Story of the Company
This story centers around what so many do: love. I know…I know…you must be asking, “What’s love got to do with it?” Tina Turner must not have understood: Love has everything to do with everything. So get comfortable, you’re about to read a great love story.
The Love Story
Scene 1 A love for the written word and adventure: Nestled on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, twelve-year-old Katie lets her eyes wander over the words smattering the pages of her most recent prize: The Hobbit. Her family bustles with noise, but she hears nothing except the sounds of hairy-footed Hobbits gobbling up second breakfast. Lost in her reverie, she gawks at the page, rereading the offensive sentence Bilbo uttered. What a silly creature! How could he turn away adventure? For adventure is one thing Katie seeks as she devours book after book.
Scene 2 A love for teaching: Brrrring Brrrring…..Smack! And just like that, Katie rolls back over to sleep, pulling the covers over her head. Lost in a dream, Katie startles awake when the brrring brrring comes back to life, stronger and more demanding this time. Dashing to get ready, she shoves spoonfuls of yogurt into her mouth, gives her two cats a goodbye pet, and races out the door.
Finally, she sees the school. And like a kid at Disneyland, she rushes to her classroom to write the objective and announcements on the board. In the middle of her meticulous writing, a few teenagers bound into the room with exclamations of “Good Morning, Ms. Madsen.” Another brrrring brings the rest of her students shuffling into her room and slumping in their seats. It is go time! Determined to enliven the cranky, tired teenagers, she takes a deep breath and begins. With eyes twinkling, Katie teaches, laughs, jokes, and shares a small moment in these students’ lives. A hundred and sixty-two students later, a final brrrring causes Katie to jump. Oh my goodness that time went by quickly.
Scene 3 A love for improving others’ writing and tackling challenges: After a quick nod to her roommate, Katie barricades herself in her room and grades essay after essay. Pausing, she tries to determine the best way to word the all-too-important feedback, hoping the students will read it, understand it, and apply it. Either way, she enjoys the challenge. As she provides feedback, she muses over how she would just fix it if she could.
Scene 4 A love for a man: Sitting at the singles’ table, Katie’s eyes glisten with tears as her best friend and new husband share their first dance. Laughter and chatter permeate the air. Then, the DJ hushes the crowd and kicks up the beat as the newly married couple exit the dance floor. A second, a moment, a beat. Eyes dart furtively and awkwardly around. No one is dancing. Not one to shy away, Katie struts over to the dance floor and gets lost in the music.
After a few hours, a guy asks her to dance. Suddenly, all the nonsensical cliches she has read in countless romance novels make sense: for time truly did stand still and the the world went quiet as the pair engaged in witty, intellectual banter. (Ok, so the last one isn’t a cliche, but it really should be. Witty, intellectual banter is LIFE!) The next two months found Katie wrapped up in her own romantic adventure with a perfect, happy ending: her man outshone Beyonce as “he put a ring on it” in a show of dramatic flair. But the whirlwind didn’t end there as later the happy couple welcomed a baby girl.
How it All Came to Be
And that is how Beacon Point came to fruition: a love for the written word, a love for adventure, a love for teaching (but not waking up early), a love for improving others’ writing, a love for tackling challenges and stimulating the mind, and a love for a man and a child.
Loving that man and child started everything. Realizing she couldn’t be the kind of wife and mother that man and child deserved and remain a dedicated English teacher, she resigned. However, since she loves helping others and has a strong desire to contribute to society, she started advertising herself as a tutor. From there, she added more services, encompassing all her loves, and along the way she found herself swept up in a fun, but daunting adventure: creating, owning, and running a business.
To act as a beacon and provide a variety of writing services for every type of learner and writer, helping them write their future — whether they are an author, a job seeker, an employer, an employee, an entrepreneur, a businessman, or a student.
To contribute to creating a world full of better writers, people with a desire to learn, and well-written published content.
Beacon Point’s core values guide all projects:
Collaboration: Work with clients in a collaborative partnership, ensuring all clients’ needs are met.
Quality: Provide all clients with top-notch quality through application of feedback and knowledge gained from continual editing, writing, and teaching professional development.
Education: Promote a love of learning and instill clients with the confidence to succeed.
Sense of Humor: Infuse humor and fun into the process since learning can seem daunting and seeing edits all over your writing can feel disheartening.
Passion: Tackle each project with full commitment in both heart and mind.