Praise

“Jessica was the ‘voice’ for Portland Textile Month. From our mission statement to our social media posts, her words created our public identity. It was no easy task. We are a diverse and opinionated group, but with her professionalism and patience, Jessica was able to bring together a lot of vague ideas and craft them into something coherent and meaningful. She understands the precision of language but also its power. Time and time again she could find just the right way to say something. But even more important to a new organization, she made the process itself strategic. Working with her to figure out how to say something made us really think about why we wanted to say it. That was as useful, and I’d say much more difficult, than word-smithing. It required diplomacy, deep thought, and an understanding of the power of language that helped us immensely. She listens. She’s also simply a joy to work with. I hope we get the chance to work together again, but in the meantime, anyone should be so lucky.” Katen Bush, Co-Owner of Kat+Mouche and Co-Organizer of Portland Textile Month

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“Jessica’s writing skills are exceptional. She is effective with executive correspondence, speeches and presentations, and enterprise-wide communication. Her integrity is impeccable and she understands the nature of confidentiality and is completely reliable with restricted matters. You will find her to be talented, thoughtful, and trustworthy.” – James Beckmann, Former President + CEO, Carondelet Health Network

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“Jessica has been a joy to work with. Not only is she pleasant, efficient, and organized; but she is also extraordinarily talented in so many different areas. She is a strong and straightforward business and corporate writer; and she is passionate about using appropriate composition, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. She is a great copy editor for other writers as well. I have counted on Jessica to originate corporate announcements, place drafts under a microscope for consistency of messaging, proof critical business communications to boards, and develop promotional pieces for internal audiences on special occasions. I have never been disappointed. Jessica would be an asset to any company. ” – Lisa Contreras, Former Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Carondelet Health Network

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“I had the pleasure of working very closely with Jessica for two years. All CEO communications were funneled through her for editing, and she had the ability to adapt her writings to each situation, whether it was the perspective of the writer’s voice or our targeted audience. She also helped to organize and streamline our board communications and redesigned our board packets to embrace our new logo.” – Stephanie Common, Former Assistant to the President + CEO, Carondelet Health Network

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“Jessica’s writing skills are strong and her attention to detail impeccable. Her work is error-free and her temperament such that even the most difficult of constituents feel well served by her. Jessica is wise beyond her years and her judgment balances logic and the human dimension in ways that are uncommon among even the most seasoned of professionals. In a function which relies on tact, diplomacy and trust, Jessica demonstrates discretion and confidentiality in all of her dealings. In our years together, I have not asked anything of Jessica or presented her with any challenge she could not meet.” – Marilyn Hausammann,  Former VP of Human Resources, Harvard University

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“Jessica is an absolute pleasure to work with. She brings thoughtful skill to writing and editing. In the copy she reviewed for our company, she consistently found unique ways to re-work language and structure to enhance clarity and brevity while preserving voice. She has challenged me to think about my own writing from a different perspective. I am appreciative of her creativity and the passion she brings to everything that inspires her. You can most certainly depend on her for dedication, organization, timeliness, and talent.” – Carlye Knowles, Brand Manager, Leonetti Cellar

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“I have had the pleasure of working with Jessica over the last several years and would highly recommend her to anyone. She skillfully constructs her writing for optimal clarity and flow. Her greatest strengths working with us have been her positive attitude, grammatical insights, timeliness, creativity, and passion for perfection. I can always depend on Jessica to deliver excellent work.” – Samantha Schwartz, Manager, FIGGINS Estate + Toil Oregon

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“Jessica edited the text on my illustration website, and I am very happy with the result! She worked quickly and in a very structured manner. I would recommend her to everyone.” Maria Tiqwah, Artist

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“Jessica helped me enormously in developing my artist statement for an upcoming book about the Art of Compassion Project. I had been struggling with the text for some time, never feeling that it fully represented me or my work. Coming from outside the art world, I wasn’t familiar with what should be included and how it should be presented. Jessica provided me with leading questions and relevant examples and helped establish a tone which felt genuine. She then edited my text into a succinct description of me and what my work hopes to achieve. Because of her work, I am now proud to share my artist’s statement.” – Twyla Francois, Artist

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“I’m part of an international group of vegan artists, and Jessica has been helping produce and edit a book about us. The featured artists were asked to tell our stories and describe our work. That’s the sort of open-ended task that can feel overwhelming. But Jessica provided structure in the form of interview questions for us to answer. When I write, I tend to use ten words when one will do, so I knew Jessica would need to edit, crop, and do her best to retain the gist of my ramblings. And she did it beautifully! The final bio was concise without losing personality. In addition to her editing talents, Jessica’s customer service was excellent. She promptly responded to my questions, and we wrapped up my section quickly and smoothly. Best of all, Jessica was kind and respectful of both my efforts and my context. Who could ask for more!?” – Leah Comerford, Artist

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“Working with Jessica as editor of an art book, I realized that what she does is an art in itself, and I really see her input as an invaluable part of the book. She managed to shape and polish my words with an empathetic view and without compromising my content. I found her professional and attentive to work with, making the whole process seamless and a real pleasure.” – Helen Barker, Artist

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“Jessica has helped me with multiple resumes and cover letters for various jobs in my field of operational meteorology. She researched thoroughly and saved me numerous hours of work; I was able to solely focus on the content of my experience and education. My interactions with her were always pleasant and she worked in a timely manner. With her help, your writing will stand out and the purpose of your message will be communicated effectively. I was selected for one of the jobs she helped me apply for (my dream job!) and I could not have done it without her!” – Gabe Donndelinger

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“Jessica is a dynamic, agile, and creative writer and designer. She has supported me in creating content that meets my needs and wants while ensuring that my unique voice and perspective shine through. I admire Jessica’s ability to create and write in a way that grabs the consumer and holds their attention. Jessica is an excellent communicator and is always efficient and effective in her communication. I am grateful to have had her guidance in creating content that is memorable, accessible, clear, and concise. I would welcome Jessica on any team or project that needs creative yet realistic ideas and solutions.” – Hannah Marshall