Bold Type, LLC is a women-owned consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. and specializing in writing skills development.

Co-founders Grace and Casey each have nearly a decade of experience in writing coaching, workshop facilitation, and instructional design. 


Grace Aldridge Foster

Co-founder & Principal

Grace has led multiple academic Writing Centers and worked with the Free Speech Project, Dentons and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to her work as an editor and writer, she designs and teaches professional writing seminars for U.S. Special Forces teams. Grace served as a judge for the Center for Plain Language’s 2018 Federal Report Card, scoring federal agencies on their website usability (UX) and plain language compliance. She graduated from Presbyterian College before earning a master’s degree in English and a certificate in the Engaged & Public Humanities from Georgetown University.

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Casey Mank

Co-founder & Principal

Casey has trained writers from organizations including Kellogg, Boeing, Viacom Media, the US Special Forces, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many more. She creates curricula and designs coaching programs for corporate communications and management teams, nonprofit clients, and government agencies. In addition to working with professionals, she teaches at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, Special Programs. She earned a B.A. from Muhlenberg College and holds a master’s degree in English from Georgetown University.

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David Lipscomb


David has 20+ years of experience teaching communications and writing skills. He has taught hundreds of employees from FedEx, Ketchum, and other firms, and he has written and edited material for Kodak, Visa, Starbucks, and dozens of other corporations and government agencies. With a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University, he has taught writing at Columbia, Wake Forest University, and Georgetown University, where he is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Writing Center. Read more about David in The Chronicle of Higher Education.