Friday, April 8, 2011

TESTIMONIALS





WRITING, EDITING & Art 
TESTIMONIALS


Neall Calvert

Vancouver, BC, Canada
& Campbell River, 
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada



[ * There are 20 pieces of writing on the mystical
path in this blog: essays, articles and poems.
The 'blog archive' or Table of Contents
is located below the tall, narrow image at left.
Click on a white triangle to open it. *
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One-World Jewel  © 2017 by Neall Calvert




NOTE: Nealls two essays,
 Encounters with Friedrich Hölderlin, 
Germanys Poet of the Gods
and Rainer Maria Rilke: Singer of Solitude,”

have been combined into the e-book


HÖLDERLIN and RILKE: 
What I Learned from Two Great German Poets
now available for $4.95 at
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083D26D0



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What readers are saying 
about Neall Calvert’s WRITING . . .


  

 
* We waited all day for your poem to arrive.




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 * Well done! 
  David Carpenter, senior Canadian writer, 14 books published

(Poem: Turn Crosses Into Art)
neallcalvert.blogspot.ca/2009/08/three-spiritual-poems.html




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* An exquisite poem.
 FF, professional counsellor

(Poem: "Unwakeable Sleeping Infant")
neallcalvert.blogspot.ca/2009/08/three-spiritual-poems.html


"Unwakeable Sleeping Infant" has been published at the Recovering The Self online journal: 
www.recoveringself.com/poetry/unwakeable-sleeping-infant




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* A lovely theme. I like the relationship with nature
that you express, especially her response to you.  C.M.

* Its like an orphan rediscovering his long-lost
loving parent (mother) and experiencing
her embrace.  J.S.

* I like this treatment of a very spiritual moment.  G.W.

(Poem: River Love”)
http://neallcalvert.blogspot.ca/2016/12/raining-glory-and-other-poems.html



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* Powerful . . . left me wanting more. . . . Cannot question your logic, flow or impact . . . Bravo!  
M.D., music teacher

(Poems of Seeking: a.k.a Eight Spiritual Poems)




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* Impressive. . . . Brilliant use of the dialogue format.
— G.W.

(Book: THROUGH TO THE NEW: A Dialogue with 
Higher Self: Transforming Hopelessness and Despair
through Unconditional Love

http://neallcalvert2.blogspot.ca/2010/12/through-to-new-dialogue-with-higher.html 





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* I love how you express your feelings in the piece. You are obviously a gifted writer.
— B.T.

(Book Review: Walking Through Illusion: Jesus Speaks
of the People Who Shared His Journey:
An Emotional Biography,
by Betsy Otter Thompson)
http://neallcalvert3.blogspot.com/




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* I’ve just finished reading for the second time “Confessions of A Vancouver Cloud Watcher” and I was blown away by it. It’s beautiful and I will be reading it again and again. There’s so much in it I have to think about. It touches the heart. I will read it again in the morning.
— D.N.

(Essay / Memoir: “Confessions of A Vancouver Cloud Watcher”)
http://neallcalvert.blogspot.com/2009/08/confessions-of-vancouver-cloud-watcher.html





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* Wow, what a powerful storyteller you are, Neall! You are to be commended! 
— E.H.

* Great stories, great writing.
 — F.F.

* Keep up your great writing, as you are amazing!
 —N.W.

* I really enjoyed your story, your creativity and your ability to paint pictures with your words. It's beautiful, keep up the great writing. 
 —G.L.

* I loved the essay as there was such powerful clarity and honesty in the experience.
  —D.O.

(Memoir: Growing Up On A Tractor: Darkness and Light Among the Fraser Valley Mennonites)
http://neallcalvert.blogspot.ca/2009/08/growing-up-on-tractor_12.html 

This essay appears in Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing, Vol. VI, No. 2, Nov 2017, available at www.recoveringself.com/contributor-2 (use the coupon code RTS_THANKYOU for 50% off). See also www.recoveringself.com/  

* I really enjoyed your story about growing up in rural Mennonite country. I felt like I was right next to you on the tractor(s). I hope you will consider contributing to the next issue as well.

