Patti makes the editorial process look like a child jumping over a puddle — so seemingly effortless and so much fun. Her organizational skills are massive, her attention to detail exacting and demanding, and her passion for the written word wonderfully intense. It’s this simple: If I had the opportunity to hire Patti as an editor again, I'd do it in a New York minute. Wait, make that half
a New York minute — I'd hire
her before someone else had
Monte Plott, CNN News Editor
I worked with Patti for many years. She was always professional, efficient and dependable in everything she did. But, most importantly, she brought another dimension to her work and mine, often making it better — all while being unfailingly prompt. One could count on her — which is not always the case in the understaffed, frenetic publishing world. It has been a joy to work with her — and to know her.
Barbara Milo Ohrbach, Author of 22 Lifestyle, Antiques and Travel Books
Patti was my editor for many years as I worked freelance from Paris, France. Never before have I had such a close relationship with an editor where every hyphen, comma and extraneous word was scrutinized and debated in real time. Patti’s choices in editorial content and her type-A management style with a smile are what writers dream about since many freelancers are far away from the home office — in my case, across the Atlantic. I always felt included and that my ideas were received with professionalism and enthusiasm. Patti is a gem.
Matthew Rose, Artist, Art Critic, Paris
It was clear from the beginning that Patti was professional and competent. She made the necessary corrections and style changes, which have enhanced the book, but she also put her heart into it.
Jeanne Harris Weaver, Author,
You are the most well-rounded
and experienced editor I know.
Robert Ross, Sr. Vice President, CurtCo. Media Labs, Malibu, Calif.[The Robb Report]
We thought you captured son, John, beautifully … It is fun for us to see and read the finished product of an interview like yours.
Gerald McGinley, Father of Actor
John C. McGinley (Scrubs)
Of the hundred or so editors I have featured in my 12 years of producing the Travel Classics Conference, Patti is one of the most popular. She has quite a following among editors and writers. I received many letters praising her talk and interaction with attendees. In producing the Travel Classics conference, I look for editors who are considerate and informative, and ones who above all work well with freelancers. Patti was all of these things.
Maren Rudolph, President,
Travel Classics Writers Conference
WOW! If your piece on the Miró show doesn’t draw visitors, nothing will! I can’t thank you enough for the article — not only the exposure, which of course is important, but even more for the time you spent learning about Miró, even before you left for Spain, and reading the proofs of the catalogue text. I was really impressed that you would go to such lengths to get everything right — which you did.
Laura Coyle, Curator of European Art,
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
As a freelance writer I have worked happily with Patti for many years at several publications. She is an insightful editor who always asks the right questions, stimulates the writer’s curiosity, pays great attention to accuracy, and provides very helpful feedback. Patti is a thorough professional and a delightful person to work with.
Roberta S. Maneker, Writer, New York
Patti’s article did indeed generate a lot of sales, and they are still coming … a lot of galleries are e-mailing and calling, along with interested collectors. I have made many contacts through her article. I estimate that 80% resulted in a sale.
Larry Morris, Sculptor, Alexandria, VA
Patti is one of the finest editors I know. I have so appreciated her considerable talent, expertise and professionalism over the years. Add to that her refreshing warmth. She is simply a joy to work with.
Dana Micucci, Author, The Third Muse, Sojourns of the Soul,
Artists in Residence
Your article has been the best promotion I ever had! I have sold 6 paintings in one week.
Anamario Hernandez, Painter,
Sample of schools where student-clients were accepted: American Univ., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Fordham Univ., Wagner College, Point Park Univ., DeSales Univ., Marymount Manhattan College, Towson Univ., Drew Univ., Long Island Univ.–Post, Ohio Wesleyan Univ., Elon Univ., Montclair State Univ., Pace Univ., Rider Univ., Emerson College, Ithaca College, Coastal Carolina Univ., Muhlenberg College, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Sarah Lawerence College, Rutgers Univ., East Carolina Univ., Texas State Univ.
After paying top dollar to a professional resume service, I still wasn’t getting results. Patti made some very sensible and easy suggestions to give it the oomphit needed to get noticed. She cut through the unnecessary clutter and reworked the format to create a tailored resume that resulted in a drastic increase in interviews and eventual employment with a major university. She knows what employers are looking for, and more importantly, she knows how to speak their language.
Margo Lakin, North Carolina
Patti has just the right techniques to both help your child find a college essay topic and enhance their writing. She was quick to get back to us with her proofreading and suggestions and was always available for help. My daughter applied to 15 schools and had about 10 essays to write. She has been accepted to every school so far! Patty is an angel!
Elyse Belkin, New Jersey
How did I endure the absolute chaos that is the college application process? Patti. After struggling with college essay ideas, in one night, after talking to Patti,I banged out the most phenomenal essay I could have written. So much so that when I visited a school for accepted students’ day, the Dean of the program remembered me and my essay specifically! He told me how powerful, yet simplistic, my idea was and how much it stuck out to him. This is all thanks to Patti. Not only did she help me with my major Common App essay, but she also helped me conceptualize and proofread the smaller essays specific to each school with a quick turn-around response and support. I truly cannot thank her enough!
Long Island University Post
Patti helped my daughter create a resume that was required when she was auditioning for college dance programs. The resume was concise, held important facts and looked professional. It got the job done as my daughter is in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program for dance at a competitive school. I would highly recommend Patti to help create your resume.
Lauren Ryan, New Jersey