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Jon Wells, Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada) and author, "Death's Shadow" (Dundurn): "I've been using ProfNet for years, it is my go-to source when I'm under the gun on deadline and need a quality source, fast. Thank you, ProfNet."
Meghan Casserly, Forbes Magazine: "ProfNet has been a real life-saver when working on service-oriented web stories on tight deadlines. It’s a great source to find experts on a wide variety of topics who are prepared to go as in-depth as I need them. For me it’s been helpful both in sourcing one-time quick-hit sources as well as those that I’ve developed long-term relationships with."
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Eileen Figure Sandlin, Entrepreneur Press: "I just wanted to say thanks for the great work all of you do at ProfNet. While I usually can drum up my own leads to sources for my articles and books, occasionally I need help, and ProfNet has been absolutely wonderful. Responses from qualified people always come in fast after my opportunity is posted, and the responses invariably lead me to just the right source. I'm sure every journalist who uses ProfNet is grateful for the help, but I'm not sure many take the time to let you know. So thank you very much!”
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