"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo Da Vinci



Just as a field or a vineyard takes on different shapes according to the season, effective communications are shaped in part by where they appear: on a website, on paper or spoken. DEF Communications understands the nuances of writing for these different situations and has years of experience in crafting clear and effective:

  • Website content and blog posts
  • Brochures and collateral
  • Articles and profiles
  • White papers and reports
  • Newsletters
  • Presentations


Whether written by a committee or a subject matter expert, you want your communications to speak with one recognizable voice. DEF Communications brings a new eye to words already written: clarifying, polishing, improving consistency and flow. We translate jargon into plain English and make sure your messages are clear and engaging.

  • Developmental editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading

Plan Strategies

To be effective, every communication project needs a strategy to guide it from sowing the seeds to harvesting the desired results. DEF Communications crafts strategies that contribute to your effectiveness by understanding your audiences and objectives.

Manage Projects

Communication projects can have a lot of moving parts. Having a single point of contact simplifies your already busy life. DEF Communications assembles, oversees and collaborates with creative teams of graphic designers, website developers, videographers, photographers, even other writers. And if all of those creative types are part of your in-house resources, DEF Communications works easily with them, too.


DEF Communications is proud to have collaborated on communication projects—internal, marketing, for print and electronic media—with the following firms and organizations:

  • Bank of America
  • Charles Schwab & Company
  • Fleishman Hillard
  • jdcPartnerships
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Port of Oakland
  • The Permanente Medical Group
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California San Francisco
  • SR Travel
  • Streetwise Reports
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • YMCA of the East Bay

Please see the portfolio for samples of work.

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