Miguel Berger, Entrepreneur, RE Broker & Real Estate Consultant (Albany, NY)
Website content & digital marketing consultation
If You Want To Be A Thought LeaderThe biggest rewards from working with Angela were that things got done on a timely basis and she always pushed me to think outside the box. We grew together and enjoyed a great relationship. I would absolutely recommend using Angela's writing services. She listens, but also shares her opinions. When you work with a writer, you might have an idea, but you are going to need somebody who can make suggestions and help you balance things out. That's what she did for me and that's the kind of relationship you need. She also brought the expertise she gained from years of experience with other clients to help me step out of my current area of knowledge. She would bring ideas to me that I hadn't thought of. I would recommend Angela's services to people who are "out of the box" thinkers and people who want to push the envelope. If you are happy just maintaining the norm, I wouldn't recommend Angela. If you want to be a thought leader and make more productive moves, I recommend you call her.
Jeff Aughey, Real Estate Agent (Atlanta, GA)
Website content for real estate
The Essential Marriage of Creativity and Business AcumenAngela delivers the essential marriage of creativity and business acumen which is unusual and is often hard to find. She’s pleasant to work with, has an easy personality, and brought a lot to the table. I used her as a sounding board and considered her a collaborative partner. Angela comes at content creation with the experience of running a small business, which provided additional ideas for marketing and provided a more well-rounded approach which I found extremely valuable. Working with her was easy. We collaborated on the phone and she captured all the brainstorming ideas and developed them. I didn’t have to type up my ideas and send them to her. It was a great way to work. Angela always suggested things to add, change or further develop which is essential when discovering and implementing ideas that work.
Charlanne Pook, Executive Director Educational Membership Organization (International)
Website content for global education website
She Helped Us Improve Our OrganizationI highly recommend Angela for any business that is starting out and isn't sure exactly where to go and how to get their presence known. She did more than website content, she helped us to improve our organization. Angela helped me determine what needed to be on the website, she handled design issues, and made suggestions to make it easier for our site visitors to find the information they needed. She edited our in-house content and suggested things we could email out to get more online sales. Angela is extremely accessible – I could call or email you anytime for a consultation or a quick question. If I sent her an email, she would usually text to ask if it was a good time to call. Then we would talk by phone instead of doing back and forth emails. She worked with my schedule, even though I’m a night owl. I am so pleased with Angela’s services. Work with her was a partnership and she made me look good. When I first met her, I was concerned that we might clash. She was a strong female and very confident in her work and so am I... but we always worked extremely well together. Angela started as a business partner and became a personal friend. She is the right choice for any business that's just starting out, rebranding or just wanting a new website.
Online Content Creation and Blog Editing for SEO
Complex Legal Terminology Transformed Into Everyday VocabularyAbout six years ago, I first met Angela. My law firm was moving its principal office from one city to another city. Among other things, a new website was needed. Angela wrote most of the copy and positioned the visuals for the website. Over the years, many people have complemented the professional look and feel of the website. Some viewers of the website are now clients of the law firm. I like it when my client base grows. Six years ago, Angela told me that the website would grow my business. And she was right! At the launch of the new website, Angela gently pushed me into having a blog. I was a “blog-smog” guy, and did not think I would have the time to write a blog. She was persistent, and because of Angela’s tutoring, I am faster at composing the blog than I used to be. Angela has proven she has my back. I trust her to transform complex legal terminology into everyday vocabulary that upper management and business owners can read quickly. I am thankful that the Lord had our paths cross. Angela has provided effective and professional service for my law firm.
Gen. Howard P. Hunt III, Politician (Kentucky)
Campaign Strategy/Message/Branding Consultation; Fundraising Materials & Media Coordination
She Helped Me Make HistoryAngela Allen is the most amazing marketing specialist that I have had the pleasure of working with. She has a gift of taking a product, and idea, or any campaign to the ultimate desired presentation. What I cherish highly is Angela’s ability to implement a very effective strategy to maximize goal obtainment and take important issues that are developed from all angles to convey your position. To get to that point Angela is extremely creative in developing the message you want to convey. She is most impressive in bringing into focus the most impactful words that paint the best possible picture of what is important to you. Angela has a real knack to not only learn, live, develop, and advertise your vision but I consider her consultation on brand (me) development, fundraising, and media coverage with optimal efficiency to be everything I could possibly ask for. Angela consulted my very first political campaign and she helped present my experiences, my ideas, my reasons I wanted to be a candidate, and my goals in running for office. Her very involved and impactful role in my election victory helped me make history by being the first Republican elected to the office I sought in 176 years. Angela fully deployed muti-faceted marketing strategy through her creatively developed superb use of social media, professionally designed web pages, radio messaging, printed push and rack card materials, fundraising invitations, response/contribution cards, and public speaking training. Angela is the consummate professional in whom I unhesitatingly recommend to others in need of services in which she is highly skilled.
