My name is Carla Selby. I am the Editor and Creative Director of Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles. We reach over 130,000 readers with our seven hyper-localized, direct-mailed community magazines. We’ve been in business for over 25 years and are well-known for writing short articles and business features for local business as well as other community news.
We were given Toms Bostock’s contact information from one of our oldest and most experienced writers; Deborah Bostock-Kelley, who happens to be Tom’s daughter. Deb told me she learned everything she knew about writing from him and I should give him a try…..and so I did. In no time I realized the “apple does not fall far from the tree”. Both are remarkable writers.
I started by assigning Tom only one story so I could test his skills and see how he would do at dealing with local business owners; interviewing them face-to-face and writing about them in a way that would make our readers interested in their products or services, while adhering to very tight deadlines. Well….Tom definitely knocked it out of the park from story one. I was seriously blown away with his article, which he even managed to write in record time. He submitted his first piece to me way before the assigned deadline which, in all honesty, does not happen often.
The advertiser that Tom met with for the first time absolutely loved his story as much as I did and said Tom was courteous, professional and a very talented writer. He spoke highly about his demeanor and how he showed up, on time, for their interview. So, after this impressive first article experience, I decided to trust Tom and increase the amount of business stories I would assign him on a monthly basis.
Currently, Tom writes between 2 – 8 stories for any of our seven monthly publications and does it in a very timely manner (he always beats our deadlines). Tom is incredible at tackling any topic/subject I assign him. He’s written about gastroenterologists, dentists, barbershops, lawyers, charities, award-winning surgeons, the local YMCA and even about baseball and local sports teams. You name it…Tom can write about it. He writes in such a way that captures your attention and keeps you hooked until the very end. So far, all his stories have been a hit with both our advertisers and readers which is great news for us.
It is hard finding excellent, trustworthy and reliable writers these day, especially with the proliferation of today’s self-proclaimed “professional writers and online bloggers”. I can confidently say I trust Tom Bostock with any writing assignment and I couldn’t be happier to have him on the team. My only regret is not having met Tom sooner.
If you are looking for a professional writer that won’t let you down, Tom is, without a doubt, The WriteChoice for you.
Robert U– I am the owner of a Marketing and Advertising Agency. I hired Tom to write some copy for a client project and was so impressed with his work that I asked him to edit a book I was working on as a personal project. He did an incredible job on both and I contribute much of the success of the book to him. I still use him often as my “go to” writer for web copy, sales materials, blogs and other content. Whether it is writing or editing for corporate work or personal projects, Tom is the resource you should want. Tom is brilliant, meticulous and most importantly, he writes copy that people want to read. If you want a home-run first at bat, Tom will hit it out of the park for you.
CEO PaperBoat Media