Testimonials

Marketing collateral strategy and copywriting

“Our client J. D. Reece produced a monthly promotional mailing which the company’s Real Estate Agents sent to prospects and customers as a reminder to use them for all their real estate needs. They came to us to help them create interesting concepts and designs. Sandra Linville-Thomas was instrumental in recommending a multitude of interesting concepts that were used over the two-year period we worked with J. D. Reece. Her unique conceptual thinking as well as inspired copywriting made us successful with our client and in turn helped J. D. Reece continue to offer a very successful program to their agents, which increased the frequency that J. D. Reece’s name was seen in the community.”

TJ Ashwill Doss, Phyllis Balsiger | Gregg & Associates Marketing Communications

Magazine editing/writing/project management

“Ms. Linville-Thomas’ talents scan a broad scope of skills including an excellent writing ability of both technical and more popularly read materials, project management, and creative conceptualization. She is a real professional in every sense of the word, developing deep loyalty to the mission and objectives of the organization with which she chooses to identify herself. Those who work with her inevitably develop genuine respect for her both as a person and for her professional contributions.”

Dr. James. Wilburn, then Dean, School of Public Policy | Pepperdine University

Attention to detail

“It’s a pleasure to let others know how impressed I am and Graphic Specialties is with Sandra’s work. She rapidly discerns what’s needed and gathers, assesses, and assimilates in a few understandable words the intricacies of the project. Working on Viewpoint, for Integra, for KCP&L or whatever client, it is a pleasure and we’re always glad to know that Sandra’s been selected to write or work on a project. Her careful attention to detail is so important and helps us all look good.”

Peggy Wink, Owner | Graphic Specialties

Writer and Researcher

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Sandra on a number of occasions and have found her to be an excellent writer and researcher. With very little input, she has constructed eloquent treatises on a variety of complex subjects. She has a refreshing take-charge attitude and digs beneath the surface of a subject to find those golden nuggets of information that set her copy apart from the ordinary. She is at the top of my list of freelance copywriters.”

Candace Koehler, then Account Supervisor | Morningstar Communications Company

ePresentations

“Enclosed you will find a PC CD of the GE ERC eBusiness presentation…the client was very pleased with the final piece and it worked out well for them. Thanks for helping us out in a pinch!”

Tyler Galloway, then Creative director | d3, Inc.

An asset to any team

Sandra is one of those people you always know you can depend on. She is consistent and extremely thorough. She is kind, gets along with everyone, and would no doubt be an asset to any team.

Meg Biram, Blogger| Consultant | Entrepreneur | Photo Stylist | MegBiram.com

Great collaborator, leader and trainer

“For over 11 years, I was in a position to benefit from the skills that Sandra brought to her role as a senior copywriter in my studio. On a daily basis, she brought her “A” game, always self-pacing and taking full accountability for her work. Sandra is a competent researcher, editor, copywriter and proofreader. Her writing is fresh and relevant, demanding the attention of her audience. Her attention to detail is amazing, She is serious in ensuring that her work and the work of her peers is as accurate as possible. As a member of our team, Sandra was a great collaborator, leader and trainer. Her peers knew that her writing would always be engaging, and would be delivered on time. As a trainer, she was generous and thoughtful in developing tools, and acting as a resource to help others in developing roles. Sandra will meet any writing or editing role given her. Her experience covers corporate reports, catalogs and all types of marketing collateral. I highly recommend her if you have a need for a creative, diligent, bright, self-starting and self-assured writer. She will communicate and collaborate in a professional manner, even under the tightest deadlines and most stressful situations.”

Gary Heitman, Sales Publication Design Manager | Hallmark

Dynamic writing

I had the distinct honor of working alongside—and learning from—Sandra for 3 years at Hallmark. During that time, Sandra became not only a trusted colleague but a true mentor. The experience and expertise she brings to a position are invaluable. The nature of our catalog work was to introduce new products/programs to our sales force along with continuing to promote returning formats. Her dynamic writing rose to every occasion, adapting for each client and never growing stagnant with comparable products she had written time and again during her tenure. Our clients repeatedly raved over her performance, and rightly so! Sandra’s dedicated execution and attention to detail are second to none. I know without a doubt that I am a better writer for having worked with her.”

Kelly Clark, Writer at Union Hill Studios | Hallmark

Excels in every editorial category

I began working with Sandra in the Marketing Communications department at Hallmark and was immediately (and continually) impressed with her ability to migrate senseless data into coherent copy and strong calls to action. She excels in every editorial category: writing for print, web and social media, as well as proofreading, editing, and even training newer editors and writers (like me!).

Sandra is a smart, well-organized, articulate, on-time, creative person who always brings a positive attitude to her work. She excels in both in a team environment and independently. We could always depend on Sandra to see through her projects from start to finish well before a deadline. She has drive but also great attention to detail—especially necessary when work is getting pushed through in increasingly shorter timeframes.

