ARCHI-TECH“Barbara was a reliable freelancer who never missed a deadline, was able to take on assignments without much notice or direction, and was always very responsive. She quickly grasps story assignments and does research on her own to dig up valuable sources who add even more to the content she provides. The network of experts she has formed also adds to her knowledge and expertise as a freelance writer.”

Leah Garris, former editor, ARCHI-TECH magazine

                    Glass“Barbara is a consummate writer who understands the trends and interests of her audience and the industry. The architecture, engineering & construction experts that have had the pleasure to work with her appreciate her ability to understand and successfully communicate technical information in a clear, correct and compelling manner. Barbara is an impeccable professional and a true pleasure to work with.”

Lisa Glass, Communications and Public Relations Manager, RNL Design, Denver

                    Casserly“Barbara is a wonderful freelancer to work with. She is deeply knowledgeable about trends and issues in the architecture, building and design space. Furthermore, she has strong relationships with marquee business, design and engineering publications.”

Megan Casserly, Account Supervisor, Weber Shandwick, Chicago

“Barbara Horwitz-Bennett is probably one of the most sought-after writers in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. We've had the opportunity to work with her for a myriad of industry articles and find the accuracy and depth of her reporting to be consistently top notch. Our professionals at SmithGroup never hesitate to work with Barbara, in fact they make an effort to do so.”

  Sandra Knight, Public Relations Director, SmithGroup, Detroit

“I’ve known and have worked with Barbara for the better part of 10 years. Barbara is able to tackle many different subjects, and with a little direction, can immerse herself in them fairly quickly. She is always eager for new assignments—and more importantly, for deadline- and time-challenged editors—she defines reliability.”

 Jim Crockett, Editorial Director

Architectural Products, Architectural SSL and illuminate magazines, Palatine, Ill.

"Barbara Horwitz-Bennett is a creative and thorough writer whom I've known for many years. Barbara combines a sharp journalistic sensibility with a command of technical building subjects -- an unusual combination that's a solid resource for our markets. She is always a pleasure to work with, too."
Chris Sullivan, Principal, C.C. Sullivan Strategic Communications, Montclair, N.J.“Barbara is a terrific writer. She understands the complexities of the architecture, engineering and construction professions, and she is able to transform complicated concepts into thoughtful, informative articles. I’ve worked with her for many years, and I always enjoy the experience.”
Mike Plotnick, (former) Media Relations Manager, HOK, St. Louis

“I just saw the article on the Contract web site, and it looks great! We actually got the cover….. I’d like to thank you for the way in which you’ve managed to capture the spirit of the project into the article. I really enjoyed working with you and I hope we will get more opportunities to do so in the near future.”

Irit Axelrod, Principal, Axelrod Design, San Francisco“Barbara has been consulting for Vanderweil for more than three years and we’ve been very pleased with her work.  Barbara understands the A/E language – which is critical to our clients – and our engineers find her writing style to be exactly what they are looking for and most importantly, how they want to express their ideas.

Marsha Miller, Corporate Marketing Manager, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, Alexandria, Va.

“Barbara has been especially helpful in ensuring KlingStubbins' participation in industry expert articles in several relevant design magazines. Her attention to detail and willingness to research her subject matter—as well as her subjects—has been of great value to our firm in compiling an arsenal of marketing material.”

Katie (Cipolla) Maloney, (former) Marketing Communications Specialist, KlingStubbins, Philadelphia

RobertCassidy“The Building Tech Supplements are a finalist in the 2009 Neal Awards, in the Best How-to Article or How-to Series Category! So congratulations, and pat yourselves on the back!”

“Nice job on your Reconstruction Awards stories. Very professional work. Many thanks to you for yeomanlike writing under deadline pressure.”

Robert Cassidy, Editor-In-Chief, Building Design+Construction, Oakbrook, Ill.

“Mrs. Horwitz-Bennett has been both a colleague and freelance contributor of mine for many years. Her impeccable skills as a writer and journalist, along with her excellent time management and punctuality, have been an invaluable asset to the publications we have worked on together.”

Scott Siddens, Senior Editor, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Oakbrook, Ill.

“Barbara is the consummate professional; 100% reliable, creative, intelligent and personable – a true asset to any team.”

Meg McNeel, Business Development Manager, Hitwise, New York (former Advertising Manager, Building Design+Construction)“I worked with Barbara on several stories when she was associate editor with Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine and can recommend her highly. She’s knowledgeable about the A/E/C industry, has a nice writing style, and is great at juggling teleconferences with multiple interviewees.”

MaryAnn Swiderski, Public Relations Specialist, TLC Engineering for Architecture, Orlando

“Barbara is an outstanding writer for the engineering industry. We have enjoyed working with her on many articles over the past 11 years, and look forward to continuing our relationship with her!”

Suzanne Cammarota, Marketing Manager, Bala Consulting Engineers, Philadelphia

 "It’s a pleasure working with Barbara. Her professionalism and positive personality shine through in all of her writing - whether it’s a casual e-mail or an in-depth industry article."

Heather West, President, Heather West Public Relations, Minneapolis