March 21, 2012
Through the years you have edited so many of my professional articles and literally worked magic in doing so. As I was bragging about your amazing talent last week at the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration meeting, I realized that I had never formally thanked you.
I developed very solid high school and college writing skills, and I noticed that through dental school, very few of my “sciency” colleagues could craft an interesting article. In my professional career, I noticed that everything I submitted for publication was accepted. Our profession seemed to be hungry for “good” writers. I thought I was one. Then I found you!
Twenty years ago you first edited two articles for me. I was not prepared to be Wow-ed in such a dramatic way. These (and many others) have been published in the most highly acclaimed national journals of our profession. You have amazing ability to take business, clinical and technical speak and make it more succinct, more interesting AND more poignant. I don’t know where it comes from but your creativity and unique ability to make wonderful connections is a gift.
Diana, I know you must impact the lives of many of your clients in the same way you do mine. For a moment though, stop and think about the hundreds of thousands of readers who, because of you, have indelible learning experiences through your work.
You have taught me much, helped me catapult my writing/speaking platform and remain just as pleasant and timely as can be. I can’t thank you enough!
Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA