Clients & Reviews

Marni was a set of fresh eyes on an unpublished novel of mine. Her feedback was very perceptive and smart!

Garth Stein

Author of The Art of Racing In The Rain

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Marni was able to give constructive and actionable feedback from both a big picture and detailed perspective. Her insights helped me reshape and refine the manuscript for publication.

Colin Bryar

Author of Working Backwards

St. Martin's Press, 2021

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Marni helped me decipher my core themes and understand how to build from one point to the next. When my writing got particularly opaque, she talked me through the material with her characteristic wisdom, deep philosophical insight, and effective questions. She offered pragmatic writing tools and guidance, as well as a strong intuitive sense of what was most important about my work. She consistently helped me to pull my focus back to what really mattered. She is an alchemist who helped transform my hot mess of jumbled ideas into a lucid text.  I literally feel like she taught me how to write the book that I wanted to write!
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Misha Blaise

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Marni’s keen insights and direction on the structure and content of the chapters she reviewed for The Grit Factor was incredibly helpful! She understood how to guide me, in my own voice, to weave the powerful anecdotes of female leaders into a unified story of grit.
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— Shannon Huffman Polson
Author of The Grit Factor, Harvard Business Review Press, September 2020

Marni did an excellent job helping us with the substantive edit of Absolute Expert: Pandas, 2019 Nat Geo Kids. She hit the perfect tone and identified the ideal depth of content for the target audience.

Karen McNally Upson

Senior Editor, Girl Friday Productions

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Mindy Carlson, Fiction Writer

Marni was able to help me dig deep into my characters and make their true essence shine through by asking insightful questions that led me to understand who I wanted those characters to be. She made sure the magic that was inside my head ended up on the page.
Mary Beth Lambert
Director, Marketing and Communications
University Prep, Seattle
We hired Marni to edit our annual report, but she did so much more than edit; she helped us organize our priorities, make our message consistent, and shine and polish our language throughout. We appreciated her thoughtful insights and tactical execution.
Marni quickly understood our objectives and how to efficiently and effectively achieve them. She processed the complex data in our research and built a compelling and convincing white paper for our organization.

Carol Rava

Former Executive Director, Technology Alliance