Christine Fleming, a Boston-based communications specialist, is the founder and owner of Higher Communication, a consulting firm which provides a wide range of communication services, primarily within the education industry. Higher Communication specializes in copywriting, editing, proofreading, and social media strategy, as well as editing and proofreading services for high school and college students. As a certified English teacher by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Christine has more than 20 years of experience and a strong background in education to share with her clients. She has worked for many Boston-based universities and schools in their marketing, admissions and communications departments.
Most recently, Christine served as a writer, editor and proofreader for Creative Circle where she wrote, edited and provided proofreading services to clients such as Harvard Graduate School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University, Boston College, Regis University and Northeastern University and Education First. She also worked for primary and secondary schools in the Boston area and is a seasoned admissions and advancement professional. In addition to the education field, Christine has a background in the financial services industry and has insurance experience as well.
Christine received a Bachelors of Arts in English/Writing and Communications from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, attended the Accelerated Postgraduate Baccalaureate program at Bridgewater State University and most recently participated in the Social Media Certification program through Northwestern University.
Writers and Editors
John Regan, a Seattle-based professional writer, joins our team as a freelance writer and editor. John has worked the last 10 years as an editor and content writer for a large telecommunications company and writes creatively in his spare time. John has co-written three books, worked on screenplays and has written several blogs about baseball, craft brewing and travel. He’s been published in many Pacific Northwest publications.
John has a BA in English from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont where he learned the craft from Vermont poet and writer, John Engels. He also has a Master of Professional Writing degree from Chatham University in Pennsylvania.
Photography and Design
Award winning photographer Maura Longueil joins our team as a freelance photographer and is available for all your photography and graphic design needs—from stock photography for brochures, websites and social media—to professional photo shoots for all your marketing needs. Maura began her photography career more than 20 years ago as a studio photographer and later went on to study photography at Syracuse University. After earning her undergraduate degree, Maura entered the field of banking and finance and received her Master’s Degree in business from Lesley University and founded Abbey Knoll Photography.
Specializing in family, sports and still portraiture, Maura has been featured in Kidding Around Magazine, NECN, and area Mariner newspapers. Maura is also a contributing editor, whose column “Photo Secrets for the Mammarazzi,” appears in local and regional publications. Maura teaches photography classes and workshops on the South Shore and has earned many honors and awards for her photography.
Ginny McGinn, an expert English language consultant with more than 40 years working as an English teacher, brings with her decades of experience and is a master of the grammatical and structural nuances of the English language. Ginny has a strict “red pen” approach to proofreading and has a superior command of the English language and proper grammar rarely seen in today's workforce.
Before coming out of retirement to consult for Higher Communication, Ginny worked for more than 40 years as a middle school English teacher in MA and RI and has many speciality certifications.
Ginny earned both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Education from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI where she resides with her family.
Celeste Harrington joins our creative team as our own web designer. Celeste has designed several websites including Kenny Academy of Irish dance (and insert others). Prior to joining our team, Celestial (insert bio).
We need you!
We are always looking for great creatives to join our team on a freelance basis. If you have the skills needed to join our experienced staff, please email and give us three bullet points to sell yourself and links to any published works or portfolios.