Consider the advantages of hiring a writer or editor to help create your next annual report or white paper, and why choosing thinkit creative is a smart business decision that can help grow your profile, boost your message and save time.
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“Patrick was responsive and provided an excellent end product for our first ever Annual Report.”
–Ben Price, University of Santa Barbara
A professional writer for your annual report
Your annual report report is more than a summary of facts, figures and activities for the year. Your readers expect more.
Capitalize on this opportunity.
Tell bolder stories that showcase the values you cherish plus the knowledge you’ve gained.
Demonstrate how you apply those values and that knowledge in achieving annual goals that matter to you and to your readers.
I recently worked with Patrick Gant and his company, thinkit creative, on two publications and as usual he did a bang-up job! Professional, responsive to deadlines and fully committed for the life of the project, he delivers each and every time.
—Tim Farr, Security Intelligence Review Committee
A professional writer and editor can help you tell that story in an engaging, purposeful way. But great writing and eagle-eyed editing are only part of the solution. It starts with smart planning.
At thinkit creative, we invest time to zero-in on your core messages and objectives and recommend a winning approach to meet the needs and expectations of your audience.
“I do not believe that we would have even come close to achieving what we did without your services.”
—Frederick Fromm, Forensic Laboratory Services (RCMP)
Samples from annual reports
Here are sample extracts from annual reports we’ve written or edited (where noted) for clients:
- Report writing for a national institution
- Editing and writing for a large annual report
- Editing and writing for a medium-sized annual report
- Editing and writing for a small annual report
Ebook publishing expertise for annual reports
Looking at transitioning your annual report to an ebook or even micro-publishing? It’s a great way to use technology to grow your audience, even if you’re working with a small budget. From recommendations on e-publishing strategies to writing, editing and designing your report in ebook format, we’re here to help.
Hiring a technical writer for white papers and custom publications
White papers are a proven, top-ranked method of generating leads and interest in your ideas. A lot is at stake. You need to be succinct and focused. A technical writer fused with copywriting expertise means your your white paper will pack a punch to cut through the noise in today’s market.
That’s why it pays to invest in the power of writing that sells with thinkit creative.
We’re here to help you grow your audience and unleashing the force of your ideas in a great product that’s designed to enlighten as it sells.
Samples from white papers and other publications
Here are sample extracts from white papers and custom publications we’ve edited or written (where noted) for clients:
- Editing a white paper for small and medium sized businesses
- Tailor-made report writing including academic/historical research
- Writing and research for a custom publication, featuring interviews and profiles
Extract from the Annual Report of the House of Commons
“From the Peace Tower carillon that rings out over the nation’s capital, to the scores of ornate stone carvings and gargoyles that keep watch from their berths, Canada’s House of Commons is a place deeply rooted in symbols and tradition that express a profound sense of both place and purpose.
Visitors from around the world come to this Canadian landmark and admire how it is a building formed by a union of ideas. They see it in the distinctive architecture: the thin lancet windows and soaring spires; the smooth copper-clad rooftops; and the rough-carved stonemasonry. Even its location holds a special meaning: a meeting place of three rivers, perched on a rocky point overlooking fast-moving water, wooded land and urban landscapes, within sight of sacred meeting grounds that the Algonquin peoples have always called Asinabka, or Place of Glare Rock.
All are witness to the purpose of this place. Canada’s House of Commons is where Canadian values—democracy, justice, peace and integrity—are celebrated and defended. It is a place where national ideas take shape.”
Security Intelligence Review Committee annual report
“Twenty years have passed since both the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) came into being. Looking back over the span of those two decades, it would be an understatement to say that much has changed in the domain of national and global security. Yet what cannot be overstated is how much of that change has taken place just within the last five years.”
Extract from “Reflections”
Security Intelligence Review Committee (43 pages)
Origins of security intelligence review in Canada
A police-sponsored campaign of dirty tricks consisting of break-ins, arson and theft targeted at left-leaning press and political parties (including one that was poised to form a government). A subsequent cover-up that was almost successful — involving a deception that included lying to a Minister about the campaign — but was undermined by frank admissions of people who participated directly in illegal activities. These kinds of stories might seem far-fetched and the stuff of spy-novel fantasy, but all of it is true. And all of it happened in Canada.*
IJI@Work — Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (ranging between 30-45 pages/issue)
It’s almost within their grasp. Scotland is within reach of a landmark achievement for integrated justice information — the implementation of a unified network of criminal justice information. This effort is being driven by a world-leading program, called Integration of Scottish Criminal Justice Information Systems (ISCJIS). Under the governance of an inter-departmental programme board, ISCJIS is comprised of several initiatives. Among these is the development and promotion of electronic transfer of information between criminal justice organizations.
RCMP Forensic Laboratory Services annual report (30 pages)
More than a compendium of our work, this annual report is our way of showcasing our staff — the professionals who make this organization possible — and demonstrating the results of what has been an extensive and exhausting organizational review. In all, this report demonstrates that we are equipped, determined, and focused on being a dynamic leader in the field of forensic science today and into the future.Excellence is a driving force in the RCMP, and the Achievements in Profile section of this report illustrates how the Forensic Laboratory Services is succeeding, with emphasis on the following three key areas:
- A new service-delivery model — our new business approach and our pledge to clients;
- A new approach to case management — as part of our new service-delivery model, this is the method we’ve adopted to respond to the unique needs of our clients; and
- Safe homes, safe communities: this is the core objective of the RCMP and a commitment to all Canadians.*
Research Ethics Board annual report(20 pages)
…We have adopted a theme for this report: Building a research ethics culture at Health Canada. Many of our accomplishments profiled in this document are about getting the fundamentals right — establishing an all-new board, conducting in-depth training and consulting our stakeholders during the course of our work. These steps have been crucial so that we can move ahead to meet our vital and challenging mandate.
…Never before have the potential and the challenges posed by science been greater. In a range of research underpinning everything from biotechnology to health promotion, scientists today must contend with issues that generate debates extending well beyond the research activity itself. Research ethics are becoming part of our civic dialogue.*
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