We’re honored to have testimonials from speaking events. Speaking is a way of telling a story to connect with people so they leave with at least one, if not more, tangible steps for immediate action.
At a recent event in Syracuse, NY, I had the pleasure of hearing Colleen Wietmarschen speak on the importance of messaging in your business marketing. There was no doubt that Colleen was an expert in this arena with more than 20 years of copywriting experience. I found her presentation to be fresh, easy to absorb and included lots of tips on how to improve your business writing.
I would recommend Colleen Wietmarschen as a speaker or workshop presenter as she was inspirational, relatable and we left this event wiser than when we arrived. Colleen is a true professional in every aspect of the word!”
By: Susan Beebe, President Lighthouse Marketing, Inc.
Colleen and Peter of Your Literary Prose offer clear, practical advice that is easily applicable to marketing and branding in any industry. Their presentation was engaging, and I was impressed with the research and examples Colleen gave for our specific industry. Her instruction for creating a clearer message for your marketing efforts was easy to follow and made very memorable with her stories of experience. I would recommend working with Colleen and Peter for anyone looking to update, improve, and implement new marketing. I look forward to continuing to work with them.”
Perfect Wedding Guide
Very engaging and entertaining; stories were memorable which everyone could relate to starting with high school. Thought provoking: 90+ steps to writing a book; essential nature of Printer’s Proof.”
Kay Fittes, CEO
High-Heeled Success, LLC
Great tips on how to be specific and target your audience.”
Colleen arrived and was excellent at engaging with the group in attendance prior to speaking. She introduced herself to everyone, creating a relationship, and by the time she spoke everyone was attentive to what she was going to say. There were some electrical problems and Colleen was very professional and changed gears as needed for her one-hour presentation. She made the group think; made them laugh; and gave them hope and encouragement as she spoke with passion and strength. I will have Colleen speak again in the future.”
VIP/Deep Dive Days
I was fortunate to meet and then work with Peter and Colleen on a VIP/Deep Dive Day. After working with Peter and Colleen I walked away with clarity on my goals and my path to publishing my book.
My goal for the day was to understand what a book plan looked like, how it was used, how I could move forward with the plan and become a published author… All of my questions were answered and if I didn’t remember to ask something during our time together, included in their package were two 20-minute follow-up calls so I could ask questions about the book plan or other issues from the VIP/Deep Dive Day.
After our ‘day’ was over, Peter and Colleen didn’t stop there. They wrote and provided my personalized book plan complete with all the steps needed to produce my professional self-published book which I published in June 2017!”
Providing Professional Author Assistance with integrity is of upmost importance to us. We are the resource for speakers, coaches, and entrepreneurs as they progress through their journey of writing, publishing, and marketing their books. Through this journey they understand the processes and we educate them on the importance of marketing – marketing a book continues for the life of the book. It doesn’t stop after publication day! Seeing our client’s satisfaction when their book is published/launched is priceless.
Colleen Wietmarschen’s investment in the quality of her service saved me from huge embarrassment. Because Colleen’s initiative went the extra distance to check the name spelling of individual’s cited in my book, gross errors were found and eliminated. Colleen’s specific knowledge, high standards and keen attention to detail bring comfort to anyone who wants to put forth a quality product. You are putting in so much of yourself, have Colleen polish your work to present it in its finest form.
Ellen Seigel, LISW-S, Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy
For my two books, Colleen assisted with copyediting and formatting the book proposals as well the Author One Sheets. After working with Colleen, my anxiety level decreased 100%. Thanks for everything! PERFECTION!”
Colleen was the best author’s assistant I could ever have had. She and her son Peter helped me get my first book published and a gave me a great start on marketing it. They were professional, friendly, honest and organized. They gave me advice, shared feedback from friends who had read my book, and let me make decisions. I feel confident they helped get all the important matters for my book set up properly, including a Library of Congress Control Number. I would recommend Your Literary Prose to anyone wanting to publish a book.”
As creatives, both of us (Peter and Colleen) enjoy assisting clients with their written word, but it’s more than putting words on paper. It’s about flow, style, being concise, using correct grammar, spelling, yet making sure it’s in the client’s voice and taking their story/message to the next level.
Wow, how fortunate that I got connected to the services of Colleen Wietmarschen. When you require written materials she needs to be your “go-to” person. The press release she created for me was flawless and the first one ever written by a service that didn’t have to be rewritten! Thank you, Colleen, for the professional work and for being a joy with whom to work.”
