“Paulish it!” With over 15 years’ business writing experience, PB Designs owner Paula Barker solves clients’ documentation problems by performing editing, writing and research jobs, formatting documents, creating PowerPoint presentations and completing miscellaneous graphics projects. Adept at managing both the project and creative side of these tasks, Paula is especially recognized for the ability to write “business” yet still inject a certain amount of charm. Paula’s eclectic abilities make her an ideal partner whom clients continue to seek to complete and “paulish” their projects.
Paula Barker is an impassioned creative writer and editor with experience in the wine industry, and specific expertise creating educational materials. A five-year stint at the premium beverage company, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, has given Paula the experience necessary to justify her existence as a columnist at IntoWine.com. At Diageo, she started as the email answer lady for five different wineries, contributed a few articles to Diageo’s Cellar Book catalog and wrote numerous procedures. After being promoted to the Education Department, she wrote module scripts, video scripts and web content.
Earlier in her career, as Document Administrator for Air Liquide, she wrote training manuals and procedures, becoming expert at formatting documents and designing PowerPoint presentations. These abilities contributed to her co-creation, co-editing, co-writing, design and layout of the department newsletter.
Paula earned her B.A. in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of Moraga, making the Dean’s List. Subsequently, she has earned a Visual Communications Certificate at Diablo Valley College in Concord, California, and two fast-track certificates in Website Design and Multimedia Design at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.
In her spare time, Paula enjoys cycling, electronic scrapbooking, classic movies and fine dining. With regards to pairing wine with food, one might say that Paula can’t imagine sipping without supping.