Testimonials

Julie, I wanted to thank you for the terrific job that you did on the Plymouth Fire Department piece in the Plymouth Magazine. It was excellent! As one of the subjects, I was very pleased with the work and care that you put into the article. We were well-represented, and we thank you for that!

 Patrick Haspert, Firefighter, PFD

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Julie Jo and I co-curated and co-edited an anthology titled “Here In The Middle” together and there simply aren’t enough words to describe how amazing she is. She has an eagle-eye for details and edits with a fine-tooth comb. She is timely, responsive and positive. She focuses on the details of a project without losing sight of the big picture. And she is an all-around lovely person to know and work with.

Christine Organ freelance writer and author of Open Boxes: the gifts of living a full and connected life.

 

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“Julie Jo Severson has written two feature stories for Edina Magazine and I was thoroughly impressed with both. The first was a business profile of a local female entrepreneur, the other a more in-depth home feature about new construction in a historic neighborhood. Her research is impeccable and her submissions only required minor edits to suit our style. I look forward to working with Julie Jo more in the future. Good writers make my job easier which allows me more time to promote good writers like her.”

Angela Johnson
Editor, Edina Magazine at Tiger Oak Media

 

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Julie wrote my website’s About Me page and made it seem effortless. Since I live in Australia, Julie had a chat with me via skype to get all the background information she needed and then within a few days had a rough draft for me. It only took a few tweaks and we had our final copy. The process was easy and fun. I’d highly recommend working with Julie as she really listens to what you want and makes it happen.

Michelle Jones, founder of Little Camera Photography.

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“As copywriter in our Creative Services Department, Julie wrote countless lifestyle and home design articles and dozens of targeted marketing brochures for our clients in real estate and financial services industries. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Even after she left her in-house position with us, I called upon her for some freelance projects. Julie is a talented writer with fresh ideas, highly skilled at creating a friendly tone and connecting with a specific audience.”

Carrie Owens, Creative Services and Marketing Director, Merrill Corporation.

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“Julie, I hope you know how thoroughly pleased we are with the many new and revised publications you’ve developed for us—they are just tremendous! I am always impressed by the efforts you make to be sure information is clear and correct. Your thoughtful insight, new ideas, and creativity are apparent in all the work that you do.”

Kris Anding, while in her former role as Associate Director of Admissions, University of  Wisconsin-Eau Claire and my direct supervisor. 

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“We were extremely fortunate to have Julie Severson as our first Public Relations Specialist. When the position was created, we knew that we needed to find an exceptionally talented individual with great analytic and “people” skills. Julie brought these, along with her intuitive writing and creativity, and gave us a definite “edge” in our recruitment strategies.”

Roger L. Groenewold, in his former role of Director of Admissions, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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“One of Julie’s primary duties as our assistant director of public relations was to find great stories within the district and craft them into effective press releases and feature articles for school publications. I was always impressed with her high level of creativity, integrity and attention to every last detail.

Writing, however, wasn’t the only skill Julie brought to this position. She also fielded media inquiries, managed budgets and coordinated district-wide events. Because I was so impressed with her initiative, I specifically selected her to coordinate all communications and logistics for a private fundraising event for me, in which I invited approximately 700 community members to a silent auction and reception at a prestigious art museum in Indianapolis. The items available for auction were my own art projects reflecting the Huichol Indian culture. Julie’s enthusiasm and ability to work well with others played a tremendous role in turning the event into a great success.”

By Esperanza Zendejas, Ed.D, in her former role as Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.

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