Cathy Risling is an accomplished professional print journalist with whom I have worked with for over 14 years. She is one of the most accurate and exacting writers/editors I have had the pleasure of teaming with. Professional journalists may be first trained in the classroom, but true expertise comes from a commitment to excellent content and years of experience. Cathy Risling has both.
Cathy Risling was everything I had hoped and more! She not only helped with editing but also with overall flow and was even willing to discuss and brainstorm ideas on promotion with me. I can’t speak highly enough of what she was able to accomplish. Now I am out speaking on the book she helped me with and I couldn’t be happier.
We have worked with Cathy on a consultation basis helping us garner media attention through press releases and masterfully writing marketing materials for nearly two decades now. She's our go-to consultant when we need extra help.
I’ve been working with Cathy since 2015, and she’s been such a valuable asset to the LooHoo team. Cathy is an incredibly talented writer and really took the time to understand our company’s voice and vision. Cathy crafts creative blog posts and essays, edits the copy on our website and also expanded our marketing efforts by including thoughtful interviews and Readers Respond posts.
Lori Basheda is one of the most talented writers and dogged reporters I have worked with in my 40 years in journalism. Her most memorable work was as a “Morning Read” reporter when we were charged with having an interesting story about interesting people on the front page every day. Lori is the epitome of what we need in journalism. A reporter with a conscience and a heart. She is the best kind of teacher because she transmits to students what she knows innately how to do. Hire her. It will be the best decision you will make.
I have had Lori speak to my class on a number of occasions and I can say she’s entertaining, honest and funny. She’s a good critic—something I know from personal experience. Lori and I are among six women in a writer’s group of women working on memoirs and other writing. She always offers direct, supportive criticism of chapters of my book, 'Long Beach State: A Brief History.' I was grateful to have her feedback.