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From the moment I connected with Jackie, I felt a complete sense of ease and comfort with her. It’s as if I had known her for my entire life. With the sensitive nature of the work we were doing, my fears of feeling vulnerable and too open were erased. She is a pro story-teller and has a gift for interpreting the true essence of what needs to be communicated. Jackie offers grace, friendship and authenticity in her approach when working with her. I would recommend Jackie to anyone.
Jackie has been an absolute joy to work with from the very first meeting with her. Right from the start, she connected with me and was able to gently hold space for me to share a very vulnerable story. The trust she created helped bring out a deeply honest story that spoke to the true essence of what I felt and wanted to say. If you want to make sure your story and message are held, honoured, and respected, Jackie is definitely the woman I recommend <3 <3 <3
I am so impressed with Jackie Brown! Dear Lord, she is a magician!!! How she does what she does, I have no idea, but it’s truly a miracle! I had a bunch of stories mixed in together and you pulled things out. My goodness, Jackie Brown!!! Thank you so much! What you did with my story is amazing! The relief in my heart this morning after reading your edited version is enormous!
Thank YOU for being such an awesome woman and editor. I have struggled to write in the past and with your help those words just flowed like magic.
Just want to thank you, Jackie, for all your help and for taking away the pressure of delivering a well-written piece. It’s been a great experience!
–Abigail Nadar Nepaul
Jackie Brown is completely amazing!
-Raven Thompson, Writer & Teacher
Not only has Jackie published a bestselling Canadian book she has also works with an important literary agency in the Toronto Area. Even so she continues to read about her craft and share her knowledge with her friends and peers. She has encouraged me and given me specific advice and guidance about my work that has helped me refine my work. She has even encouraged me to think beyond the pages of my computer and to actively try to find an agent and publisher.
Jackie Brown is an educated, caring professional team player who takes time to really nurture ‘story’…short, long or all over the board. She encourages tenacity, encourages new writer’s & supports seasoned. I highly recommend Jackie.
Ms. Brown is a Jackie of all trades. I can honestly say that she has given my life meaning to pursue my passion of writing. Jackie is inspirational and while she juggles many facets of her life she still finds the time to give selflessly to elevate the craft of writing. She is very knowledgeable about the industry and shares her knowledge with others to become successful. I learn something valuable at every session. She is a true leader and an amazing woman.
Jackie, Jackie, Jackie…you are insightful, helpful and kind.
-Pam Del Franco
I had the pleasure of meeting Jackie in a local writing group she hosts called the Durham Writing Society. Jackie’s passion for writing, communication and storytelling is contagious. She has helped me to become more productive and effective in my writing efforts. I have learned a great deal about the writing and publishing industry through Jackie’s wisdom and her large network of writing friends and colleagues.
– Jill Kennedy
Jackie is a warm, compassionate and intelligent person who is very committed to the success of her clients. She took excellent care to ensure that our needs and requirements were met during the production of our corporate video. Jackie is thoughtful and uses a systematic approach to projects. Jackie brings a wealth of helpful experience to her clients from her years in publishing and media work. She is a delight to work with.
– Bob Wiele
I am working with Jackie on a book and I’m so pleased I made that first call. I am a life coach (SWAT trained) and I’m trying to grow my business. I know a book will help with that, but the true reason I’m writing this is to fulfill a dream of getting my story out there. I have learned so and developed a life philosophy based on my journey of healing from my own life hurts and lessons. I’ve decided on self-publishing and Jackie has helped me “put my stuff in piles” – focus the themes of my life and philosophy so we can do this book. She is energetic, enthusiastic, and never takes no for an answer! I would definitely recommend her.
– Daria Gimon, Change in Motion
“Grace under pressure” describes Jackie Brown perfectly. I worked with Jackie on a multi-component publishing project with very challenging deadlines. As program manager, Jackie successfully juggled the multiple deadlines, authors, and editors with humour and kindness, never letting the many changes needed along the way overwhelm her. She was a wonderful captain on some stormy seas!
