Mary Alice Casey, editor of Ohio Today, Ohio University alumni magazine

Corinne handled a variety of writing and editing responsibilities as interim associate editor for Ohio Today magazine and also freelanced for the magazine for many years during my time as editor. Her creativity, attention to detail and ability to meet even the tightest of deadlines made her a go-to writer and editor. I hope our professional paths cross again, which is perhaps the highest, most sincere form of praise for a former colleague’s work. I recommend Corinne without hesitation.

Rick Huard, Ohio University Press

Over the years, Corinne has been a consistently reliable and proficient contract proofreader and copyeditor for Ohio University Press. She is a professional writer as well, and has a good eye for detail and a good ear for language. I recommend her services without reservation.

Norah McFarlane Perez, award-winning author of young adult fiction

Corinne Colbert and I have never met, but since she has copyedited two previous novels of mine, and is now working on a recently completed memoir, I am convinced that I know her well.

Well, she’s smart, literary, and Irish, which is all you really need to know, but she’s also fast, funny, finicky and fair, and when she has finished stirring around the ingredients in a story,  I feel that my work is finally the best that it can be. That is a powerful feeling for any writer of fiction or non-fiction, since most scribblers need help.

 As she explained to me recently, “Writers have an affinity for language which isn’t just mechanics and syntax, the gift lies in using language to convey ideas and experiences. Fiction writers astound me,” and she went on to express her admiration for the wizardry involved in giving life to characters spun entirely from the imagination. “Leave the cleaning to the hired help,” she modestly concluded. 

That wizardry comment was cool to hear, but her own alchemy is the finishing touch that turns my efforts into something that glows a little brighter than before.  Corinne’s exceptional editing skills allow me to present my work in the most professional way possible—that is her calling and her expertise—and it is something I value.  Corinne is the best. Underlined. Period. And let’s add an exclamation point, too!

Todd Stone, former director of internal communications for Ohio University; now manager of cybersecurity communications at Indiana University Bloomington

Corinne worked for me as a contract writer and editor on our Internal Comms team for 6 months and proved herself to be a top-shelf professional. She works fast, she works efficiently, she writes with impact, she manages multiple, complex projects with grace and ease, and she sees the bigger picture to provide comprehensive communications solutions. Individuals or organizations looking to solve challenging communications problems would do very well to look to Corinne for ability to not just deliver and to exceed expectations, but to add real value as well.