My name is Beth Ward, and I’m an Atlanta-based writer, editor, and digital storyteller. A word-crafter, professional question-asker.
I’m also the founder and word-conjurer-in-chief of Crystal Visions Creative, a socially-conscious boutique content company that I built to amplify the brands, missions, products, and services of small businesses, nonprofits, and community foundations owned and operated by womxn, people of color, or LGBTQ+ folks – or those that seek to empower or advance those communities. I invite you wander around the Crystal Visions Creative website to learn more about we do there.
As a journalist, my favorite tales to tell are those about art, culture, and women’s health, and you can find my bylines in/on The Rumpus, NPR, BUST, Atlanta, Creative Nonfiction, The Bitter Southerner, Atlas Obscura, Pigeon Pages Literary Journal, Diversity in Action, Girls at Library, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and elsewhere. I’ve also been a recurring guest on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought, and my work has been featured on West Virginia Public Radio.
As a content writer and strategist, my clients – including Modern Mystic Shop, Nest Collaborative, Piedmont Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – seek me out for my ability to craft compelling, person-driven content that increases readership by effectively bridging the gap between editorial and marketing, humanizing their brand to more genuinely connect with their audience.
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” -Markus Zusak
In August 2019, I was named editorial manager of the Dream Warriors Foundation Magazine, editorial arm of the Dream Warriors Foundation. DWF is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that empowers womxn through grants and community outreach initiatives. I also work with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts as a volunteer nonfiction editor for the VIDA Review.
Prior to these positions, I served as the books editor for ARTS ATL, a preeminent source for independent arts & culture coverage in Atlanta.