Kay Fittes, CEO
High-Heeled Success, LLC
I’m delighted I have had the opportunity to work on projects with Colleen. In working on newsletters and marketing campaigns, it can be challenging to maintain “fresh eyes.” I rely heavily on Colleen to correct the awkward phrases, fix incorrect grammar usage, and punctuation mishaps. She has dramatically improved the quality of our publications! Perhaps even more importantly, her writing is simply seamless and beautifully done. I count myself lucky to have the opportunity to work with Colleen.”
Nancy Seeger, Owner
Colleen does an amazing job copywriting. Her knowledge and expertise in this area is over the top!”
A few years ago, I branded myself as Styling With Amy, and I created my Styling With Amy website on Sitebuilder. At the time, I wanted to save money and took great pride in creating it all by myself!
Along comes Colleen and Peter with an offer for a rewrite on a website – hmmmm – was it time to invest a little money and hand my website over to the professionals?
I decided to take a leap of faith and hire the professionals!
I completed an information form and had a zoom conference with Colleen and Peter – I was on my way to a fresh new look to my website!
My website now features well written segments with great verbiage that elevates my site to a new level!
I tell my NYGARD fashion clients to try on items of clothing/outfits, look in the mirror – if their reaction is “it’s ok or I’m not sure I like it,” I tell them you are not loving it, you do not need it – it will be an orphan in your closet. I then proceed to say “if you try something on, and you are jumping up and down because you love the way it feels on your body, or you love the way you look – you need to think about adding it to your closet!”
To sum up my reaction to my newly revised website – I am jumping up and down – I love it! Check out my new website – it is a big WOW ! Thank you Colleen and Peter! I appreciate all the time and hard work you put into creating such a fabulous website for me!”
Amy Elliott Elberfeld,
I’ve been planning events for over 35 years; I’ve hosted parties at our home for over 100 people. I enjoy the details from beginning to end, and my friends’ have always quoted, “the only thing Martha Stewart has over Colleen is finances!” Seeing events start out as a dream and moving into the creation process and finally day of event excitement is completely fulfilling. Whether it’s a dinner party you’re looking to have, a reception for a wedding, or anything in between, event planning allows me to put my creativity into action!
I have worked with Colleen on charity events for over ten years and she is amazing! She has innovative ideas, and an ability to think outside-the-box. There is no limit to her imagination nor to her willingness to go above-and-beyond. Her attention to detail will ensure that everything at your event is perfect. Her energy is inspirational and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with her.”
Relay for Life Committee Chair 2000-2011
I would like to try and express how grateful I am about having Colleen Wietmarschen playing on my side. Some of the biggest obstacles I face as entrepreneur is following through with the little tasks and making sure that nothing important is ever forgotten.
Working with Colleen Wietmarschen has been a real pleasure and the results and the boost of performance speaks for itself; truly amazing service. But don’t take my word for it… Give it a try.”
Melody Willett, Owner
I could not do what I do without Colleen and her team. Colleen is up for any challenge, is extremely detail oriented and keeps me on track and I try to juggle a million different tasks and priorities. She is an excellent writer. If you are looking for someone who just plain helps you get things done. Colleen is your go-to-gal.”
Meredith Eisenberg, Owner
The Launch Ladies
I’ll be honest, my goal for 2019 is having my first of many retreats for six to eight people on the beach with a pool and work with like-minded people who are ready to take their business to the next level. Are you in?
The Media Workshop including knowledge on what’s needed in an editorial calendar and PR Kit was full of information and there was a lot of interaction.”
Amy Elliott Elberfeld,
I loved the interaction with the boards and ideas from everyone on the brainstorming (Media Workshop).”
What a vast amount of knowledge and how generous sharing it! Being an entrepreneur can be somewhat isolating at times. It was great to be able to share my challenges, successes and business with a vibrant group in a fun and supportive atmosphere and walk away with an actionable plan!”
So prepared for the MasterMind weekend retreat. We had a supportive, encouraging atmosphere in which those in the group could share aspects of their lives/businesses that might be rather personal, and yet we all felt safe to share and to offer suggestions to others in the group. Great relationships were built and it is always a benefit to get “away” to focus on your business and yourself! Even though I gave her a hard time – the music was fun and added great memories (thank you M. Colleen!).”
I learned so much from the Mastermind weekend and left with ideas of how to take action once I was back to my business. The SWOT analysis was enlightening not only for listing and discussing mine, but seeing that I am not alone in my weaknesses!”
Janet M. Goudy,
JMG Organizing Solutions, LLC