I love it when a client takes the time to jot a few kind words. Here are some of my favorites:
“Ann, again your blogs are brilliant and inspirational. I’m hoping maybe a magazine will see them and give you a job. You deserve it.”
“This is so incredible. So beautifully written I am in awe. You are talented.”
“THIS IS FANTASTIC!!! BRILLIANT! YOU ARE SO TALENTED. I’M THRILLED… LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. WOW!”
“This is tremendous. You really get our vision.”
"Ann has been a tremendous asset to the team of bloggers on In The Trenches Productions’ blog, “WOMEN OVER 40 ROCK!” She is the only paid blogger we have and she is well worth it. Above are just a few of my responses to blogs that she has written for us.
She is a dream to work with. I can give her a topic and she will go beyond my expectations when finding a unique angle and vision for a piece that reflects the In The Trenches criteria, while still maintaining her own voice. She is able choose a topic on her own that will tap directly and specifically into what we may need to address and bring to life the truth of the issue.
Ann is extremely articulate, clever, insightful and witty. She has the ability to touch on the truth of things that speak to, and will resonate with readers.
Her artistic writing skill, special voice and versatility makes her an asset to any company who is looking for a writer to express their agenda on any topic they, or she, may choose. You can also count on her to be professional, inspirational, perform the task in a timely manner, and a joy to work with.
Ann has been a true gift to In the Trenches Productions. We are privileged to have her tremendous talent and grace as an individual as part of our team."
Debbie Zipp, Producer
In The Trenches Productions
"Ann (Mandy) worked for me as a freelance blogger for The Health Central Network. Her writing was always well thought out, well written, on time, and poignant. She is a committed writer and MS advocate and is a pleasure to work with."
Mary Katherine Stump, Site Producer
The Health Central Network
Hired as Writer/Editor in 2008Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity
“Ann has a warm and clear writing style. She displays tremendous knowledge in her field and is a pleasure to work with.” - May 11, 2009
“Ann's style of writing is engaging, informative, and witty. She is passionate about health policy reform and patient advocacy. Bringing current news and intuitive stories to The Health Central Network, her articles inspire members of the community and in fact are the reason I became interested in Health Central initially. Ann is truly a leader in the online health care advocacy community at large.” - March 28, 2009
Brass and Ivory/The Health Central Network
Hired as a Writer/Editor in 2011, Hired more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity
"Ann provided clear, well-written articles on health conditions and medical tests. She is professional, a strong researcher, and completes projects ahead of deadline." - August 2, 2012
Rachael Maier, Managing Editor
“Ann has been writing for our health and well being website for the last 6 months. Her writing is accurate, well thought out, and has a creative flair. Ann has also been able to respond to tight deadlines and urgent requests in a timely manner. It has been (and is) a pleasure working with her.” Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity - June 1, 2011
Brendan Wilde, Owner
Family Health Media Ltd
“Ann has everything you would want in a writer or editor. She has great ideas, she's a great writer, original, thorough and often ahead of the rest. She meets or files before deadlines and she's a wise and generous colleague. It is a privilege to recommend her.” - October 29, 2009
Cynthia Samuels, Managing Editor of Causes
"I will start by saying that working with Ann Pietrangelo is an absolute pleasure. Ann makes my job, as an editor, incredibly easy. Not only is she an exceptionally dependable writer, who has not missed a single deadline in my two years of working with her, but she doesn’t just positively respond to feedback, she seeks it out. And that is a true sign of a writer who takes great pride in her work.
"I’m 100% confident that when Ann receives an assignment, it will be a superbly written, skillfully formatted piece, that 9 times out of 10 will be submitted days before it’s due, which is an editor’s dream. But what it boils down to is this: Ann loves to write and she has the innate gift of being able to showcase that enthusiasm through her words. This is a gift not all writers have, but one all writers wish to have." - June 8, 2011
Nicole Nuss, Content Editor
My Ears Are Burning...
