Kimberly Nagy’s writing connects modern life to universal stories with a voice that is a breath of fresh air. She brings on the moxie and breaks open dangerous and entrapping narratives for women (and men too). In Triple Goddess Trials she weaves complex, down-to-earth stories that combine kitchen table conversations with magical realism and a historian’s touch. It’s no wonder that her work as an editor and writer has won awards for making a difference.
– Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webbys and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards
Kimberly’s writing is like a breeze filled with ancient fragrances – like incense in Carl Jung’s study. Yet, her work also strikes me as an emerging kind of feminism – rooted in primordial wisdom and myth not trapped in a modern battle with frenzied materialism – though Kimberly is clearly armed and dangerous. – Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader and Fearless at Work
I don’t know how Kim does it. She manages to bring ancient mythology to modern-day readers in a way that’s not only educational, but downright engaging. Straddling the lines between the literary and the mainstream, she writes for every woman. No matter who you are or how you self identify – mother, daughter, sister, friend, colleague, lover, wife, whatever – it’s as if she’s talking directly to you in her Triple Goddess Trial columns. Along with her deft abilities as an author, she also brings versatility to the table. One of the few writers and editors I know with both right and left brain competencies, she is adept in the corporate world, facilitating workshops on craft, managing and promoting clients, guiding them through the writing process, and doing it all with grace and finesse. She’s a true advocate, coupling her authors’ best interests with her knowledge of writing as both an art form and a business in moving the dial towards publication. I know because I’m one of them. – Jill Sherer Murray, Author and TEDx speaker, The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go
Kim is the consummate “writer’s editor.” In my experience, her main goal has always been to get the best possible work out of her writers.
– Paul Sweeney, Senior Contributing Writer at Institutional Investor
I have worked with a number of editors across my own writing life, and Kim is–far and away–one of the top two in terms of expertise, ability to support and listen, and willingness to put out the extra effort that brings trust and an excellent outcome. – Emma Lapsansky, Emeritus Professor of History at Haverford College and Co-Author of Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans (Penguin).
I highly recommend Kim Nagy for writing, editing and publishing projects. She is both talented and dedicated, and would add significant value to any project. – Brian O’Connell, Business/ Finance writer at TheStreet, US News, CBS, and others.
Kim is one of the brightest individuals who has edited my work. She skillfully brings out the best in my work and in the work of other writers. She is pleasant, patient, growth-inspiring, and direct. – Gerri George, Fiction Writer
Kim has shown remarkable creativity and talent as a writer, editor, and manager at the Wild River Review. Her writing is on display in Triple Goddess — incisive, thoughtful, distinctive, lovely prose style. As an editor, she shows excellent taste, judicious judgment, and she knows when to intervene in a piece and when to let the writer be her- or himself. And as one of the guiding lights of Wild River Review, she has shown great organization, ability to prioritize a dumpsterload of tasks, and the ability to manage people and attract diverse and often difficult colleagues (i.e., writers) toward shared goals. I recommend her enthusiastically. – John Timpane, Features Department, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Kim’s editorial savvy and experience enables her to put out one of the best written literary journals on the Net. Working with her on crafting an article, I was able to see how she brought to light the strengths of what I was writing.– Mark Hillringhouse, Professor at Passaic County Community College
I was incredibly impressed with her editing skills. Kim is a true collaborator and I have no doubt that she lent my work greater strength and clarity. It’s rare to find an editor so respectful of the writer’s voice, and so helpful in the editing process. – Kathryn Rosko, Director of Communications, Princeton Day School
Kim produced a fascinating series of Q & As with some of the artists participating in the weekend. Her tight intros framed the conversations beautifully and helped readers drop into the weekend without having in-depth, prior knowledge about the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative.
– Alison Buchbinder, Resnicow Schroeder Associates
An author is only as good as his editor. Fine editing is often invisible to readers, but it’s a craft that is essential to the most readable books. Kim Nagy provides a deeply valuable service and stands out to me as one of the most talented developmental editors in a crowded industry. She has made a big difference in my work. I call her a book whisperer because she has a nose for identifying problem areas and honing in on solutions that are steeped in craft, a trained eye and a writer’s passion. Moreover, Kim’s background as a publicist ensures that writers think about their audience well before his or her book reaches the shelves. I recommend her services very highly. – Mark Lyons, Director of Philadelphia Storytelling Project
Kim’s writing, research, and interviewing skills are simply superb. We have worked with Kim on several occasions and have always been pleased with the quality of her work, as well as her dependability and professionalism. — Michael P. Ditchkofsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yardley Research Group
STRATEGIC MARKETING & PR/ AUTHOR PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT
Kim is a talented corporate trainer that I would hire again. In an ever evolving communication landscape, our consumer relations associates needed direction and guidance to navigate newer forms. Phone and email had been the standard method consumers used to contact PepsiCo; however Facebook, Twitter and Chat were becoming more popular and preferred by consumers. It became apparent that the writing team needed to adapt their more standard type responses to briefer, direct, and more conversational ones that incorporated the specific voice of the brand addressed. Kim was recommended as an expert to guide the team through this skill transition and she did not disappoint. Her extensive research and collaboration on the needs of our individual businesses produced a day-long workshop that was engaging and informative that produced immediate results. She is a dynamic, personable, skilled and results oriented trainer and Kim received some of the highest training evaluation scores on record. – Ellen Lochend, PepsiCo
Kimberly Nagy of Wild River Consulting & Publishing was an incredible guide when it came to navigating the tricky waters of nailing my first TEDx talk. Kim is a genius at mining the writer’s mind. She used her extraordinary skills to help me hone my idea, write a compelling narrative for marketing purposes, and create a powerful through-line for my talk. Of 25 speakers, only two got standing ovations and I was one of them. Kim is more than simply talented, she’s a find.
