Here’s what just a few of our satisfied clients have to say....
“Marlene Oulton is much more than an editor. Marlene skillfully works with the words and the intention of each writer, ensuring that the writer's message is clear, professionally communicated, and rings true. She does this quickly, gently, and respectfully. I've worked with Marlene on projects with 38 different authors. All of them raved about Marlene and her work. I give her my highest recommendation to anyone who wants a skillful editor who will make the process enjoyable and fast.”
“Marlene is a "Wow!" Are you struggling to put your thoughts or ideas into action? Have you wondered whether you are on the right track with a program? My friend and trusted colleague, Marlene Oulton, is just what you need! I've been in the business world over twenty years and even when I think I am playing at the top of my game, Marlene is there to share ideas, or even suggest wonderful new opportunities. The business benefits with her are absolutely endless! If you want a “behind the scenes” business partner, bright, extremely creative, and personable, you have found it with Marlene. I’ve trusted her with my business plans and would not hesitate to refer her to you for yours.”
“We have had the pleasure of hiring Marlene to work with us on a number of client profiles, updating program information on our website and in particular collaborating on a monthly newspaper column providing guidance for entrepreneurs. I truly appreciate and applaud Marlene for her flexibility and non-critical approach as we travel on this journey together. No matter what the original ideas and thoughts regarding the topics may be, Marlene tactfully steers our project in the right direction resulting in a readable, informative column and a useful resource for entrepreneurs in our region.”
"Marlene is quick, professional, and has a keen eye for detail. Thanks for enhancing my words to make Retire in a Weekend! stronger."
"Marlene Oulton is an asset to anyone looking for an excellent communicator, writer, editor and project manager. She single-handedly managed a project for me that involved editing and overseeing 43 writers. She did it with ease and grace. And, I've heard lots of rave reviews from my writers about how easy it was to work with Marlene, and how good she was at editing their work. I'd work with Marlene again in a heartbeat and consider her a valuable asset to my company."
“In September of 2008, I released my best-selling book, 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap. Marlene did all of the editing of the book, taking a good book and making it into a great book. She did so in a very gracious and compassionate manner. With Marlene I knew that my best interests were of paramount importance. Even though I knew I was not her only client, at times it really felt like I was given the level of attention she paid me. She also wrote all of my auto-responders and sales page copy. A year ago I renamed my company to Maura Cullen & Associates and she is one of the reasons I did so. You see, as a self-employed person, I have never had any employees, I have always worked alone. All of that changed when I brought Marlene onboard to help me with my book. She felt more like an associate than someone who was just contracted to do editing for my book. She not only provided top-notch service and expertise, but she took the time to get to know my family and me. She went the extra distance that so few do these days. I would highly recommend Marlene to anyone who is in need of a terrific editor!”
“Marlene is a great editor! She knew just how to make what I had to say on paper even better. I was happy to work with her because she seemed to really get me and my message and transform my errors into beautiful words that sang on the page. She is efficient and easy to work with. Thank you Marlene!”
"It is the nuances, the subtleties, and the fine tuning that takes a good piece to great. With a discerning eye, Marlene will take your work from good to great. The added bonus is that they are prompt and flexible. I had a tremendous experience with Marlene and her company - they are always my first call for all my edits!"
“What a delight to be able to have Marlene’s assistance, both in crafting my monthly article and the security of knowing it’s being copy edited and proofed by an expert. Marlene works fast, and in my world – that’s important. Thanks Marlene!”
“Working with Marlene has been a Godsend for me and my business. Our first project together was actually my first venture as a contributing author. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck because I had never published anything before. The moment we connected, I knew we would work again at some point. We did and we still are working together. To me, writing and working with an editor is an up close and personal experience. Marlene takes the fear out of the journey and makes everything fun and rewarding. Her warm personality, her humor, her professionalism, and knowledge of the written word are second to none in my book. She takes my sprint writing, embellishes them with her magic and in no time sends me back a finished product that has my personality sprinkled all through it. Not only does she write well, but she teaches me how to be a better writer. Marlene takes my short pearls of wisdom and turns them into a novel that you can’t put down. And let’s face it, isn’t that what we writers want from an editor.”
“Finding the “perfect” editor is not an easy thing to do. That is until you find Marlene Oulton. Marlene’s expert eye and ability to tighten up a writer’s work is outstanding. It is a pleasure to work with Marlene. She definitely delivers.”
“Marlene Oulton is the “Words Lady”! If you’re ever at a loss for words, you can be sure she’s not. Marlene gave 110% to complete the copywriting and editing for my website in record time. She can be counted on to make sure your words are right, and to supply you with the words you need when it really counts! I highly recommend her.”
“I have worked with Marlene on several book projects. I can honestly say she goes the extra mile for her clients. She has worked on editing my book and really helped me take my work to a higher level of clarity and understanding for the reader. She is smart, accurate with her changes and always right on the money. Marlene is someone I trust with my work and my words. Thank you!”
"Marlene's ability to change my copy from technical chatter to emotionally gripping editorials is amazing. I hired Marlene to re-write some of the pages on my website, and ever since people having been spending at least triple the time viewing those pages. She responds and writes quickly, making my job easier and less stressful. It's incredible how much time I have saved since bringing Marlene onto my team."
"Marlene is a creative, gifted editor/writer & besides that, she's fun to work with. She engenders complete faith in her talents and even her kind willingness to disagree to create the best writing product. I would whole-heartedly recommend her!”
"I am very pleased to recommend Marlene and her wonderful virtual assistant services to you. She is not only professional, Marlene is delightful! I am having the best time communicating with her as we figure out how to do what with my various projects. Marlene is very punctual, ethical, cost-effective, conscientious, and brings a variety of skills to bear as a virtual assistant. She has edited several of my writings and EBooks; has made excellent suggestions about things I wouldn't think of, and has fixed things that previously drove me nutty. Marlene is fun to work with and I learn from her every time I send her a project to fix, spiff up, edit or help me with in some form. What more could one want…great skill and character. Be sure to hire Marlene. You'll be glad you did!"