I love working for Jackie! She is a calm, thoughtful, and caring manager who keeps everything on track and helps her team members shine.
Jackie is an incredible communicator, she is never flustered under pressure, remaining cool and calm in order to execute the proper plan. Jackie was extremely successful as Project Manager/Producer while at Switch Video. Clients absolutely loved to deal with her and many have remained friends of Jackie. I remember one client of ours was quoted to say ‘I’m actually sad that out project is finished as I will miss our meetings with Jackie’
Jackie is a well organized worker who can easily handle multiple tasks, she managed well over 150 video projects, many of them simultaneously while working with Switch.
Jackie can handle any task you throw her in to, she would be an asset to any team.
-Wayne Ferris, Illustrate It Inc.
Jackie Brown is simply fantastic to work with! She establishes strong relationships with her clients, and puts in 110% into every project to ensure it is completed to the client’s satisfaction. She tackles every project with gusto and radiates a positive energy that always touches those around her. Jackie has been rewarded for completing projects on time and under budget, and her clients are always happy with her work.
-Dawn Smith, French Immersion Teacher
Jackie is an incredible person to work with. She is fantastic with clients and always bring a positive attitude. One of her many strengths is coming up with creative solutions to problems. She is a great team player and great to work with.
Jackie – who has produced an animated video for my organization – is a great project manager. She deals with all situations in a caring, professional, and graceful manner. And she went out of her way to accommodate any unexpected things. Actually, we have just begun our second project with her. So thank you very much, Jackie; in your hands, it has been a pretty easy journey :-).
I loved working with Jackie and learned a lot from her. She is tireless, focussed and a great inspiration to anyone who is thinking of pursuing their dream. She is truly a great publisher and leader. I’m not the only one who thinks this of Jackie – I have also heard this from other publishing colleagues and our own team members: Jackie has great heart, sincerity and an intuition about what will make great books. I recommend her whole-heartedly and am confident she will bring success to any team she joins.
Hi Jackie and Jeff (and the rest of the lovely Switch Marketing team). Just wanted to send you a thank you note for producing a fantastic video. I know the last-minute changes made an already-tight deadline a bit over the top, but your willingness to make the changes without even a peep of complaint is greatly appreciated.
We are very happy with the end result and have received only positive feedback on it.
I would of course be happy to serve as a reference and hope we can work on a project again together in the future.
I will miss my nightly sessions with Canada!
The best to all of you and thanks again for a great job.
I had the priviledge of working with Jackie on multiple client projects at Switch Marketing. In collaborating with Jackie I always had an assuredness that things would get done thoroughly and at the highest quality levels for our client. Time and time again I have been witness to her dedication to the client, her sense of urgency, and her professionalism on the job. Jackie is the “glue” that holds all the pieces together in the project and delivers on all levels to the delight of her client. Jackie is a real producer in every sense of the word, a talented individual and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her without hesitation
Jackie and I worked together at Switch Marketing and Communications, Ltd. Jackie always has a constructive attitude with an ability to turn any situation into a positive manageable opportunity. She is reliable, creative, and a great project manager. Jackie can produce results and improve company working conditions; all while being fiscally aware and responsible to the project budget. Jackie has the ability to make everyone she works with better. I wish Jackie all the best and continued professional success.
Aaaaannnnndddd [Simply Woman Publishing] goddess, Jackie. . . knocks ANOTHER one out of the ballpark! It was a distinct pleasure working with you. It was like being with a great girlfriend and we’d laugh until it hurt. Thanks for “getting it” and getting my story out.
-Katie Serriani Bowell
I had a problem with over-detailing and under-explaining. Lol – I’m not a writer. Thank God for Jackie Brown!
After I started with the timeline of my life as Jackie suggested, a huge heaviness was lifted off my chest! It was finally all out of me! This book is changing my life in ways I’ve always dreamed of. I’m so ready and so grateful!