“I am delighted to be able to work with somebody with your attention to detail, commitment and can-do attitude … you bring experience that is rarely seen in this business.” — C.J.

“Deb Barnes provided the polish my dissertation needed to go from solid to award-winning. I could have graduated without her help — but I would not have been as pleased with and proud of the product.” — M.L.E.

“As a business owner, I’ve contributed a column to our local newspaper for many years. Deb has edited each and every column and made me sound great … while still allowing my own personality to shine through.” — K.R.

“Having your trained eyes on it is priceless.” — N. B.

“Your support and advice this summer was invaluable — I learned a lot.” — K.U.

“It was a very good experience working with you and I really appreciated your editing.” — M.F.

“You must be one of the BEST REPORTERS ON THE PLANET! Of all the stories written about the neighborhood debacle yours was the most fair, reasoned and balanced. Thank you and keep doing what you’re doing.” — P.L.

“You have an amazing gift to see flaws or holes in systems and implement solutions.” — C.J.

“OH MY GOODNESS. YOU ARE SO GOOD. Want to write all my papers for me?” — E.B.

“Deb, you’ve helped me grow immensely as a journalist, and I wouldn’t know half as much as I do about the workings of municipal government without the many conversations we’ve had about such matters.” — A.R.

“Outstanding proofreading skills and editorial talents. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed.” — C.R.

“Thank you for being so good at what you do!” — K. R.