Testimonials

What a few of my clients have to say about my work.

Toshalyn Erve, Author of Black Women Manifesting Greatness Through Education: The Detroit Anthology

I’d like to thank my book mentor and friend, Sarah Ratliff, for all that you have done to make my book project a success. You took me under your wing and never let me give up on my dream, even when things got too difficult and frustrating to give me direction when I didn’t know where to go next. Thank you for sharing your impeccable knowledge and expertise on this entire book writing process and thank you for sharing your resources and all of your time. I love my book and the cover Sanja Džadžević created. You are truly amazing.

Professor Verda Harris-Olayinka, Author of Resist Turbulent Times: Ways to Save-Our-Selves

I hired Sarah Ratliff and Sanja Džadžević to publish my recent book, Resist Turbulent Times, Ways to Save-Our-Selves. Initially, it was to be a third edition for a book I had published under a previous title with a different publisher. Much to my surprise and disappointment, the previously published book was filled with a significant number of errors. Anticipating Sarah would simply have to do a quick proofread, she ended up needing to edit the entire manuscript. 

Sanja worked tirelessly to get the layout to a beautiful place. I added multiple tables, which Sanja had to recreate by hand. She recreated them beautifully.

There were multiple issues with IngramSpark but Sarah was extremely patient and stayed the course. I only bring up the hiccups to say that Sarah and Sanja’s involvement with my book didn’t end with uploading the book and walking away. They saw the process through and complied each time there were issues. 

It’s for this, along with the editing and design they provided that I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again. And you shouldn’t either. 

Lori Shepherd, Founder and Owner, 25SecondsPR

When I decided to strike out on my own in 2014, leaving the big PR firm I had been with for years, I knew I needed some help on an as-needed basis. My preference was for someone who could write well on a variety of topics and who could assist me on the public relations front.

I found Sarah on a now-defunct site that matches freelancers and clients. I loved her writing, her disposition, her professionalism and her work ethic. No matter the topic, Sarah is always up to the challenge. 

Of note, in 2020, I suggested Sarah ghostwrite the memoir of one of my clients. He still raves about it! I will continue to work with Sarah for years to come. 

Sarah Zorn, Former Senior Manager of Copy, PetPlate

I oversaw the blog for PetPlate, a Black-founded and female-run human-grade dog food company. We were looking for writers who could craft engaging and informative articles that could appeal to a wide swath of pet parents and consistently drive traffic, all the while embodying the commitment to diversity and forward-thinking qualities we value. 

Sarah fit the bill on all fronts. And just as importantly, she’s a total workhorse, tackling ambitious projects on tight deadlines and approaching expert interviews with enthusiasm, which is reflected to great effect through her work. I highly recommend Sarah to any client lucky enough to have her.

Meghan Vivo, Former Content Director, Elements Behavioral Health

Sarah is truly a cut above. In addition to having the necessities: knowledge, punctuality and quality, she has an unflinching positive attitude and genuine excitement to take on new projects and learn new skills.

Over the years that we worked with Sarah, we made a variety of requests, often with tight deadlines, and she came through every time, not only meeting but exceeding our expectations. Sarah is a delight to work with, and I highly recommend Sarah for any content needs.

Joretta King, First-time author of Bleach On Colored Clothes

I met Sarah in a women's writing group. She was hired to be our writing coach. After the first class, I knew I wanted her expertise and energy to edit and publish my book. She comes across as very genuine, committed and passionate.

In addition to editing and publishing my memoir, Sarah also:

  • Created my book trailer
  • Created my website to promote the book, which meant designing, simple coding and writing

I highly recommend her as a writer, editor, publisher and overall professional.

Adrienne Greenwood, Founder, Adrienne Greenwood Haus Public Relations

I was introduced to Sarah through her writing when I was working for a previous public relations agency. The agency often hired her to ghostwrite profile pieces for our clients. When I struck out on my own, I knew I had to hire her. Within a few months, I promoted her from writer to managing editor. She managed all of the agency's media placements, wrote the majority of articles, provided writing coaching and ghostwrote a book for one of our "Hidden Titans." She's a powerhouse with words.

Seun Adedeji, Founder and CEO of Elev8 Cannabis Dispensary

When I started working with Lori Shepherd of 25SecondsPR, we decided it was best to hire a ghostwriter for a series of articles about me. She recommended Sarah Ratliff. No matter the publication (Forbes, Bloomberg, Suit & Artist, Marijuana Venture, etc.), Sarah was able to channel me. I am a very complex person, not to mention the fact that Sarah is not an unambiguous Black man. It was natural to think of Sarah to ghostwrite my book. She did such a great job, I insisted on giving her an "As told to" credit.

Carmen Renè, Founder and CEO of Blissful Essential Oils

I met Sarah when she was the writing coach for a self-publishing course I took. I wanted to write and publish my book. I loved her easy-going, yet confident style. She treated us exactly the same, no matter how much experience we had or how shy some of us were. When it came time to edit and publish my book, I hired Sarah and love what her team did with my book, The Emerging Woman.