We are proud to be closing out the year having won three awards for our work on East Fishkill Living, a monthly community magazine that goes direct to 3,600 households in my hometown.


1. Publication Excellence Award in Writing – Writing Series

The APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and overall communications excellence. Working With Words earned an award for Excellence in Writing – in the Writing Series category – for a collection of our cover stories, each one written about a remarkable family in East Fishkill.

2. Silver Marcom Award – Advertising

The NYX Marcom Awards recognize, celebrate and honor creative excellence in marketing and communication across all facets of industries and mediums. A series of attention-grabbing ads that ran in East Fishkill Living used humor and cuteness to build the brand of a local veterinary medical group. The campaign earned a Silver Award for creativity and excellence in advertising.

3. Customer Service Excellence Award

Completing the trifecta of award recognitions for 2021 was a Service Renewal Excellence Award from Best Version Media, which produces 1,000+ hyperlocal hometown magazines around the country, including East Fishkill Living. The award, which BVM presented to me in November, recognizes publishers who provide extraordinary customer service, resulting in long-term client retention.

A lifelong resident and a veteran Wall Street marketing and communications executive, I launched East Fishkill Living in 2017 to bring people together and help shine a positive light on my community while providing a platform for local businesses to reach their target audiences. I launched Working With Words in 2001 to serve the editorial needs of my clients, now including two of the top four wealth management firms in the world.

To learn more about our professional writing services through Working With Words or the content marketing opportunities available in East Fishkill Living and other hometown magazines in the Hudson Valley, contact me at JDarrow@BestVersionMedia.com or 845-797-9839.

Jeanne partners with Best Version Media (BVM), one of the fastest-growing private publishing companies in North America, to produce East Fishkill Living, her hometown monthly magazine, and works with colleagues on a number of similar glossy publications around the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, Rockland County and Connecticut. If you have target audiences in those areas, contact Jeanne to learn more. Thanks to BVM for portions of this content.