 —Victor Volkman, publisher,
Recovering The Self journal



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* Im impressed with your writing skills and also with the
layout on your weblog. . . . Keep up the excellent quality 

writing; its rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.
 
* This website is truly remarkable . . .
Online comments
 


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* Your essay on Hölderlin is absolutely phenomenal. You are an amazing writer.
D.O.


* An excellent essay, Neall your research, knowledge and evident passion for Hölderlins work is impressive. 
 — The Solitary Walker (Robert Wilkinson), U.K.
http://solitary-walker.blogspot.ca/2012/01/holderlins-tower.html 
  
(Essay / Memoir: “Encounters with Friedrich Hölderlin, Germany's 'Poet of the Gods”) http://neallcalvert.blogspot.ca/2013/01/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html
 



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“I realized my job was to make life real for myself
and for others in language against which
our normal defenses have no power.”
poet David Whyte
[
www.davidwhyte.com ]






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EDITING TESTIMONIALS

What clients and judges are saying 
about Neall Calvert’s EDITING
and PROOFREADING . . .


Writers Digest 20th Annual
Self-Published Book Awards:

Honorable Mention 2013
for Song On My Lips: Jazz Greats Were My Mentors
by Stephen T. Botek / assisted by Kyle Hawke
[for which I was final editor and proofreader;
there were 6,000 entries]

Grammar: 5 out of 5

What did you like best about this book?
Another major strength is this book’s editing. 
The mechanics, spelling and grammar are close to impeccable . . .

How can the author improve this book?
Hard to find anything to criticize in Song On My Lips.

http://granvilleislandpublishing.com/our_titles/music/song_on_my_lips.html 





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* Thank you so much for everything. Bruce holds
your opinion in very high regard.
Jo Blackmore, publisher,
Granville Island Publishing Ltd.,
regarding the Bruce Fraser novel
On Potato Mountain: A Chilcotin Mystery
 
 
 
 
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* Your ability to focus on the fine detail and yet 
maintain the 30,000-foot perspective is a rare talent. 
I am fortunate to have had you reviewing [proofreading]
my book. Thank you.
— Wullie (Bill Galloway),
author of the memoir
They Called Me 'Otherwise':
Stories of Growing Up
in Africa, Canada and Scotland

www.granvilleislandpublishing.com/our_titles/biography/they_called_me_otherwise.html 
 
 
 
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 * I'm very grateful for this rigorous editing. I agree with
all your comments and recommendations. Thanks again
for such meticulous attention to detail. It is exactly
what I wanted.
 
— Duane Lawrence, author of two
Sammy Squirrel children’s books

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* Thank you, thank you, thank you. . . . I am more than happy with the results.
— D.N., writer of Maori-oriented short stories



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Art  TESTIMONIALS



Fifth Avenue Diamond 
(c) 2017 by Neall Calvert




What viewers are saying about 
Neall Calvert’s photography . . .
  



* Your book Mandalas: Photographs in a Water Glass
is beautiful beyond words. I would recommend it
to anyone as a high-quality art piece.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neallcalvert/sets/72157625165883511 
 — M.D., music teacher and painter
 

 
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* [Re Mandalas]: Uplifting, harmonious imagery. 
— O.W. 
 



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* Fabulous. Colour . . . design . . . energy movement . . . 
I get joyfully giddy dizzy just looking at it! [re: Double Star Celebration (below)]

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/neallcalvert/8462092804/ 
—F.A.


 

Double Star Celebration
(c) 2017 by Neall Calvert
 
 


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Neall Calvert is a writer, poet, photographic artist and spiritual-therapist-in-training. He was a professional journalist and has more than twenty years’ experience editing and proofreading articles, essays, poetry and books, both fiction and non-fiction, including many about healing, recovery and personal growth. 

To view Nealls photography, including his mandala images—symbols of playfulness and wholenesssee www.flickr.com/photos/neallcalvert/sets/72157625165883511/. Contact Neall by leaving a comment below, by phone at 250-202-2202, or by snail mail to:

#11 - 600 South Dogwood St.
Campbell River, British Columbia
Canada  V9W 6S1

 
  
 





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