Elise Kalfayan provides freelance writing and professional editing services at the Sunroom Desk. She has a background in policy analysis, urban design, civic culture, architecture and construction. Her work reflects an informed focus on infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life issues.
Clear, well-organized and targeted pieces she produces for clients reflect her experience in marketing, advocacy, corporate communications, research reporting, news media, and trade and book publishing:
- Industry Speaks – Editorial Director (current), managing the blog, book and course reviews.
- Redfin – Regional Blogger for Glendale/Pasadena
- Design/Build Business Magazine – Feature Writer
- The RAND Corporation – Publications Marketing Manager (summarized policy research, edited the company newsletter and coordinated reports to the Board of Trustees)
- Various – reports, book projects, columns, profiles and web content for clients
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Elise has a genuine talent for succinct, logical and informative writing. No wasted verbiage. Just what you want and need to know, clearly expressed. Elise’s policy research experience is a great asset, and she is also a pleasure to work with because of her professional demeanor and sense of humor.
Co-Founder, Global Brand Development
As a contributing writer to Design/Build Business trade magazine, Elise Kalfayan wrote in-depth, meticulously researched feature stories relevant to a national readership. She conducted many long-distance interviews resulting in insightful, informative articles that were a pleasure to publish. I highly recommend her writing and marketing services.
Former Editor, Design/Build Business Magazine
Elise is an excellent writer and editor. She worked wonders helping me layout and draft my best-selling book Get Your Business To Work! Elise has much experience taking a detailed subject and clearly putting it into words easy to understand and read.
George Hedley CSP LPBC
Certified Speaking Professional
Licensed Professional Business Coach
Elise Kalfayan has read my books, seen the documentary based on my book, MY MOTHER’S VOICE, and has supported my work with enthusiasm. I fully appreciate her interest, her research, and her follow through in sending articles about my stories to the media. She has been a spark in the movement of my literary work.
Kay Mouradian, EdD
Professor Emerita Education
Elise Kalfayan has helped me craft the writing of my columns and stories. She’s a great editor and I love working with her. She’s quick and efficient – moves a few words around and makes me think, “Wow, I wrote that!”
Blogger, Beyond the Blue Domes
Elise produced several short reports and online news posts that encouraged community participation and contributed to the success of the Glendale Safe and Healthy Streets Plan adopted in 2011.
Education Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition