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“My LitReactor experience was a fine one, and that was in large part because Mark made it so painless for me. I’m not terribly computer-savvy, but Mark eased me into the swing of things immediately and whenever I did come up against a problem, technical or otherwise, he guided me through and solved it for me with dispatch. His advice to me was always direct and totally to the point. I’d worked with him before on my workshop for The Cult, so I trusted him to give me hand if and when I needed it, and knowing that he was going to be my backup-man for LitReactor was one of the reasons I said yes to the project in the first place.
That he also happens to be a balanced critic in his own right, and a pleasure to communicate with, is a bonus. I recommend him heartily.”
-Dallas Mayr, aka Jack Ketchum
December 24, 2012. Jack worked directly with Mark at LitReactor
“Every experience I had with Mark was professional, pleasant, efficient, and successful. He was my chief liaison as an instructor with Litreactor and I couldn’t have been happier. No question went unanswered, the responses were always prompt and thorough, and the rapport was genial and collaborative. I felt in expert hands, and would recommend him unreservedly.”
-David Corbett, Author
December 23, 2012. David worked directly with Mark at LitReactor
“I am a novelist, author of nine novels, and a professor at the Gallatin School at New York University. Last summer I taught an online writing class for Litreactor titled “Beginning Your Novel.” Mark was my supervisor, mentor and guardian angel. He was a joy to work with, smart, patient, helpful, and friendly. Whenever I had a question (which was often), he not only got back to me quickly, he provided clear, direct, useful answers. He is very smart and very nice, a combination that isn’t as common as one would like.”
-Christopher Bram, Author | Instructor
December 18, 2012. Reported to Mark at LitReactor
“I couldn’t have taught my course on memoir writing at LitReactor if it weren’t for Mark. His knowledge and experience guided me as I put together the syllabus, and he made the course much more focused than I would have been able to do on my own. He’s a real pro, and I recommend him highly.”
-Ed Sikov, Columnist, LitReactor
December 13, 2012. Reported to Mark at LitReactor
“To put it simply, Mark Vanderpool walks on water. Yes, I know that is a figurative statement–but I’m getting to the literal. I worked with and reported to Mark directly as an Instructor for the Litreactor online series of courses, two of which I have taught. Mark helped me to set the course up in terms of online layout and design; he assigned me an online tech (who by the way, was also fantastic, no doubt due to Mark’s good judgement); he answered every possible technical and pedagogical question I had; he collaborated with me as each course proceeded in a professional and even delightful manner.
It was clear from the get-go that Mark’s expertise in publishing, writing, editing, teaching, online workshop administration and coordination, computer and digital arts organization, communication, and interpersonal business collaboration are unparalleled. Period.
I enjoyed working with Mark at Litreactor more than with any other person associated with the organization. I recommend him highly and with the utmost enthusiasm. I would hire him if I could. Anyone who would like to contact me regarding this recommendation should do so at: email@example.com.”
-Lidia Yuknavitch, Writer, Editor, Lit professor, Chiasmus Press.
December 14, 2012. Reported to Mark at LitReactor
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