About me

Hi there, I’m Colleen. I’m a freelance environment, transportation and housing writer who specializes in telling stories that help companies connect with potential customers.

I’ve covered environmental issues for the Associated Press, advised a local politician on land use and housing issues, and developed communications for transportation and water agencies. This means I have the experience to help you craft a compelling message and the ability to take complex ideas and make them interesting and relevant to your audience.

This experience has included following and writing about major projects, from transit line extensions to pipeline repair to massive statewide water infrastructure. I understand what goes into the planning, design and construction of projects, from initial community outreach to environmental review, permitting, materials sourcing and more.

I’m also familiar with smaller projects, having helped landowners navigate through building site approvals, entitlements and architectural and site review.

Having worked in both the public and private arenas, I’ve seen these industries from both sides. I’ve written requests for proposals, and I know what agencies are looking for, which means I can craft a responsive, attractive bid proposal.

My thorough knowledge of these industries can translate your work into the stories that will help you engage more customers.

I’d love to chat to see what I can do to help your business get to the next level. Call me at (831) 524-6765 or e-mail me at colleen@colleenvalles.com