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Here are a few examples of the testimonials I received regarding some of my work.

Travel articles

In the summer of 2008, Elizabeth (Bettse) Folsom submitted a story to Kansas Traveler about Kansas apples. That was my first encounter with Bettse’s talent and that story did appear in Kansas Traveler’s summer 2008 issue.

I was impressed by how thoroughly Bettse had researched the topic, bringing in facts that made the story so much more than simply a list of orchards. In addition she had included several excellent photos, along the with the photo credits for each. She included a list of suggestions to ask the orchards, and, to top it all off, she researched each orchard and provided a spreadsheet with the specialty, season of operation and contact information of each. Needless to say I was very impressed with her professionalism and writing ability.

Bettse has been a favorite author of mine every since. For Kansas Traveler she has written about indigenous turkeys, K-State’s bug zoo (that made the front page of this year’s first issue), Prairie Dog Town in northwest Kansas and Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs.

Bettse is very good to work with, always coming back quickly with answers to my questions, although very few questions are needed with her work.

If you are looking for an author for your publication, I highly recommend Bettse.

Susan Howell
Kansas Traveler, LL

July 2009

Contributor to magazines

After my division absorbed a Leavenworth County magazine for rebranding and a new editorial content strategy, I "inherited" Bettse as a freelance writer because she had unfailingly served the publication for numerous issues. She's also contributed to both The Dot and LV Mag and is an editor's dream!

She's proactive, timely and provides periodic status reports that prove helpful throughout the production process. Her ability to photograph and write results in the execution of complete editorial packages, and she has a knowledge and passion for both her subject matter and community that weaves an extra layer of approachability in each of her stories.

Katy Ryan
Editor The Dotte
GateHouse Syndication
October 2008


Since being named general manager of this company in February 2007, it has been my pleasure to work with Bettse Folsom.

Bettse, a freelance photographer and writer, has been a weekly contributor to our newspapers, and her submissions have played an important role in our coverage of the community.

We have appreciated her dependability and the quality of her photos and articles.

Joe Keefhaver
General Manager & Editor (former)
Kansas Colloquies, Inc.
February 2007

People and Profiles

Bettse, on behalf of all the members of the Wyandotte Lions Club, I want to thank you for the wonderful and accurate story on Bill Gregg. His recognition is very well deserved and we appreciate so much your writing about his accomplishment of 55 years with the Lions.

Your articles are very well researched and concisely written. Keep it up.

Russ Clark
July 2009

Travel and Restaurant Reviews

Elizabeth (Bettse) was a freelance writer for me. Her creative and insightful writing style combined with a positive attitude makes

her an asset for any leisure reading publication. She is thorough in her research and timeline oriented. I recommend Elizabeth Folsom, not only because she exudes confidence and professionalism, but due to her amiable personality.

Angela Banks
Editor At Ease Magazine (former)
GateHouse Syndication
October 2008

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Last updated 2009