Sandra has excellent communication skills. She is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to her. And she was quick to volunteer to assist in other areas of company operations, as well. While in Marcom, she did a rotation as the Facebook editor in my new department, where she not only wrote all the daily posts, but took the initiative in creating a scheduling calendar. It made the work process so much easier that we now consider it our first priority.

Sandra would be a tremendous asset for any company, big or small, and has my highest recommendation. l

Jeanne Field, Content Specialist | Hallmark.com

Grace under pressure

“Sandra was widely recognized among the Marcom team for her creative copywriting, strong project management abilities, solid understanding of the Hallmark product/catalog creation process and leadership. She is a versatile team player and demonstrates the ability to skillfully and rapidly change direction when faced with new information or when there are changes in the nature of her copywriting assignments.

Sandra is also a creatively curious learner that adapts well to changes in technology and process. Her willingness to explore new ways of working was instrumental in Marcom’s successful conversion to InDesign, as Sandra took the lead on the development of new style guides, copy style sheets/templates and staff training materials that enabled us to achieve full implementation 6 months prior to our departmental goal.

Throughout her tenure with Marcom, Sandra built constructive and supportive relationships with her team partners and was always conscientious of attributing achievements to team efforts. In copywriting staff meetings, Sandra was comfortable sharing her opinions—even when they are different from others—and encouraged others to share their ideas. In feedback surveys, Sandra consistently led the team in Copywriting, Accuracy and Productivity categories. She led by example on a day-to-day basis with her strong work ethic, discipline and commitment to team goals.

Simply stated, Sandra is a shining example of grace under pressure. Despite chronic understaffing and an often-challenging work environment, Sandra always maintained a positive attitude and calm demeanor even in the most stressful situations. Her professionalism and outstanding support was greatly appreciated and I’d highly recommend Sandra as an addition to any creative team.”

Traci Forssberg, Managing Editor | Hallmark.com/explore

Right at home in a deadline-driven environment

Sandra is an expert at transforming information gathered from many different sources into compelling copy that promotes a business, sells a product or entices a consumer to make a purchase. Her passion for research is bar none, which is reflected in her writing. She is my go-to writer/editor/proofreader when I need assistance with any writing project. Sandra has a rare talent that combines an amazing eye for detail with the ability to write unique, creative copy. Working with Sandra is a true joy, and she’s right at home in a deadline-driven environment; plus, she is a great collaborator. The best trait about Sandra: she is exceptionally dedicated to her projects and has a rock-solid work ethic and generous spirit, even under the tightest deadlines and during the most complex projects.”

Teresa Tye, Editor | Hallmark

Testimonials

Marketing collateral strategy and copywriting

“Our client J. D. Reece produced a monthly promotional mailing which the company’s Real Estate Agents sent to prospects and customers as a reminder to use them for all their real estate needs. They came to us to help them create interesting concepts and designs. Sandra Linville-Thomas was instrumental in recommending a multitude of interesting concepts that were used over the two-year period we worked with J. D. Reece. Her unique conceptual thinking as well as inspired copywriting made us successful with our client and in turn helped J. D. Reece continue to offer a very successful program to their agents, which increased the frequency that J. D. Reece’s name was seen in the community.”

TJ Ashwill Doss, Phyllis Balsiger | Gregg & Associates Marketing Communications

Magazine editing/writing/project management

“Ms. Linville-Thomas’ talents scan a broad scope of skills including an excellent writing ability of both technical and more popularly read materials, project management, and creative conceptualization. She is a real professional in every sense of the word, developing deep loyalty to the mission and objectives of the organization with which she chooses to identify herself. Those who work with her inevitably develop genuine respect for her both as a person and for her professional contributions.”

Dr. James. Wilburn, then Dean, School of Public Policy | Pepperdine University

Attention to detail

“It’s a pleasure to let others know how impressed I am and Graphic Specialties is with Sandra’s work. She rapidly discerns what’s needed and gathers, assesses, and assimilates in a few understandable words the intricacies of the project. Working on Viewpoint, for Integra, for KCP&L or whatever client, it is a pleasure and we’re always glad to know that Sandra’s been selected to write or work on a project. Her careful attention to detail is so important and helps us all look good.”

Peggy Wink, Owner | Graphic Specialties

Writer and Researcher

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Sandra on a number of occasions and have found her to be an excellent writer and researcher. With very little input, she has constructed eloquent treatises on a variety of complex subjects. She has a refreshing take-charge attitude and digs beneath the surface of a subject to find those golden nuggets of information that set her copy apart from the ordinary. She is at the top of my list of freelance copywriters.”

Candace Koehler, then Account Supervisor | Morningstar Communications Company

ePresentations

“Enclosed you will find a PC CD of the GE ERC eBusiness presentation…the client was very pleased with the final piece and it worked out well for them. Thanks for helping us out in a pinch!”

Tyler Galloway, then Creative director | d3, Inc.

An asset to any team

Sandra is one of those people you always know you can depend on. She is consistent and extremely thorough. She is kind, gets along with everyone, and would no doubt be an asset to any team.

