“By the time I was referred to Dawn, I had promised myself to never outsource blog writing again. ‘Guest’ writers I’d hired had been a series of disasters. Long on promises and short on talent, these guns for hire were exposed as nothing more than key-word embedders, providing SEO-driven content at the bidding of an employer with a not-so-hidden agenda. Editing these grammatically and information poor scribblings into something approximating branded, educational content for a business-savvy audience was quite simply, a total waste of my time.
And then, along came Dawn.
Referred to me by a trusted colleague at a time when I was exhausted, working long hours, and losing the battle to produce fresh articles, I decided to give outsourcing one more try.
It is a decision that I have not regretted.
Dawn reviewed my blog, the topics I write about and my writing style—and, emulated it so well that I’m hard-pressed remembering which of us wrote the content! Her articles are SEO-focused to enrich my business and reputation—not serving to bankroll SEO boosts for third-party companies as others have done.
And, when I’m at my busiest and can barely respond even to emails, Dawn has taken the initiative and suggested topics that she has researched. All I’ve had to say is, ‘Yes! Go for it!’
Dawn is my secret weapon in my fight against time. I trust her to know what I like, how to write it, how it is to be communicated and the level of my reading audience. After a brief overview of a topic, she’s on to it—delivering superb work to deadline.
Dawn writes with vigor, humor and intelligence on well-researched topics.
If you think genuine, talented content writers on the Internet don’t exist, you’re wrong. There’s certainly one, and I’m thrilled to recommend Dawn Mena.”
Gayle Howard, Owner, Top Margin Executive Resumes and Coaching
“Dawn possesses a true gift for creating beautifully written content that is clear, concise and perfectly tailored for our unique needs. Our executive team was wowed by the custom bios she created for them – and her writing for our company’s products and services was flawless. A true professional with a unique talent, Dawn is truly one of the best writers I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
Deanna Latson, CPO, ARIIX Corporation
“I came to Dawn because I knew that with her professional experience and creative talents, she could help me get the results I needed for my business. It’s easy to have an idea of what you need in your head – but hard to find the words to craft that perfect bio from your vision. Dawn nailed it! She was able to take my ideas and – boom! – craft two bios for me that were exactly what I needed to promote myself and my business. No one else has managed to capture my story and my business in a way that ultimately sizzled like Dawn has. If I had to name someone who I know confidently could fulfill your need to describe, promote and nail the definition and quality of you or your company, it’s Dawn Mena and her company Captivating Copy.
Kathy Kaehler, Founder, Sunday Set-Up™, Fitness Hall of Fame Celebrity Trainer, Spokesperson & Author
“Dawn has far exceeded all of my expectations delving into unexplored channels to assist our business in ways that were not anticipated. She has an intuitive ability to recognize our needs and neatly tie it all together including messaging and technology. She is an integral part of our experience and an invaluable resource and I’ve come to trust her with all our content needs!”
Mike Pugh. Mike Pugh Real Estate – Arlington, VA
“I absolutely love my bio now! Dawn’s definitely got the magic touch when it comes to helping people share their true value through their bios.”
Erin McGuire, Pure Light Wellness
“I have a company that helps businesses make money – we get great results, however, I mistakenly thought I could also write bios and other media descriptors. You never know the opportunities you miss until you gain them as a result of changing the way you operate. Immediately, Dawn captured why clients work with us. The message is clear and well written and gets read, not skimmed. Our professional image has been heightened and it’s so easy and time efficient having bios for everything from Facebook and Twitter, to our webpage and speaking events. The biggest result is the article Dawn wrote for me. It was so well received by the largest newspaper in a city of over 1 million people that our company received a full page business profile for free! Do yourself a favor and call Dawn. You’ll be glad you did!”
Nancy Drew, Drew and Associates and Nancy Drew Fitness
“There are so many things I love about working with Dawn. She is such a delight – I can throw any idea at her, and she is game…she works with me to decide what is best for my audience…she writes beautifully…and she always produces on time, if not early. I couldn’t imagine using anyone but Dawn for my writing needs, and I would happily recommend her to anyone. I feel so blessed to have her on my team!”
Carmen Coker, Professional Organizer
“I had the pleasure of working with Dawn on a launch of a new website supporting a new business model. Dawn has excellent interview skills and was able to dig deep and develop an understanding of our services that allowed her to accurately present copy that told our story! Working over several months, we rarely had rewrites, but when we did, she was right on with the revisions. We continue to use her services on a regular basis.”
Gina Brockamp, President, Encore Professionals
“Dawn is a talented writer and editor. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dawn on several projects and I’m very impressed with her. She’s edited my work for mainstream magazine articles, giving expert advice and making sure everything is print perfect (this is invaluable by the way). Plus, I invested in her services to collaborate on revamping multiple versions of my bio. Sometimes we are simply too close to our own work and need the support of a true professional. Dawn’s experience, perspective and writing skills make it an absolute pleasure to work with her. There are only a handful of writers I cross-refer projects to and trust to collaborate on my projects. Dawn is one of them.”
Lisa Manyon, Write On Creative
“Dawn Mena’s bio writing skills took me from boring to cool and seriously, that is NOT easy to do! I am now proud to have my bio featured along with the rest of our leadership team on our website.”
