Reader testimonial

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Reader testimonial

I want to thank you with my whole heart for your article on cats and patting them when they are eating. It is helping me save my cat’s life right now. We found our sweet, 6-year-old baby girl swallowed something, it is still stuck in her but luckily we got her to the vet with enough time to have a real chance at saving her life. After two rough days at the vet and many IV bags and X-rays later they sent her home to spend the night here. They hoped being with her human mommy and daddy will help, and I was charged with one task… to get her to eat. I remembered your article and did something I never thought to do, I patted her while coaxing her to eat. To my great amazement it worked! I was able to get her to eat something for the first time in over four days. Tonight we will pray that the foreign body will pass naturally and eating is going to help. If not tomorrow she is back to the vet and will have a surgery. As insightful and sweet your stories are I never thought an internet group on cats could change a family’s life… but you did. Thank you all for the great work you are doing.
Barbara Ruth Saunders is a writer, editor, and writing coach.

Tira McDonald

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Tira McDonald

Barbara has worked on a couple of projects for me that were initially started with another writer. Barbara asked pertinent questions and made sure she understood the objectives of each project before she took on the assignments. The final products were vast improvements over the originals. Barbara makes herself available throughout the project and usually turns around a draft ahead of schedule. I have recommended Barbara to other colleagues and will continue to do so. If anyone is in need of an excellent copywriter with great time management skills, I highly suggest giving Barbara a call. You will not be disappointed.
Barbara Ruth Saunders is a writer, editor, and writing coach.

C.J. Hayden

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C.J. Hayden

Weeks after Barbara’s talk, my students continued to report how helpful they found the concepts she had taught them. These women managers worked in some high-stress environments — the U.S. Postal Service, BART, and AC Transit, to name a few. It was very gratifying to hear them tell how they had learned to recognize and turn around negative behavior. One student said, “I never realized what a problem the hoarding of information is in my office. Now that I know I can help people be more positive just by keeping them informed, we’re getting a lot more done.” I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Barbara as a trainer or consultant in any business, government or nonprofit environment. – C.J. Hayden, Author, Business Coach
Barbara Ruth Saunders is a writer, editor, and writing coach.

Steve Silberman

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Steve Silberman

“Barbara Saunders is an articulate observer and a lyrical, precise writer. The writing contribution that Ms. Saunders made to my book, published by Doubleday last year [1994], is one of the sharpest and wisest pieces of writing in the book, and I have singled out Ms. Saunders’ contribution several times when being interviewed by the press or on radio. Her gifts, and her authentic presence, would make her an asset to any project.” –Steve Silberman, Author, Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads
Barbara Ruth Saunders is a writer, editor, and writing coach.

Paul Glassner

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Paul Glassner

“After each issue of Our Animals, Donna, a longtime, generous supporter and an avid, careful reader, sends me her article-by-article analysis. … She labeled [your piece] “Miracles Delivered Daily” as the “ultimate,” calling it “illuminating, motivational, with enough soft tugs to capture hearts and pocketbooks. … So I say: Thank you, Barbara!” Paul Glassner, Editor, Our Animals
Barbara Ruth Saunders is a writer, editor, and writing coach.

Miranda Culp

“Barbara was the first person brave enough to suggest to me that sending out résumés wasn’t going to serve my creativity or skills. She was the person who told me: ‘the more unique you are, the more valuable you are,’ and I believed her because she had the experience and the context to back that up. She dispelled a lot of myths about being a creative, successful person. Our exploration of what I really wanted in terms of my career, in terms of my real value in the world, was like a weekly satori moment for me. Barbara told me stories that would drive home the electrifying possibilities when I was feeling very little hope. She offered concrete solutions that really evolved. I respect her skills, her intuition and her deft sense of humor when it comes to making a career change. I recommend her to anyone who is looking to build a more meaningful working life for themselves.”

Miranda Culp, fiction writer/corporate content writer