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Copywriting with purpose


Annual Reports

Nokes will help you tell your organization’s story with vision and pride. From interviewing and profiling executives, to feature articles about employee triumphs and community involvement, Nokes will produce a publication that spotlights your company’s progress.

Further, he assembles the right design team and printers and to provide professional polish to your publication. Recently, he produced annual reports for the Bonneville Power AdministrationColumbiaGrid and PNUCC.



Let Nokes give your copy more purpose and punch. From simple proofreading to full rewrites, he reflects your voice and help you achieve your organization’s communications goals. He has a wealth of experience editing internal and external publications, magazine articles, PowerPoint presentations, whitepapers, resumes and websites.


Professional Biospresscheck

Nokes will create a concise, professional biography to put your best face forward. He works with lawyers, accountants, Realtors, business executives and others to create the right profile for the occasion. Each bio can be tailored to solicit new business, to look for a new job or to place on websites, such as LinkedIn.

“Thank you for revamping my resume into a MUCH more professional document. I’m sure it helped to get me an interview and land my current job.”
—  Sam Soloman, Oregon City


EnergyPress Releases

Editors have no time for poorly written news releases. Deston Nokes has nearly three decades of experience copywriting press announcements that pass editorial muster. To put your message in the best possible light, you need someone who understands what news editors want.

He has written press releases for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Lindsay Hart law firm, Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky renewable power program, and for CityPASS travel company, among others. Take a look at Nokes’ Public Relations page for more information.


magazine editingMagazines & Newsletters

Add some punch to your company’s publications with articles that convey your organization’s success and personality. Nokes currently serves as the copy editor for WE Magazine for the Western Energy Institute, writes the monthly Council Report for PNUCC and has produced newsletters for PEAK Reliability, NW Natural, PacifiCorp and others.


classicoBrochures & Marketing Collateral

Brochures and handouts should spur prospects to respond, not fling them into the recycling bin. Nokes has written and refreshed marketing copy for banks, law firms, trucking companies, utilities and travel companies. Nokes also has crafted effective fundraising letters for nonprofits, including the American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter, Fish Emergency Service and the Beaverton Education Foundation.


proInternal Communications

Nokes has decades of experience writing and editing employee newsletters, safety and health campaigns, and rallying employees for community projects.