In their own words

Any writer can craft compelling words about herself.
We thought we’d let our happy clients do the talking!

Museum of Science and Industry

“We are so proud of the job you did. We love working with you and your writing style is so flexible you can adjust to fit any situation.”

 — Anne Rashford, Director Special Exhibitions and Business Partnerships, Museum of Science and Industry

k101 Agency

k101 Agency

“I have worked with Tracy on a wide variety of projects and she delivers exceptional work, on time, every time. She’s a true renaissance woman – she can write powerful, corporate sales copy, fun copy for kid’s brands, advertising headlines and just about everything in between. She has been such an asset to our team. Her talent for the written word is perfectly complemented by her kind, enthusiastic spirit.  She truly cares, which is why we have been working for her so many years. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a truly exceptional professional. ”

“Tracy hits the mark every time!”

— Tia Clarida, Creative Director/Co-owner of k101 Agency

Orly Telisman Public Relations

“Tracy is a star. My firm has been through its share of writers, but Tracy is by far the one my firm turns to first. She can write anything — from business venture announcements, fair-trade coffee companies, and even off-the-wall fitness facilities. Tracy finds out what we need to say and she writes it better than we ever anticipated, time after time.”

 — Orly Telisman, Founder Orly Telisman Public Relations

ORLY Public Relations

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

“Tracy Marks and I have worked together for years. Her work has always been wonderfully creative, on-time, within budget, and strategically sound. She is professional and a true pleasure to work with.  I have the utmost trust in Tracy — I know she always will deliver her best work.”

— Cathy Domanico (formerly VP Marketing, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum), Director Tourism, Choose Chicago

Chicago Botanic Garden

“I have had the great pleasure of working with Tracy for the past few years. She is an able, effective and clear communicator. When she comes in to a project—asks all the right questions, works well with our staff and is able to synthesize mounds of information to clear, consice and creative documents—ranging from one-time targeted publications to working as a team member for ongoing projects. She always has a smile on her face, has never missed a deadline, and has a creative spark that always sheds light.”

— Gloria Ciaccio, Public Relations Director Chicago Botanic Garden

Teen Living Programs

“Tracy is great to work with. She remains positive and flexible no matter what you throw her way. She works diligently at capturing the right voice for the piece she is doing and is not afraid of feedback in general or a grueling editing process. I would rehire Tracy in a heart beat!”

— Nia Tavoularis (formerly Director of Development,
Teen Living Programs) Philanthropy Director, WBEZ Radio

The Field Museum

“I hire Beyond Words time and again because of Tracy’s mastery of two key skills: her writing is on target regardless of message or vehicle and she’s a vigilant task-master/project manager, ensuring that pieces get done on time.

— Kristen Jacobs (formerly, The Westye Group and The Field Museum)

Chicago Zoological Society

Tracy Marks is one of the best writers and editors in Chicago. Her ability to deliver a first-class product is unmatched. From her passionate writing to her deadline driven work ethic, she is a pleasure to work with. I have known her for about eight years, and she is my ‘go to’ freelance writer because I know she’ll get the job done and done right.”

 — Sarah Breen-Bartecki, VP Conservation Funding Initiatives, Chicago Zoological Society