“My company is working on getting a new web application up and running, and we needed assistance drafting a detailed, step-by-step user guide for this application – someone with technical writing experience who could successfully interpret the details for our audience.
Mary fit the bill. Her professionalism and eagerness to learn our industry was amazing. She met our deadlines, and ensured that her writing was accurate and error free. I’d recommend Mary for other projects, and I hope we can utilize her skills again in the near future.”
– Jamie McAllister, Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist, Intermap Technologies, Inc.
“Mary Blake did a yeoman’s job with a difficult role as the communications lead for the James Webb Space Telescope program. Her work to keep the drumbeat going on media coverage of the program’s positive progress in the face of cancellation was extraordinary.”
– Vice President, Communications, Fortune 100 aerospace corporation
“L-3 Communications-Tinsley Laboratories raved about Mary Blake’s “Polished Perfection” article and the accompanying artwork in the November issue of Aerospace Now (Inside Aerospace). They actually asked for a high-res version of the headline and artwork so they could use it in future presentations.”
– Editor, external magazine, Fortune 100 aerospace corporation
“Mary was an important team player for our marketing firm for many years, until accepting a position with a major aerospace company. She has been greatly missed during that time, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
There are many areas that I could laud Mary for – she’s a strong and efficient writer, a quick study, someone with high professional standards, honest and reliable. A challenging aspect of the work she did with us was stepping into conversations with clients and editors in a way that quickly warmed them to her – so information flowed and stories happened. She is extraordinarily skilled at doing this, and a pleasure to work with to boot! Many times we received compliments about her from clients, editors, and others whom she interfaced with on our behalf. When people go out of their way to say these things – you know you have a real gem.”
– Camille Cox, Chief Marketing Strategist, OnRamp Communications
“Mary is a PR pro who has a real gift for finding story opportunities and getting them sold to editors. She is an excellent writer, very comfortable and adept in working with complex technology and business stories and making them easy to understand while advancing her client’s thought leadership and expertise.”
– Dennis Ricci, Author and Speaker, Waterfall Press
“Mary is a great writer and communicator. She digs in, understands complex technology, and writes in an engaging and lucid manner.”
– Sally Koris, Manager, Fortune 100 aerospace corporation
“In the 10 years I have known Mary – both as a marketing communications professional and personal friend – I’ve worked with her on projects I managed while in corporate communications at Nissan North America and on projects with TurboDog Communications. Mary is able to work with dense and convoluted information to skillfully transform it into readable, user-friendly copy – delivering it on target and on time.
She’s equally skilled at doing the background research to pull together what’s needed to craft a communications piece. Perceptive, savvy, sharp and thorough are among Mary’s characteristics, all of which come through in the copy she delivers. Be it producing content for newsletters, web, brochures or books, Mary’s writing effectively carries the message for the right audience. She knows how to tell a good story.”
– Maria Fotopoulos, Owner, Turbodog Communications
“Mary displays exceptional knowledge of communications project management, publication production, writing for all media and the branding process. She demonstrates outstanding initiative and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done in a quality and cost-effective fashion, especially by supporting the Development Department in direct mail and marketing component development.
She did an excellent job adhering to a significantly reduced budget while keeping the quality of the work in the Communications Department up to high standards. Mary is a true communications professional.”
– David Burkhardt, Vice President of Philanthropy, Braille Institute of America, Inc.
“We wanted our history to be a story about people. Mary and Craig did exactly that and captured the warm relationships that developed over the years between our members, our employees and our volunteers.”
– Joe Schaeffer, Sr. Vice President, Planning & Development, Wescom Credit Union