Here's what Anne's clients have to say about her work.
Pauline Anderson, Editor, Family Health, Canadian Living:
Having worked with Anne Bokma for over nine years, I can certainly attest to her excellent researching, writing and editing skills. She has a keen creative flair and is full of great ideas on how to treat a story. She is equally comfortable handling a sensitive article on a doctor's depression as she is putting together an inspirational story on childhood rheumatoid arthritis. She also hands in assignments on time (often a rarity!) and is, frankly, a joy to work with. I would recommend her for any magazine work.
Elizabeth Garel, Editor, Together Family:
Anne is a wonderful writer, with a warm and engaging style. In her interviews, she always asks the questions to which I (as an editor and as a reader) want the answers. She is in my top list of writers that I turn to again and again.
Sarah Moore, Managing Editor, More Magazine:
Anne is a pleasure to work with. She is punctual, and her stories are always fresh and well written. I believe Anne's particular strength, in addition to her evocative writing, is her ability to identify with and speak to our readers.
Frank Lederer, President, Thomson Healthcare Communications:
Anne is a consummate professional. She is without a doubt one of the most creative writers/editors I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She has the unique ability to take a totally new concept to fruition in an organized and cost efficient manner. Anne continually works well within budgets, is always sensitive to timelines and is a total team player. I always look forward to working with Anne. She is one of the finest editors I have ever had the opportunity to be associated with.
Angie Ng, Manager, Human Resources, Novo Nordisk Canada
Anne is an absolute professional. She is a great writer who is very engaged with the projects she has. Her engagement is clearly demonstrated by her creativity and also the excellent recommendations she has given me to enhance the quality of the projects we've worked on. I enjoyed working with her and look forward to working with her on other assignments.
Janet Rowe, Senior Editor, Homemakers:
Anne is a thoughtful, reflective writer who comes up with great ideas and knows exactly how to make them relatable to the reader. She's professional, dependable and a thorough researcher. It's a pleasure working with her.
Karen Welds, Business Development Manager, Rogers Media:
Anne is a real ideas person who knows how to professionally execute a project from beginning to end-whether it's writing compelling articles, launching an extensive national healthcare awards program, or overseeing corporate projects that require developing concepts and working closely with clients, writers, illustrators/photographers and designers. Anne is able to ensure all elements are executed on time, on budget and with a high level of editorial expertise.
Evelyn Myrie, Director, Peel Newcomer Strategy Group, Mississauga:
I have frequently hired Anne to transform copy into compelling material that has strong readership appeal. Anne has assisted me in preparing reports, simplifying complex statistical information and rewriting newsletters and other promotional materials. She is quick to grasp what needs to be done, is able to effectively prioritize tasks and consistently meets all deadlines. On a personal note, she is a pleasure to work with - always positive in her approach and enthusiastic about the job at hand.
Vicki Wood, Editor, Drugstore Canada:
Anne is the most valuable kind of freelancer - one who quickly gains an understanding of the assignment, makes sure she knows the goal of the piece and then runs with it, turning in a well-crafted article on time. She communicates any difficulties (and suggests solutions) quickly and clearly - and she writes like an editor's dream. Once I've assigned an article to Anne, I can relax.
Jason Farr, Host, Jason and Jodi Show, Talk 820 Hamilton:
The Jason and Jodi Show on Talk 820, Hamilton, has a mandate to make the morning radio listening experience more interesting, and more fun. Bringing Anne Bokma into the fold as a regular Monday morning contributor with her "Chic to be Frugal" segment has reinforced that mandate — and then some. Anne is highly energetic and extremely well researched. Most of all, Anne is fun. She hits it out of the park for us every Monday morning. We are proud to have Anne as a regular contributor to the station.
Kathryn Dorrell, Life Section Editor, Canadian Living:
I very much appreciate that Anne takes the time and effort to develop well thought-out and creative story ideas that address our readers' needs and resonate with the challenges and issues they are facing. Working with Anne on a story is a pleasure because she does her research, is a good writer and knows how to package information to grab the reader's attention.