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  • More than 15 years as a professional writer, including a year working in the Czech Republic

  • Successful completion of numerous marketing and communications projects

  • Hundreds of articles published in periodicals on a wide variety of topics, including business, government, law, education, academic research, philanthropy, real estate, health, travel and more.

  • B.A. in English, Emory University, with study abroad at Oxford University

  Staci Semrad, founder

Staci Semrad
marketing & editorial consultant


If seeking editorial expertise, you've come to the right place. Over the years, a variety of entities and individuals have sought Staci's assistance in writing and editing important publications and strategic marketing messages. She has extensive experience working with small businesses, professional service providers and institutions of higher education. She aims to craft content that clearly conveys your desired message, captures the attention of your target audience, leaves a positive impression and builds loyalty.

Before founding Portico Communications, Staci spent nine years working as a journalist in Texas and Europe, covering everything from the higher education beat to political demonstrations in the Czech Republic. She also did graphics at the international management consulting firm, Bain & Co, and a college internship at CNN.

Her freelance journalism work has appeared in such publications as Newsweek, The New York Times, The Prague Post, Texas Co-op Power magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman, The Austin Business Journal, The Moscow News and the Report on Business Magazine of The Globe and Mail in Canada. Earlier work involved contributions to two books by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce: “HealthCare Dallas/Fort Worth” and “The Greater Dallas Business and Industry Journal.”

She founded Portico to support clients with pillars of editorial excellence and help them achieve and surpass their goals. Need marketing and editorial expertise? Contact Staci!

Read samples of her writing: Portfolio

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