Jamie Smith

Jamie's Notebook

Wife, furkid mom, entrepreneur, writer, person with a disability, and  grateful believer in Jesus Christ.

Hey there! Finding a good fit between two people and even two companies involves getting to know each other’s ethos, values, and culture. Let me introduce you to a bit more about me and I’d love to get to know more about you! 

A little bit about me

I often tell people I grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and became a grownup in Northwest Arkansas. While I’m available for clients all over the United States, I specialize in helping startups, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations in and around Northwest Arkansas tell their story. 

I have more than 20 years of professional writing experience with the first half of my career spent as a newspaper journalist. I started Jamie’s Notebook in 2009 and now work as a writer, consultant, and trainer. I love leading workshops, volunteering with WordCamp Fayetteville, and serving on the board for GiveCamp NWA

My husband and I live in Elkins along with our two dogs and two cats. 

My Values & Beliefs

Life Mission Statement

“Inspire people towards better self-awareness and ownership of their inherent value, core beliefs, and purpose through my own personal vulnerability, storytelling, and leadership.”

Life Verse

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Collaboration

Whether I’m partnering with clients to achieve their goals, or working with other professionals on a project, collaborating with the right people makes things happen. 

Empowerment

Helping others figure out how to be the best version of themselves in life and business. Sometimes this means helping craft a message, sometimes it means simply getting out of their way. 

Passion for Empowerment

I want each of my clients to succeed and work with them to do my part in that process. Like many of you, I also have groups and beliefs I advocate for both personally and professionally. This part of my business is where Jamie’s Notebook and Jamie Smith the person intersect the most.

I believe in speaking up for those who either don’t have a voice or who need help finding their voice. I believe in supporting ideas that promote smart growth. I believe in providing resources and encouragement for those coming alongside or after me in similar life seasons and circumstances.  

Who I Champion

Gig Economy

As the economy evolves, more people are turning to the “gig lifestyle,” otherwise known as self-employed contract work. I provide information resources and share my own stories of how to make this workstyle a viable option for both the individual and companies. 

Chronic Illness/Disability

As a person with both a major disability and a chronic illness, I know firsthand the challenges and opportunities available to people in this same season of life. I share articles, tell my own stories, advocate for accessibility, and try to model a healthy way of living with chronic illness in the workplace. 

Upcoming Writers

I had many mentors and encouragers in my life as a writer and want to be that person for others. I do this two ways in my business: working with a college intern to give them practice writing for online audiences, and speaking in college or high school groups about my entrepreneurial journey. 

My approach

No matter what the project, I view the working relationship as a sort of partnership. We must work together to make the project successful. You need my help to express what is in your heart and mind, and I need you to help me understand those ideas. 

As a former journalist, I learn best by asking questions. I look at it this way: you may not feel like you know how to tell your story, but all you need is to have someone draw the ideas out. That’s why you need me! 

This is another reason why I usually insist on working directly with the client when an agency hires me. Hearing tone, word choice, and emphasis comes best when it is from the person or company I’m writing about. Being able to capture your unique take on your business is how I make you stand out from your competition.

My Experience

Industries I’ve written for

In the more than a decade of experience, I’ve written on countless topics and for a wide variety of industries.

  • Photographer

  • Accountant

  • Logistics

  • Chiropractor

  • Authors

  • Book Review Site (content, not reviews)

  • Animal Rescue

  • Supply Chain Nonprofit

  • Education

  • Domestic Violence Shelter

  • Women’s Empowerment

  • Retail

  • Crafters

  • Home renovation/Construction

  • Restaurants

  • Disability Advocacy

  • Coaching

  • Attorney

  • Vendor Services

  • Motivational Speakers

  • Professional Organizers

  • Landscaping

  • Travel Agents

  • Medical Services

Let’s get to know each other!

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