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"It was a magical experience working with Catherine Knepper. It began with a finely-tuned book proposal and finished with a 334-page product, "Heal Your Heart: The Positive Emotions Prescription to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease," in an insanely short period (4 months!). Catherine interviewed many of my patients, all of whom loved speaking with her and sharing their stories, and converted dull medical material into an interesting 'page turner' as relayed by colleagues and patients. Perhaps my editor [at Rodale] summed it up best by stating that this was the most complete manuscript that she had ever received."

~ Dr. Michael Miller, director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center

"It seemed like I meet a soul mate when Catherine and I talked for the first time about co-writing Against the Wind. I was looking for someone to understand me and the age that I grew up in, the 60’s and 70’s. I assumed it was going to be a male Boomer who'd lived through those days. It wasn’t as I thought--I found a real treasure of talent and understanding in Catherine. Catherine was intrigued by my story of redemption and said she would give it a try for a chapter or two. We worked through those first chapters and from there we both became a part of this great book. Thank you Catherine as you have touched my soul and so many readers who have read our book!

~ Kirk VanHee, broker associate, backcountry ski enthusiast, and philanthropist

"Catherine Knepper is a dream of an editor. She excels at both diagnosing the problem and figuring out a way forward. This combination is extremely rare: it takes special skill to understand not only what a writing project is, but what it might be.

What’s especially wonderful about Catherine is that she is able to explain both what is wrong and what is right in a clear, supportive manner. I’d recommend her to any writer who wants a super-smart, talented, warm and professional editor who is both thorough and creative.  She is the real deal, and seeing her work left me with just one word—wow."

Aviya Kushner, journalist, professor, and editor at A Public Space

 "Catherine Knepper has been a critical member of our team as we researched, wrote, published, and promoted The Adversity Paradox. Whether it is editing, writing, or structuring ideas, she is highly proficient."

~ J. Barry Griswell, chairman and retired CEO of The Principal Financial Group, and Bob Jennings, president of Lean Management Group, Inc., authors of The Adversity Paradox, a Wall Street Journal best-seller

 "Catherine is gifted not just in crafting great prose and helping others craft great prose.  She's gifted in gently instructing and guiding you along the way so that your future work will be that much better."

~ Lia Huber, founder and CEO of Nourish Network and author of I Land Home

 "Many important eyes have looked at Fear and Faith in Paradise: Exploring Conflict and Religion in the Middle East, but few as discerning and imaginative as Catherine Knepper.  She has played more than a few roles in the manuscript’s development, from copy editor and sounding board to fact checker and midwife. Her faith in the manuscript was untiring."

~ Phil Karber, author of Fear and Faith in Paradise and The Indochina Chronicles: Travels in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, winner of the 2006 Lowell Thomas "Travel Book of the Year" Bronze Award

 "Catherine Knepper provided incisive and erudite criticism of my fiction manuscript.  Her editing suggestions made good sense and improved the book immeasurably.  I value her insights enough that I plan to ask her to edit its sequel."

~ Lisa King, author of Death in a Wine Dark Sea

“Catherine is the ultimate teammate. She is always encouraging, and offers ideas and suggestions in such a positive way, she makes you want to keep writing.  I especially appreciated her leadership in helping me create a structure that allowed my stories and ideas to flow, and to make sense.  With another book in the development stage, I hope to work with Catherine again.”

Ambassador Mary Kramer (Ret.), author of More Than a Walk on the Beach: Confessions of an Unlikely Diplomat 

"A couple years ago when I began writing my book Restoring Eden I had no specific goals in mind except that I wanted to reach out to people who might also want to restore the natural quality of their land.  I wanted to share my experience and let people know that you don't have to be an expert if you have enthusiasm for the project and are willing to learn and be persistent.  The book is also about how restoring the land restored my marriage and added depth and substance to my life.  But I had no idea how to go about getting the book published. 

Then I heard about Catherine Knepper.  Thanks to Catherine my writing project became a professional book proposal.  Her critique of my manuscript was invaluable in adding dramatic impact and movement to the narrative.  The proposal drew the attention of every agent to whom it was submitted, received no form letter rejections, was seriously considered by a number of agents and in the end was accepted by a top literary agent who offered representation less than three hours after receiving the proposal."  

~ Sibylla Brown, owner of Timberhill and author of the forthcoming Restoring Eden: A Story of Ecological Renewal

"The idea to write a book came after 12+ years of running our own business. We had a genuine desire to share what we had learned with the next generation of entrepreneurs. We quickly learned that tackling this alone was not feasible, so after numerous interviews and false starts we were referred to Catherine Knepper. After the first interview we knew the search was over. Catherine has been exceptional to work with in every respect imaginable. She has exceeded our expectations every step of the way and is now helping us to get published. If you are looking for a ghostwriter look no further, Catherine is the best of the best."

Allen & Andrea Beach, founders of Argus Connection, Inc. and BAW Ventures, LLC and authors of Be a Wolf: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Becoming Leaders of the Pack