The Smithy is the blog of The Cooler Minds, LLC.
The Cooler Minds, LLC, is a network of independent communications professionals, based in Washington, D.C. but with a worldwide reach. We work individually or in custom-built teams, writing independently and collaboratively for specific projects. We offer clients all the flexibility and responsiveness of a single writer or a small team with the potential for scale and diverse skills offered by a larger consulting firm. With many decades of independent writing, editing, research, and connective skills in one collective network, we provide concise and meaningful communication services to nonprofits, governments, and corporate clients.