“Doug is the kind of freelance writer editors love. I assigned Doug dozens of articles [and] once I made the assignment I could forget about it, because I knew he'd come through with good, solid reporting, turn the story in early and at the specified word count. He's not only one of the most reliable people I've ever met, he's one of the easiest to work with. He never quibbles over edits and is extremely gracious. Among his talents is the ability to establish a rapport with his sources. As a result, his work is especially engaging. Readers must have agreed, as Doug's articles were some of DU Today's most read.” Brenda Gillen, former editor, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
"Doug is a great writer. Period. Give him a topic and he will delve into it full force. Give him a person to profile and the next day they are best friends. I would suggest that anyone who needs an industry writer should go to Doug McPherson. He is always a pleasure to work with and he gets the job done on deadline and done right." Bill Foley, former editor, Response Magazine, New York
"Doug is always willing to dig deeper and probe further to find the unique angle or story that will keep readers riveted." Joy Bontrager, senior writer, Customer Communications Group, Lakewood, Colo.
"I am so glad that I "discovered" you as a great freelancer for us, and that other editors here have continued to use you! Your work continues to be the best we have. And we all appreciate your professionalism and strong writing skills as well as depth of style and reporting." Sharon Gillen, former associate editor, Denver Business Journal
"Doug can tackle a complex subject and create an informative and enjoyable read. He always nails a deadline." Doug Storum, managing editor, Boulder County Business Report
"Doug has done a great job as writer for the Johns Manville employee newsletter. He interacts with different levels of employees around the world to develop the story lines and to determine the appropriateness of each article. I can count on Doug to get the job done with minimal involvement on my part. He's been a dedicated and able external resource for JM's corporate relations department." Melody W. Dunbar, manager, corporate relations, Johns Manville Corporation, Denver, Colo.
"Doug is the consummate professional. I have worked with him for several years on behalf of my real estate client. He understands this market, and how to ghost write articles that speak to my client's unique voice. As a public relations professional, he makes my job easy and a winner in the eyes of my client." Jennifer Heinly, MBA J & J Consulting
“Doug is an awesome writer that Exempla uses frequently and finds invaluable. He’s able to take any company culture and standards and incorporate them into very effective, meaningful writing with a great turnaround and at a good price.” Kimberly Stroud, Exempla Healthcare
E-mails Doug has received ...
“Your work is excellent. I am so glad to have found you!” Susie Bickford, editor, Qwest Dex., Englewood, Colo.
“Your piece is a triumph for our publication.” Judianne Triglia, managing editor, Response Magazine
“Ok, now I'm crying. Geez. [After reading a story Doug wrote.] It'll be at least a few days before I can edit, but please go ahead and send me your invoice. Thanks so much!” Chelsey Baker-Hauck, managing editor, University of Denver Magazine
"I received your e-mail Monday morning when I returned and read your writing immediately! It was the best part of my day! Excellent work! You have such a unique style and excellent word choice." Sarah Zarter, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
"Doug: Nice job with the soccer piece--love your writing style!" Chelsey Baker-Hauck, managing editor, University of Denver Magazine
"I just wanted to congratulate you and say that I think your piece on Stan Bruckheim is exceptionally well-written-a triumph for you and our publication. Thank you for all of your hard work, and I look forward to working more with you in the future." Judianne Triglia, Managing Editor, Response Magazine
"Thanks for the article. It looks great; I wish some of our writers would take a few of your hints." Ronale Tucker, editor, Fitness Management Magazine
"Hi Doug - Your work is excellent. I am so glad to have found you! Thank you so much for doing a terrific job!" Susie Bickford, Qwest Dex
"Hi Doug - I really appreciate all you did for this issue of Futures. You really put up with a lot of my requests. Thank you. It was a pleasure to work with you. Are you ready for the next issue?" Jeri Howard, Junior Achievement National Headquarters
"What a delight to read your story! It is such a pleasure to find a freelancer who exceeds expectations. Thank you, thank you." Lisa Waddle, editor, MyBusiness Magazine
"Doug-Just wanted to say we are thrilled with the “Second Generation of DRTV: All in the Family” piece. Thanks for including Tim & Jessica and for doing such a fabulous job. The opening – featuring Billy Mays III – was a great attention getter and quite moving.
Again thanks and know that your work is appreciated! It was truly a pleasure working with you. We are always here to support anything you might need assistance on. Again – fabulous job Doug! Wishing you both all the best! Karla Crawford and Team Hawthorne Direct
"Doug - just want you to know [the article] looks like your usual fabulous job! I'll be editing early in the coming week." Sandy Graham, editor
“I'll tell ya what. I've been a writer all my life and have conducted hundreds of interviews and also been interviewed plenty of times by everyone from the local weeklies to national papers, and your interview today was incredibly thorough and very professional. It's been a long time since I had to think about what inspired me to fly -- thank you. It was a nice trip down memory lane too.” Jeff Price, Assistant Professor, Department of Aviation & Aerospace Science, Metropolitan State University of Denver
"Cathy wanted me to let you know that she LOVED the Campa profile. So great job!"
Donna Fowler, Director of Internal Communications, Office of College Communications
"Your writing skills are amazing and your personality shines. I would be delighted to work with you again in the future." Greg Ryan, Ryan Engine Exchange
"The article just hit yesterday and I'm starting to get very complimentary calls and nice business leads. Thanks for a wonderfully flattering piece." Stan Bruckheim, president, GlobalDeliverySystems.com, Laguna Hills, Calif.