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What My Clients Are Saying!

Jeff Curnew, Self-Edit Technologies (www.self-edit.com)
"I’m impressed by the attention to detail in your online writing. When I really study the text, I see that every word counts and you’ve got it all working together. What you write really works." 


Jack Laurence, graphic designer
"Astounding! I love it! The home page works wonderfully. Thank you!"


Kevin Miller, writer. kevinwrites.typepad.com
"You're exactly the person I've been looking for: A go-to guy that I can count on to provide efficient and professional editorial services every time. Highly recommended."


Debbie Denault, coordinator, Success by 6, Eastern Fraser Valley
"Thank you so much for writing the Success By 6 media release. I appreciated how you helped us identify who our target audience was, what we wanted to say, and what we were asking for. Also, a big thanks for going the extra mile in contacting the local newspapers to inquire about how they handle press releases. Your overall contribution to Success By 6 and the insight that you bring to the Initiative is very helpful."   


Debbie Denault, Coordinator, Make Children First.
"Thank you for your work on the Make Children First year-end newsletter. Feedback on the finished product has been very positive. I was impressed with how diligently you worked to learn about the Initiative and its activities, and how you worked with us until we were happy with it."


Peter Bailey, Social Marketing Director, Make Children First.
"I was very impressed with the Make Children First newsletter. I liked the good use of points-of-entry where important subjects were bolded. Headlines were concise, yet still informative so that readers can select the articles that are relevant to them. I was very taken with the columnar design and the use of the banner and footers. It was an excellent product, one that I would be proud to have been associated with. I look forward to updates in the future."


Rev. Mike Stewart, author, No Crowds Present.
"Philip has the unique ability to bring together a series of thoughts and ideas into a comprehensive and readable form. His expertise in the use of words along with his ability to put himself in the place of both writer and reader make him an outstanding editor. He is detailed, creative, and fun to work with."

Brad Jersak, Fresh Wind Press. www.freshwindpress.com
"I'm very impressed with the work you've done and am strongly recommending that ____ _____ work with you. You certainly help authors put their best foot forward.”


Karen Davis., Yarrow B.C.
"The revisions are wonderful. Thank you again for rewording my thoughts in a more readable and friendly manner. Your ability to take what I wrote and then re-word and improve it while retaining the precise meaning and keeping it in context was nothing short of amazing. You have a great gift. "


Roger Patillo, author The Canadian Rockies: Pioneers, Legends and True Tales. rpatillo@canada.com
"In my opinion Philip is one of the finest editors and proofreaders available. He did an excellent job editing my book, The Canadian Rockies: Pioneers, Legends and True Tales, and I plan to use his services again. I have referred him to several other individuals who wish to write and publish their memoirs in a professional manner.
    "Philip has a supremely critical eye in picking up grammatical mistakes, errors in syntax, and potentially embarrassing statements — all of which detract from the overall ‘message’ and thrust of one's presentation. He is a true professional and an indispensable partner in the adventure of writing and publishing any non-fiction manuscripts."

Joyce Bryant, CM, BEM. Author of Slender Threads: A Memoir.
"Without the help of Philip, I could never have written and published my memoirs. Not only is the finished product much better than I ever could have imagined, but the whole process was very rewarding. Philip and his team are professional in every sense of the word, and I benefited first hand from his intuitive editing skills — his ability to rearrange a passage with skill and subtlety without sacrificing anything of the narrative. And all done with a lightness and humour that makes working together pure fun.
    "He also taught me the satisfaction of discipline and deadlines! Now that the book is completed, there will be a sad silence at 10.00 p.m., when we had most of our working conversations--I’m a night owl and that’s my prime time! Thank you, dear Philip!"

Hon. Garde B. Gardom Q.C., OBC. Author of Love Game: A Personal History of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club.
"Philip's editorial expertise greatly contributed to making Love Game the success that it is. His attention to detail coupled with his intuitive ability to improve the structure and substance of the manuscript helped me greatly. He was also flexible, most accommodating, and easy to work with. A first-class pro! I will seek his assistance on future projects."


Marion Morris, www.marionmorris.co.uk
"Having recently set up my own recruitment consultancy, I realised I needed a website but I had absolutely no idea how to go about it. Philip guided me through the process, educating me as we went along, the main focus being on editing the text to make it appropriate for a website. The finished site is now up and running and generating excellent results. My thanks to Philip for his ideas, advice, and patience!"