Julie Collins, Writer/Editor for National Real Estate Publications (Chicago)
Articles on Multiple Topics for Specialized Real Estate Publications
A Highly Skilled Writer: Engaging, Distinctive & Enjoyable ContentAngela Allen is a highly skilled writer who excels at creating content that’s engaging, distinctive, and enjoyable to read! Angela has supported me on a wide variety of writing assignments with contrasting objectives and requirements. Whether it’s an educational and informative newsletter article requiring in-depth research or a creative, lighthearted blog intended to entertain—or anything in between—Angela delivers consistently. She asks excellent questions to ensure she understands your goals, expectations, and deadlines. But if you’re struggling to decide what content to create, she can offer a wealth of topic ideas and strategies stemming from her extensive professional experience. Additionally, Angela’s background in website development fuels her understanding of search engine optimization. So, if you’re trying to extend the reach of your online content, she can help with that too! I’m thankful I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate with Angela for numerous years and encourage others to tap into her many talents!
Bruce Entwisle, President Industrial Chemicals Company (Philadelphia)
Organic SEO Website Content, Design & Marketing
Technical Business Info Translated Into Compelling VerbiageI met Angela on line many years ago now and at a time when Harry Miller Corp was doing very little in the way of marketing on the web. We had a presence with an amateurish web page that simply had no depth to it or what I would call the “back end” of the domain. Angela came to me and proposed a complete overhaul not only of the content, but the color schemes and flow of the pages. She collaborated on a weekly basis pushing me to give her all the relevant facts about a very technical business (specialty chemicals) which she translated into verbiage and images that were compelling to read. Once she put the pages together, she went to work on the “back end” and this is where Harry Miller Corp started to actually market on the web. In very little time, we were coming up on search engine pages at either near the top or literally at the top which exploded the amount of activity of lead-generation. Not only were domestic sales being generated, but international sales to boot! By the time we sold the company, we were selling over 30% of our product overseas and this never would have happened without the web design, content and marketing work by Angela. I have had many customers say to me (once they realized our moderate size) that they thought we were a much larger company than what our sales reflected which is all attributable to the image projected by our web presence.
Shawn Moore, Political Candidate (Kentucky)
Website content & campaign launch consultation
The Finished Product Was UnsurpassedAngela was easy to work with and she provided concise guidance. The quality of the finished product was unsurpassed. My website was exactly what was promised and no changes needed to be made to the delivered website. She even developed a logo and a yard sign design for me to use in my campaign! I would absolutely recommend working with Angela for content, marketing and launching a political campaign!
Nancy Hill, Executive Director Historical Society
Writing the Organization's Story and Other Content to Raise Awareness
Her Enthusiasm for History Fed Our Own EffortsWhen the Harrodsburg (Ky.) Historical Society got a grant to update our website, we were thrilled to find that Angela Allen has a passion for history as well as fantastic web skills. She’s a good listener, and took the time to understand what we wanted in terms of style, content, and searchability. Her insightful questions led us to examine our own goals, and her suggestions helped us understand how a different layout could drive users to more areas of our website. This guidance was exactly what we had hoped for in partnering with a professional designer. Although we had some content prepared, Angela spent many hours massaging the content, creating indexes, and even creating content. Her enthusiasm for our local history fed our own efforts to find and share more information. The new website is very attractive and easily navigable, while being content-heavy. When we rolled it out at a membership meeting, Angela gave a tour of the site, which impressed all those who attended. A major goal and concern was that Society volunteers would have to learn to add content regularly. Angela designed the site so that content could be added in a blog, and built into the contract some hours of training for several people. Her patience with novices has been exemplary, and she’s always available to offer advice and talk us through a problem.
A Few Comments Through the Years
Thank you, Angela, for making Smooth Moves For Seniors a reality. It was especially nice that you met with us in person for the marathon planning and brainstorming sessions before we launched our site.