Meg Biram, Blogger| Consultant | Entrepreneur | Photo Stylist | MegBiram.com

Great collaborator, leader and trainer

“For over 11 years, I was in a position to benefit from the skills that Sandra brought to her role as a senior copywriter in my studio. On a daily basis, she brought her “A” game, always self-pacing and taking full accountability for her work. Sandra is a competent researcher, editor, copywriter and proofreader. Her writing is fresh and relevant, demanding the attention of her audience. Her attention to detail is amazing, She is serious in ensuring that her work and the work of her peers is as accurate as possible. As a member of our team, Sandra was a great collaborator, leader and trainer. Her peers knew that her writing would always be engaging, and would be delivered on time. As a trainer, she was generous and thoughtful in developing tools, and acting as a resource to help others in developing roles. Sandra will meet any writing or editing role given her. Her experience covers corporate reports, catalogs and all types of marketing collateral. I highly recommend her if you have a need for a creative, diligent, bright, self-starting and self-assured writer. She will communicate and collaborate in a professional manner, even under the tightest deadlines and most stressful situations.”

Gary Heitman, Sales Publication Design Manager | Hallmark

Dynamic writing

I had the distinct honor of working alongside—and learning from—Sandra for 3 years at Hallmark. During that time, Sandra became not only a trusted colleague but a true mentor. The experience and expertise she brings to a position are invaluable. The nature of our catalog work was to introduce new products/programs to our sales force along with continuing to promote returning formats. Her dynamic writing rose to every occasion, adapting for each client and never growing stagnant with comparable products she had written time and again during her tenure. Our clients repeatedly raved over her performance, and rightly so! Sandra’s dedicated execution and attention to detail are second to none. I know without a doubt that I am a better writer for having worked with her.”

Kelly Clark, Writer at Union Hill Studios | Hallmark

Excels in every editorial category

I began working with Sandra in the Marketing Communications department at Hallmark and was immediately (and continually) impressed with her ability to migrate senseless data into coherent copy and strong calls to action. She excels in every editorial category: writing for print, web and social media, as well as proofreading, editing, and even training newer editors and writers (like me!).

Sandra is a smart, well-organized, articulate, on-time, creative person who always brings a positive attitude to her work. She excels in both in a team environment and independently. We could always depend on Sandra to see through her projects from start to finish well before a deadline. She has drive but also great attention to detail—especially necessary when work is getting pushed through in increasingly shorter timeframes.

Sandra has excellent communication skills. She is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to her. And she was quick to volunteer to assist in other areas of company operations, as well. While in Marcom, she did a rotation as the Facebook editor in my new department, where she not only wrote all the daily posts, but took the initiative in creating a scheduling calendar. It made the work process so much easier that we now consider it our first priority.

Sandra would be a tremendous asset for any company, big or small, and has my highest recommendation. l

Jeanne Field, Content Specialist | Hallmark.com

Grace under pressure

“Sandra was widely recognized among the Marcom team for her creative copywriting, strong project management abilities, solid understanding of the Hallmark product/catalog creation process and leadership. She is a versatile team player and demonstrates the ability to skillfully and rapidly change direction when faced with new information or when there are changes in the nature of her copywriting assignments.

Sandra is also a creatively curious learner that adapts well to changes in technology and process. Her willingness to explore new ways of working was instrumental in Marcom’s successful conversion to InDesign, as Sandra took the lead on the development of new style guides, copy style sheets/templates and staff training materials that enabled us to achieve full implementation 6 months prior to our departmental goal.

Throughout her tenure with Marcom, Sandra built constructive and supportive relationships with her team partners and was always conscientious of attributing achievements to team efforts. In copywriting staff meetings, Sandra was comfortable sharing her opinions—even when they are different from others—and encouraged others to share their ideas. In feedback surveys, Sandra consistently led the team in Copywriting, Accuracy and Productivity categories. She led by example on a day-to-day basis with her strong work ethic, discipline and commitment to team goals.

Simply stated, Sandra is a shining example of grace under pressure. Despite chronic understaffing and an often-challenging work environment, Sandra always maintained a positive attitude and calm demeanor even in the most stressful situations. Her professionalism and outstanding support was greatly appreciated and I’d highly recommend Sandra as an addition to any creative team.”

Traci Forssberg, Managing Editor | Hallmark.com/explore

Right at home in a deadline-driven environment

Sandra is an expert at transforming information gathered from many different sources into compelling copy that promotes a business, sells a product or entices a consumer to make a purchase. Her passion for research is bar none, which is reflected in her writing. She is my go-to writer/editor/proofreader when I need assistance with any writing project. Sandra has a rare talent that combines an amazing eye for detail with the ability to write unique, creative copy. Working with Sandra is a true joy, and she’s right at home in a deadline-driven environment; plus, she is a great collaborator. The best trait about Sandra: she is exceptionally dedicated to her projects and has a rock-solid work ethic and generous spirit, even under the tightest deadlines and during the most complex projects.”

Teresa Tye, Editor | Hallmark