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Director, Alberta Region
I was managing Barbara who was working as a service coordinator at Microserve for a couple of years.
She has an extremely high work ethic and was very mature. She met all of the job expectations and I never had to deal with any additional issues as an employer.
Barbara eventually decided to go back to school to complete her degree, which is why we mutually ended the employment relationship.
Barbara is quick to pick up and implement new concepts. For the six months she worked for Earth's, we met weekly to discuss the social media agenda and then she would take the initiative to implement.
I valued her self-directed nature as it allowed me to trust that she would get everything completed timely and professionally. Barbara is very driven, has high attention to detail and is an asset to any team she's on.
Waste Free Edmonton
Barbara provided her services to our not-for-profit organization for over a year, and she was a huge asset.
She helped us to develop a communications plan in a manner that worked very well for us. Rather than working on the communications plan all at once (which would have been daunting and overly time-consuming) she broke it down into easily manageable tasks. Then, while we were free to complete these tasks at our own pace, she followed up with just the right frequency – often enough to ensure that we stayed on track and didn’t forget about the plan, but not so often so as to be annoying or pushy.
We strongly recommend her for anyone who wants a more personalized service for their communications needs.
I found Barbara's work ethic and approach to editing to be very professional and informed. She is an organized worker with excellent communication skills, as well as possessing a deep insight into the editing process.
I’ve greatly enjoyed working with Barbara on a number of publishing projects. Over a period of two years, I oversaw her work as a substantive editor working with student writers, and I’ve also had the pleasure of editing her nonfiction piece, “Finding Home,” which was published in 2019.
In every case, I’ve found Barbara to be a thorough, thoughtful, and highly organized colleague, and I would recommend her services to anyone.
Barbara has helped me with editing and copywriting throughout numerous phases of my career. When I was still in University and directing a newspaper, she helped me make sure our communication was clear and that we were hitting our targets. She was also essential during the translation of my undergraduate thesis. In more recent years, Barbara provided her copywriting services to help me with different written communication materials for my coaching business and other professional documentation I needed. Barbara always took the time to understand what I was looking for, provided the highest quality of work and delivered within the promised time. I highly recommended her work to everyone who is looking for high-quality editing and copywriting services.
Freelance Editor & Creative Writer
Barbara and I worked together as substantive editors on a project during our undergrad. The project consisted of working with six authors and their stories, which were going to be published in an anthology. I was immediately impressed by how knowledgeable Barbara was and her firm grasp of proper grammar, syntax, and edits that will most benefit the piece. She was amazing with the authors—supportive and encouraging—while also providing them with a level of professionalism that ensured their stories were 100% ready for publishing. I would absolutely recommend Barbara to oversee any creative projects as she is a joy to work with and truly knows her stuff.
Intuitive & Holistic Fitness Coach
Barbara was incredibly helpful with the integration of platforms, email workflows, terms + conditions, and everything I needed to help me launch my program. See, I had already created the digital course I wanted to put out into the world, but wasn't feeling like my energy was well spent on the tech side of things as I was feeling more frustrated and overwhelmed. One morning I did a meditation and asked for help. When I opened Instagram right after that, the first thing I saw was Barbara's post that she was offering services as a virtual assistant to lightworkers. I knew it was a sign and I'm so happy I invested in her expertise. She was so efficient and because of the time difference, I would wake up in the morning with a lovely update email with everything she had completed and guidance for me to work on. Her help, guidance, and never-ending knowledge allowed me to stay calm before and during the launch knowing that all the little details were taken care of! I would highly recommend any lightworker to hire Barbara as a virtual assistant to help with the tasks that don't light you up, so you can better spend your energy on where you can shine brightest.
Editor, Writer & Scribe
Barbara was a great editor and a pleasure to work with as we polished my stories for the Bolo Tie Anthologies. Her insights were integral in the completion of one particular story I had worked on for a few years. Something just hadn’t felt right. Barbara’s encouragement and intuitions simplified my thought-process, and together we produced a product worthy of publication. The tale would still be gathering dust if not for Barbara.
Barbara helped me with copywriting in two English courses I took during my first semesters at university. My first grade was a C+ and later on a B+. She always pointed out and took the time to explain the mistakes I was making, such as using “that” for people and not “who” and others. Eventually, I was writing and correcting myself with her teachings in mind, and as a result, I got my first A+. Thank you, Barbara.