Some unsolicited feedback I’ve received over the years (you can also read a few endorsements in my LinkedIn profile)

“We would like to thank you for the wonderful article you ran on Rosedale Gardens; we really appreciate it. Rodika Tollefson did a great job; you are very fortunate to have such a talented writer working for you…”
~Scott and Lyn Junge, Rosedale Gardens (Letter to the Editor, WestSound Home & Garden magazine, Spring 2007)

“Thank you so much for a wonderful article (“3 Star Green Home Remodel”)! I am honored and humbled by your portrayal of me. I am absolutely amazed you got so many many details, all correct, and were able to assemble them in such a nice way! This is something I will really treasure…”
~Jane Ritley, Green Sticks & Stones (Letter to the Editor, WestSound Home & Garden magazine, Winter 2010)

“We both wept when we read your story. Thank you so much for capturing in words how we feel in our hearts. You are truly amazing.”
~Oscar and Paula Abalahin, Jaxon’s Cure

“You have done an excellent job of covering the news in our community. You’re an excellent writer, and always know and remember lots of information about topics you’re covering. You’re also very fun to work with!”
~Monna Haugen, North Mason Coalition of Churches and Community

“Thank you so much for the wonderful story you did on the Haven in Allyn. I felt real good reading it, because it was true and you were able to capture our hearts.”
~Ron and Debra Jamerson, Haven in Allyn

“We are all so very pleased with the story you wrote about Dad and his book — it was very cleverly done and all the details you included made it a very interesting read, even to those of us who have known and loved him a long time. Great job, thank you.”
~Pam Merrill

“That is one of the best articles that’s been done on me. It’s outstanding. Over the years I’ve done a lot of interviews with a lot of people and I have to say, you’re there with the very best.”
~Herman Petersen, retired top-fuel car racer


Freelance journalist, writer, editor and multimedia producer Rodika Tollefson creates and plays near Seattle, Washington. She welcomes assignments from publication editors as well as work-for-hire from anyone who needs writing, editing, video or communications/media consulting work.

a few of my favorite quotes

“To live a creative life, we must lose the fear of being wrong.”
~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.”
~Henry Ford

“I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it.”
~Jonathan White

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
~Hellen Keller

“It's never too late to be what you might have been.”
~George Elliot