Why Wordsmithery?

Goldsmith. Silversmith. Wordsmith. Crafting things of beauty. Painting with language. Fine word-working for the finer things in life.

Your work is an extension of yourself. We understand this, and we approach each project with sensitivity and subtlety. That said, we believe that words are incredibly powerful objects, and can be used to your advantage. Your audience is cultured, informed, and well-educated; they will notice a misplaced apostrophe or an incorrect accent, and judge you accordingly. Your words are your first presentation to the public, and should be as carefully crafted as the work they represent.

We represent myriad tongues in our wordsmith work: French, German, Latin, Greek, and the technical vocabularies of ballet, music, fine cuisine, and the visual arts. This means that even your non-English content will always be accurate, down to the very last accent.

As aesthetes, appearances matter to us. Words should not only sound beautiful, but they should look beautiful as well. We will help your content to sing, be it on a page, Facebook, or a billboard. We study your company and your work to help develop a consistent tone, so that your words are organic and worth remembering.


 

Why Dryad?

Because we appreciate the finer things in life and want to show them to their best advantage. Because we are immaculate in our work and work ethics. Because language is a stunningly nuanced, beautiful medium, in which we love to work and play. Because we hold ourselves and our work to the highest standards. And because your work is worth it. Although we find all manner of projects intriguing and satisfying, we specialize in the arts (fine, performing, sartorial, and culinary) and the hospitality industry, simply because we enjoy working in areas in which we have an interest.  If your business doesn’t fall into one of these categories, don’t despair! Contact us and pique our curiosity…

What IS a Dryad?

Dryads are tree spirits of Greek mythology. Dryad Wordsmithery has offices in both Europe and Northern California, the latter of which just so happens to be… in a tree.

John William Waterhouse’s interpretation of a dryad. (We prefer to be fully clothed when working for our clients.)

 

 

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