Barbara is the consummate professional. I learned so much from her with respect to the mechanics of editing…It was an absolute joy to work with her and I would recommend her to other authors without hesitation.

Linda Gromko, MD, author of Where’s My Book: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth, Their Parents, & Everyone Else


In each of several assignments, Barbara has helped me clarify my goals, define the target audience, and sharpen the message to achieve the desired results. She is analytical, articulate, and invested in providing service that is valued by her clients. I recommend her unconditionally for such work.

 John Hale, CEO & Executive Director, Cascadian Center, Seattle, Washington


Barbara worked as an editor and writing coach with me on a number of writing projects for marketing my healing business. Her editing suggestions always made my writing more concise, clear, and focused. She helped me target my audience and had a wonderful ability to then help me figure out just what I wanted to say to them. She listens very well and then comes up with terrific marketing suggestions. If you need a writing coach or editor, Barbara is a great choice.

Karin Granstrom, MD, Seattle Washington

Thank you for your articles in The Progress on the ministries of the sisters and the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment. You told an accurate story. This is rare as reporters/writers don’t often “get it.” You did!

Sister Judy Byron, Inter-community Peace and Justice Center


Barbara recently helped us do some editing of our website and was a consummate professional. She not only presented her ideas in a thorough concise format, but we were very impressed with the work.  Her top qualities: great results, expert, good value. I would recommend Barbara.

Shane Dir, One Strategic Capital, Seattle Washington

Thank you again for your help with the December newsletter. I have enjoyed working with you & have learned a lot in the process. Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to work together again in the future.

Vicki Anderson, American Dental Support, LLC

I chose to work with Barbara to get my dissertation proposal finalized when a friend highly recommended her services. Working with Barbara was easy and very pleasant! She was very supportive of me during our interactions and even offered to be there for me whenever I needed to be motivated to continue my work. She was very prompt returning the proposal edits; I appreciate her timeliness. Also, my committee chair was so pleased with the edits Barbara and I made that she said my proposal was ready to be defended! I look forward to working with Barbara in the very near future and highly recommend her services to everyone.

Mayra Olivares-Urueta, PhD, University of North Texas

Having worked with Barbara in the past I can say that she is the BEST! Her ability to write and to edit are second to none. I would recommend her to you without reservation.

Roy Shelburne, DDS, Johnson City, Tennessee

Barbara was so very helpful as I wrote my dissertation. She edited my work while staying true to my words, helped me clarify ideas and made the entire process a less lonely experience. My dissertation committee said my paper was a pleasure to read. Barbara made sure of that!

Patricia Celeya, PhD, Washington State University

Sincerest thanks for your wonderful contributions to Samaritan Magazine. Your articles and photos are excellent and contributed in a significant way to making this issue the best one yet!

Kay Lagried, former Director of Communications,

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, Seattle Washington


Barbara is an energetic, compassionate woman whose kindness, integrity and loyalty attracts clients and friends. Her knowledge and understanding of people, coupled with her communication and writing skills place her in an elite category of talented professionals… I value the business relationship we’ve shared over the last fifteen years and give her the highest recommendation.

Mike Erwert, ME Marketing, Spokane Washington


The way you write is unique …. you really listen to each person’s story and represent the facts and the heart of what people are trying to communicate to you.

M N., profile subject for magazine article


Barbara is a gifted writer who possesses strong communication skills and is able to spot potential problems and develop imaginative solutions. Her solid marketing sense enables her to search out creative opportunities . . . she works well under pressure and is truly a team player.

 Heather Farnsworth, former general manager, WUHF-TV, Rochester, New York

The secret to all good writing is sound judgement