Kathy Parker has been an award-winning marketing writer and editor since the latter part of the 20th century.

She grew up in pre-trendy Brooklyn, where her career path was set in motion after penning her autobiography in Mrs. Bram's fourth-grade class at PS 241. She skipped several grades and at 16 traveled upstate to get her BS in Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. She also received an MA in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology.

After stints as a copywriter at D'Arcy MacManus Masius in NYC, a vp at Good Advertising in SF, and a director of advertising at Bay Area educational publishing company Benjamin-Cummings, she established her own writing consultancy, Words & Ideas.

Kathy has helped many of today's leading high-tech and other-than-tech companies develop their voices and build their brands. She also does book editing in partnership with Tom Parker at