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TV Critic and Entertainment Reporter: MSN.COM's Entertainment portal

"During my time assigning entertainment features and coverage to Deanna while working for MSN Entertainment, I found her to be extremely responsive and excited to take on any and all assignments even if outside her normal coverage expertise. Deanna always delivered her content on time and needing very few edits to publish. In addition to taking assignments with professionalism and vigor, Deanna also pitched many ideas and many opportunities and is a great source for new content inspiration."

Kent Laird, Lead Entertainment Editor and Principal Product Manager

Associate Editor & Staff Reporter: Soap Opera Weekly Magazine

"As soon as we hired Deanna for our West Coast staff, I knew we had made the right decision. Despite the difficulty (at that time) of working for an East Coast weekly magazine, Deanna quickly adapted to our sometimes fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants requirements to compensate for the time difference and our rigid deadlines. She quickly caught on to the inner workings of the daytime soap industry and became a respected member of our small "family" of soap journalists. As we expanded our coverage to also include some prime time shows, she helped us to become established in that daypart as well. Since retiring several years ago, I have followed Deanna's work online and have been impressed by her writing, the top-drawer contacts she has developed and nurtured, and her insights into the business.

                                                                                                                      - Linda Susman, Editor in Chief

"Deanna approached her job with good humor and tenacity, always submitting stories and feature content in a timely fashion and ready to go the extra mile whenever asked."

- Mala Bhattacharjee, News Editor

"Deanna was a co-worker for seven years, during which time she went above and beyond the call of duty. She is a team player, always willing and often volunteering to help out associates in need. She has a great work ethic and fine writing skills. Best of all she is a loyal and dedicated employee."

- Janet Di Lauro, West Coast Editor


References for Deanna Barnert
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Author, Researcher & Editor: Explorer Travel Guides

"Deanna's research is very thorough and her writing is tight, easy to read and enlightening. She also meets deadlines, gladly accepts new responsibilities and rolls with the punches. I highly recommend Deanna as a writer researcher. So much so that I've already contracted her for more work."

                                                                               - Jakob Marsico, Deputy Editor, Explorer Publishing

"Deanna worked to create a Los Angeles Guide that included information about our business. She was interactive and diligent about constructing a piece that best represented the people/businesses she interviewed. Her meticulous attention to creating a product that would be as attractive as useful was evident in the result. Deanna has always been punctual and upfront with any conflicts that could arise and this has made our working relationship strong and successful. We have truly appreciated getting to know her and continue to benefit from the work that she does."
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time

- Matthew Gloin, D.C., Owner, Live Well Chiropractic and Pilates Center