I just got this gorgeous reference letter from a former boss and long-time friend, Joanne Erickson. I was so blown away by it that I thought I’d post it here, just to share my joy.
I am pleased to offer my wholehearted recommendation to consider Kathleen Lourde–whose considerable skills make her an eligible candidate for any reporting, writing, or editing assignment you may have.
My business association with Kathleen covered 20 years. For the first seven, Kathleen served as senior editor for the American Health Care Association’s national trade magazine, Provider. Her comprehensive research and extensive interviews consistently resulted in compelling cover stories that assessed current and trending practices in the long term care field, one of which won a national award from the Association of Healthcare Journalists. While at AHCA, Kathleen also created, wrote for, and edited a long-awaited newsletter for the emerging assisted living market.
In the years that followed her employment at AHCA, I continued to depend on Kathleen as a freelancer not just because of her excellent skills, but her personal integrity and commitment to a job well done. I think one of the keys to her success lies in the interest she takes in whatever subject matter she tackles and the empathy she fosters in the people she interviews.
Former Editor in Chief