“I’d seen her bylines in the Topeka daily and was impressed,” Brian Kaberline, editor of the Kansas City Business Journal, wrote in a column.
“We hired Jonna and watched her handle a week filled with law stories, followed by a week of health care stories, then banking, then transportation, then real estate, and on. We also watched someone whose main experience was wrangling words turn into an Excel geek for a couple of months each year when Best of the Bar voting came around,” he continued, noting a “knowledge of various industries,” “reporting drive” and “steadying influence in the newsroom.”
“Jonna is a well-rounded writer and editor who can swing easily between the two roles, making her an indispensable asset to any editorial team. She is thorough and meticulous, with a particular knack for spotting holes in stories and helping writers navigate tough subject material.”
— Alexandra Ward, managing editor of Contagion, former digital content manager for Newsmax
“Jonna is detail-oriented at the same time she has a big-picture view of any project. That ability makes her an excellent editor who was able to keep my stories focused and relevant.”
— Morgan Chilson, reporter and editor, The Topeka Capital-Journal and Exactly Write
“As an editor, I hired Jonna at two different newspapers. In addition to possessing finely honed writing and editing skills, she has a solid work ethic and is a true pleasure to work with.”
— Rob Roberts, former reporter and editor, Kansas City Business Journal, Sun Publications, Junction City Daily Union