kudos

Copywriting

 

“She can quickly grasp complex material”

While there are many positive things to say about Laura’s work, what strikes me most each time we turn to her for help is her ability to quickly grasp complex material and then simplify it in elegant prose so that anyone can understand it—all without losing any of the richness of the topic.
Laurie Breitner, principal, Breitner and Associates

“An exceptional writer and editor”

Laura is an exceptional writer and editor. We have worked with her on more projects than I can recall, which is the best testimony to the professionalism and quality of her work.
John Bidwell, formerly president, Bidwell ID

“A true craftswoman”

Laura is worth every penny. She is able to take complex ideas and barely-formed thoughts and craft them into writing that is professional and stays on-brand. She’s also very pleasant to work with. A true craftswoman with lots of talent and experience!
— Kristen Winstead, Sund Studio

“Great dedication to the project”

Laura wrote the content for a client website I built, and all I can say is WOW. She took a mass of messy content on the original site and transformed it into a coherent narrative about the company. She also exhibited great dedication to the project. I would welcome the chance to work with her again.
Terran Birrell, Web Pro

 

Editing

 

“I couldn’t have hoped for a better editor”

Laura translated my underlying penchant for obfuscatory asseveration into lucid exposition. But seriously, folks, Laura is great. She has a wonderful eye and a deft touch. She took my political science-ese and helped make it far more readable and effective. I couldn’t have hoped for a better editor.
Prof. Greg White, government dept., Smith College

“By far the best editor I have ever worked with”

I have had the privilege of working with Laura as the editor for two articles I have written for the journal of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. She is by far the best editor I have ever worked with. Since she got involved, the magazine is far better than it ever was before.
Fred Unger, president, Heartwood Group, Inc.

“A great tone and a tenacious mind for detail”

I would recommend Laura MacKay to anyone who needs an editor, copy editor, or major rewrite person. She has a great tone and a tenacious mind for detail. Moreover, she really cares about a project and puts as much into it as if it were her own.
Claire Whitcomb, author