Who We Are
Katherine Hutt Scott
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
A decade as an international communications specialist and writing coach, following two decades as a reporter and editor.
More than two decades of writing and editing experience for major international organizations, including the World Bank.
Almost three decades as a reporter, editor, and media executive, with expertise in content marketing and digital communication.
Two decades as a national and foreign correspondent and six years writing and editing for international organizations and nonprofits.
What People Are Saying...
Best Writers and Editors took a highly technical description of monitoring and evaluation and translated it into engaging language for our website.
Kip Patrick, Senior Director, Advocacy and Communications
United Nations Foundation, Clean Cooking Alliance
In addition to ensuring that all of our content is grammatically accurate and clear, Katherine takes the time to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the writing, questioning an inconsistency in an argument or suggesting ways to make connections between topics clearer. The professionalism of the editing is top notch, which includes brief, helpful explanations behind her suggestions so that similar thinking can be applied on future work.
Publishing a volume of poetry did not seem achievable. It was your expertise, your enthusiasm, your appreciation of my poetry that made me believe in myself. You encouraged me to stretch myself by having me write from different perspectives. I will be forever grateful.
Rachel K. May , author
Tell That to Your Sister
Our Foreign Policy academic partners are very pleased with the articles that Katherine and her team produce for our Graduate Guides. I've heard compliments such as, “They do a better job articulating what we do than we do ourselves,” requests to link the article we produce to their website, and overall satisfaction. Katherine does her best to put our clients’ needs first, is collaborative, and always manages to deliver top-quality within our established deadlines.
Sherri Greeves, Director of Academic Partnerships
Katherine masterfully edited several papers by visiting scholars from developing countries. Most of the authors had never written research papers before and needed help providing clear evidentiary logic as they refined their narratives under a tight deadline. In particular, Katherine helped transform a paper by a scholar whose first language was not English, patiently working with the author in both English and Spanish. Having such a skilled (and multilingual) editor was invaluable.
Merrell Tuck-Primdahl, former Communications Director, Global Economy and Development program