Our Review team, appointed by the Governor in Council for Canada, was charged with amassing a great deal of scientific information and interviewing large numbers of individuals and organizations over a period of approximately five months. Cate provided excellent writing and communication skills and tremendous creative energy assisting our team in assembling and correlating large quantities of information. She read extensively and reviewed thoroughly between meetings to ensure she understood all the information and that it was scientifically accurate. Team members provided the scientific input and its interpretation and Cate ensured it was presented in plain language that would be accessible to a general readership. Updates were provided well in advance of our meetings and she always came very well prepared for discussion. Her work was always produced in a timely fashion and presented with passion and enthusiasm. It was a very real pleasure to work with Cate and I highly recommend her.
Cate has been working for the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) as a volunteer editor extraordinaire of the quarterly newsletter for the past two years, and we are extremely appreciative to have the services of such a highly qualified individual on this key means of communicating with organizations and individuals involved in boating and boating safety across the country. Cate’s arrival signalled a wholesale change to the style and presentation of the newsletters. As a highly skilled communicator, Cate has brought a fresh approach and a crisp style to the newsletter, and accolades have been received from all quarters. Cate has an amazing knack for transforming incoming content in many forms into interesting prose. For the Canadian Safe Boating Awards in January 2012 and 2013, Cate created winner stories based on the nominations received that both celebrated the accomplishments of the winners and also inspired others. Cate also produced an engaging report on the 2012 CSBC Symposium; it was not only informative and easy to read, but allowed us to share the flavour of the event with our members and partners who could not be with us. Cate is well organized and committed, and I never worry about deadlines when the project is in her hands. The CSBC awarded Cate a Certificate of Merit in 2012. I recommend her services highly.