Testimonials Archive

Author Bonnie Olin

“Most professionals are easy to work with when everything goes as planned. But how do they respond when an error is made and pointed out to them? Everyone makes a mistake now and then. In my case, Vanessa was quick to apologize, to take responsibility and to request corrective action. She was easy to communicate with and was open to suggestions. At every step of our interaction, she was respectful. To me, this is the mark of a true professional, and I would not hesitate to work with her again.

~Bonnie J. Olin – Author of The Owyhee River Journals

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Leaf Group

“Working with Vanessa Salvia has been a true pleasure. She is quick, very communicative and an excellent writer.”

~ Kylie Ora Lobell, Editor, Leaf Group

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Northwest Boomer and Senior News

“I really enjoy Vanessa’s stories. Just very interesting and informative with an engaging style, and ability to make contact with credible sources. I also appreciate her willingness to tackle any subject, as well as suggest her own story ideas. I appreciate our professional relationship and the stories we’ve told through words and pictures.”

~ Michelle Te, Editor, Northwest Boomer and Senior News (rebranded as Northwest 50+)

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Oh So Graphic Web Development and Design

“I never hesitate to recommend Vanessa to my clients for their copy writing and editing needs. I find her easy to work with and professional, no matter the size or scope of the project. I appreciate the attention to detail and care she takes with each client, including being mindful of timelines, budgets and word counts. She is skilled at modifying the tone and voice of her writing as needed, no matter the subject matter. Whether it’s a technical document or a bright, bubbly blog post (or anything in between), her writing is perfectly suited to the audience. She has a high level of technical skill as an editor as well, and works quickly and with precision. Her unique skill set and experience in all types of print and web copywriting make her an invaluable part of any project. I wish I was a better writer so I could more skillfully explain what an asset she is to have on your team!”

~ Janelle Frazier, web developer and designer, Oh So Graphic

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Eugene Weekly

“As an editor, I greatly enjoyed working with Vanessa on several publications and always knew I could go to her for excellent work. Vanessa has all the qualities that make a top-notch freelancer. She responds quickly to messages, always turns in her work by deadline or earlier, and writes cleanly and clearly, with an impeccable ability to follow an editor’s directions. She finds interesting sources and has an eye for a good quote. Her consistently high-quality writing put her at the top of my list when I needed to match a story to a freelancer. We also worked together on some large, notoriously difficult projects that required a great deal of patience, and Vanessa handled the assignments with impressive attention to detail and professionalism. I highly recommend Vanessa as one of the best freelancers I’ve worked with, and any publication would be lucky to have her byline in it.​”

~ Amy Klarup, special issues editor for Eugene Weekly and communications director for the Lane County Medical Society journal

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Springfield Public Schools

“Working with Vanessa was a great experience. Her organization and commitment to timelines was just what we needed! Vanessa has great ideas for how our publication could be better and presented those well. I look forward to working with her in the future!”

~ Doug Darling, print services manager, Springfield Public Schools

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Speakeasy PR & Marketing

“I worked with Vanessa many times as she was a music writer at the Eugene Weekly and I frequently had artists coming to town. She has been, and always will be, one of my favorite writers to work with. She’s professional yet friendly, and always extremely polite too! Her coverage always helped the artists coming through town and all of us were very appreciative.”

~ Monica Seide-Evenson, owner/publicist, Speakeasy PR & Marketing

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Concrete Decor Magazine

“I have had the privilege of employing Vanessa as an Editor for Concrete Decor magazine and was very pleased with her performance. She is a highly productive individual, extremely well organized, and capable of learning a new industry quickly. In doing so she is comfortable in producing technical content that print and online audiences respond well to. I highly recommend Vanessa to others.”

~ Bent Mikkelsen, publisher, Concrete Decor magazine

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SPOT Magazine

“Vanessa Salvia is a rare prize. A gifted writer, she is also a consummate professional – prompt, friendly, reliable, and as open to input as she is willing to share her own thoughts and good ideas. As a niche publisher, I’m happy to say Vanessa is a team’s dream: she fits in, gets to work, and adds value to any endeavor she is a part of.”

~ Jennifer McCammon, editor and publisher, SPOT Magazine

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Eugene Weekly

“Vanessa Salvia is a longtime freelancer for Eugene Weekly, an alternative newsweekly with a print circulation of 40,000 readers. Vanessa is always on time, thorough and ethical in her work and easy to work with during the editing process, all attributes that make her editors very happy. Her pieces are bright, fun and engaging for our readers, and she’s always willing to take on a story.”

~ Camilla Mortensen, editor, Eugene Weekly

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