Professional Biography, Testimonials + Awards

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A link to my resume is below, and I will be happy to send other materials including references and writing samples (links + PDFs) specific to the publication, project or assignment!

Click here to download my resume!

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Testimonials from Editors and P.R. Associates 

The following testimonials are from editors who have assigned and published my work and publicists whose clients have been featured in my copy.  I have included a bit of everything, as I have found over the years that happy publicists often result in happy clients and happy editors!


“As the publisher of Lucire, I have worked with Elyse, as our US west coast editor, for over 15 years. In that time she as unfailingly generated some excellent story ideas, and followed up with professionally written and profoundly enjoyable articles, more often than not with very good photography. She has built up useful contacts around the world, and, like the magazine, has an international outlook. Elyse also works with a team of writers in California, hand-picked by her, whose calibre gives me much confidence. I feel honoured to have worked with Elyse all these years, and I look forward to seeing where the future takes us!”

Jack Yan, Editor and Publisher,  LUCIRE and LUCIRE.com, Wellington, NZ, April 2020

“One of our most reliable Whereverfamily.com writers, Elyse Glickman contributes monthly content above and beyond her role’s requirements. She goes the extra mile in the quality of her work, as well as her communication skills with our editorial staff. Her thoughtful attention to detail and storytelling sets an entertaining and informative tone for our readers — as many have taken the time to tell us themselves after reading her work.”

Angelique Platas, Associate Editor, WhereverFamily (Global Traveler), April 2020

“Throughout my tenure editing the weekly eFlyerUSA newsletter, Elyse has been one of my go-to writers for hotel and restaurant reviews and insight. Elyse knows exactly how to pick the best properties to feature and uses an incredibly skilled hand to make her experience available for readers and editors alike.”

Erich Martin, eFlierUSA Editor, Global Traveler, April 2020

“With great interest, I have read the in-depth articles about Elyse’s recent trip to Switzerland. Elyse did profound research, she was an appreciated guest on our media trips through the years, and combined all the content from each one into highly insightful stories.”

Matthias Kramer, Switzerland Tourism Media Team (San Francisco-US) April 2020

“Elyse is a total professional! She is super friendly to work with and has fantastic attention to detail. She crosses every T and dots every I with thorough fact-checking before she submits stories, and my clients say they enjoy working with her. She hits all deadlines and has become one of my primary go-to’s for editorial.”

Renee Dee, Publisher, ICONIC LIFE/Iconiclife.com, Scottsdale, AZ April 2020

“I have had the pleasure of working with Elyse on a couple of occasions, and she has always produced extremely well from the trips she has been on to Norway. She is very professional, and a very skilled writer whom I would recommend anybody to work with”

Harald Hansen, Media Specialist, Visit Norway/Innovation Norway, April 2020

“Elyse has a remarkable way of telling a story in a clear and enjoyable way. Her writing, photography and lay out really tie it all together magnificently.”

Rebekah Fleishaker (a.k.a. The Car Chick), California Automotive and Mobile Services, April 2020

“I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for that incredible spread in the recent issue of Global Traveler. I mean, wow! I love the way you weaved in various aspects of the island so seamlessly. From the headline to your description of Punda as a ‘paint box assortment of galleries, boutiques and cafes,’ I was so blown away by this article. “

Michelle George, Account Executive (representing Curacao Tourism), Diamond Public Relations, Miami, FL, January 2020

“As our beverage columnist, Elyse Glickman always goes more than an extra mile when researching a certain topic and interview a variety of experts. She also actively seeks out useful information for charts, recipes, and other extras our readers find valuable in fortifying their bar bottom line.”

Kathy Furore, Editor, El Restaurante, November 2019

“Elyse Glickman is a fantastic, versatile, prolific writer and thoughtful editor.  I love working with you, and feel you have brought a lot to our (Best Version Media) Sherman Oaks and Studio City magazines as our Content Coordinator.”

Daniel Lewin, Publisher, August 2019

“All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!  And a huge THANK YOU for this!!!! Your story is AMAZING and your journalism is truly beautiful.  It takes a gifted writer to describe everything so perfectly.  I just can’t thank you enough and I’m sure that everyone at the Boulders will be equally appreciative. And we all hope you will return soon. With thanks and gratitude!”

Debi Bridges, for the Boulders Resort & Spa, March 2017  

“Thanks for all your great contributions to the magazine over the years. You have been, by far, the most reliable freelancer I’ve worked with who always produced quality content to boot.”

Chris Ytuarte, Editor at Bar Business, 2008-2016.

“Your feature in Bar Business Magazine (“A League of Their Own,” June 2015) was astonishing! Demi Stevens is a beloved client of ours for multiple reasons, and you magically highlighted all of them! Your writing is impeccable, and while Demi is a tough one to impress, we have to say you blew everyone’s socks off, including hers! Working with you is an absolute pleasure and the entire Melrose PR team looks forward to future partnerships to highlight our other clients just as seamlessly.”

Kelley Weaver and Melrose Public Relations.

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Mike Raven, Editor-in-Chief, In the Mix

Endorsement

Raspin Stuwart, Publisher & Editor, On the Boulevard Media, Published April 2014

“I want you to know how important you have been to PSA Magazines over the past many years.  PSA succeeds in part due to writers like you who have been loyal, innovative and flexible.”

