We really enjoy the variety of work NOVA has for us. This organisation certainly knows its stuff. Please read on for CEO Martin Wren’s comments about what we achieve together.
Ann Bolch has been a real asset to my organisation. She can turn her hand to all types of writing and editing, and does so enthusiastically, thoughtfully and in a timely manner.
She has skillfully pulled together a variety of projects for us, including individual and company profiles for our website and for LinkedIn, media releases, ghostwriting for yours truly, and our fabulous new Transition to Work website. Ann listens to our needs and then goes off and does her thing … always coming back with something that utterly reflects Nova Employment. She does this in a friendly, compassionate and professional way.
Pick up the phone and call Ann if you are stuck for words, want to make sure your message is on the money and/or seek creative literary guidance. We did this some time ago now and Ann’s certainly supported me and my organisation to improve and clarify our presentation. She weaves words into stories to highlight our strengths, which is not only good for our reputation and branding, but also good for our morale.
Full of great ideas, Ann delivers on time and beyond brief – I couldn’t ask for more.
Martin Wren, CEO Nova Employment
It’s unusual to promote a competitor, but David Brewster and Ann have been working so well together that they’re both happy to do so.
Ann Bolch has been working with me since the beginning of 2012, taking on a range of editing and writing assignments in that time. As the owner of a small copywriting business I am very careful about who I allow to work under my name. A mature, detail-oriented and business-focused approach is essential. Ann certainly has this, and more. She’s down-to-earth and approachable, yet professional.
Always willing to engage clients in meaningful discussion about their specific needs, she is also willing to challenge and coach them to tease out their understanding of their objectives – usually well beyond their original aims. Clients receive great value from her work. She strikes just the right balance between attention to detail and tone. She also understands what an audience will be looking for and can write to that audience or, as an editor and appraiser, help other writers to do so.
In her manuscript appraisal and ghostwriting work, Ann delivers honesty and encouragement in equal measure. She’s a careful listener who takes the time to understand the intentions of her client before offering her own views.
We have worked together on a number of projects now, including reports, websites, brochures, blogs and newsletters. Ann is always a pleasure to deal with – quick and open with communication and ultra-reliable on deadlines. She’s a talented wordsmith who knows how to reshape a sentence for clarity and impact.
David Brewster, Principal, Clarity in Words
Volunteering Victoria treated Ann as their own during the time she worked with them on projects that their regular communications staff didn’t have time for. Here’s what Alicia has to say about working together:
It was a messy writing assignment – pulling together content from lots of sources in all sorts of formats and varying degrees of writing quality. In fact, it could have been called tedious and boring. But Ann tackled the drafting of writing three guides to support volunteers and volunteering in Victoria with great patience and skill. Ann’s fabulous value-add is that she writes with her brain switched on – pointing out gaps and flaws in the products and providing suggestions on what might address them.
In addition, Ann has produced some lively and empathetic volunteer stories for our website. She brought the right tone to the brief – telling stories which covered a lot of ground without losing sight of the character and story of each individual – why they do what they do, and what makes volunteering great.
Ann’s service is terrific. She delivers on time and according to the brief (including those that metamorphose during a project). She offers insight and is a pleasure to work with – and you can’t put a price on that.
Alicia Patterson, Marketing & Communications Manager, Volunteering Victoria