TESTIMONIALS

LISA BLACKER
PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER,
Connection Victory Publishing Company;
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS,
The Good Men Project —
Kevin Wood is an engaging writer and a skilled editor. As a Lead Editor for The Good Men Project, Kevin worked directly with the contributors to effectively amplify their message, taking care not to change the author's voice. He gives careful attention to detail from assignment to completion, checking in with a member of the executive team regarding desired outcomes, best practices, or other questions. Kevin seems to be a natural at being personable without compromising professionalism in his communications with business associates and clients. He is trustworthy with confidential information, dependable with deadlines, and generally an asset to the team. If my company were in a position to hire him as a writer and/or editor on a full-time basis, I would do so without hesitation.

GINNY WOODS
WRITER;
CORPORATE RELATIONS,
Autonomous Research —

Kevin is a thorough, diligent and creative editor. He knows how to guide a writer toward their own unique voice and story—a skill he has honed over years as a writer and teacher. Recently, he suggested I write an essay for a publication where he worked and gave me general guidelines for a topic. He brainstormed with me as I developed the idea and helped give it focus. When I submitted a draft, his edit, while fairly light, definitely improved the clarity and brevity of what I’d written. The essay ended up being very popular online, and it’s a piece of which I’m very proud. I look forward to doing more writing alongside Kevin.
MARK CHIMSKY
EDITOR of NATIONAL BESTSELLERS;
WRITER —

I am delighted to recommend Kevin Wood for his masterful editorial skills — as I writer I know I am in good hands with Kevin; he has always managed to find ways to make my work better and to inspire me as a writer to go back for another round when my writing requires it. He has that gift I prize most in editors, a generosity of spirit that seeks to enlighten and improve while conveying a genuine sense of connection and support. As a professional editor myself, the highest accolade I can give Kevin is that I totally trust him with my work. Kevin is an editor who is also an accomplished writer and he has shown me, by example, what it means to be brave and honest on the page, to make each essay a voyage of discovery and to tackle hard truths that will touch the lives of others. I am honored to call Kevin my editor, my fellow writer, and my friend.
JEN O’RYAN, Ph.D.
WRITER; COLUMNIST;
USER ENGAGEMENT MANAGER —

It’s been extremely beneficial to work with Kevin as my weekly columnist editor. He brings a refreshing perspective that enhances the voice and brings clarity to articles. I’ve learned a great deal about subtle adjustments that can make statements more impactful.

Kevin is also very adept at engaging readers through well-crafted, relatable writing. His work draws people in through sharing the experiences of being human.
VERNON C. LINDSAY, Ph.D.
WRITER; CONSULTANT;
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH —

It is with great honor that I can speak to Kevin Wood’s editing and writing skills. Consistently, he has offered me timely and well-informed feedback on article submissions. He has served as an invaluable resource to the success of my weekly column at The Good Men Project.
DHEEPA CHARI
SINGER/SONGWRITER;
SENIOR DIRECTOR, Pfizer Oncology —

I can’t say enough about Kevin’s talents as a writer and editor. He has helped me with a number of different projects - most recently an article published in the Washington Post. He is a wonderful coach throughout the writing process and has helped me in finding my own voice.
REV. FREDERICK A. DAVIE
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,
Union Theological Seminary;
CHAIR, NYC Civilian
Complaint Review Board —

I have known Kevin for over 15 years, having met when he was launching his career in NYC working for “Show People” Magazine. Kevin has advised me on education-related programs, edited several of my opinion pieces and blogs, and published my articles in his role as an editor with the Good Men Project. His keen intellect, superb writing skills and passion for justice combine to make him an indispensable partner on these projects. He is a true friend who shares a deep commitment to make the world a more compassionate and equitable place for all people. Kevin’s prodigious gifts are commendable, whether he is performing in the workplace or as a consultant.
JOHN D. WOODS
NOVELIST; ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
of ENGLISH & CREATIVE WRITING,
Nassau Community College —

Kevin, like the best editors, can distill an author’s work to its essence. His eye for the core thread of a story—what defines a work—has been invaluable to my writing process. More than an editor, Kevin is a true collaborator.”
MICHAEL SHAMMAS
LAWYER; WRITER —

For the past five months, I have worked with Kevin every week as he edits and publishes my weekly column on GoodMenProject.com. He’s more than diligent and takes care to make sure every article shines before hitting the “publish” button. More importantly, in addition to his obvious intelligence, Kevin has great people skills and makes those he works with feel at ease right away. If I could recommend him 100,000,000 times, I would.
MARIA SCHARRON del-RIO, Ph.D
ASSOCIATE DEAN,
Brooklyn College School of Education —

As an academic who has done a lot of work collaboratively with other authors, I did not employ editing services for the better part of my career. Recently, I shifted to working on autoethnographic work, and decided to seek some assistance. I feel so fortunate to have found Kevin Wood as my editor. Kevin has edited the last four manuscripts I have submitted, and it has not only contributed to the acceptance of all manuscripts for publication, it has improved my experience of writing. Kevin’s observations and feedback have helped my writing and my voice become more clear and effective. Reviewers have increasingly remarked on how the writing in my manuscripts flows well, how the submissions are more polished than average, and how my writing increases the impact of my arguments. Kevin is very skilled, not only in addressing the inevitable typos and grammatical errors in any manuscript, but also in posing the right questions that enable me to clarify my message and intent and therefore connect more with the reader. Through his comments, it is evident that he cares about the writer within process of helping craft a wonderful piece as much as about the outcome. His editorial support on the articles that were more autobiographical reflected a profound sense of care, a willingness in joining me on the journey of writing my truth, and a deep respect for my voice and my story. His feedback has helped me improve my writing and has made the writing process smoother, as I trust that with his support I will be able to proudly submit writing that genuinely reflects me and delivers an impactful message.