Michelle Cove, 6-3-13: I like what Ann Pietrangelo, a regular contributor on health issues for the site care2.com, has to say: “We all need to feel part of something meaningful, and we owe it to ourselves to make an effort to connect and reconnect with our fellow human beings. Our health and well-being depends on it.”
Steve Williams, 2013: "Wonder Woman wishes she was Ann."
Dictionary-Quotes.com, 12-12-12: Inspirational Quote: "For me, simplicity is a streamlined work life; an uncluttered, pleasant home; and maintaining a deep connection with the people I love. When those three things are in balance I am freer to create, to play, and to do good wherever and whenever I can. It's that simple. How many acts of kindness do you carry out in a day? As you go about your busy life, you probably perform more random acts of kindness than you think." ~Ann Pietrangelo
Chicago Now's Yoga Mom, 9-24-12: Q&A with Woman Who Lives with MS
Quotations Diary, 3-10-12: Top Quotes from "No More Secs!"
Life in Spite of MS Blog: Famous People with Multiple Sclerosis
TeamCancerForward.org, 10-5-11: "Ann Pietrangelo pens an exceptionally good article this month on the subject of male breast cancer."
Steve Williams on Henchwriter (blog inactive), 8-11: Inspired by my good friend Ann Pietrangelo who has overcome personal health-related setbacks to successfully publish and market her fantastic memoir No More Secs: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis, I have decided to begin a publishing journey of my own.
Megan Zehnder on Care2.com, 7-27-11: Courageous Women Fighting Cancer "As I’ve learned from reading Care2 blogs from Ann Pietrangelo — who has chronicled her journey with breast cancer — cancer can take certain parts of the body (a breast in her case), but it doesn’t have the power to steal the voice or spirit. Her words are more profound than ever."
Cynthia Samuels on Care2.com, 7-18-11: "Care2′s own Ann Pietrangelo, who has written so honestly and openly about both her MS and breast cancer, is now a published author. Her e-book, No More Secs!, is available on Amazon. If you’re not familiar with Ann’s work, take a look at a few of her posts to see the depth, honesty and warmth with which she writes. We’re so proud!"
Holly Moyseenko Kossover on MySexProfessor.com, 5-11-11: What Not to Say to Someone with Breast Cancer
Steve Millburg on Radiology Daily, 4-5-11: "Blogger Ann Pietrangelo has begun a series of posts about her discovery of “the lump that would change everything” and what it has meant in her life. You can find the first three installments here, here, and here. Everyone who has a heart, and especially everyone in the medical profession, will find them riveting."
Julie Bohlen, VP Professional Services, OrganizedWisdom, on BlogHer 3-11-11: "We are very happy to list you. We are appreciative of all the productive health writing you do for so many blogs and sites. We enjoy recognizing and celebrating those that use health social media to benefit others. Your health communication expertise and health advocacy are the foundations that elevate your health social media posts above the "noise" of many other posts. We are pleased to point others to your posts and work."
Media Consortium, 5-5-10: Weekly Pulse, Face the Facts Appeared in Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Talking Points Memo, Salon.com...
EdBagleyBlog, 5-5-10 (blog no longer active) Ed's Note: Ann Pietrangelo is both a victim and an advocate for the prevention and cure of multiple sclerosis. Her message is one of not just hope, but positive action. May God bless Ann and all of those who suffer from MS. In honor of Ann, I have coined the phrase "Greenercize" to label Green Exercise, so be a "Greener when you exercise".
Agnes Koterba, SanAntonioMedicine.com, 4-10: Is Laughter the Best Medicine? After countless Internet searches, I came upon a blog that holds true to many of my personal life experiences. Ann Pietrangelo, an MS survivor, asserts that we must maintain the “ability to laugh at our own foibles and missteps [and a sense of humor] is sometimes just the tonic we need.”
USA Today, 5-3-10: Ann Pietrangelo, a writer who battles multiple sclerosis, offers these tips on the Care2 website for getting outside every day.
