Lan Rare Books:
Dianne Durante worked with us at Martayan Lan Rare Books as a cataloguer of
rare books for a year. She is a thorough researcher, and handles with great
ease printed sources as well as the Internet. She is an excellent writer,
creative and versatile, who can handle a wide variety of challenging
subjects. She deals with deadlines very efficiently - always with a smile
and a great attitude - and is a pleasure to work with.
Dianne's writing is clever and clear, her business manner is professional
and friendly, and her work is reliable and thorough. She's a great person to
have working for you.
Abbott, author of Sin
in the Second City:
I've worked with several researchers, and Dianne Durante was by far the most
reliable, professional, savvy, and efficient.
Ivan Schwartz, Founder/ Director, StudioEIS:
Dianne Durante has been an extraordinary “find” for StudioEIS during the
past three years. A web-savvy and entrepreneurial spirit married to a whip
smart writer/ researcher/ historian. She’s one of the few people that I
feel comfortable with when she says, “No, don’t say it like that, say it
like this.” She knows her business and her thinking is developmental. She
can take an idea and run with it and her personable nature makes this a
winning combination as far as I’m concerned.
We do a lot of writing for Web and publication and Dianne has made a huge
difference to the final product and has always been willing to work the kind
of tight deadlines that give “work” a bad name.
think she’s great and her work is a reflection on her serious and focused
spirit of inquiry.
Cordair, President, Cordair,
We recently hired Dr. Dianne Durante to write a series of short articles for
our art gallery’s website. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the
result. Each article was produced and delivered on time. The series received
a very positive response from our clientele and prospective buyers. The
articles were informative, entertaining, well researched and professionally
composed. Proofing and factual errors were non-existent. Over the years that
we’ve work with Dr. Durante, she has proven to be an entirely reliable
copywriter, always to be counted on to deliver product of exceptional
quality and valuable content.
As the producer of the QCFA Arts Cruise in January of 2008, we had the
pleasure of inviting Dr. Durante to provide six hours of Art History and Art
Appreciation talks for our cruise attendees. Her presentations were
informative, engaging and entertaining. She provided well selected examples
of historically important paintings and sculpture which were explored,
compared, contrasted and positioned in their proper historical context. The
presentation style was easy, warm and personal, with the content provided
in terms which were readily relatable and understandable to the engaged
layperson. The response to Dr. Durante's lectures, based on the feedback we
received during and after the program, was enthusiastic and entirely
positive. We would definitely consider inviting her to participate in future
such events, as a preferred lecturer.
Kjellberg, Producer, NYCHEA
I worked with Dianne Durante for three years in my capacity as Producer of
NYCHEA Players. Dianne designed our programs for many shows during that time
and she consistently delivered on time, and always with a smile.
Our assignments for her were particularly difficult to deliver on deadline,
since it was her job not only to design and print the materials, but also to
gather the ads from the advertisers, the bios from the individual cast
members and the notes and other copy from NYCHEA Players production staff.
As the cast members were all teenagers, this was especially problematic, but
Dianne was always able to get everything in on time, whether she had to use
vinegar or honey to do it...
Her writing skills are excellent and her design always beautiful. It was
always a challenge fitting way too much copy and art into far too few pages,
and Dianne met the challenge every time.
can wholeheartedly recommend her for any position that involves writing and
design, especially when deadlines are tight.
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