Hi, I’m Amy.
I suppose this is where you get the nutshell version of me. Somewhat-relevant detail: I started my college career as an English major. That lasted until I had to take a course titled “Major British Writers Before 1800.” Somewhere between Beowulf and Othello, I decided I might better off pursuing something a bit more … interesting. And useful.
So I shifted gears and earned my bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from the University of Kansas. (Rock Chalk.) Over the next few years, I was a corporate writer by day and a graduate student by night, earning my MBA from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
I spent 10 years working in corporate communications before joining a financial services firm, working in Client Services. I eventually obtained my Series 6 and 63 as well as my life insurance license, and was a captive agent with AXA (now Equitable).
I liked helping people learn how to manage their money and plan for the future, but I missed writing. One day, it dawned on me: Why not combine my communications background with my financial knowledge and small business experience – and write for wealth management firms and financial advisors? In 2017, I jumped into full-time freelancing, doing business as Amy Ragland Communications.
Since then, I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects with a diverse client roster. As your writing partner, I’ll help you put your best foot forward, working beside you to craft compliance-friendly content that’s easily understood by your audience.
Put my knowledge and experience to work for your firm or agency.
University of Kansas
10 years of corporate communications experience across a variety of industries, including association management, manufacturing, beauty retail and banking.
Nearly a decade of financial services experience, including extensive back-office management and client service.
Previously licensed for Kansas life insurance and annuity sales as well as Series 6 and 63.
More than five years of experience writing both consumer-facing and advisor-facing materials.
Comprehensive understanding of current events and proposed legislation potentially impacting investors and advisors.
Working knowledge of email list management, SEO, and digital marketing best practices.