Writing, Editing, & Storytelling

Egherman helps artists, non-profits, academics, business leaders, and activists communicate their stories. When complex information needs order, explanation, and presentation, who else are you going to call? Design, writing, research, and communication skills all in one neat little package.

For more than twenty years, Tori Egherman has been helping academics, international non-profits, and others communicate their ideas and concepts to others. She works with first-generation academics and PhD candidates as an editor and coach, helping them to connect to both scholarly and lay audiences. Egherman loves to take a mess of information, find its core, and then describe it both visually and in words.

Experts come to Egherman when they need to tell their stories. They come to her when they are dealing with complex information that needs order, summarizing, and presentation. Her curiosity means that she can make connections that others miss.

Egherman has helped academics, business leaders, and activists communicate their stories.

 

Do you need help telling your story?

Here’s how Egherman can help:

  • Proposal writing and editing: Including research and articulating project design in correspondence with donor requirements
  • Editing and writing for academics and for popular audiences
  • Finding and summarizing your core message, and making it more powerful and clear
  • Training and coaching in storytelling
  • Developing communications strategies
  • Infographics and design

Contact

tori@egherman.com

Tel: +31 621 99 36 65

Testimonials

Jelle Zijlstra, Community Mobiliser, Landecker Fellow, Actor, Director, Teacher, Activist

Tori is a joy to work with. Her creative mind and collaborative spirit, make her a valuable team member, not to mention her skills in writing, editing and coaching. Highly recommend working with Tori!

Robert Larruina, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Organization Sciences (Organizational Change and Resilience )- LINKS- VU Amsterdam

Perfection, dedication and total immersion are the words that better describe Tori’s work. She becomes fascinated with any text that reaches her hands. Tori is always open to discussing why grammatical or lexical changes are needed based on the intended audience, which makes interacting with her a great learning experience and guarantees the success of the text. Most importantly, Tori always does her best to adapt her schedule to any last-minute requests, which is very often the case in the high-passed environment of Dutch academia. You can always count on her.

Kamran Hashemi, Executive Board Arseh Sevom

I have known Tori for over 10 years both professionally and personally. 
I have worked with her on numerous applications for funding for various projects at Arseh Sevom, an NGO deducted to promoting Human Rights, and on the successful implementation of these projects once we were awarded the grants.
Tori has been an invaluable asset to the organisation, with her creative and imaginative ideas, her expertise and professionalism, her empathy for other team members and her dedication to the task, which helped us to be able to meet our deadlines.
On a personal level, Tori has been a great friend and I have many great memories of challenging and funny conversations with her and other friends in the parks, restaurants and bars in Amsterdam

Maryam Pasha, Director and Curator at TEDxLondon, TEDxLondonWomen. Co-Host of Climate Curious Podcast

“Tori is a communications and storytelling expert! She is my go-to person at TEDxLondon whenever we need specialist support with our external comms – whether that be on social media, with our email list or helping tell stories from our events. She is creative, articulate and has a great attitude. I can’t wait to get to work with Tori again.”

Lučka Bibič, Scientist, Creator & Writer, Science Communicator, PhD

“It was fantastic to work with Tori. Her proactive approach to problem-solving, coaching on science communication, scriptwriting for digital assets and powerful personality won her the respect of the entire content team. Insightful, genuine and independent with a very positive attitude towards work. No matter how tense a meeting, Tori made sure everyone left with a smile. As a leader, Tori earns my recommendation.”

Mana Mostatabi, Communications for Good

“Tori has been and continues to be an amazing colleague in every respect. Her collaborative nature, coupled with her acute awareness of different points of views and the cultural nuances accompanying international work, makes her an amazing leader and teammate. She is an outstanding writer and amazing designer whose skills range from creative to technical. Truly one of the best partners I’ve ever encountered.”

Esra’a Al Shafei, Director MideastYouth.com

“With Tori’s many contributions to Mideast Youth, she helped us take huge and often controversial concepts and make them accessible to a wide range of audiences through video, design and content. Because of her background and experiences, she’s very culturally aware and understands what messages are provocative versus engaging. She has helped us achieve the latter without risking the power of the message. One of my favorite qualities about her is that she listens very well to feedback and criticism, taking it into serious consideration when making the next move and therefore helping us bypass enormous challenges when it comes to communicating our approach to what we do and why it works. Last but not least, Tori has been the best storyteller I know since the day I first connected with her – helping me improve my own storytelling abilities. Let’s not forget that she was the first one to put Mideast Youth’s story into words, a story which helped us get some serious commitments and grants from very prestigious organizations. Tori was the only person who told me that I needed to get rid of the statistics and start focusing on the human element of why we do what we do, and how we’re doing it. It’s about interaction, and that comes with the stories – that was the best lesson I’ve learned.”

Carol Christie, Principal, True Blue Financial Coaching

“I’ve had the good fortune to know Tori as both a colleague and a service provider. Her enthusiasm, commitment and knowledge are second to none. I greatly value her input and refer to her deliverable regularly. I look forward to working with her again.”

Smruthy Sachidinandan, Writer and editor

“As someone who does critical reviews of stories and novels from several cultures, her critiques are always precise, intelligent, sincere and articulate and she always keeps the author in mind. It never fazes her that it might be a culture or a genre that she is not familiar with. I’ve always got the impression she actually does a fair amount of homework before a critique. She also never presumes or judges a situation but always asks questions so she is sure that she understands the whole picture.

Selected Clients

Communication and Design clients - a selected few- Arseh Sevom, Level V, Climate Launchpad, VU University, Campus Party, Broadway San Jose, Arts Marketing, TEDxAmsterdam, TEDxLondon, TEDxEastEnd