“Elizabeth is a talented writer who is very diligent and thorough in ensuring that communication needs are met. She grasps concepts and all types of subject matter quickly and focuses on what is relevant to our target audience. I would highly recommend Elizabeth and we look forward to working with her again.”
Co-Chair, Health Opportunities Committee and the 2020 Health Vision Conference
Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
“We have developed our entrepreneurial curriculum at the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship over many years, amending, deleting, adding and editing content. As part of our move to licence the curriculum, we needed someone to read it, ensure it was in a consistent format and identify areas where we were missing information and needing to develop new modules. Elizabeth stepped in and helped us do that, communicating with us regularly to ensure what she was doing was what we needed. Given that we didn’t really know how the project would go until she got underway, we found her approach to be flexible, professional and client focused. Thanks to her work, we now have the foundation to complete the content and move forward. I would highly recommend Elizabeth’s services for any project that requires editing or writing, as she will work hard to meet your needs as they emerge.
I have also read her first ebook of interviews, which I found insightful, clear, connected to her subjects and written from a perspective of understanding.”
— Monica Kreuger
Founder/CEO, Global Infobrokers, Inc.
Home of the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship and Praxis International Institute
“Elizabeth did an amazing job for me with a couple of [brochure] assignments. I recommend her highly. “
CEO, High Performance Human Resources
“I know Elizabeth Shih as the Guest Editor of the monthly electronic newsletter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), Toronto Chapter.
Elizabeth is a gifted and articulate copywriter whose writing appeals to the mind of even the resistant prospect. She dedicates herself to writing for small- and medium-sized businesses and professional associations of many kinds, across the country. For all of her clients, she applies her extensive educational background and creativity to carefully craft and optimize language persuasively.
From the beginning to the end of her projects, Elizabeth shows unfailing attention to detail, ensuring the quality and accuracy of her work. I have read her work and found it consistently excellent. She is highly dedicated and professional and also well-organized. Even more important, she is self-motivated in continually seeking new strategies to build on her knowledge of the field.
For all of these reasons, I recommend Elizabeth’s services to you very highly.”
– Steve Slaunwhite
Copywriter, Best-selling Author, Professional Speaker & Coach
Slaunwhite Communications (Brampton, ON)
“Elizabeth developed a story for the United Way of Saskatoon & Area profiling the success of a community mentorship program delivered by a local agency funded by the United Way. Elizabeth was diligent in researching the program, conducting interviews with clients, volunteers and staff, and writing a compelling story that is a useful communications resource for both the community agency and the United Way. Elizabeth is very professional, organized and flexible and we look forward to working with her again in the future to develop further stories that highlight the work of United Way in making Saskatoon a better community for all.”
– Christine Thompson
Director of Community Impact
United Way (Saskatoon & Area)
“I enjoyed working with Elizabeth. She was prompt, professional and always pleasant. Elizabeth thoroughly researched the topic, which included conducting interviews. She produced copy in a timely manner that flowed well and was interesting and enjoyable to read. I look forward to working with her again in the future!”
– Jackie Robin
Ag-West Bio Inc.
“Elizabeth was recently involved with two projects for us. The first one was interviewing some program participants and preparing an impact article that could be used by a community funder to illustrate the impact their funding has on people in the community. We were especially pleased with Elizabeth’s handling of the interview process. She was able to put participants at ease and allow them to share in a personal manner while being sensitive to their feelings and privacy issues. This story is also something we are looking forward to using on our website, as we tell our story to the community.
The second project was one I feel was more challenging. We were looking for a way of presenting program information in a manner that facilitated people actually reading it. Elizabeth put our information together in an imaginative skit format making it much more interesting to read. She was very easy to work with as she made sure that her message was accurate and useful to us . . . . Her presentation of the program information is clear and interesting to read as it smoothly takes the reader along. Elizabeth’s use of language keeps the message clear and untangled which is critical for us with this type of message. She had both projects back to us in a very timely manner which was most helpful.