Denise Quinell, Eastern Fraser Valley Child Care Coalition
"Thank you for your hard work on our brochure. We appreciated your keen eye for detail and the organization that you brought to the timelines, design, and production. Your suggestions concerning the wording of the text were great, as you pointed out problems and provided solutions that we would never thought of. As you know, the project involved a lot of people and required obtaining feedback and building consensus quickly to meet a tight deadline. Your communication skills were quite simply amazing in orchestrating it to all come together. The resulting brochure was much better than we had expected. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you in the future!"


Dorothy Babbitt, author of Deanie: A Life.
"Philip recently helped me write a book about my life that did very well when published. I thoroughly recommend him to anyone thinking about writing his or her life story. He makes it fun."


Sandra Crawford, author of In the Arms of My Beloved: A Journey Through Breast Cancer. www.sandracrawford.com 
"As a first time writer, I had a lot to learn about the entire process of getting a book from the initial draft to the final, finished product. Those who read my initial manuscript had great things to say, so I questioned if I really needed an editor. Thankfully, I decided to invest in a professional. Philip definitely knows his stuff-he offered objective feedback that caused me to dig deeper. Not only did he strengthen my manuscript, but he has made me a better writer. If you are wondering if it's worth it to hire an editor--it is!"


 

Susanne Willms Thielman, author of Susanne Remembers: A Mennonite Childhood in Revolutionary Russia
"About thirty years ago I wrote my memoirs of growing up in Russia. I didn't do anything with them until a year or so ago when my family urged me to make them into a book. After meeting Philip, I decided to hire him to organise my manuscript, add some of my father's writings, write a brief article on Mennonite history, and edit everything. He did a wonderful job and I am very happy with the book, Susanne Remembers.

"Philip is hardworking and indulges himself completely in his work. He is dependable and respectful of me and my work, and I knew I could trust him. In every way he was professional and easy to work with— patient, but gently pushing me when I needed pushing. Some of my writing was awkward in parts, as my mother tongue is German, but Philip smoothed it out while making sure that it still sounded like me.

"I am ninety-five, and I don't think I could ever have done this by myself. I am very grateful to Philip for making my book as good as it is. Without him my manuscript would still be sitting in a drawer."
 


Joan Berndt, Administrator, Gladwin Language Centre. www.gladwinlanguagecentre
"Elitewords helped our language school design a website as well as a promotional brochure and poster. Even though we were working with a small budget, Philip and his team did an excellent job, providing us with marketing material that has increased our enrollment significantly. I would be happy to refer them to any other non-profit organisations such as ours."


Andrea Senft, Community Developer, Abbotsford
"I have had the pleasure of working with Philip of elitewords.com on numerous projects over the last few years. His work is exceptional and I highly recommend his services." 


Laurie Tattersall, Human Resources Manager, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre.
"
Philip edited a number of the FVCDC newsletters as well as some promotional material. He was also instrumental in helping us plan and rebuild our website (www.fvcdc.org). He worked closely with several of our staff members as well as the website designer and wrote or edited almost all the content. We found him easy to work with and especially appreciated his ability to make the material easy to understand and navigate for first-time visitors to our website. I would be quite willing to refer him to other organisations."


 


Dr.Alan Smitton, Valley Therapy Centre. www.valleytherapycentre.ca.
"As a small company of psychologists in private practice, we were looking for a writer who could acquire a working knowledge of what we do and then develop the content for our new website. Philip worked effectively with us to understand our target clientele and then wrote clear and concise content to market our services. He set clear expectations and through his collaborative process assisted us in building a user-friendly website."


Dr. Alan Smitton, www.alansmitton.com.
"I hired Philip to help build a website to promote my private practice. After some preliminary discussions, he guided me through a simple survey that accurately identified a number of goals and criteria for the website—exactly who I wanted to reach, what their concerns were, and how I could best relate to them. He then researched and developed appropriate content. Both his ability to understand what people are looking for in a psychologist and his knowledge of the principles of good website design informed the architecture of my website. 
      "Since we completed the website, several of my clients have commented on how well it reads. I have also gained several referrals from the site. Philip’s professional skills along with his understanding and caring nature make working with him a pleasure."

 



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