Not only did I get unstuck, but after working with Neil I got a book deal with my dream imprint at Penguin Random House and was able to deliver my manuscript to the publisher on schedule. To achieve this, Neil and I worked together for nearly a year, honing ideas while creating the new book and speaking platform. Neil quite literally read every word of multiple drafts of my new book and also helped me with the associated speech. His advice and counsel, delivered with wisdom and humor, were invaluable to me. Thank you Neil for what you do."
- David Meerman Scott, marketing strategist and bestselling author of ten books including The New Rules of Marketing and PR
"Neil's skills, abilities, and professionalism have been crucial in helping me to get my message out into the world. He's been invaluable for completing a number of different projects over the years. He is also a good human being, which makes the experience of working with him a pleasant breeze.”
– Yogi Cameron Alborzian, author of The Guru in You
"Neil is a storytelling guru. He has a keen awareness of the delicate balances involved in telling a story that remains true to its characters. His advice is priceless.” – Allie Larkin, internationally bestselling author of Stay
"Neil is a genius at helping to craft memorable - and honest - messages." - Claire Austin, Founder of the Literally Healing program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"I wrote my first book without an editor or writing coach and it was a disaster. My publisher, Hay House returned the original manuscript and politely told me it had to be completely redone. So I hired Neil and we took my original manuscript and completely transformed it. He was expert at structuring the book and he coached me in creating the content and stories in a way that was so efficient and fun. My publisher was thrilled with the final manuscript. I have since received amazing feedback from readers all over the world who love the book.
I continue to work with Neil on all of my writing including my regular blog at the Huffington Post. My last post got nearly 10,000 likes and shares, something I attribute to the great content that Neil helped me create.
From the very first time I spoke to Neil, I was thrilled at how he grasped the message I wanted to share with the world. He has a very unique ability for taking a message and creating powerful content that grabs attention. He has been priceless in facilitating my success. He is truly talented and expert at what he does." - Andrea Libutti, MD, author of Awakened by Autism
"Working with Neil was, hands down, the best business and personal decision I made while writing my book. Neil's ability to support creativity, hold a timeline, and facilitate critical thinking kept me on track, productive, and sane! I look forward to working with Neil again on future projects." - Matthew Walker, author of Adventure in Everything
"Neil’s advice was spot-on, assisting me to peel away the fluff and get to the essential message. Turned out to be a rewarding collaboration – and a well-received speech." – Carole Stein, Stein Marketing Solutions
"It’s always a privilege to share references and testimonials for those whose talents and skills add value to your life and business, but it’s something entirely different to share one for someone whose acumen, wisdom, knowledge, experience and insights take you beyond the ordinary and bring out the most extraordinary aspects of who you are and what you desire to give to the world.
For me, this person has been Neil Gordon. Unlike anyone I’ve previously worked with on both personal and professional endeavors, Neil has a rare gift of bringing exactly what you desire to share, build, create or write and deliver it back to you in content that is clear, concise, accurate and represents your most authentic voice.
While I originally commissioned Neil to assist in reworking the outline of a book I was writing, it quickly became clear that we were destined to meet for the countless other projects I had looming in the wings. As an innovative entrepreneur, our collaboration has extended into core belief messaging, website content, logo and tagline feedback, internet marketing ad content, advertising headline writing and testing and more. Our greatest project to date may be guiding me through the development of a home-run national keynote presentation that delivered results and brought in additional speaking opportunities.
Neil has been a gift in my life and business. I’m grateful to have found him, and I look forward to years of partnership. Oh, and one of these days we’ll get back to that book outline." - Kellie Caldwell, Owner, Greater Possibilities LLC
"We were recently working to launch the inaugural global employee newsletter at our company, and wanted to include a creative and fun way to introduce the Global HR team. We partnered with Neil to complete a caricature of the team that was included in our newsletter – and with rave reviews!
Neil is a talented and creative artist and professional, and was a pleasure to work with on this project. The surprising part of the project was that equally fun to enjoying the comic output of the project was the engaging and fun process we went through as an internal team to answer Neil’s fact finding questions about our interests and personalities! It resulted in lots of laughter and connections across the team even before the caricature was produced.
I highly recommend Neil as a creative and talented partner for your next project." - Mark Daniels, HR Director, San Francisco based software company
"Neil stands out in my mind as one of the most capable and thoughtful editors and speech coaches with whom I have ever had the privilege of working.
I met Neil fortuitously through a shared friend and it turned out to be a stroke of good fortune. Neil invested with an instant deep dive shoulder to shoulder with me to help guide me for an upcoming TEDx Talk. I had little time, lots of angst, a bucket of ideas and a scrappy vision at best. I was amazed at his 360 degree view of all participants - the audience, the speaker, the real life characters in my story, and yes, my heart. My gut knew what it wanted to share but composing the narrative and executing on the nuanced delivery systems to rivet an audience - well that's where the ax falls fast. Neil helped me discover my voice. He invited me to participate in a rapid process of shameless idea-dumping - spill out all your ideas without fear of judgment. Then he helped me examine the various messages and inspired discipline to help eliminate the peripherals and illuminate on the big one idea.
What a super journey - instructive, fun, and permanent in its impact.
My go-to guy. Thank you Neil." - Jeffery Adler, TEDx speaker and entrepreneur
"I met Neil in the early stages of writing my memoir. After our initial conversation, I realized that Neil possessed a passion for storytelling. He thrives on working with writers, helping them to deliver a well-executed story. Neil is synonymous with the art of craft. He demands the highest standard. Since our first meeting two years ago through to a polished manuscript, Neil has provided me invaluable lessons. He taught me everything from basic language skills to helping me develop a keen eye to edit my work. I recommend Neil to all those in need of coaching and editing services. He is honest, thorough, and most important, he cares.” - Paula Woods, writer
"Neil has been a valued collaborator of mine on a variety of different endeavors. I recommend his services for whatever writing or editing project you may have.” - Dwayne Ashley, Chief Officer at Jazz at Lincoln Center
"Neil was extremely helpful in the process of writing the free offer product for my website. His insight, expert editing skill, and advice were invaluable. I highly recommend Neil’s services to anyone who wants to find his/her voice and to express it in a clear and authentic way." - Mindy Barnett, Health and Wellness Coach
"Neil Gordon edited this book with tremendous energy, creativity, and intelligence, guiding everything from the big picture to the smallest detail. His influence is on every page.” - Gregory Joujon-Roche, author of One Body, One Life
"The talented, supportive Neil Gordon made every suggestion and edit a pleasure.” - Patrician McCarthy, author of The Face Reader
"Neil Gordon is blessed with a very calming and confident persona that was a terrific asset when we were all working under extreme deadline pressure. Neil did a great job staying on top of everything that was needed to make the photo insert the best one we've ever seen in a nonfiction book.” – Michael Schiavo, author of Terri: The Truth