WebMD, 2-16-10: Migraines in Women May Have Link to MS
MSFriends.org via Facebook, 2-15-10: Insightful article by Ann Pietrangelo. Ann has a wonderful way of putting thoughts that many of us share about living with MS into words.
Women on the Verge, 2-9-10: Member Spotlight
Twitter 1-7-10 gotbrain @AnnPietrangelo Keep up the fight! Your fight empowers so many others who also fighting. Life as a beacon isn't easy, but it's important.
Daily Kos, 6-22-09: National Fragile X Awareness Day
Washington Post, 10-16-08: As Budgets Tighten, More People Decide Medical Care Can Wait
Sunshine and Moonlight, 3-30-08: O Sole Mio Sundays-Mandy’s (Ann) Contributions (blog inactive) “This week I’ve highlighted several, terrific articles from M.S. Blogger Mandy Crest (Ann) of Virginia. Earlier on in my diagnosis, I would read Mandy’s (Ann) articles for direction, education, guidance, and sometimes even laughter. I hope Mandy (Ann) realizes that she, too, is a role model for so many of us with M.S.“ - Kim Fabrizio
Issues on Call, 11-14-07: Spouses...Together, Sharing, or Sparring, They’re Darling “I really appreciate these writers to take the time and energy to write about something positive regarding their spouse in this time of divorce and betrayal being broadcast by the media.” (My Spouse, My Caregiver) - Natashia Call
“Ann has been a contributing writer for my site for a few months now. She is an excellent writer. She is diligent in researching the topics and establishing connections to ensure she has well-rounded articles. What impressed me most though is that Ann goes beyond her writing assignments. She took the time to understand my target audience, and made suggestions to help me improve my site. I truly enjoy working with Ann. I strongly recommend her professionally.” Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity - February 22, 2011
Tammy Hung, Web Editor
Natural Choice Directory
Hired as Writer/Editor in 2012, Hired more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity
"Ann has completed several copywriting projects for me, her work has been excellent and I have always been very pleased with the results. Ann works hard, researches topics thoroughly and produces well written and engaging content, on time - and when required she has put in extra hours to complete work at short notice. Ann is very personable and a pleasure to work with. I am very pleased with the standard of work Ann produces and will continue to work with her regularly. I would highly recommend her. Thank you for all your hard work!" - September 26, 2012
Becky Hilliard, Digital Account Executive
Hired as a Writer/Editor in 2007
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Sofia Leon, Site Producer
The Health Central Network
"Ann Pietrangelo is a professional blogger for our website, inthetrenchesproductions.com, the first entertainment website for women over 40 on the web. Ann was hired because we were all very impressed with the quality of her writing. She writes with intelligence, humor and compassion. We were also amazed that her voice blended beautifully with ours. Her blogs have covered a wide range of topics that focus on the issues and values of women over 40. I always look forward to reading her blogs because I know I am in for a treat.
"In only a few months she has gone from being one of the bloggers on our site, to taking on the added duty of posting all of our blogs. She not only posts our blogs to the In The Trenches Productions website, but she has also gotten our blogs into web circulation. Her valuable knowledge of the web has been quite an asset to our company. It has translated into a generous up-tick in hits to our site. I know I speak for the other women of In The Trenches Productions when I state that Ann is indispensable to the day-to-day operation of our site and also to our company’s on-line growth."
Jan Bina, Producer
In The Trenches Productions
"Mandy's (Ann's) involvement as an expert patient at MultipleSclerosisCentral.com is one of the main reasons for the site's success. Her weekly columns never fail to resonate with other members of the community, and her insights into life with the disease are thoughtful and thought provoking. We are truly lucky to have her!"
Laura Cipro, Site Producer
The Health Central Network
“Ann is a very talented and creative writer who doesn't stop to surprise me with fresh innovative ideas. She can write just about anything and has great work ethic.” First hired Ann as a Writer/Editor in 2008 (repeat customer) Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, Creative