Storytellers for Hire

David F. Carr and Beth Anne Carr provide writing, editing, and web consulting services. Put us to work telling the story of your great business or your great technology.

David is a former InformationWeek Editor at Large, a former Chief Evangelist for Redbooth, and the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies. He has also written about the issues of healthcare IT, education IT, and CIO issues across all industries. Consulting clients include RingCentral (and its Glip team messaging product), McKesson, AthenaHealth, and SolarWinds.

The webcast replay shown below is a recap of his collaboration track keynote at Interop presentation, where he also represented Redbooth on a panel discussion about new forms of collaboration and signed books on the show floor.

In addition, David represented Redbooth at the Enterprise Connect conference, helped raise Redbooth’s social media profile, wrote for the blog, and created customer case studies.

Editorial Services

  • Technical writing and editing
  • Ghost writing articles, editorials, and books
  • Speechwriting
  • Designing brochures, manuals, and other publications
  • Writing and editing copy for Web sites
  • Writing and editing technical white papers

For a portfolio of recent examples, see our Telling Great Technology Stories page.

Web Development

Our web development services are focused on making your business, organization, or campaign more effective and efficient. Even if you have been on the Internet for years, Carr Communications wants to know Is Your Website Working for You?

Our services:

  • Internet strategy consulting
  • Website development and management
  • WordPress design, customization, and plugin development
  • Creating Web templates and style sheets
  • Adding interactivity to Web sites with PHP scripting and MySQL databases
  • Payment processing through PayPal
  • Managing email marketing campaigns
  • Web site “rescue” – batting clean-up after a web site owners have lost faith in their previous web developers, or been abandoned by a developer whom they were dependent upon for updates
  • Campaign web sites with self-service editing, volunteer sign-ups, events and RSVPs, and online donations.

About the Carrs

As an editor at InformationWeek, David covered social and collaboration technology and served as a track chair at the Enterprise 2.0 conference series. But he was also known for his versatility, at various times leading coverage of education technology, healthcare IT, and IT for state and federal government.

David was Technology Editor for Baseline Magazine, a Ziff Davis Enterprise publication dedicated to case studies about the effective use of information technology, from 2001-2007, and previously played a similar role at Internet World Magazine. Some of his articles are available here as PDF downloads on the Clips page.

David’s  magazine work has also given him the opportunity to research the inner workings of some of the world’s largest web operations, including Google, Yahoo, and MySpace. As a web developer, he has created WordPress plugins including RSVPMaker and Facebook Tab Manager.

Beth Anne has worked as a technical writer and editor in the computer industry, notably for Hyperion Software. Along the way, she studied relational database theory and financial accounting. She also did user interface design and freelance competititive intelligence work for Hyperion.

Beth Anne contributes to the design of Carr Communications websites and created the “dignified donkey” logo for the Democratic Professionals Council, which became their registered trademark. See Beth Anne’s Designs.