As a robust team of professional writers, we translate research and innovation into impactful stories.  Our background as university professors prepares us to communicate the insights of thought leaders and industry experts. At Untold, we tell stories of research, innovation, community, and human potential–bringing stories to life.

Our Team of Professional Writers

Katie Trauth Taylor

Katie has a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University with an emphasis on public rhetoric, community engagement, and professional writing. While she contributes to the composition of technical documents (i.e. white paper reports, policies, research articles), she also specializes in human-based research/analysis, literature reviews, case studies, and narrative writing. She has collaborated on a number of peer-reviewed journal articles within the fields of technical communication, composition and rhetoric, systems engineering, and healthcare.
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Alicia Surrao

Alicia is an experienced science writer who earned her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati with a joint appointment at Argonne National Laboratory. Her dissertation focuses primarily on optimizing methods for analyzing nuclear materials for nuclear forensic applications. Her interest in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons led her to study nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation policy from experts at Brookhaven, Argonne and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Texas A&M, and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. In these situations, Alicia enjoys the challenge of communicating complex technical information using data visualization and contemplating ethical dilemmas through rhetorical analysis. At Untold, Alicia supports the design and development of written and visual deliverables for scientific and technical organizations.
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Dani Clark

Dani is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s degree in English of Literary and Cultural Studies with a Communications and Psychology focus, and a certificate in Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Her experience in peer tutoring, volunteer coordination, and teaching assistance enhances her ability to write and collaborate across disciplines. From academic research papers and project reports to interviewing people from different parts of the world and transcribing letters for hospice patients, her enthusiasm for people and their stories reveals itself in her writing and commitment to travel and community engagement.
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S. Mandy Watts

Mandy completed her M.A. in Rhetoric & Composition from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Her extensive writing and editing portfolio includes several books and articles for peer-reviewed publications in healthcare, technical communications, and cultural studies. As a bluegrass musician performing in and around Cincinnati, Mandy’s multi-genre attention to story, rhythm, audience, and precision enables her to pivot between seemingly disparate creative encounters, all the while benefitting her clients and colleagues with a sharp eye and an ear for a good hook.

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We are proud to call Cincinnati home. We believe that knowledge is created to be shared, and that awareness of multiple perspectives catalyzes connection and understanding. We’ve traveled from Palo Alto to Appalachia to conduct research and share insights with our clients and the communities we love.


Our Nationwide Writing Consultants

Stacy Nall

Stacy Nall earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University with specializations in community engagement, professional writing, and writing across the curriculum. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in English from Georgetown University. With over ten years’ experience in writing centers and peer tutoring, she offers customized writing consultations and editing services for academic and workplace writers. She also brings an extensive background in the non-profit sector, including grant writing, board relations, and event planning.

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Liz Angeli

Elizabeth Angeli specializes in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, and the rhetoric of health and medicine. She holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University. For the past 10 years, she has taught writing and editing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; served as a writing consultant; and delivered specialized writing workshops for nursing faculty, paramedic students and educators, animal science students, and academic staff. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University and consultant of technical communication, especially in healthcare fields.

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Kelly Singleton Dalton

Kelly Dalton holds a Master’s Degree in English from Georgetown University, where she also earned her B.A. in English. With a scholarly background in Composition and Rhetoric, and extensive research and editing experience, her work has focused largely on helping writers learn to tailor their writing to communicate clearly with specific audiences. Kelly has worked as a teaching assistant and peer tutor, and has presented papers at academic and professional writing conferences. She also served for nine years on active duty as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy.

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Lizzie Trauth

Lizzie Trauth has over 10 years of experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and event management in the healthcare, automotive and broadcast industries. She has experience with the creation of successful multi-channel marketing campaigns, strategic planning, and project management. Her writing portfolio includes a variety of press releases, e-newsletters, articles for internal and external publications, web copy writing, and social media blogs. She is a creative, efficient, marketing professional dedicated to helping our clients meet their business objectives.

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