I worked with Jacki for five years in various roles at AOL and Huffington Post. As her former editor, I considered her one of our more talented writers. When I offered her project work, she exceeded my expectations, so I moved her into an editorial role. With her meticulously keen eye for detail, I quickly came to rely on her as my go-to source for training and documentation projects. These complex projects led to larger opportunities, eventually landing her an editorial/community liaison role at Seed.com, AOL/HPMG’s crowd-sourced freelancer network and publishing platform.
In an industry where plans can change at a moment’s notice, I considered Jacki our one constant, a most valuable asset when constantly navigating moving targets. She was always professional, reliable, accurate, and consistent — definite qualities important in an editor. But, of course, Jacki is much more than this. Good editors wear many hats: They are coaches, listeners, stylists, intuits, fresh eyes, marketers, and cheerleaders. And they’re ultimately there not to change you, but to make you, your product, and your persona a better reflection of who you are — so that you stand out in the crowd. If this is what you’re looking for, and with dashes of humor and empathy thrown in for good measure, then Jacki can deliver in spades.
HR Specialist/Contingent Labor Programs, AOL/HPMG
(Former AOL writer, editor, and community manager)___
It was a great learning experience working with Jacki and Just Edits. As a doctoral student, this was my first time using an editor. Jacki gave me a lot of personal attention with e-mails and phone calls, and I felt she became very intimate with my work. While I was a little nervous putting my work out there for edits, Jacki made me feel like I had done quality work and talked me through all of the changes needed for my paper.
University of Florida___
Jacki takes great pride in her work, and it shows. Her thoroughness and dedication were invaluable to the Seed team. Because her editing was always of the highest quality, it provided us with tremendous peace of mind. I can’t say enough about her talent and professionalism. I highly recommend her for any project.
Jennifer D. Spugnardi
Former Editing and Quality Manager
AOL Huffington Post Media Group___
Jacki is professional, smart, dependable, funny, result-oriented, and reliable. She’s also a hard worker and a creative problem solver. Working with her was truly a pleasure.
Principal Product Manager
Jacki Donaldson is thoughtful, thorough, and quick. Working with Jacki gives us the confidence that we are publishing work that is both excellent and error free.
Daniel S. McCoy
Senior Director of Operations
College of Education
University of Florida___
Jacki Donaldson has assisted us with writing and editing projects, client communications, presentations, and she helped us build our company website. For the website project, Jacki took our basic copy and turned it into wording and phrasing options that created a dramatically enhanced final product. Jacki focuses on what is important to you—the client—and that makes working with her enjoyable. We view her as a valuable asset for all projects.
Retirement & Lifestyle Planning, Inc.
Just Edits did a wonderful job updating and tightening my resume. The communication from Jacki was excellent, and she asked great questions that really helped me best highlight my skills and achievements. Quick turnaround, very professional, and fair prices!
Jacki has a wonderful way with words. Not only is she the most eloquent writer I know, she is the first person I contact when I want to ensure my writing is impeccable for others to read. She’s a grammatical pro and could easily make everyone’s writing better. I trust her with my professional reputation. Easy to work with and always on time, Jacki Donaldson is the best in the business, and I’m thrilled to recommend her for any work she seeks.
President, Fitzness International LLC
And from a University of Florida college student, whom I happen to love:
“I wish I had your mad editing skills … maybe one day.”