You want people in your life who will help you to think in new, different, and more nuanced ways. My friend Barbara Saunders always has a unique perspective on my work and takes the time to offer detailed comments.
(Incidentally, our podcast interview about how we misjudge introverts is one of my most popular.)
Pamela Slim, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Cubicle Nation and Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together.
Whether you need a skilled writer to work magic with words, or you want the brains of a Stanford Alumni doing some thinking for you, Barbara is the one. I am very grateful for our long-standing collaboration and friendship. Without Barbara’s urging and advice, I may not have made a career choice that has netted me hundreds of thousands of dollars, no kidding.
Gregory Fleming, Senior Systems Engineer at Phoenix 2.0
Barbara proved invaluable as a high-end editor for my master thesis. She exceeded my expectations in her ability to understand the subject matter and speak to me in terms familiar to me. Her greatest contribution was guiding me through the process of getting my knowledge on paper in a format compelling for the target audience. The working experience was a pleasure, and I am eager to work with Barbara again the next opportunity that arises.
Enterprise Software Guru, Web/Mobile Commerce Expert, Agile Coach
Barbara has an incredible talent to ask a series of seemingly conversational questions to get to the root of what it is you are trying to communicate and quickly turns around masterful copy. A pleasure to work with she is deeply
concerned with consistency, attention to detail and your satisfaction with her work. Plus she’s great at coaching – I highly recommend her!
Denah A. Johnston
Executive Director, Film Professor, Filmmaker, Curator
“Barbara has been very helpful in connecting me with clients and collaborators and has recently brought me on board with a project she is managing for a non profit. I enjoy working with her because she sees the way design, technology, strategy and marketing can align. She’s always looking for ways to bring more efficiency to a project or process without sacrificing creativity.
I look forward to working with Barbara on more projects in the future and recommend her services to any organization that is looking for a project manager who understands business and marketing strategy, inspires creative problem solving in her team, and has a firm but friendly way of keeping things on track.”
– Laura McArtor, Owner Widow’s Peak Web Design
“I worked with Barbara at an online assessment company where she created a voice for entire lines of consumer content for ecommerce delivery. Her writing was clear, convincing, and authentic. She was also kind enough to read a draft manuscript of my book and offer numerous helpful suggestions
which vastly improved the final product. Barbara is both quick and thorough, which is a rare combination in a writer.”
–John Arnopp, VP, Head of Strategic Information, Wells Fargo Bank and Author, It Takes All Types