Carolina Public Health

“Words can’t express how much I appreciate Michele – first and foremost for her talent as a writer – but especially for her professionalism, reliability, consistency, and dedication over the course of the many years she has contracted with us, producing work that shines in every detail. She is easy to collaborate with, and I trust her completely with any assignment I send her way. ”

Linda C. Kastleman
Editor, Carolina Public Health magazine
Communications Office, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Durham County Department of Social Services

“Our agency has continued to work with Michele since 2011 because of her excellent work.  She works well with employees and our partners in a complex social services system. She gets the information she needs to create high-quality communication pieces that tell the story of our important work.”

Michael Becketts
Director, Durham County Department of Social Services

UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences

“I have worked with Michele Lynn for many years in my role as editor of Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine, the alumni magazine of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill. Michele is a talented writer and storyteller who is polished and professional — always responsive to follow-up questions, great at meeting deadlines, attentive to detail. She is able to boil down academic material into a lay-friendly story that is compelling and engaging to the reader.”

Kim Weaver Spurr, Editor, Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine
Associate Director of Communications, UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences

PopUp Chorus

“Michele Lynn helped me greatly with my communications pieces and website, particularly with messaging and branding about the programs, when I started Community Chorus Project in 2011 with the goal of providing music education and opportunity to young people in our community.

As a friend and advisor, Michele helped me strategize about this new company that sought to be both profitable and create a positive social impact. In 2014, I began PopUp Chorus, and again, Michele offered her support and insight about the big picture marketing and media strategy, but also dug in deeper with me on the smaller details of text editing. She is an invaluable ally, a lover of the arts, and a person of great integrity and intelligence. You want her on your side!”

Lauren Bromley Hodge
Founder, PopUp Chorus and Community Chorus Project

Beyond Differences

“I have relied on the talent, professionalism and counsel of Michele Lynn Communications since the founding of our organization in 2010. Whether it’s writing and editing our email program, our fundraising materials, our annual report, or our collateral material, Michele has given of herself generously, passionately and professionally for each project.  Her pieces are often the ones that receive the greatest applause and accolades from our board, donors, and volunteers.  She also brings a wealth of talented vendors with her including printers and graphic designers.  I can’t recommend her firm highly enough!”

Laura Talmus
Co-founder and Executive Director, Beyond Differences

Duke HomeCare & Hospice

“I am pleased to recommend Michele Lynn as a highly skilled writer who is very sensitive to the emotional nature of the interviews she has done for us. Since 2011, Michele has written feature profiles for our annual report about hospice volunteers, our patients, and the loved ones left behind.  I am grateful not only for the quality of Michele’s work and the ease of working with her but also for the care and sensitivity she consistently demonstrates as she interviews individuals during a very emotional time in their lives. Each year I add more to Michele’s plate because she has proven to be a tremendous asset who goes above and beyond what is expected – even brainstorming overall themes, artwork, and potential interest stories with me.”

Dee Blake
Director of Development, Duke HomeCare & Hospice

Duke University News & Communications

“Michele is a highly dependable professional and a very talented writer. Since she worked as a freelancer for Duke, we did not have as much one-on-one contact in our planning and editing process as we would with an in-office colleague. That didn’t matter. Michele always understands the assignment and creates clear, compelling stories on myriad subjects. I highly recommend Michele.”

Steve Hartsoe, Senior Editor, Duke University News & Communications

Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute

“I have had the pleasure of working with Michele on one of my largest publications for Duke University. I find her writing style to be clear and concise and her attitude and work ethic to be nothing less than professional. She is always at the top of my list when deciding to hire or recommend writers to colleagues. I know your communications projects will benefit because she has influenced them.”

Courtney Orning
Associate Director of Communications, Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute

Orange County Rape Crisis Center

“It was great to work with Michele; she helped us change the format of our newsletter to make it more consistent with our vision and mission.  She is efficient, talented and great at helping staff learn the skills needed to sustain the work.”

Margaret Barrett
(Former) Executive Director, Orange County Rape Crisis Center

The ArtsCenter

“Michele is a one-woman marketing marvel.  Working with her is an absolute pleasure.  Her professionalism, flexibility, patience and creativity were exactly what we needed when working on our annual campaign project.  She went above and beyond in her efforts to become familiar with the mission and vision of our organization and, as a result, was able to clearly articulate our strengths, navigate our challenges, and successfully depict our programs. ”

Lauren Sacks
(Former) Associate Executive Director
The ArtsCenter

Capital Development Services

“Michele Lynn worked with our team for several years to serve our clients’ fundraising writing needs.  She builds a nice rapport with the non-profits’ staff and leadership to succinctly capture the essence of their mission in her writing.  Michele is a very talented and effective writer as she was able to clearly articulate our diverse clients’ urgent funding needs – from health and human service organizations to educational institutions.”

Kaky Grant
Senior Counsel
Capital Development Services

Chapel Hill Magazine

“I really enjoyed working with Michele who wrote for Chapel Hill Magazine for a number of years. From the start, she came in with story ideas that were right on target. As one of our readers, she knew what we were trying to achieve (a magazine filled with great stories about our neighbors). She writes pieces both large and small and is always a pro about it.  Her pieces, which are well-researched and always fun to read, come in on time and require minimal editing. Oh, and she seems to know everyone in town.”

Kathy Irvin
(former) Editor, Chapel Hill Magazine