testimonials

I greatly enjoyed working one-to-one with Scott on my book I'll Never Marry a Farmer. He showed excellent instincts as a writer and editor, shaping my thoughts and ideas to truly express what I wanted to say.

He is a pleasure to work with, both personally and professionally.

the late Lois Hole
best-selling gardening author
Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta (2000–05)



…the judges were impressed by the outstanding quality of this article—the writing, editing, photography and layout all come together in a coherent and compelling whole. As a result, this entry received high marks and is the top entry in Category 19A—Best Writing (English) of this year's CCAE Prix d'Excellence competition and is deserving of a "gold medal."
Judges' report for for  "The Changing Face of the North
Prix d'Excellence 2013
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE)



Working with Scott is a joy. He is nothing short of amazing!
Kevin Taft
best-selling author
former leader, Alberta Liberals



The Derrick Club hired Scott to write a sixteen-page information pamphlet explaining a proposed $3,200,000 expansion of the Club to our members.

Scott helped us turn a mass of data into a lively, concise and persuasive document. He quickly grasped our requirements, and hit exactly the right tone with his first draft. Even under a tight deadline, Scott was always cooperative and pleasant to deal with.

Needless to say, our shareholders approved the proposal, and the Derrick now boasts much improved facilities. Scott's work was the backbone of our communication plan. I will happily recommend Scott in person; please do not hesitate to contact me at (780) 437-8375 or jnovotny@derrickclub.com.


Jan Novotny
General Manager
Derrick Golf and Winter Club



Scott does everything well, from content to language accuracy. He has an excellent sense of how to engage readers in both fiction and non-fiction pieces. When I ask him to do an assignment, I know he'll deliver what I need. He "gets it" in a way that I wish all writers could.

Lynn Zwicky
Editor
Duval House Publishing



Our book project involved over 90 authors (all professors), plus an organizing committee. Could there be a more daunting task for an editor?

Scott proved perceptive and sensitive to each author's intentions and feelings. He edited where appropriate, but did not over-edit. Throughout the process he remained amicable, patient and diplomatic.

It's hard to imagine how we could have done it without him!


Mary Spencer
Association of Professors Emeriti
University of Alberta



Oh, in case I forgot to mention... you are a miracle.

Sherrell Steele
Manager, School of Communications
Grant MacEwan University

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