With experience in the for profit and nonprofit sectors Weirding Word® brings a unique perspective to the creative process, drawing on strategies from diverse industries. Our consultants partner with clients to examine goals and to identify resources, developing solutions that will best meet their needs. Through this tailored approach, we seek to contribute to the long-term plans and objectives of each client.
Founded by Gaea L. Honeycutt, our firm has provided editorial and design services since 2005. Small and large businesses across the country use the firm as a virtual editorial department. Weirding Word® is a division of G.L. Honeycutt Consulting, LLC, a certified small, minority-owned business in the Commonwealth of Virginia that delivers leadership development, strategic development, marketing communications and other business services.
Gaea L. Honeycutt, Editor-in-Chief
Gaea L. Honeycutt, leads Weirding Word®, managing day-to-day operations and creating a long-term vision for the publishing house and our authors. Ms. Honeycutt has dedicated more than 20 years to effectively researching, understanding and communicating ideas, services and products.
Ms. Honeycutt brings a broad perspective to her work, with experience in areas ranging from small business start-ups to social science to publishing to philanthropy. Her dynamic career has taken her from the halls of academia, to the steadfast centers of communities, to the fast-paced expressways of entrepreneurship. She has served as communications director for a goverment agency, senior research associate for a national healthcare project, an association executive, secretary of the corporation for a community wealth enterprise, and a development officer for a New England university. Her clients have included Silver Diner, Average Girl Magazine, Redwood Enterprise, LLC and C. Farrell Johnson Fine Arts, LLC.
A freelance writer and editor, she writes feature articles and reports, and edits fiction and nonfiction. She has written several articles on business, leadership, technology and social policy topics, including columns for Urban Views Weekly and Fop Magazine, where she also serves as an editor. Ms. Honeycutt has made several presentations and has been interviewed in articles for the Washington Business Journal and Essence Magazine.
She earned her BA with a concentration in Public Relations and Management from Bentley University, MPP from the University of Chicago, and an advanced graduate study certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Ms. Honeycutt is Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the American Evaluation Association, Consulting Women, the National Coalition Black Women's Roundtable, and Washington Network Group.
Therese Arkenberg, Editorial Consultant
Therese Arkenberg lives her passion for sustainable nonprofits and socially minded enterprises through the use of her skills in editing, research, communications and social media, and a mix of creativity and focused strategy. She has worked in event planning, written website content, drafted research papers and case studies, created newsletters for both internal and external use, set up websites and e-mail newsletter lists, prepared marketing plans, and led multiple crowdfunding campaigns for charitable and creative causes. For the past seven years, she has marketed her own creative writing through a variety of publications, using blogs, web pages, forums and social media networks. Ms. Arkenberg graduated from Carroll University with a bachelors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics after spending a semester in Washington in International Environment and Development at American University.
Adrienne Lewis, Design Consultant
As an artist of all stripes, Adrienne Lewis enjoys both traditional canvas and computer desktops as outlets for her creativity. She has served as an infographic and graphic designer for more than 14 years, creating designs for corporations, nonprofits, associations and small businesses of all sizes. During the span of her career, Ms. Lewis has worked at such media organizations as USA Today, The Baltimore Sun and Bloomberg Government. In particular, she is an expert in logo design and document layout, but has applied her talent to websites, books, and marketing collateral. Ms. Lewis earned her B.S. in Studio Art from Tennessee State University.
In the midst of struggle, a personal journey out of the darkness clouding a soul. Sometimes raw, sometimes angry, sometimes grateful, Thaddeus Honeycutt prays and reflects through hardship and stubbornness into the light.
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