Copywriting Testimonials:

We’ve been really happy with your work and I love the emotion you bring to the letters. You have a great way of distilling the real heart of the story and not getting distracted by extraneous details.
Jessica Harrington, Schultz & Williams

I was very impressed with Mary the first time we worked together. Not only did she find the right words to write a solid fundraising letter, she also asked intelligent questions that pulled the necessary information out of me, to make the appeal stronger. I then knew that she was not only an able writer, but a fundraiser. Indeed, I was just thinking about her today for another new test package. Expect a call soon, Mary!

Toby Gohn, Account Executive

I’ve worked with Mary for several years, and she creates copy that is everything a nonprofit fundraiser could want: poignant, meaningful, mission-driven and most importantly, her words prompt readers to support the nonprofits causes she writes about.
Mikaela King, Director of Online Marketing

Mary's worked with several of our clients on both acquisition and donor packages, finding the right message and voice for each. We trust her to work directly with clients, listening to their ideas and needs and asking the right questions to keep packages focused. She's easy to work with and respects our deadlines, simply making our jobs easier.
Jim Dickman, Lewis Direct

I am thrilled Mary is working with us. I appreciate her professionalism – Mary’s work is always on time and usually early, she is ready and willing to make changes, and has a wonderful humor and spirit about the work that she does. As for the copy itself, Mary has a real knack for making stories come alive and for writing with real emotion.
Marie Robinson, Copy Chief – Creative Direct Response

Mary is a unique talent that understands the power of words to both communicate and to inspire action. As a social marketing company, we especially appreciate that Mary's work is more than just great writing---it's great writing that intelligently takes the reader through a subtle yet progressive intellectual and emotional process leading to, and most often, inspiring a desired action.
Shane DeRolf, Campaign Coalition

Mary is not only a solid copywriter, she's also an excellent listener and an excellent thinker...and it shows in her work. We trusted Mary with out first sales letter for our brand new company. First, she made sure that she understood what we wanted. Then she added in nuances and additional research that we hadn't even thought of. Couldn't have done it better myself!
Monica Day, Co-Founder - Copywriters And More

Mary's copywriting is lean, tight, and most importantly... persuasive. She writes with both her head and heart which makes for some extremely effective copy.
Beth Erickson, Owner -

I've worked with Mary on several projects and can heartily recommend her services. Mary has developed copy for us that paints a picture for those that read it. In addition to great copy she has always gone the extra mile to investigate any angle that needed clarification and to make sure we were satisfied.
Brian Gunderson, Aventure Estates

Thank you for writing such a compelling fundraising letter for The Children’s Foundation. You are a quick study and your writing skills are excellent.
Kay Hollestelle, Executive Director - The Children’s Foundation

Mary has a way of capturing the essence of our message. She is responsive to our deadlines and professional in her approach.
Debi Durham, President - Siouxland Chamber of Commerce/The Siouxland Initiative

Mary was able to focus on our target market and design the required materials. She had a good grasp of the task assigned, was pleasant to work with and met deadlines with ease.
Lew Weinberg, Owner - Weinberg Investments, Inc.

Mary was always helpful and creative which is not easy to do with my fast-paced schedule. I never had to worry how the finished product would look. In fact, I knew it would be much better than if I did it myself.
Cheri Reuter, Director - Mary Kay Cosmetics

Mary is creative, efficient and always adheres to my deadlines. She is a solid planner who manages her time to balance many projects at once.
Thomas Ritchie, Managing Editor - The Weekender

I have found Mary’s best attributes to be accuracy and timeliness. Her pleasant attitude and work ethic are also refreshing traits.
Deanna Boelter, President - Marvel Media

Mentoring Services Testimonials:

Not only does Mary have the insight and experience that makes her a terrific resource, but she also points you to wonderful resources that help you advance your skills and start getting clients! Mary is extremely encouraging and supportive. I would highly recommend her services!
Tiffany - Copywriter

Mary is a copywriting coach extraordinaire! Time and again when I felt discouraged, she gave me the pep talk I need so I could go out there and take action on my dreams. Mary is also very knowledgeable about crafting copy itself. It’s no surprise she has landed a steady stream of plum projects developing copy for non-profits. I’d hire her to write for me in a heartbeat.
Mary Beth - Copywriter

Mary Guinane is my first choice as a mentor anytime one of our members is interested in learning how to write fundraising copy. Again and again she’s surpassed my expectations. I have a folder full of testimonials for my mentoring program thanks to her.
Scott Rempe, Admissions Director, Accelerated Training Services

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