“I was writing a compilation of family stories about my grandparents and mother coming to the United States from Scotland in the 1920’s and wasn’t satisfied with the opening scene. Naomi read my manuscript and asked me a pointed question, “From what point of view are you writing?” As Naomi and I explored that idea, I began to realize that there was no one character who emerged as the central personage. Once I had that piece of the puzzle, I began to re-write and the story fell into place. Naomi was astute in her observations, supportive in her suggestions and very encouraging about my writing over all. I am very grateful for the clear and concise way she helped me to restructure my story and make it a more cohesive unit,” Cathy Phillips, writer.
“Naomi is a dependable, thorough and talented freelance writer. She meets deadlines and the work she has provided for us has been exactly what we needed,” Meagan Frank, senior writer at Books Make a Difference Magazine.
“I worked with Naomi in publishing This Much I Can Tell You, a beautiful anthology of stories from Minnesota refugees. Naomi coordinated the project for the Minnesota Council of Churches, leading the editorial direction of each of the refugees’ stories. She is a talented, creative, and discerning writer and editor, and took great care with each unique piece featured in the book. It was a joy to work with her, and I know she can bring the same outstanding, balanced qualities to any writing or editing project,” Amy Quale, co-founder and editorial director of Wise Ink. (Former managing editor at Beaver’s Pond Press, where This Much I Can Tell You was published.)
“Naomi is an outstanding journalist. During her time at Lillie News she wrote multiple weekly stories that touched on a variety of subjects. She proved herself equally adept at handling human interest features and very complex government topics. Her stories were always well written and required very little editing. Naomi’s stories were always done ahead of her deadlines and she was also able to frequently turn over copy very quickly for our websites. Naomi is easy to work with, professional and responsible. I can confidently recommend Naomi for any writing task,” George Fairbanks, news editor at Lillie Suburban Newspapers.
“Naomi is an effectual writer and editor of the highest integrity. She has good people skills to build safe and trusting editorial relationships. I look forward to working with Naomi again in the future,” Kimberly Nightingale, executive editor of the Saint Paul Almanac.