I reached out to Liane for coaching and advice when I was looking to apply for a job on a tight deadline. I thought this position was a bit of a reach for me professionally, but I was definitely interested in pursuing the opportunity. Initially, I was unsure how to approach the letter of interest in a way that would adequately convey my diverse experience and skillset. Liane was an excellent sounding board, allowing me to access the core of my uncertainty. She enabled me to quickly and clearly identify the qualities that I should concentrate on to make my letter appealing to the hiring organization. Talking with Liane gave me the confidence and clarity that I needed to write a genuine and effective letter and complete the job application on-time.
S. Stoudt | Ph.D.
I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Liane Slaughter through Clear Water Bay, and it was one of the best writing experiences I have encountered. I consulted with Liane on a project, and from the very beginning, she managed my expectations with excellence. She stayed in communication, kept our deliverables in front of us, made sure we stayed true to our timelines, even when they had to shift due to information not being available. The outcome of the project was more than what I anticipated. Liane listened to my expectations and what I wanted to convey, and she did just that. Working together was great. She is the consummate professional and I highly recommend her work.
A. Howard | Assistant Dean for Online Education and Expanded Programs
It has been a very pleasant experience working with Liane. I first came to her for advice and document editing when I started my PhD applications for overseas institutions. Before consulting her, I was unsure whether some of my struggles would hinder my chance of being accepted into good graduate schools. She listened to me very attentively and enlightened me with meaningful advice that helped me a lot.
She gave insightful suggestions for my application documents, including my CV and personal statements. It was much more than mere polishing. I learned from her how to write a reader-friendly essay and effective communication. I also felt comfortable working with her because she always replied to my email promptly.
I look forward to my future consultation sessions with her for interview practice. I highly recommend her consulting services.
H. Chow | MSc graduate and current research assistant
Liane is my role model in both an academic sense and in my personal life. I've gone to her for advice a number of times regarding my career and future plans. She always has good advice to give from prior experience or know someone who has had similar experiences. She knows how to ask all the important questions and has a way with guiding people into putting convoluted ideas into simple digestible words. Liane doesn't just help with finishing one writing/presentation task or project. She teaches you how to communicate with clarity and conciseness that can be transferred to future projects.
We hired Liane to copy edit some very difficult and technical science papers, and we found she did a great job teasing apart a lot of the very confusing parts, making them much clearer for a less technical reader. Being able to translate from very technical science jargon to a more general audience is quite a skill, and it is great Liane has been able to develop and utilise this. We'd recommend her services and keep coming back to use them again.
I gave Liane a rather strict brief to summarize several research articles into very short plain-English summaries for our science-focused newsletter. She followed it to a T, making in-house review a breeze. I look forward to working with her more in the future.
Liane is a very kind, friendly, flexible, intuitive and creative professional. Very skilled at giving accurate recommendations according to my job in handling customer calls as a bilingual professional, in a comprehensive way, giving both technical and personal advice. Her work aligned perfectly with my goals, which allowed to get the most out of each session. Always willing to dedicate the time necessary to ensure my progress week by week. She also recommended quality support material according to my needs and I am now more confident in providing customer service to English speaking clientele.
I am very grateful and it was a real pleasure working with Liane.
Sara Mesa | MBA
Liane is meticulous and patient - she understands my clients' needs and her work exceeds our expectations. She understands how to make individuals stand out from the crowd despite the requirement to include lots of technical details.