• Clients & Testimonials
Tommy McCall, Founder and CEO, Infographics.com "Mickey is an accomplished senior editor with a keen eye for a great intro and sturdy story structure. He's also an effective editorial coach. As the writers on my team can attest, he is quickly able to home in on the kernel of the story and then, without hijacking the process, help the writer to sharpen the lede and augment the impact of the piece for its intended readers. Mickey is also a data visualization whiz; work with him on an infographic or interactive and you'll see what I mean. It's hardly a stretch to say that data visualization is his thing. His epitaph will probably read: "He made data sing."
John Kerr, Principal, Ergo Editorial Services "Mickey is a great writer and editor: very detailed oriented and keen on crafting messages that are easy to consume. He's very easy to work with, and it's been a pleasure working with him over the years."
Jean-Manuel Izaret, Senior Partner, Global Leader of the Pricing Practice, Boston Consulting Group "Only 10 business editors in the country can do what Mickey Butts does with the written word. As chief content editor for the Jack Welch Management Institute, he has been invaluable in shaping the Jack Welch MBA curriculum and transforming our content into cases and lectures that are wonderfully rich and immensely readable."
Suzy Welch, coauthor, with Jack Welch, of the international bestseller Winning, and former editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review "Mickey is a fine writer and a first-rate business editor. He is timely, hard-working, highly professional, and thoroughly reliable. Mickey has broad knowledge of management and business issues, as well as international economics and economic policy. He was a pleasure to work with, and MGI would not hesitate to hire Mickey again if the need arose."
Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
"As first-time authors of a book, we were aided enormously by Mickey Butts. Mickey helped us structure our initial outline, sharpen our thinking, and refine our prose. He held our hand at every stage of the writing process, and took our manuscript to a higher level. He was a delight to work with: professional, timely, and willing to work within our deadlines and budget. We'd highly recommend him as a writer, editor, and thought-partner."
Nancy Murphy, head of communications, editor-in-chief, and a member of the management team, Global Business Network "Mickey's skillful and insightful editing are always extremely helpful for a final polish on our ideas. We would highly recommend Mickey to other organizations that want to take their writing from good to great."
Dana Yonchak, Director of Strategic Communications, FSG Social Impact Advisors "Mickey is great at developing writing projects and at working with writers to help them do their best work."
Jesse Wiley, nonexecutive chairman, John Wiley & Sons and former editor at Jossey-Bass "Over the past several years, we have worked with Mickey on a wide range of writing and editing projects and have been very pleased with the work. He is an exemplary writer and editor and, equally important, fantastic to work with. We would highly recommend Mickey and his work to other organizations."
Ann Goggins Gregory, Director of Knowledge Management, The Bridgespan Group "I want to take a moment to thank someone who was an indispensable part of getting Love Leadership exactly right, and that is Mickey Butts. Mickey was my writing editor throughout the entire book development, drafting, and finalizing process, and I cannot give him enough credit for his superior eye, his command of research, his ability to take all of my energy and passion and organize it into a coherent thought process, and most of all for helping me get my "voice" on paper. I could not have asked for a better collaborator than Mickey Butts."
John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, and author of Love Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2009)
"Mickey Butts is an incredible writer who helped us conceive of our
earliest outline and draft of the manuscript. His contribution to distilling
and organizing our thinking was crucial to getting our arms around the
hundreds of potentially disparate ideas and hypotheses we were originally
"To Mickey Butts, thank you for bringing for structure, logic, and style to my inchoate drafts."
"Thanks to Mickey Butts for invaluable advice."
"We appreciate the work of Mickey Butts, a freelance editor who helped us frame our ideas and present them in what we hope is a compelling way."
"[Thanks to] Mickey Butts, who offered wise edits."
"Mickey Butts ... shepherded our book with great care and vision."
"Mickey Butts provided
valuable editorial assistance during the formative stages of my book."