Testimonials


Julie’s been a consistent contributor to GrindTV for several years, predating even my own tenure at the publication, and for good reason: She has proven reliable with deadlines, enthusiastic and open to feedback and ever-increasingly familiar with our brand voice and audience. She speaks from an informed place, being an avid outdoorswoman, and her passion for her subject matter is evident in her eagerness to share personal stories within service pieces. Julie’s skill set has grown considerably since we’ve worked together, and she remains a trusted freelance resource for GrindTV content.

Kim Stravers

Features editor, GrindTV.com

Julie has been an incredibly valuable resource for my startup business. She is a talented writer and a wonderfully proactive manager of both people and process. She has invested her time and talent in my business as if it were her own, and she has certainly gone above and beyond expectations. I would highly recommend a long-term partnership with Julie.

Steve Treadwell

Founder, Impact Adventures

The great thing about working with Julie, is you forget you’re working with Julie. She does a terrific job managing her time and workload while communicating in a timely fashion. During a very busy time at Origin, I needed someone who didn’t need to be managed, and Julie delivered. I was impressed with her speed and initiative. Her desire to collaborate, receive feedback and iterate on her copywriting was extremely refreshing. Working with Julie gave me one less thing to worry about, and well-written copy to enjoy reading.

Stephen Coomber

Associate creative director, Origin Design + Communications

Julie has been and continues to be a great resource for our overflow content-creation needs. As content marketing and SEO have become inseparable, we found ourselves using Julie more frequently to create relevant, interesting content to drive meaningful user engagement and aid SEO efforts. Julie is smart, conscientious, and above all else, a very talented writer.

Todd Kuhlmann

Former CEO, blue onion

I have worked with—and counted on—Julie for over 15 years, and it is always a pleasure to work with her. To every project, large or small, she brings creative talent and an inquisitive nature balanced with practicality; organization and preparedness balanced by her willingness just jump in; and an ability to collaborate well with a team while she also thrives with autonomy. Julie is down-to-earth, easy to work with, and demonstrates accountability and high standards in everything she touches.

Jen Rahn DeMuth

Owner, Rezonant

What can I say about this woman? She is always one text away from the next adventure. Julie’s love for the outdoors is unrivaled, not in some extreme, ultra-edgy kind of way, but rather in that genuine, deeply appreciative way that only a humble person such as Julie can be. I’ve had the great pleasure of putting in many miles on trail with Julie, not to mention working with her professionally on content for my website. I’m eternally grateful for her grounded presence both in her words and out in the mountain air. With Julie, it’s about connection—connection with herself, nature and surely a few good friends. Her inspiration is not ego-based, it’s grounded in a true love for the outdoors and how it makes us as human beings sweat, grow and connect. It is this passion that Julie conveys authentically in every piece she produces.

Mara Kormylo

Psychotherapist, marathoner

Julie is an exceptional writer and editor who has contributed to the success of many of our advertising feature sections over the years. I have always been impressed with her quality of work, attention to detail and interesting/informative content that she provides. Julie is professional, performs even under the tightest of deadlines and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any project.

Greg Stone

Marketing & advertising features coordinator, Prairie Mountain Media

I’ve worked with copywriters for over 20 years. Without a shadow of a doubt, Julie is the best copywriter I’ve ever worked with. Her mastery of syntax, grammar, and diction combined with her understanding of the client’s brand and messaging strategy guarantees exemplary work.

John Schott

Marketing technology, Gibraltar Business Capital

Every month I publish a leadership column for the business journal in our metro area. I start with my own draft, try to improve it and then send it off to Julie Kailus. A few days later the finished product arrives—words changed, grammar improved and often some parts re-sequenced. Now I have a first-class, five-diamond product that invariably generates conversation in the business community and more than a few “pats on the back.” Julie is my editorial star.

Joe Scarlett

Retired CEO, Tractor Supply Company

Julie Kailus is a pure professional. I have worked with her for over 10 years, and she is always on time with each assignment. Most importantly, she is on target. Julie knows how to do the important research to connect with her audience and has helped me advance our business and grow as a firm. I am proud to work with her and proud of the work she does for us.

Harlan Schillinger

Retired vice president, director of marketing, Network Affiliates

Julie has a unique combination of creativity, passion and market awareness. She is very insightful and entertaining. I’ve enjoyed working with her on a number of projects ranging from advertising campaigns to content creation. I would no doubt continue to work with her. I highly recommend Julie.

Ken Fukuda

Independent art director/designer

I first started working with Julie on Colorado’s Official State Vacation Guide back in the early 2000s. Julie’s writing and editing skills along with her incredible work ethic and fun attitude sure made my job as the lead designer and art director on the four-year project much easier. Her communication skills and teamwork helped the deadlines get met and the project to run smoothly. On other projects over the years, it’s always a pleasure working with Julie. She has an amazing knack for understanding the subject matter she’s covering and communicating it effectively and with a fun and interesting flair.

Cindi Sherman

Vice president, art director, Publication Design Inc.