Bottom line — it was a pleasure to work with Elizabeth and we were very pleased with the outcomes.”
– Wayne Wiens
Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon
(affiliated with United Way of Saskatoon and Area)
“Elizabeth Shih has been extremely helpful in developing effective and informative brochures for those client/customers and health care practitioners trying to navigate a complex bureaucracy. She worked closely with me to design a brochure that outlines an often complicated process with enthusiasm and calm determination. Ms. Shih has my gratitude for her many suggestions and I hope to work with her in the future.”
– Michelle Robson
Mental Health and Addiction Services
Saskatoon Health Region
“The Food Centre had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Shih in creating a case study on our extrusion technology. Her suggestions and observations throughout the process helped to bring light to a rather complicated and technical topic. The end result was a clear, well-written case study that presented the capabilities of our extrusion technology and the opportunities available to food processors. We are extremely pleased that we will be able to use this information towards our other promotional materials.
Elizabeth was professional yet personable. We appreciated her attention to detail and commitment to providing a case study that we are very happy with.”
– Carmen Ly
Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre
“I am pleased to endorse Elizabeth’s work. I was tasked with reviewing research on “gender and forestry” in North America over the last 40 years. Elizabeth helped me by undertaking an extensive bibliographic search and provided me with a detailed, tailored database with accompanying explanation right on time. Her search strategies were effective and she completed the work exactly as required. Hence, I was able to pick up the job and complete my own review efficiently. She has also helped some of my students with language editing. In all cases, I have found Elizabeth to be diligent and hardworking while paying close attention to detail. Her attitude has always been helpful and professional. Frankly, I look forward to the next time I need her services. I know that if she is available, I can rely on her to complete an assignment with care and on-time and on-budget.”
– Dr. Maureen Reed
Professor, Department of Geography
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan
“Elizabeth is an excellent editor who really does care about clients and provides services in a very timely manner.
Her highly professional proofreading and editing helped a lot to improve the readability of my research papers and other documents.
She is easy to work with, very knowledgeable and approachable — often suggested different resources to improve my writing style and grammar.
She showed integrity and responsibility in work with me and I expect with other clients as well.
I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a high level of service and outstanding professionalism.”
– Professor Vladimir Kricsfalusy
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan
“We recently contracted with Elizabeth Shih to format and edit professionally developed and tested recipes for a cookbook. Our experiences in working with her were very positive. She was very efficient; in fact, she exceeded all the deadlines we set for her! Her attention to detail was excellent. We also found Elizabeth to be a very conscientious person who wanted to ensure that her work was the best it could be. Many times, she contacted us with her observations regarding consistency/inconsistency of formatting, which was much appreciated.
Throughout the process, Elizabeth was courteous, professional and reliable. We would certainly hire her again for editing/formatting work, should the opportunity arise.”
– Adele Buettner
Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission (SMDC)
“Elizabeth Shih has a rare combination of editorial abilities. She perceives the underlying concepts in a piece of not-quite-finished writing, sees where it might be headed, and works with accuracy, efficiency, and above all kindness to point the writer with whom she works toward excellence. You will not encounter a more genuinely humane, reflective, engaging editor.”
–Professor David Parkinson
Department of English
University of Saskatchewan
“I am happy to provide this reference for Elizabeth Shih, whom I knew when she was my graduate student, teaching assistant and research assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University. In all three situations her performance was very impressive. She writes and speaks in a clear, correct, engaging manner. As a teaching assistant she provided thoroughly researched, carefully organized, thoughtfully presented lectures, treating the students in an open, friendly courteous way; they enjoyed and learned from her presentations, and were also appreciative of her helpfulness as a marker of their written work. Her conscientious, meticulous work as my research assistant, including her resourcefulness in tracking down elusive pieces of information, was invaluable. Elizabeth is an absolutely dependable, principled, hard-working person. I recommend her very highly.”
– Professor Jane Campbell
Professor Emeritus, Department of English and Film Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, ON