About Us

ASH Consulting has extensive business, technical and medical writing experience that spans

over 35 years. Our tailored services are custom designed for each client.


We have achieved a record performance of Grant Writing with successful grant applications

to help clients achieve their funding goals. Grant applications are written for federal, state and foundation funders. For most organizations, grant funding allows them to expand their services and create new innovative solutions. 


Grant Evaluating is a requirement to summarize the performance of the grantee to the requirements of the grantor at the end of the grant term. Federal, state and foundation

funders require a thorough grant evaluation.


Our Technical Writing services allow clients to focus on developing their products and

services. We develop high quality technical documents such as responses to request for proposals (RFPs), quality manuals, standard operating procedures and customized training presentations. Quality improvement initiatives require manuals and standard operating procedures to be current with best industry practices and quality initiatives.


Medical Writing for regulatory documents, quality initiatives and continuing medical

education for allied health care professionals and patient education materials are some

of our deliverables.


 We look forward to working with you!







ASH Consulting is headquartered in the racing capital of the world, Indianapolis, IN. We work with clients to create winning proposals, grant applications and technical documents. Our goal is to add value to your business via enhanced funding and effective communications that enhance your bottom line.



James Patterson brings extensive editorial and journalism experience to ASH Consulting. Formerly, James was on the Editorial Board of the Indianapolis Star and received numerous journalism awards. As a Technical Writer, he assists clients with proposals, standard operating procedures and operating manuals.

He keenly edits technical documents and ensures that they meet best industry practices. He collaborates with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on proposals and ensures the technical content is accurate and up-to-date. James has taught journalism courses as an Adjunct Journalism Instructor at Butler University

in Indianapolis, IN.



  • Inland Press Association Best of Show Award, 2004
  • Inland Press Association Editorial Excellence Award, 2004
  • Indiana Associated Press Managing Editor’s Award, First Place Editorial Writing, 2003
  • Indiana Chapter Society of Professional Journalists, First Place Best Editorial Writing, 2002

Aleta Hodge is the founder of ASH Consulting and has 35 years of writing experience with Fortune 400 corporations and non-profit organizations. For the past 13years, she has focused her writing in the medical and technical industries including pharmaceutical, medical device and IT. She combines her financial

background with technical writing to create succe$$ful grant applications. She has worked at pharmaceutical and medical device companies along the East coast pharmaceutical corridor and the Midwest.


She holds a BS degree in Environmental Science from Stanford University and an MBA degree in Finance from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Currently, she is completing a MS degree in Biomedical Writing from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Aleta has taught Finance courses at Indiana University School of Business in Indianapolis and Indiana Wesleyan  University.


 Conference Papers and Presentations: 

  • In 2010, she presented a seminar titled “Online Learning for Clinicians” at the annual Society of Clinical Research Associates’ conference in Dallas.
  • In 1991, she presented a paper at the Entrepreneurship Conference in Singapore.