Craig Litwin, Litwin Consulting, Sebastopol, Calif.; former mayor of Sebastopol
“You are of rockstar status in my book. Thanks for all your excellent work!”
Travis Taylor, Executive Vice President, Fineman PR, San Francisco, Calif.
“Simply put, Howard is the best editor I’ve ever worked with – and one of the strongest writers too. I’m almost reluctant to write this because I know he can make it better. No matter the topic, industry, vehicle or communications channel, I trust Howard to consistently and quickly deliver outstanding results.”
Dorcas Kelley, Principal, Clarity in Action, Sunnyvale, Calif.
“I’ve hired Howard several times and have always been delighted with his work. He’s my ‘go-to’ guy for all things written or needing editing.
“He’s the primary editor of my book (The Business of Coaching), now in its 4th edition. His suggestions and guidance on the book were invaluable! I’ve also hired him to edit numerous government proposals and grant requests. He’s able to take complex concepts and dry topics and make them more accessible and even enjoyable to read. In addition, he’s provided me with editing support for my website and various marketing pieces.
“In each instance he’s been able to turn my drafts into crisp, well-crafted, easily understandable pieces. I’m a good writer, but I know that Howard can strengthen, streamline and enliven my prose. I’m delighted to have him on my team.”
John C. Couch,Vice Chairman, C.M. Capital Corporation, Palo Alto, Calif.; retired Chairman, President and CEO of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii
“I have had the pleasure of working with Howard for nearly two decades. During part of that time he served as A&B’s Publications Manager, writing and editing a variety of external and internal communications. He also wrote speeches for me and other executives. Among his many contributions was an award-winning 125-year history of the organization. Since then he has worked with me on a number of significant presentations and speeches. In all cases he has been resourceful, diligent and timely in completing the task at hand. He has an exceptional gift for writing that adds luster, and occasionally appropriate humor, to communications in a way that greatly increases their effectiveness.”
Dr. Richard R. Kelley, Chairman Emeritus, Outrigger Enterprises Group, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Howard is one of the best writers and editors I’ve ever collaborated with. He’s helped me with articles and speeches virtually every week for more than 10 years – mostly as an editor and from time to time as a ghost-writer too. He is a master at strengthening the material I draft, reading my mind to clarify thoughts I’ve expressed imprecisely, doing the research needed to bring perspective to points I wish to make, replacing bland phrasing with language that evokes pictures in the mind’s eye, and tightening my prose if I get too wordy. Beyond his skills with language, Howard is easy to work with, gives good advice and cheerfully makes himself available at all hours, whenever I need his help meeting a deadline. In short, Howard has made himself a major asset.”
Glenn Furuya, Principal, Leadership Works, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Howard is an exceptional and skilled editor with a great personality, who provides complete and timely results from start to end. I hired Howard in 2011 to edit my book, PST! 50 Practical, Sticky and Transformational Thoughts to Enhance Your Leadership, which he expertly reviewed, edited and completed in time for our planned holiday release in 2011. The book was so well received that it was later picked up by national publisher, Simple Truths, and re-released under a new title, The Little Book with 50 Big Ideas on Leadership. Since our initial release, the book has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide. I look forward to partnering with Howard on my next book, which I’m sure he will help to make a success.”
Cindy McMillan, Communications Director, Office of the Governor, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Howard E. Daniel is an extraordinarily gifted editor and writer. In addition to all the usual skills– outstanding diction, thorough understanding of grammar and usage, and appropriate creativity–he is wicked bright. He examines a piece of writing from multiple perspectives and brings his vast experiences in diverse parts of the world to bear on the task at hand. He turns solid work into a piece that sings by making a few well-placed tweaks that enhance understanding and engage the reader. Given a piece of very rough writing, Howard extracts the essence and turns it into clear, precise and engaging prose. I give Howard my highest recommendation. Wish we were still colleagues.”
Michael Berger, Nanowerk, Berlin, Germany (formerly of Honolulu)
“Working with Howard was not only exactly what we needed to get our newsletter in shape but also a very pleasant experience on a personal level. He provided us with much needed editing and proofreading skills in publishing our bi-monthly issues. We came to rely on his insightful recommendations and suggestions in finalizing our texts. I especially admire his ability to get involved in very complex subject matter and make scientific topics easier to understand.”
Teri Yamashige, Principal, Three Marketing LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Howard is a brilliant writer – creative, intelligent and full of wit. His writing informs, captivates and frequently amuses all at once, making reading a pleasure. We worked together on PR and advertising projects and it was clear that Howard has a very broad range of writing styles and knows how to address his audiences. I recommend him highly!”
Nestor Trillo, Trillo Corporation, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Let’s face it, you either love to write or you don’t. Writing does not come easy for most of us. Well, my friend, relief is at hand. Howard Daniel at Pen4Rent.com can help. He’ll casually talk with you about your subject and ask insightful questions. Give him a few days, and Howard will send you back a work of craftsmanship that will make you grin like newborn’s parent. Try not to stutter when Howard calls this document a ‘rough draft.’ He will work with you until you are completely happy with your document. No marketing drivel, no industry mumbo-jumbo, just solid writing full of life that people truly enjoy reading.”
Ann Botticelli, Senior VP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Howard is a fantastic wordsmith with an incredible work ethic. He will save you from embarrassing mistakes and smooth out even the roughest writing. He takes time to understand your objective and always delivers. He’s a real pro.”
Cynthia Lin Sugiyama, Corporate Relations, Hawaiian Electric Co., Honolulu, Hawaii
“An exceptional editor, Howard is gifted with taking a piece of writing and making it even stronger. He has an amazing ability to work both at the ‘big picture’ level and ‘in the weeds.’ That is, he can edit content for better understanding and flow and, simultaneously, check that each comma and period is where it needs to be. As someone who has worked with Howard for a number of years, I’m pleased to be able to recommend Howard’s services.”
Sandi Quildon, Principal Architect, Phillips Quildon Architects, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Creative and intuitive – Terrific experience & a lot of fun working with Howard!”