Leeanne Seaver, M.A.
CREATE AMAZING (Matt Holt Books, 2021)
“Hiring Leeanne was my best editorial decision. She is very good at what she does. She’s a wordsmith; tough as to her standards of quality and integrity, but also consistently patient and encouraging of me. She shepherded me to the end. Thank you to my co-author, collaborator, and editor, Leeanne Seaver."
~ Greg Graves, CREATE AMAZING, finalist for the 2022 BizBook Awards
PROUD BUT NEVER SATISFIED (Huron Press, 2021)
"It's pretty emotional for me to see the actual book. I hope you know there is absolutely no way we could have done this without you!!! It has been a pleasure to work together. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!"
~ Bob Page, President & CEO, The University of Kansas Health System.
IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY (Vicksburg Foundation, 2022)
"The whole experience was so positive. Leeanne was upbeat and so patient with me. I've certainly got some stories, but I'm no writer, but, thankfully, she sure is."
~ Brigadier General Warren Lawrence (retired)
BECOMING MARJORIE (The Powell Foundation, 2017)
"Leeanne Seaver was a joy to work with but more importantly she became connected to the story about my mom and portrayed the character, relationships, and life of my mom through her research and words as if she had known her for years. As an author, I am sure it is normal to become very invested in your work but the ease with which Leeanne become a part of our circle and expressed my mom's passion and heart put any concerns we may have had in finding a capable person to tell this story to rest. I will always be grateful to her for the work she put into this book and the compassion she showed for a wonderful life that needed to be shared. Thank you, Leeanne!" - Debbie Allen on The Life & Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen
SLINGS & ARROWS, The Narrative Economics of Indian Country (Vellum, 2019)
"Leeanne is, to me, much like a sculptor. Underneath the rough layers of my long-winded prose was a much better writer. Leeanne carefully and gently chipped away at that outer layer to reveal the storyteller below. My writing became crisper, clearer, and more purposeful. And I never felt berated, belittled or embarrassed. Try as I might, I could never find fault with her criticism and her suggestions were always on the mark, which is maddening, of course. Every time I sat upon my high horse Leeanne exposed the puny pony I was atop. In a very nice way. It is a rarity to find someone who can both find fault and suggest remedies. We all know the critic who offers nothing better. Leeanne supplies thoughtful criticism and insightful suggestions. She took care with my work. She honored the time and energy I had spent, and she never diminished the pride I had in my writing. But she showed me where it could be better. That is a powerful talent."
- David Bland, Author
"Leeanne Seaver worked with our information dissemination team to produce a series of DVDs on early intervention practices for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. I have had a lot of experience with various videographers and production teams, and working with Leeanne of Seaver Creative was by far the best of those experiences. I learned a great deal from her about crafting the product in a way that optimized our efforts to tell a compelling story. As a producer, she developed an outstanding vision and credible scripts to guide the work. Each final product was outstanding in quality. I found her to be the quintessential collaborator and professional."
Mary Pat Moeller, Ph.D., Director, Center for Childhood Deafness
BoysTown National Research Hospital
THE PULSE OF HOPE (Stonecrest Publications, 2014)
"Over the past year, we have completed and published my memoir, The Pulse of Hope. During the work, I found Leeanne Seaver to be a quick study with a broad skill set including:
- ability to find the essence of conversation and then construct a relevant and sensitive story
- excellent photographer; she even used existing photos in an artistic and skillful way
- attention to time and budget
- utilization of the English language in a beautiful, artful way
- commitment to completion of the project with the highest quality outcome
Leeanne brings a very enthusiastic and professional approach to her creative writing. It was a pleasure to work with her on my book. I offer my strongest endorsement."
~ William A. Reed, MD, The Pulse of Hope
A HEALTHIER WEI: Reclaiming Health for Misdiagnosed & Overmedicated Children (Wei Holdings, 2012)
"Leeanne Seaver changed my life. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience working with her, and I truly hope that you will be open to giving yourself the opportunity you deserve to have your project completed above and beyond your expectations. I am already thinking about future projects and there is no doubt in my mind who I will turn to for the future books that I plan to write and publish."
~ Julie L. Wei, MD, A Healthier Wei: Reclaiming Health for Misdiagnosed & Over-Medicated Children
Privileged to write from the land of “the People who can hear the River,” the Nottawaseppi Huron band of the Potawatomi, the Keepers of the Fire, in the Michigamme, “the place where food grows on water.” Also, from the territory of Hinóno'éí (Arapaho) and Cheyenne nations among the many Native peoples who call Colorado's Front Range their home.
Seaver Creative is me, Leeanne Seaver, a wordsmith who's usually got a camera around her neck. After 25 years in broadcasting, my focus shifted serendipitously to writing full-time. My book commissions have ranged from medical to memoir, plus I write in travel and special interest genres, too. Here's one that got picked up by Mother Earth News: https://iwastoldtherewouldbenomath.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/creating-the-world/
My clients find me when they need a writer, co-writer, or ghostwriter, consultant, wordsmith, developmental editor, or to commission a full book. They get all that plus this bag of chips: after a career in teleproduction, I'm also going to try and talk them into a book trailer or documentary. And I'm going to stick by their side through book launch.
I was a busy Promotions Director at WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, when we found out our baby was deaf. That news propelled me into advocacy at the national and international levels (sometimes on the other side of the camera lens). In 2012, Hands & Voices, an organization I co-founded, presented me with The Seaver Vision Award. Now I get to present it to someone annually, which is so high in coolosity I can't even tell you.
For years, I split my time between broadcasting work in Virginia and Colorado and non-profit work. Click on the picture where my name-super is misspelled to see a video I produced about Hands & Voices.
Along with the Hands & Voices Board of Directors, I became co-Chair of the Global Coalition of Parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing in 2013. I remain very active with GPODHH www.gpodhh.org and www.fcei.at