Recommendations and Testimonials

“Jane is an effective leader and a supportive and thoughtful colleague. Jane is also an accomplished editor and project manager. Any organization will be fortunate to have her on the team.”

“In 2010, ongoing state payment delays put Illinois library systems on the brink of bankruptcy. Amidst one of the worst financial crises in Illinois history, the existing model was no longer sustainable, and we needed to make changes quickly.

Our solution: merge five library systems into one operation, RAILS, with streamlined staffing, services and service outlets. During the merger, Jane Plass established herself as a valuable contributor, volunteering for key assignments to keep the merger process moving ahead.

When RAILS’ former Associate Executive Director accepted a promotion, Jane stepped into the difficult second-in-command assignment without skipping a beat. Some of Jane’s achievements in this role include: negotiating three-year contracts among RAILS and its four independent automation consortial partners; leading our data center study, a foundation piece for RAILS’ facilities planning; and agreeing to serve as Interim Executive Director when the process of recruiting a permanent RAILS executive encountered unexpected delays.

Jane’s versatile talents are matched only by her loyalty to RAILS. During and after the grueling merger process, Jane has demonstrated her commitment to the organization and to her teammates. Jane is an effective leader and a supportive and thoughtful colleague. Jane is also an accomplished editor and project manager. Any organization will be fortunate to have her on the team, and I am pleased to offer Jane Plass my highest recommendation without reservation.”
Michael Piper

“Having Jane involved in a project immediately raises the opportunity for success.”

“Jane is a leader in Illinois for library automation and technology. Her vast knowledge base, ability to analyze problems and find solutions, and guidance of system migration/implementation provide valuable stability in her own organization, as well as in libraries statewide. Jane is an avid teacher and learner, bringing her expertise to projects generously. Having Jane involved in a project immediately raises the opportunity for success.”
Dawne Tortorella, President, BellCow, Inc.

“I have known Jane Plass for 10 years while we were colleagues at the DuPage Library System. Jane is able to take complex ideas and information and organize it in ways that others can understand it. She developed a style manual for DLS staff members so that all communication representing the system would be uniform in appearance. She edits even well-written documents for style and consistency. I recommended her for the editing job of Linking for Learning, 3rd edition (Illinois School Library Media Association, 2010). Not only did she edit the book and make organizational recommendations for improvements, she also provided an index, which was lacking in the earlier editions. I have often used this index to locate specific information. Her website, Info Grooming, expands on her organizational talents by providing tips and suggestions for managing the overwhelming amount of information we encounter every day. Need someone to help your organize you information? Call on Jane.”
Pamela Kramer, President, Pamela K. Kramer & Associates

“So many of us are feeling overwhelmed these days. Our library staff found Jane’s presentation on overcoming information overload valuable and worthwhile. She was poised and comfortable, and she customized her content and handout to fit the technology theme of our in-service day.”
Peggy Carlson, Assistant Director, Geneva Public Library District

“Jane was very flexible to work with on this project. I appreciated her expertise at editing and the ability she has for looking for consistency to detail throughout a document filled with many different page layouts and formatting issues. She worked diligently and returned revisions promptly as promised. No one on our task force had any idea how to design or write an index, so we depended on Jane. The index she developed will be so helpful to our readers—so much more detailed than we ever imagined! Thank you for your hard work, your attention to detail, and your help with organizing multiple edits and revisions.”
Becky Robinson, Chair of ISLMA‘s Linking for Learning Task Force

“Jane has been a pleasure to work with. She kept to every deadline and took responsibility for communicating progress throughout the recent project she worked on for me. Her thoroughness and knowledge are very evident. Having Jane work on this project has added extra value for my customers, and has added a professional finish to my product. I highly recommend Jane for copy editing and indexing.”
Russell James, The Raw Chef

“Jane Plass has indexed the Journal of Behavioral Optometry since its first issue, published in 1990. Her work has always been thorough, professional, and prompt. We print an annual index in the last issue each year and she has always met our often tight deadlines. Jane did a magnificent job editing and indexing a textbook published in 2001, Visual and Vestibular Consequences of Acquired Brain Injury and indexing Accommodation, Nearwork and Myopia in 1997. We are pleased that she has expanded her services and look forward to working with her in the future.”
Sally Corngold, Director of Publications, Optometric Extension Program Foundation

“We also wish to acknowledge the contributions made by Dr. Jane Plass in her excellent job of copyediting and indexing.”
From Acknowledgements in Visual & Vestibular Consequences of Acquired Brain Injury

“The index you provided for Building a Better Mind was comprehensive and professional. I am very satisfied with your work in making the book more useful and complete.”
Morton J. Schomer, O.D.

“Jane, you are a wizard with words. Your special report is jammed packed with info and is smooth to read. Great job!”
Donna Blevins, a poker mindset coach who teaches people how to play poker with the intention of improving their lives