Two Pens Transforms Blogging and Social Media Writing for Business

Two Pens blogs and writes social media content for both large and mid-size businesses. Our creative services include blogging, social network posting, tweeting, branding, naming and design. We’ve trained hundreds of employees at Microsoft, Nordstrom, Costco, AT&T Mobile, Daimler Trucks USA, and Starbucks in blogging and social media writing skills.

Watch How We Train Business People in Blogging and Writing from Both Sides of the Brain.

Blogging for Microsoft and Others

We blog, tweet, post on Facebook, and write compelling digital content for a many different businesses. Our specialty is creating an authentic persona and voice for each company and writing to engage people in their many different communities. You can see how we do that by reading a few of our recent posts on Microsoft’s global blog. If we can bring humanity to Microsoft, we can do it for you.

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Meet Two Pens

Emily Warn
Emily Warn works both sides of the aisle. She serves as an online and content strategist for high-profile websites, and is also a poet and essayist. She is the founding editor of Webby Award-winning and was the editor-in-chief of Most recently, she was the managing editor of the Microsoft Office Blogs, helping develop a blogging platform for the launch of the new Office 2013.

Her book Shadow Architect is the latest of her five poetry collections. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, an associate professor of creative writing at Lynchburg College, a creative writing teacher at The Bush School, and now a teacher at Richard Hugo House in Seattle. Her essays, poems, and reviews appear widely in such media as the Seattle Times, Poetry, BookForum, Critical Mass, KUOW, The Writer’s Almanac, Parabola, Seattle Weekly, and Poetry Daily.

Emily Warn
Cynthia Hartwig started her own advertising agency, Sharp Hartwig, in 1979. Her nontraditional approach has earned the highest honors in both digital and traditional communications, including Clios, Echos, Obies, and Communications Arts. She’s been honored with a Best-of-Show and a Gold Medal at the International Film and Television Festival of New York.

She frequently teaches at Richard Hugo House, the University of Washington and The School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. She inspires students with hands-on exercises that get them writing fluently and well.

Cynthia just finished her first novel set in a ramshackle roadside snake house in rural South Carolina. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in English literature from Duke University.

You can check out Cynthia graphically with Vizify, the zippy new graphic bio service or watch her talk about her fiction writing process here.

Photo of Michael Shilling, Two Pens Social Media WriterMichael Shilling writes social media content for a number of companies, including Microsoft’s MSN Music. He is the author of Rock Bottom, published by Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company in 2009. The book was adapted to the stage by the Landless Theater Company in Washington DC. His short stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices, and he teaches fiction and screenwriting at Richard Hugo House.

Contact Information

Two Pens
401 Second Avenue South
Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98104
206-321-0826 Emily Warn
206-617-7091 Cynthia Hartwig