brave at harbourfront 2018 - croppedI believe in the power of words to engage, inspire and capture the imagination—and it’s important to get the words right.

Your written content and messaging need to capture attention, resonate and inspire action. Through tight editing, powerful writing and a voice that keeps people listening, words with cowbell delivers words that captivate, engage and inspire.


Why cowbell? Cowbell adds punch to the rhythm of a composition. In performance, it is direct, succinct and even whimsical. It brings resonance and impact.

Coming from a background in visual, performing and literary arts, Cathy (Cate) McKim is a storyteller with the soul of a cowbell. With 20+ years’ experience as a copy editor, writer and voice-over artist—working on projects for social and marketing research, health and wellness, B2B, B2C, non-profits and the arts—she has the confidence needed to produce powerful results beyond your expectations. She brings the cowbell.

words with cowbell was inspired by its sister, life with more cowbell; a passion project that’s grown into one of Toronto’s most popular and respected arts blogs.