– Jill Sherer Murray, Client, TEDx Talk
Kim was an excellent marketer of Routledge’s philosophy list, one of the biggest lists at Routledge. She was always efficient, commercially astute and enthusiastsic about the books, and grasped the multi-faceted nature of our markets quickly.
– Tony Bruce, Senior Publisher at Routledge
A creative thinker, Kim designed a professional marketing strategy for the PR and launch of my novel, producing a comprehensive and outstanding media kit, which she constantly updated with news events and reviews. Using her brilliant writing skills, …she wrote customized Press Releases that targeted specific audiences through a variety of media outlets, one of which enabled my book to be positively reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Persistent in her follow through, she generated press coverage in local newspapers and markets while placing a relevant OP ED article in a major newspaper… – Marina Gottlieb Sarles, author, Last Daughter of Prussia
In a word, Kim is a powerhouse. Passionate, laser-focused, Kim brings a refreshing vigor to the task of connecting story to brand. She is well-versed in every nuance of marketing and public relations and works with an impressive and sincere wellspring of passion and enthusiasm. I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with her on the creation of various media kits, promotional videos, email marketing campaigns and social media efforts. She is a sheer joy to work with and a force to behold. – Denise Petti, Creative Marketing Alliance
Kim is a modern day Renaissance woman, a publisher, writer, strategic thinker and public relations professional who I’ve seen make a crucial difference for businesses as well as authors. Passionate, persuasive, detail-oriented and experienced, she has the ability to distill complicated concepts into powerful copywriting for any kind of business communication need. With widespread press contacts and a consistent reputation for excellence, I’ve also repeatedly seen Kim land her clients key press clips, effective messaging, important speaking engagements, as well as boost their social media visibility. I recommend her highly. Marianne Rosato-Romano, Owner of Mountaintop Marketing
Kim provided us exactly the extra support we needed on a special project-a detailed, well-researched marketing analysis on a deadline. The resulting report was invaluable in helping us land a much-coveted author. — Catherine Bernard, Senior Editor, Taylor and Francis
COACHING & MENTORSHIP
Kim has an incredible ability in helping clients realize their talent and potential. She quickly and effortlessly uncovers & gives language to that which is needed to move forward to accomplish one’s career goals. I highly recommend Kim to anyone who wants to make positive career changes. Marianne Romano
Kim brings something joyous, deep and remarkable to a writer’s process, and she is an excellent facilitator! Her recommendations are helping me build my Author’s Platform, and her insights into promotion of the written word, and the writer are invaluable. She has down-to-earth, practical knowledge and is a world-class communicator. Thank you, Kim, for your time and expertise. Dylene Cymraes, Author of Moving Home
Kim was an indispensable part of my learning process during an internship with Wild River Review. She made me feel welcome at all times, asked for my opinion readily when presented with both company and literary puzzles, and worked with me to develop and hone my professional skills. I can’t imagine having trained with anyone else, and I’ve been blessed to continue our friendship over the years. Kim is dedicated, hardworking, and has an incredible talent for getting to the root of a story. Sharon Parker, Marketing Coordinator at Scandinavian American World Tours
Since becoming involved with Wild River Review in 2008, Kim has been a devoted mentor. She has taught me how to structure lengthier stories, keenly edit my own pieces, and, above all, write with confidence and precision. Beyond guiding my development as a writer, Kim has exposed me to social media strategies and some of the business concerns in digital publishing, all of which has added dimension to my understanding of the industry. Anyone fortunate enough to work with Kim will surely see themselves grow. Paulina Reso, Former Associate Editor at Philadelphia City Paper
I have placed several English 491 writing and publishing interns at Wild River Review. Kim has been my chief contact. For my Rider student interns, working under Kim’s supervision has not only given them insights into how and why publishing ventures succeed, but also has taught them how to research and structure articles for publication, how to edit for content, accuracy and style, and how to manage their time. Mary Morse, Professor of English, Rider University