“Denice is a true professional. She thoroughly researches her articles during the writing process and interacts very well with those she interviews. Her end product is a thoughtful, fact-filled story that is exceptionally well written. She can adapt to her audience and is our go-to for feature stories.”

Perry Garner    Communication and Marketing Director, National Farmers Organization

“As an assigning editor in an often unpredictable startup environment, I especially value writers who can be flexible, resourceful, and self-sufficient: Denice is exactly that! She consistently delivers interesting and well-researched stories with minimal direction or starting material, and she always goes the extra mile to nail down strong interviews and ensure the accuracy of her work.”

Alia Salim   Senior Content Strategist, Ceres Imaging

“Denice has been key in helping us tell the story of the work and lives of some of our scientists and professionals in a way that is personal, engaging, and educational. She is easy to work with and always on time.”

Matt Nilsson   Managing Editor

American Society of Agronomy | agronomy.org
Crop Science Society of America | crops.org
Soil Science Society of America | soils.org

“I have known Denice Rackley for a little over a year and have nothing but positive things to say about her and her work. I have asked Denice to write a variety of articles pertaining to the environment, gardening, and farming, in addition to human interest stories. She always delivers thoughtful, engaging stories.

She takes into account the reader, always presenting information in an easy to read and engaging manner. Denice can write on just about any topic and she is a wonderfully skilled interviewer.

Denice is flexible and able to work with others in a fast-paced and changing workplace landscape like magazine publishing. She has shown her capabilities when changing priorities have required a change in focus on a particular story or a change in deadline was needed, moving one article deadline ahead of another.

I have appreciated her calm and thoughtful words in our discussions. As an editor, it’s a pleasure to edit her stories as they come requiring almost no edits, aside from slight magazine-style issues.

There is no doubt in my mind that Denice provides value and is an excellent addition to any business or editorial staff.”

Jose Rivera    Editor   American Essence Magazine

“Denice is a very savvy writer that can ‘turn out’ some amazing stories.  Her ability to communicate well with all different types of people is a skill I greatly admire.  Denice is not only an excellent writer, but she also asks the right questions making her a very valuable asset to every writing project.  A true professional, very organized and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Carrie Byrum   Marketing Director, Gallagher North America

“Denice is a wonderful asset.  Her writing is informative, inviting and thought-provoking.  She shares from a place of meaningful experience.  Denice always meets deadlines and is receptive to suggestions and collaboration.”

Tara Maxwell   Managing Editor, ACRES USA

“Denice Rackley is a dedicated advocate for the welfare of all animals.  She provides sound advice for maintaining the health and wellbeing of pets, working animals and livestock.  Denice’s experience as a skilled veterinary technician, working dog trainer, groomer and stock owner contribute to her writing style that entertains and educates all audiences.”

“Denice is able to take a project and run with it, working equally well as part of a team or independently, consistently delivering high-quality content.  She is always a pleasure to work with, her knowledge and passion are obvious in the articles she produces.”

Dr. Jeanette Raikos, DVM

“I was very impressed with the work that Denice Rackley did in preparing a freelance article on my former Ph.D. Advisor. I had and still have not met Denice, but when she informed me via an email that the focus of the article had suggested she visit with me, I readily agreed.  In less than 48 hours, she was back to me via a phone call.  Not only was she back quickly, but she was well prepared with questions and facts about the subject of the article.  In less than a week, she was back with a well-written draft and more questions.  From start to submission to the organization took less than 2 weeks.  Rather remarkable considering that included time for reviews from those of us contributing and that often takes several days, especially when working with retired academicians.  While speed is of importance for freelance articles, what is of most importance is readability and accuracy.  It takes talent to weave together facts collected from various sources and people to make it an interesting story that will grab the attention of readers.  Denice demonstrated that talent with the easy and accurate read she produced in this freelance article on a person she never met from people she never met.  She is a cautious writer, even to go so far as to check information given by one person with another source.  I would rank Denice among the best writers, authors, and editors I have worked with in my nearly 40 years in academia.”

Dr. Robert Hoeft   May 2019

What Others Have Said

“Denice, This piece is awesome! You brought Rosalind, who I consider enigmatic, to life. Each and every word is perfect.” M. McIntosh Dec 2022

“This is Perfect.” Jan 2020

“Great work. Fascinating profile.”  July 2019

“You captured my thoughts very well. I appreciate your efforts to put this piece together. Betty would be proud.”  July 2019

“Thank you for preparing the well-written article published in the October issue of the CSA News entitled “Uncompromising Commitment–Robert J. Luxmoore Graduate Student Travel Award.” I was particularly pleased to read comments from former recipients of the Award, and I thank you for obtaining them.”  Oct 2019

“Thank you for writing the article on Chris Stiegler. I appreciate you writing the article as it helps to continue his legacy.” Aaron 2019

“Chris was just such an incredible person from an incredible family. Your writing did a great job of capturing how his work and his name, while cut short by a tragedy, will live on for many, many years to come.” Mike 2019