Kim Malakowsky, Editor/Founder, Inspired Home Magazine (Also served as editor for From house to HOME and Wedding VOW, owned by Publication Services of America)

“I’ve worked with Elyse Glickman for the past two years on various client projects and she’s a great contact for any publicist in home design, hospitality, and travel, particularly food, restaurants, wine, and spirits. When I met her two years ago at Tales of the Cocktail, she took time to tell me about all the assignments in which she was involved, what she needed from a spirits’ client with clear guidelines.

After she submits her stories, Elyse keeps me updated on any relevant changes that I need to inform the client. Too, after the story appears, she sends a handy link. Perhaps this extra effort comes from having been on this side of the business and knowing what we need to deliver to our clients. From what I gather, Elyse is tirelessly turning up opportunities for herself, among which is starting Liquid Living, a hard copy and online magazine. If Elyse is involved, I’d put my money on its success. She’s been a great resource, a pleasure to work with and I recommend her wholeheartedly to any publicist.”

Petrina  Fisher  Wells, Wells Marketing Group

I have worked with Elyse Glickman since 2004 when she and joined forces for a story focused on luxury scotch and golf resorts that ran simultaneously in Patterson’s Beverage Journal and Estates West Golf. I was so impressed with her writing, story angles and even photography that I since have hired her back for several of our custom publishing magazines for resort hotels (including JW Marriott, La Quinta, and Hotel Del Coronado) as well our Arizona Foothills and Estates West magazine web sites.  I believe her versatility and creativity would make her an asset to any lifestyle publication, either in print or on line.

Hayley Mitchell, Media That Deelivers Publishing, Scottsdale, AZ

“I was introduced to Elyse Glickman’s work as a writer and editor via Beverage Industry News, and really enjoyed working with her during our time at Food & Beverage Magazine. While I gave her freelance assignments focused on restaurant industry trends (such as interior design, economy-driven promotions and the evolving industry of food tourism in the U.S.), she had a nice way of making her copy engaging while hitting the necessary business issues.  She also did a fine job on pieces that had her traveling to other cities, from San Diego to Calgary to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to show our readership what restaurateurs were doing to get and retain customers in these places. She is also exceptionally good at meeting her deadlines and taking direction when and if rewrites are needed.”

Francine Cohen, Food & Beverage Magazine Editor (through 2009)

“I just shared your story (“Made in the Shade,” Fresh Cup Magazine, April 2009) with my CEO and told him how impressed I was with your diverse stories and their publications. I also said you were by far the most productive of all the reporters who went on the three trips we took to Honduras last year (tourism/hospitality, light manufacturing, and agribusiness). The FIDE people (Honduras) were very pleased with the articles, by the way. I hope one of these days we get another client and a budget for press trips so I can invite you somewhere else!”

Kristine Heine, Executive Vice President, Global Communicators, Washington, D.C.

“Elyse, I just wanted to say thanks for interviewing me for the BIN article in your coverage (new spirits entering the market).  I thought you did an excellent job, particularly with a writing style.  It’s something sorely lacking among the new crop of journalism grads I see, and it’s nice to see standards are still being upheld in the beverage media world.”

Steve Raye, Brand Action Team (marketing  firm for Silk Vodka, Leblon Cachaca and Senor Frog’s Tequila)

“Great seeing you again at the (Canadian Tourism-sponsored Los Angeles Media dinner).  You are such a great writer, and these articles on Calgary (in Jewish Exponent, Food & Beverage, and Lucire) are awesome! Thanks so much for sending them along.  I appreciate it.”

Judy Love Rondeau, Travel Media Relations, TRAVEL ALBERTA

“Elyse has been a strong supporter of my clients and projects from BWR Public Relations onwards.  She’s a great writer–both knowledgeable and curious–and gets the most from each of her subjects. She’s welcome at all the things we do.”

Henry Eshelman, Platform Group (public relations)

“Elyse enhances every publication that is lucky enough to have her involvement.”

Lisa Tardrew, Former Director of Advertising, LUCIRE Magazine

“I worked very well with Elyse. She wrote a great and detailed story (for Beverage Industry News) about the Bavaria Brewery. Great job!

Daan Bastijn, Bavaria Brewery, The Netherlands

“Elyse is a great person to work with. She is always very responsive and helpful, giving great honest feedback to pr professionals like myself. Elyse returns calls and emails regularly and is willing to work to find ways to help get the client press coverage. She is an excellent writer, and I highly recommend working with her if given the opportunity.”

Nicole Wool, Russo-Fisher Public  Relations

“Elyse is a prolific writer with a good acumen for getting the story. She has been very supportive of our events and we are always glad when she is involved in getting the story out.”

Benjamin Torres, Publicist-The Event Division

“Elyse is a fantastic writer, she always has impeccable taste and a wonderful way with words.”

Jane Owen, Jane Owen Public Relations

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Awards:

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Honorable Mention-Best B-2-B Feature/Gamma Awards, Magazine Association of the Southeast.
Chilean Pisco: Walking the Line, In The Mix Magazine, Summer 2012 (awarded Fall 2013)

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Honorable Mention-Best B-2-B Feature/Gamma Awards, Magazine Association of the Southeast.
Some_Like_it_Hot, In The Mix Magazine, Winter 2011 (awarded 2012)

Yelm, Washington testimonial

Review of Lucire.com “BluRoom” article by Steve Klein, from the Yelm County, WA Chamber of Commerce

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San Fernando Valley Business Journal, November 2015 (I am interviewed as a beverage industry expert)

 

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