Here are some testimonials from some of my clients and previous employers. You can also contact me for up-to-the-minute references.
'Gillian has freelanced for our company, a leading Australian Marketing Consultancy, for a number of years. The work Gillian is involved in includes editing of newsletter and promotional materials for blue chip clients*, along with copywriting and headline development. Gillian's approach is fresh and her style is crisp, commercial, and always appropriate.
In addition Gillian has done some remarkable work for us developing relationships in the private education field. Her success in this endeavour was unparalleled in the company.
Absolutely dedicated, Gillian goes beyond the requirements of the brief, establishing best practice in all her work. She is efficient, highly competent, flexible — and fun to work with. I recommend Gillian without reservation!'
Ruth Wetmore, General Manager, Pinpoint.
* where we produce over 4 million per quarter for insertion through banks and credit card statements
'Gillian was referred to me by a mutual friend in the industry. I had engaged two prior copy writers for my website, whom I felt had not been able to deliver what I was looking for. Despite never having written for my industry, Gillian got her head around the subject and the legislative requirements very quickly, and was able to provide me with web copy that met all the requisites – not breaking any laws, in line with my personality and how I wanted information delivered, and highly engaging. Gillian will be my first port of call when I need to expand my website.'
Dr Gavin Sandercoe.
'Gillian is the most amazing writer — has a real knack at simplifying text and making concepts easily digestible.'
Philip Smith, CEO, My Yellow Box.
'It was a pleasure to work with Gillian on our website redesign project. Gillian always had the interests of her audience at heart and wrote friendly, compelling, jargon-free copy for our websites. Gillian has an excellent attention to detail and was able to pick up new information quickly. Along with her ability to think like a customer and to communicate with stakeholders across multiple areas our business, Gillian was a valued member of our project team.'
Linda Woodley, Digital Content Manager, IAG.
30 Years of Care
'This is a magnificent document and a great initiative ...in gathering the information and recording it before it is lost. Congratulations...for making such a brilliant publication possible.'
Graeme Brangwin, Past President of the Hills Community Kindergarten.
The management committee of the Hills Community Kindergarten described the publication as 'exceeding their highest expectations.'
'Gillian has done an excellent job for Business Sydney. She is thorough, hardworking, a good communicator and has a good eye for detail.....Gillian has great initiative and she worked well with reporters and editors.'
Clara Pirani, Managing Editor, Business Sydney.
'Gillian was a valued member of our team...she executed projects from start to finish with a minimum amount of guidance, fuss or bother. ...Gillian relates very well to people. She is a good "team" person and she contributed positively to the esprit de corps of our organisation.'
Dave van Reenen, Director, Admix,(advertising agency),Cape Town.
'Such is the calibre of (Gillian) that... she was promoted to media planner, a job she did with unusual care and thought which helped us to target our market effectively and resulted in a hundred percent increase in turnover.'
Penny Lloyd, Marketing Director, Ackermans.
'Gillian has represented all eleven of our major consumer magazines...and has had dealings at the highest level with both advertising agencies and clients...she seems to have a clear picture of what the client wants.... She is an extremely organised person with a gift for getting things done effectively and quickly.'
Robin Willmot, Regional Advertising Manager, Republican Press, South Africa.