Riley Timmer, COO, ARIIX Corporation
“I was in search of a writer who could capture the essence of who I am, where I’ve been, but most importantly, where I am going and the journey I am on. From the first moment we spoke on the phone, I knew I had found the right person to tell my story… Dawn felt like a trusted friend, and so we began putting my life experiences down on paper. Dawn was able to capture my emotions, feelings and the life I had led and the life I am leading now with flair and style. Because of the bios Dawn has put together for me, a few companies such as Red Bull and Icebreaker are now in the process of sponsoring me on my extreme adventures. I cannot thank you enough, Dawn, for capturing the real Tom Fabbri.”
Tom Fabbri, author, health-and-wellness expert, world-class adventurer
“Dawn, your ability to take content, break it down and then creatively mix it all back together in a professional yet catchy batch amounts to a recipe for success! We appreciate your quick turnaround time and your ability to deliver at such high level quality – it certainly makes our life easier. Thanks for all you do for us!”
Mary Dee, VP of Infinite Possibilities, ARIIX Corporation
“I want you to know how impressed I was with the article (Dawn Mena) wrote about my business, TableTopics. Dawn combined the many ideas we spoke about in our interview into a beautifully written article, capturing the essence of me as a person and of my business. The article was much more interesting than the general overview that’s usually written. She portrayed the unique character and qualities of my business, and created an interesting, insightful article. Thank you!
Cristy Clarke, Founder and CEO, TableTopics, Inc.
“I appreciate the way Dawn explained all of the ways that I could improve my bio in her Professional Bio Review and I like the final copy very much. I also was impressed with the way Dawn was able to highlight aspects of my life and my career that would attract potential clients. After reading my bio, I would hire me!”
Pam Ingram, RE/MAX – Santa Clarita Valley, CA
“I loved being a part of Dawn’s Blog Challenge! I looked forward to receiving a daily message from Dawn with my challenge for the day which helped me keep the focus for my blogging! I especially love all of her TIPS! I’m definitely IN for the next one!”
Michelle Verdugo, MichelleVerdugo.com
“Dawn’s Blog Challenge gave me more ideas than I ever imagined! Instead of being stressed about what to blog about, I learned how to vary my topics and ways to engage my readers.”
Julie Merrick, Merrick Mental Game Coaching
“I loved Dawn’s blog challenge! The information Dawn provided was extremely helpful to come up with ideas to write an interesting blog.”
Jo-Ann Capelaci, Jo-Ann Capelaci Interior Design
“I absolutely LOVE Dawn’s blog challenge! I NEVER thought I could write, and with her guidance, amazing tips, and challenge, I now actually enjoy blogging! A lot, in fact! Jump on this. You will be really glad you did! It’s a lot of fun, with a ton of support!”
Kelly Mobeck, Kelly J. Mobeck Coaching
“Dawn helped Safety Harbor Kids grow our Facebook page and gave us valuable tips to expanding our audience in all of the social networks. She was very knowledgeable, personable and generous in her time, as she donated her services to our charity. Dawn helped us spread the word about the 1000 homeless, foster and orphan children we serve in Southern California. We are very grateful and hope to work with Dawn Mena again in the future.”
Melissa Thompson, Safety Harbor Kids
“During the process of setting up my business website and social media, I quickly realized that I needed really good bios. I really was struggling to get them right. After one questionnaire and a quick phone call with Dawn, I received six versions of my bio that I was proud to use throughout all of my online presence, as well as copy for introducing me at a speaking engagement. I never would have been able to have put into words what Dawn was able to do. She completely captured the “real” me.”
Debbie Copsey, Creative Wedding Concepts
“Starting a business is not easy, and it is very time consuming. Author Dawn Mena’s analogy that social media is more like “running a marathon” than a quick sprint is right on. Once you get a new business started, you do need to expose it to the world. Dawn’s Social Media Success guide is great for newcomers to social media in the business world and a really great value. It was very well-written, well-organized and easy to use. I feel like I really hit the jackpot with this product. Thank you!”
Melissa Srock, EZSheller
“I just want to take the time to thank Dawn Mena for writing an AMAZING bio for my company and me. Writing isn’t my strength, and the minute I hired you I felt the stress of needing to write my bio fade away. I was finally able to move on and focus on what I do best – “style weddings and events”. You are truly talented. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for someone to write copy for them.”
Tamieka L. Jones, Owner, A Perfect Setting Wedding and Events, Inc.
“There are a lot of writers, but not all of them get it. Dawn gets it! She is an exceptionally talented writer. Her keen sense of intuition and an ability to see and hear the true sense of someone is one of her gifts.”
Star Ladin, Women Entrepreneurs Group
“Dawn’s 30-day blog challenge provided excellent daily ideas to get blogging. Whatever your goal – to blog every day or just blog more – you can benefit. I certainly did.”
Gloria Miele, Ph.D.
“Many times I find it quite daunting to get started with anything that seems to be so much harder than it really is. I find this with blogs in many cases. Many of us want to get a blog started, have all good intentions on getting those first words posted, but continually run into a blank screen where nothing seems to come forth. We can’t seem to think of anything to say or come up with excuses to put it off for another month. Either way you look at it, Dawn’s blog challenge helps you with resources on how to start writing quickly and consistently. I highly recommend you take her next blog challenge, because there’s no time like the present to get started.”
K.Garcia, Owner, KV@ Virtually Everywhere