I have had the privilege of working with some amazing clients and team members. They have been kind enough to offer these lovely words about me.

Tom Reitze,  Author and Owner of Dragonfly Books and Art, Ltd.

Thanks for your help. You are a true professional. The other people I worked with gave me a lot of help, but they are no where near the level of expertise you are. 5 stars!

August 1, 2014


Pam Withers & Cynthia Gill, Authors of  Jump-Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life

Acknowledgements: “Above all, Cynthia and I would like to thank our two researchers, Rob and Dorothy.” “Dorothy Distefano of Rochester, New York, is not only a successful writer, editor, and researcher (, she is an activist when it comes to getting boys to read. Her research skills got us out of the starting gate on our book and we’re proud she has been part of it.”



Kara Hoover, Student at Nazareth College

“As a freshman entering college, I found myself overwhelmed with my classes, one of which was college writing. Shortly into the class, I found that I really hadn’t spent enough time in high school writing at the college level. Dorothy’s provided help on my schedule, both live and electronic guidance, on everything from understanding the subject, to planning and organizing the final paper. She was willing to meet whenever I wanted to, or needed to, and this included traveling in almost any type of weather condition, snow storm included! She was also very formal and always on time and well prepared. Dorothy also took the time to help me with research, and even read the same books the class required. This guidance enabled me to get an “A” in the two required writing courses. With this guidance, I highly recommend her, and will continue to use her as I continue through my college years at Nazareth College.”

July 9, 2013


Richard J. Rauth, DDS, MS

“I had the pleasure of working with Dorothy to develop a custom website when she was with  Dorothy served as my point of contact, my project manager, and my editor.  Dorothy was always available for consultation by phone, email, or video conference and took a personal interest in making sure that my website was outstanding and exactly what I wanted.  I am a very demanding client and Dorothy exceeded my expectations with her client-focused attention and in the quality of her work.  Dorothy is a problem solver and not a fire starter.  Dorothy routinely solved my web-development dilemmas by offering multiple cost-effective solutions and staying on task; she was a tremendous asset. Most importantly I found Dorothy to be honest and ethical in her professional interactions. In the web-development world where fees are based on hourly rates it is essential to have honest people working on your project.  You can count on Dorothy to provide quality work at an honest rate.  I give Dorothy my highest recommendation.”

March 20, 2012


 Matthew P. Heine, DDS

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

“Dorothy was integral to the creation and launch of the website for my dental practice. Her hard work and creative abilities were instrumental in providing me with a site that I am very proud to display.” 

February 21, 2012


Courtney Van De Burg, Sr. Designer, Principal, Lynx Imaging (colleague)

“Project management is about more than running through a list of projects for updates. As Director of Client Services, Dorothy showed excellent project management skills not only by keeping up-to-date with the status of each project, but also by assigining and following up with each team member on their specific tasks and by being available to team members and clients alike, to discuss projects as needed. I would gladly work with Dorothy again if given the chance.”

February 29, 2012

Danielle Sahiner, Content Writer/Web Developer, Freelance Content Writing (colleague)

“It was a pleasure to work with Dorothy after she stepped into the role of Director of Client Services at We had many projects waiting for someone to take the lead on and get them completed. Dorothy did just that. She worked diligently to assign tasks and roles, and made sure to be available for questions and concerns via email and Skype. She was responsive to client needs and did whatever it took to get the job done; sometimes even stepping in and doing the work herself. I miss working with Dorothy and if the opportunity to work with her again comes up, I will jump at the chance.”

February 28, 2012


Domino The Great, School Assembly Presenter

 Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

“I have used Dorothy in a number of different writing progjects for my website and I’m so happy with her work. She is very reasonable and an expert in SEO/Creative writing. She is also a pleasure to work with too!”

 January 4, 2012


Spencer Seidel, Author



Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time

“Recently, Dorothy completed a rush editing job for me on a 370-page novel manuscript. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the language, and obvious passion for doing an outstanding job was clear to me from the start. Highly recommended.”

October 4, 2011


Ruben Chavez

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

“Dorothy is an exceptionally talented and creative writer who truly loves her craft. Not only is she skilled at what she does, but she is also a very personable woman and a pleasure to work with. Dorothy’s unique quality is that she can convincingly and masterfully adopt any style of writing or voice that is most conducive to the overall effect of the piece. If you need funny, she can be funny. Need scholarly? She’s scholarly. Want both? She can do that too. I look forward to working with Dorothy again in the future and wish her even more success in her already accomplished writing career.”

July 8, 2009


Melanie Henson, Freelance Writer/Editor, Telecommute (business partner)

“Dorothy and I consulted on three categories of a researching/writing project and I found her input invaluable. She’s not only a great writer–she also has a great work ethic, and is a pleasure to work with on top of it all. Can’t recommend her enough!”

July 7, 2009


 Pam Withers, Young Adult Author

“As researcher for my forthcoming book on boys and literacy, Dorothy was a fastidious and enthusiastic member of our team. she was fast, thorough, professional, pleasant, easy to work with. I’d recommend her heartily!”

July 2012


Lee Buzard, Director of Sales,

“I worked with Dorothy during her time as Director of Client Service and Copywriter at She worked diligently on team building and improving communication and procedures for a global team. Dorothy also worked very effectively with clients throughout the creation of their websites, overseeing each detail and managing each step with staff members. Dorothy would be an asset to any business seeking project/client service management or copywriting.”

August 2012


Christa Meola, Photographer, Author

“A special ‘thank you’ to Dorothy Distefano, whose inspiring quote, “I before E except after vodka,” cemented my decision to hire her as a proofreader.” November 2010