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Laura Strom

Director of Content for Brand Ave. Studios/Lee Enterprises

Lisa was recommended to me by an editor colleague about seven years ago, and I’ve been utilizing her skills as a freelance reporter/writer ever since — first at Tribune Publishing and now at Lee Enterprises. She is professional, writes flawlessly and meets her deadlines. She is particularly strong in the health and wellness space and higher education. I highly recommend her.

Lori Botterman

Associate Director of Health Sciences communication, University of Illinois at Chicago; former Senior Editor, Tribune Brand Publishing, Chicago

I have worked with Lisa for many years, hiring her both as a full-time staff member and a freelancer. She is a highly skilled writer, editor, and publication manager with a broad knowledge base and vast experience. Her copy is pristine, lively, and always on time. Her editing is impeccable, and she works very well with other writers, designers and with clients. In addition to having a keen eye for design, she also has a clear understanding for editorial layout, grasping the essence of what makes a design interesting and readable.


Elizabeth Schiele

CEO, Schiele, Inc.; former Executive Editor & GM, Tribune Media Services

I have always found Lisa Jevens to be a consummate professional who possesses the inherent characteristics of a true journalist in her exceptional and articulate communication skills, her concise writing and precise editing skills. Lisa has the work experience and knowledge in many disciplines particularly news writing, editing and multimedia journalism. Lisa has always been ahead of the curve in taking on the latest in technology and electronic journalism. This has been advantageous to every organization she has contributed to over the years.


Barry Rice

Owner, Barry Rice Design; former Chair, Journalism Department, Columbia College Chicago

Lisa has one of the most well-rounded skill sets of any journalist I know. She's equally adept at turning a phrase, editing writers, managing copy and production flow, designing layouts and working with printers to create the final product. She leveraged her skills to improve the magazine journalism program at Columbia, produce the student magazine, and train future journalists. It's rare to find this combination of skills in one person. All of her work is done with fine attention to detail and a professional demeanor.


Pamela Ball

Realtor, Baird & Warner Gold Coast, Chicago

Lisa's skill as an editor, writer and marketing coordinator have been invaluable to me. As a busy Real Estate professional, I need help with data base management, mailings and design, including Web site content and updates. She seems to know what I want before I do. She edits my thoughts into a cohesive plan that has made marketing in this challenging environment a breeze. Lisa produces high quality results in reasonable time frames. She is very good at problem solving and keeping costs down. Her recommendations show an editor’s eye for detail and a writer’s creativity. Working on a project basis is very cost effective for me. I know she is there when I need her, and unlike having staff, I only pay for exactly what I need.



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