Happy Clients

Elena K. Abbott, Ph.D., has worked with international non-profits, fiction and non-fiction writers, scholars and graduate students, academic departments, entrepreneurs, doctors, actors, engineers, and more! 

Here's what just a few happy clients have had to say...

"Elena’s sharp editing was essential to the success of our team’s lengthy and esoteric report. She has the requisite attention to detail and thorough grammatical fluency for complicated editing assignments such as this one. I would work with her again without hesitation."

-Andrew Harmon, Associate Director of Communications, The Nature Conservancy

"My team in Washington, D.C. undertakes in-depth research on peacekeeping operations and translates the findings into reports for high-level policy- and decision-makers around the world. Our written products have to be of the highest quality to influence change. Elena Abbott is very professional and detail-oriented, takes time to clarify our needs, does her homework to understand the field and technical language, and is excellent at knowing when to reach out to clarify something mid-project. She has helped us to improve the quality of our reports even under extremely tight deadlines."

-Alison Giffen, Director of Peacekeeping, Center for Civilians in Conflict

"Elena was incredibly helpful and informative during the editing process. Her willingness to understand my project’s concept, requirements, and target audience made it so enjoyable to work together to improve the final product. She brings an exceptional blend of writing expertise and a historian's background, which significantly elevated the end result. I was thoroughly pleased with how seamless and efficient the process was while working together. I highly recommend working with Elena on any of your editing needs."

-Alex Strazzanti, Seattle Photographer

"Elena is a skilled editor and writing coach. Working with her was easy and so enjoyable, from online scheduling, to content discussion and strategy, to editing and refining current projects. I left our very first session feeling more confident and inspired, with actionable tips I can use on my own to create clear, consistent, readable content. I am deeply grateful to have her as a resource!"

-Dr. Sierra Storm, Rise Regenerative Medicine

"As a business owner, it's scary to raise prices and make changes to offerings which is why it's so important to get the messaging just right. A lot is at stake so I chose to invest in Ink Blotter's services. I brought Elena in to help me refine my message so it was clear, concise, and still felt true to my voice. Not only did she help keep me on track with what I was trying to convey, she provided me much needed peace of mind. I felt at ease through the process because I knew we (me and my letter) were in good hands. Next up: my automated emails and web copy!"

-Sondra Firestein, Founder, Pursuit Concierge

"Elena Abbott is a lifesaver who genuinely ensures her clients receive the best writing consultation available. Elena applied her skills immediately and had the patience to fully understand my situation and goal. Ink Blotter helped me take the first step towards realizing my professional aspirations."

    -Rick S.

"Elena worked with me on a dissertation abstract that had me feeling “stuck.” She made edits and suggestions that helped to clarify the aim and scope of my work; her input gave me the cognitive distance from my writing necessary to move on to the next steps. Her sentence-level work made the textual details in my abstract more precise and readable. I’ve been writing at the academic level for several years now and feel that that the best feedback accounts for the current state of your work and the state you want it to achieve; Elena understood my goals and incorporated them into her feedback in an incredibly natural way. I highly recommend working with her – you’ll be hooked!"

-Michelle M., Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Elena is responsible, punctual, congenial and a great writer. She is a joy to work with! Elena revised and maintained our departmental website. She handled queries and complaints from a wide range of quirky individuals with equanimity and professionalism, and kept our website vibrant and engaging, regularly updating and revising features based on new publications and events. Great talent, clear, effective and creative communication!"

-Dr. Bryan McCann, Chair, Georgetown University History Department

"Elena is a joy to work with and hands down the best professional I've hired to support my business thus far across the board. She asked the right questions to get to the bottom of my creative spirit with care and thoughtfulness. Following that, she edited both my book and enhanced my brand voice in a way I could have never accomplished on my own. She's truly invaluable and I've already referred her to others!"

-Kristyn Ivey, founder of For the Love of Tidy and best-selling author of The Tidy Home Joy Journal + Action Pack

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