Colleen Olle came into the role of editor for a publication with weekly deadlines and a new content publishing system. The editing required her to produce accurate, creative and persuasive content, sometimes taking raw materials and notes and turning them into meaningful copy. Colleen quickly understood the goals of the publication and shone as editor. She ensured coordination with social media and sourced appropriate (and audience-relevant) photos and graphics. I would recommend her highly as an editor and would love to work with her again.
I’m fortunate to have found out about Colleen Olle and have greatly benefited from her skills as a developmental editor. Her comments, edits, examples of writing approaches, together with her editorial letter, helped me to re-envision the possibilities for my writing project and to get myself “unstuck.” She has a warm, personable style, and I felt encouraged by her observations and suggestions. When reviewing Colleen’s written remarks, I felt as though I were having a constructive dialogue with her about my project. I was able to think about and make use of her suggestions, rather than look at them and glumly wonder how I’d get from my “before” to my “after.” Light at the end of the tunnel can happen—with the right editorial help.