"Nancy is a talented feature writer and it is a pleasure to work with her. She has written compelling stories of serious illness and loss and has the ability to share experiences that convey the important mission-driven work of HopeHealth. Nancy is caring and sympathetic with our families and staff and her narratives captivate the reader to experience HopeHealth through the eyes of our patients and families. I am grateful to have Nancy as part of the HopeHealth family."
— Diana Franchitto, president and chief executive officer, HopeHealth
"Nancy's writing has played a huge role in our effort to share new research and political commentary with reporters, thought leaders and the general public. Her stories are well-written and delivered under tight deadlines. Her willingness to delve into academic research, breaking news or cover speakers and events makes it a pleasure to work with her."
— Kathryn Dunkelman, director of communications at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
"Providence Business News has a discerning and demanding readership, so we choose our contributing writers with care. We are fortunate to have Nancy be one of our merry band of business journalists. She covers one of the most complex subjects today – health care – with facility and dedication, and our readers are the better for her work."
— Mark S. Murphy, editor, Providence Business News
"I am so grateful to have Nancy on our team. She has been writing for Edible Rhody magazine for years now and she is not only a creative talent, always on the lookout for interesting stories to contribute, but she is also incredibly reliable. Nancy turns in expertly written stories on time or ahead of deadline and that goes for every assignment she has completed for me to date. Nancy has an eye for detail and in addition to her writing skills, I rely on her editing skills to help read through copy on each issue before we go to print. I look forward to each project we collaborate on together. I know I can count on Nancy – she always keeps me updated on her progress and we have a wonderful working relationship."
— Genie McPherson Trevor, editor, Edible Rhody magazine
"There are very few individuals in this world who can make words sing. Nancy could win a Grammy Award for her communications savvy!”
— Doris Feinberg, CFRE, president, The Prospero Group
"Nancy is a talented freelance writer with the inquiring mind, keen eye and good ear that are the hallmarks of great storytellers."
— Karen Maguire, director of editorial services, Bryant University
“What a pleasure to join the chorus of admirers of Nancy Kirsch's manifold talents as writer, editor and publicist. Nancy edited a book of my Providence Journal columns with consummate skill. She brings her characteristic sensitivity to the written word, an instinctive awareness of what the task at hand requires a prodigious work ethic to get the job done. Nancy always acquits herself with excellence. Always."
— Rabbi Emeritus Leslie Y. Gutterman, Temple Beth-El
"I have taken special delight in Nancy’s regular column, 'From the Executive Editor.' While I have appreciated her insights on professional journalistic issues and on matters of social justice, I have found of special value her columns focusing upon her own family. Thus, I – along with many other readers – was deeply touched by her poignant column … by daring to be openly, honestly critical about her father … Nancy gave permission to countless readers to confront and to articulate their own painfully difficult family relationships.
"Nancy has edited approximately 100 of my columns. Her edits – meticulous, careful, tactful – have invariably improved my sentences and my paragraphs. She has gently coached me into making my writing more “newspaper friendly.” In addition, her fact-checking has saved me from several embarrassing errors. With Nancy as my editor, I have had the pleasure and the privilege of total freedom of expression; I have always been able to say whatever I have wanted whenever I have wanted."
— Rabbi James Rosenberg, columnist for The Jewish Voice
"Nancy Kirsch is a total pro. Not only is she a knowledgeable, talented writer, but she turns in clean and compelling work, always before deadline."
— Julie Tremaine, creative director, Providence Media
"I am grateful for the high quality writing and editing support provided by Nancy during these past two years for Jewish Family Service’s newsletter, the Clipboard. Nancy has really helped us focus the message of our communications to our community of volunteers, friends, and donors and for that I offer my highest personal regard. Always a step ahead of me, Nancy is highly professional, knowledgeable, capable and resourceful."
— Erin Gisherman Minior, president and chief executive officer, Jewish Family Service
“I had the pleasure of working with Nancy on a state-wide referendum question – Ballot Question 2 – in the November, 2006 general elections. From the day she came on board, she brought creativity, passion and a tenacious work ethic. With her winning spirit, she was able to come into a complex situation and get the job done. If I’m ever involved in another initiative or campaign, I hope Nancy’s on the same team.”
— Julian Dash, steering committee member, Rhode Island Right to Vote Campaign
"Nancy translates the ineffable into beautifully descriptive prose that grabs a reader. After meticulous research, she does what all great writers do: she makes sense of the subject for all readers, both initiated and uninitiated. But Nancy's version of 'getting it right' is like a story you can't put down – she makes you see the fascinating in the everyday and the knowable in the extraordinary.
"Nancy has been literally a godsend to both my own career, PAULA HUNTER PERFORMANCES, and to my innovative dance company, JUMP! After she began working as our media representative and general press rep, our presence in important publications and the community soared! Right away, one of my performances in New York was highlighted in the Sunday New York Times. Time and time again, I'd hear: "Why the great ink?" My answer was always the same: Nancy Kirsch!"
— Paula Hunter, dancer and artistic director of JUMP!
“Nancy Kirsch served as our Deputy Campaign Director for the successful Right to Vote Campaign that was passed by Rhode Island voters in the 2006 elections. Nancy's professionalism, enthusiasm and determination helped lead to our victory. It was in large part because of Nancy's work that Question 2 was able to pass and the Rhode Island Constitution was changed.”
— Peter Slom, LCSW, chair, steering committee, Rhode Island Right to Vote Campaign
"I have worked with Nancy on a current book project which we hope to have published within the coming year. It is an honor to have her as my co-author. She is an extremely hard worker, and a pleasure to have as part of my team. Her writing is excellent, and she has the ability to capture the essence of the stories of students who are entering the family of Judaism. She does this with depth and insight, and is able to convey their thoughts with accuracy and feeling."
— Rabbi Bernice Weiss, founder and director of the Washington Institute for Conversion and the Study of Judaism
“Nancy Kirsch worked for The Family Life Center in multiple capacities for more than two years as a grant writer and as the Deputy Director for the Right to Vote Campaign in charge of communications. She has met every new challenge with zeal and determination. She is diligent and works well under pressure. Nancy's quest to capture fully and interpret into words her client’s intent is one of her most valuable assets.”
— Solangel Rodriguez, executive director, The Family Life Center (now Open Doors)