Getting testimonials is literally the dog's danglies as far as I'm concerned. That's because the words 'testicles' and 'testimonials' both derive from the same Latin root word 'testis' meaning to bear witness. It's thought that it's because people used to put their hands over... um... "that area" when swearing an oath.
Anyway... here are some of Larry & Harry's.
Some of our testimonials that is.
"You know that feeling you get when you write something, and you read it back and think to yourself... I LOVE IT! Well, imagine that and then multiply it by ten! That's what you get with Kate. I fancy myself as a wordsmith. I think I'm quite good at it, but I asked Kate to skim over my masterpiece yesterday and not only did she do so, she tweaked it... and all of a sudden My words went from brass to gold!
Thank you so much. It goes without saying, I'll be back again Kate!"
Simon Bourne, The Hand Dyed Shoe Company
"Working with Kate has been a real pleasure. Kate delivers creative copy that really hits the brief and more. Kate takes time to understand exactly what you're trying to communicate and is then full of creative ideas that definitely exceed expectations. I would highly recommend Kate! We can't wait to collaborate on the next project."
Adam Jennings, Northlight Studios
"Kate has quickly become an integral part of the Wordsmiths team. Her incisive eye for an audience - and therefore the perfect tone of voice - and her quiet challenge have undoubtedly helped us do brilliant work for our clients.
She is great to collaborate with as well as leading projects on her own and has quickly turned her hand to writing successful business award entries for our clients.
Kate’s natural communications instincts are backed by a deep knowledge of marketing theory and a profound love of language that I have rarely come across before. It is a major asset for both Kate and her clients.
I look forward to many successful collaborations in the future."
Louise Turner, Wordsmiths Unlimited
"On Friday afternoon we asked Kate for her help with putting together a scriptwriting guide for our clients who've booked on to a filming drop-in day. By Monday afternoon we received draft v1... which turned out to be the only version needed. The copy was precisely what we were looking for and required absolutely no amends. Kate penned a beautifully informative framework for creating your own effective script, without too much technical jargon or boring lists of words to use/avoid.
If you have a project which requires thoughtful messaging, I absolutely cannot recommend Kate enough. Get in touch with her today."
Paul Wilson, Flapjack Films
"We love working with Kate, she has an amazing talent for copywriting & marketing which makes her stand out from the rest! She always pays close attention to our requirements and captures and elevates the essence of our requests in her work. In other words, Kate makes sure that her work reflects the values of your website, product, or business. I couldn’t recommend Kate high enough !! "
Paul Banks, Digifish Film & Animation (and, yes, also he of Shed Seven fame)
"We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kate to anyone in need of a consultant that offers much more than a one-off review and recommendations service and provides exceptional value for money. She’s an experienced marketer with a good work ethic who’s willing to stick around to see a job through – we have no doubt we’ll work with her again."
Tim Sedgwick, Talk Straight Ltd
"I hired Kate to assist in writing copy for my website.
She took time to fully understand my business before putting pen to paper.
Kate came with some great ideas and gave me real focus in terms of my values and how I wanted to portray these on the site. She is extremely approachable and deals with any queries in a professional, efficient and timely manner.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kate to others and will certainly use her services again."
Mandy Williams, Microsoft Office Trainer
"Kate demonstrated strong communication skills on the work that I did directly with her. She worked on a series of PQQ's [Pre-Qualification documents for bids] with me and required minimal input.
I was also involved with Kate on internal and external presentations and she proved to be a strong, capable and confident presenter helping me to come up with the theory that the social and responsible bits from CSR were invented in Yorkshire!!
Kate was directly involved in developing a communication strategy for the company through internal documentation and externally through the company website. Kate has an eye for detail and couples this with a strong work ethic.
Philip Bentley, Mott MacDonald Bentley
"Professional, personal and detail orientated. Dealing with Kate has always been a pleasurable experience as she continually goes above and beyond to over-deliver on expectations providing great results in a timely budget conscious way."
Luke O'Neil, Capita
"I worked alongside Kate on several occasions and always found her skills, talent and professional behaviour to be of the highest order.
Many times she managed to shape the meagre efforts of a rough construction manager into flowing and readable pieces that greatly helped in our push to raise the company's profile. Her work included award submissions that lead to a wider company recognition from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Yorkshire Water Contract Partner Awards and an Environmental Green Apple.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any future companies who may need the services of a dedicated and talented marketing and communications specialist."
Ian Whitehead, JN Bentley Ltd
"Without hesitation, I would recommend Kate. She is hard-working, motivated and organised and isn't afraid to voice an opinion - always in a positive and constructive way - to ensure the right decisions are made. She can also be relied upon to deliver to the highest quality and standards."