member of the D & O team since 2017, Donna Dangle employs outstanding organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail in every client project. Whether cross-checking and researching academic reference lists, preparing tables of abbreviations and acronyms, or building web pages and customized versions of email newsletters, Donna’s skills help keep D & O client projects on schedule and flowing smoothly.

Words from Clients

Katy O’Grady took an idea, mentored the editor-in-chief, and managed a gaggle of geeks who are better at code than grammar. The result is a book that is a standard in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management community. Her diligent work and expert advice also managed to prevent the editor-in-chief from losing what little mind he has left. Simply put, “Developing Essbase Applications: Hybrid Techniques and Practices” wouldn’t exist except for her. I recommend Katy to any and all.

Cameron Lackpour, lead author and editor, Developing Essbase Applications: Hybrid Techniques and Practices

Professional, talented, and trustworthy are three ways I would describe Katy O’Grady. I have worked with Katy since 2011 on numerous projects large and small, and she is an outstanding editor and writer. For my two most recent books, her in-depth editing brought out my core messages and she added valuable research and perspective to the process.

Katy has helped me produce regular blog posts and newsletters, writing some based on my book chapters and editing others that I drafted. I also rely on her to edit materials for my business and my clients, including proposals and critical project deliverables.

Always thorough and responsive, Katy is easy to work with. I strongly recommend Katy as an editor and writer. Her professionalism and support have been invaluable to me.

Jack P. Ferraro, Senior Project Management Consultant | Author | Speaker

Over the past several years, Katy has produced several volumes of technical writing for us at InfoZen. She has shown an incredible amount of flexibility in taking assignments as diverse as writing technical user manuals, writing requirements documents or marketing documentation. At times, she has provided the editing services we needed; often she has done the entire writing herself.

Katy is always a pleasure to work with as she provides her services with quality and timeliness. I can, without hesitation, strongly recommend Katy to anyone who has writing or editing needs.

Alain Kouyate, Senior Technologist

In addition to giving us great results, expert knowledge, and good value, Katy is personable, punctual, and reliable, and she’s creative in her approaches to the articles she has written for us. In reviewing some of our scholarly manuscripts, Katy has made them more readable and included thoughtful author queries.

Lois Douthitt, Senior Publishing Director, American Physical Therapy Association