Your guidance, creativity and way with words has put us on the Internet’s map. I love our website content, brochures, ads and marketing materials! I even appreciate you pushing me to blog. Although I may have been slow to start on the blogging path, I know it will be an excellent investment of my time.
- Diana Beam
Angela’s unique wordsmith abilities are likely to be a godsend for all you who need to get your message out, but just don’t know quite how to say it.
- Michael Russer (AKA Mr. Internet)
Angela has a *wicked* gift for writing. I love to read her work, it literally makes my toes tingle!
- Anna Baron
Your words are so light but full of seeking and purpose…a combination you pull off brilliantly!
- Mike Darnell
Such an appropriate name…Angela, because I felt like you were an angel talking to me last week. Your words were very full of great insight and wisdom.
The first step you gave me was to clear up the phone issues…by the end of that day I had a new team in place — even the clients are noticing!
Next step was to determine the marketing niche. What I was thinking was way too broad, but the past few days I have become more focused on “what matters most”.
Gotta say that my time spent with you was probably the best hour I’ve spent discussing business in a long time. You blew me away with some of your thought-provoking questions and comments. You are a very giving person and in a short time I learned a great deal. Thank you.
- Thomas P. Mullooly, President - Mullooly Asset Management
I work hard to generate concepts and you always take my ideas one step further to polish them. You are priceless!
- Paula Binyamin
I think what amazes me about working with you is how quickly your mind works. I have to let the words roll around in my head for hours until they sort themselves out.
- JJ Murphy
When I started my business, I had no idea of all the complicated set-up projects this entailed, but I was blessed with Angela Allen’s wonderful mentoring. I’m delighted to have hired her to guide me through it all. I really don’t believe I could have gotten established without her expertise!
- Molly Alexander Darden
I had the good fortune to ‘run’ into Angela online. And I have never regretted the decision to have her edit and rewrite my product descriptions. I have had others help me in the past and, although they were talented writers, they always described my products in their words.
That is what I appreciate about Angela’s writing, she gets to know you, gets a feel for you, and is able to relate what you want into words for you. She writes in your natural voice, not hers.
- Wanda Haffner
There were several reasons I wanted to use Angela Allen when I needed copyediting: her educational and experiential background, her skills, and her integrity.
And what a pleasure to refer others to her! I strongly recommend you get to know her and see if her talent and skills fit your writing, editing, or publishing needs.
- Judy Vorfeld, Office Support Services
I have been working with Angela Allen since August 2001 and during this time Angela has accompanied me on the journey from “entrepreneur” to fully fledged business in a way that has been challenging, fruitful and joyous. While always guiding and supporting me, Angela has enabled me to discover my own way so that every decision I’ve taken has been informed and, most importantly, mine.
Engaging Angela’s services was the best business decision I have made ~ I cannot recommend her highly enough.
- Bronwyn Robertson
I just wanted to express my deepest thanks to you for the truly outstanding work you do. When I first contacted you, I did so thinking I was looking for someone to help me with my writing. Little did I know then that your talents extend far beyond the eloquent words you craft.
I value you and your company so highly because you help me see the big picture in what I am trying to accomplish and then you provide the assistance necessary to bring about this vision. You are a unique because you combine a strong knowledge of marketing, business/project planning and web site creation with a high level of skill with the written word.
This combination of your talents has helped my business profoundly. I feel so very fortunate to be associated with you. I wish you the very best in your continued success!
- Jeff Aughey
I feel overwhelmed with “to-do’s” at present, but the timing (for this consultation) is great and I will be moving toward the approach you recommended. I feel I got a tremendous amount out of it.
Thank you for your professionalism and it is a joy to work with you.
- Katie Baird
I highly recommend exploring the help of a business coach as part of professional development, especially for VAs in the start-up or re-evaluation phase of their practice.
My coach, Angela Allen, has been no less than an Olympian championing me professionally and even personally at times. She is a seasoned veteran of the VA industry and its specific challenges. As a specialist in creative writing and marketing she helps me keep my promotional materials looking great.
- Wendy Reznicsek
Working with Angela is like having a full marketing department at my disposal. Angela has saved my company thousands of dollars and has given me the flexibility of having someone that is well rounded to help me brainstorm and tailor successful marketing approaches for my business.
I love working with Angela, she makes me look great!
- Miguel Berger
Absolutely stunning, thank you Angela, I couldn’t be more pleased.
- Antonette Burroughs