References and Testimonials

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“Cugini’s Board of Directors would like to thank you for enhancing our educational programming with your well–written, highly informative articles on Italian soccer as well as world soccer that you’ve written for Cugini since 2004. It’s always a pleasure to work with an author who consistently meets all deadlines and always produces fresh work that is highly regarded by not just our membership but our larger international audience. We have received many positive comments about your published articles on the Cugini website from calcio fans worldwide.”

Lisa Cherubini, January 2008, Great Falls, Virginia.
Ms. Cherubini is the Executive Director of AC Cugini Scuola Calcio (Italian Soccer School).

"I have known Steve Amoia and his work since 2007. He helps me on my academic work to finish my classes and I am now writing my dissertation. He has been very diligent and provides me with many ideas to improve my writing and to make my arguments stronger.

He also provides me with critiques and suggestions to ensure that all of my supporting ideas are available and understandable for readers.

As an experienced tutor, Steve has been assisting various international students from different language backgrounds and majors. When he proofreads, he spends time to check the facts and originality of each student’s writing. He is very precise and always maintains accuracy on each data and argument.

He is very patient to deal with various topics, even when he is not familiar with them. He is willing to learn my interests. We had various interesting discussions and I personally learned from him as much as from outsiders who are not necessarily familiar with my topic.

His judgments often open my eyes to improve my papers. I will recommend Steve to anyone who seeks writing assistance for their academic work or any professional purposes."

Viana Geary, September 2015, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Geary is a PhD. candidate in Political Science and also an international media analyst.

“Dear Steve:

This letter is to acknowledge your participation in Developing the World Cup History Fun Test for our site. Your work was excellent. The test on our site is getting very good traffic.”

Randy Kraemer, November 2002, Chantilly, Virginia.
Mr. Kraemer was the Test Development Manager at and granted me permission to post his original letter in December 2007.

"Steve, again thank you for all you did on behalf of Prescription for Excellence. Your review was instrumental to the book's success."

Dr. Joseph Michelli
, September 2011.
Dr. Michelli is a New York Times best-selling author of The Starbucks Experience and Prescription for Excellence.

“Steve Amoia has been writing for our e-zine, The Slayers News, 'About Dragon Kenpo Karate,' since December of 2005. The consistent quality of his articles shines through with his very clear and understandable writing style. Without question, Steve's excellent work, including his ability to meet deadlines, has greatly enhanced the content and class of our martial arts publication.”

Ron Pfeiffer
, June 2007, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Coach Pfeiffer is the Founder of the World Dragon Kenpo Schools of Self-Defense and publisher of The Slayer News monthly e-zine. He is a seventh-degree black belt. I was a contributing writer from 2005 to 2010 and the publication editor from 2007 to 2010.


You are a fast reader! Thanks for the insightful and fair review. My previous book (Socialnomics) has 135 reviews and I can honestly say this is one of the most helpful I have received! Take pleasure in knowing you were the first of hopefully many to review! Great insight on the introduction - great feedback.

I'm glad you like the quotes and the research.

Best, Erik."

Erik Qualman,
November 2011.
Mr. Qualman is the New York Times best-selling author of Socialnomics and Digital Leader.

"Hi Steve,

I read your blog with interest, as you can easily imagine. I had never thought much about Machiavelli's interactions with either Leonardo or Michelangelo, and your work on them gave me something to think about. I found your translations quite serviceable and admire you for having learned enough Italian to do so. Machiavelli's Italian is not easy, by any means, and you do a good job of getting at what he has to say."

Professor Wayne Rebhorn
, September 2007, Austin, Texas. (I was granted permission to use this comment by Professor Rebhorn in February 2011.)

Professor Rebhorn
teaches English and Renaissance Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, and was the translator of "Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince and Other Writings."

George Rinaldi, June 2015, London, England.
Mr. Rinaldi is the author of Calcio's Greatest Forwards (Pitch Publishing, February 2016.)

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    “Steve is very detailed oriented and astute at his ability to analyze content for accuracy and consistency. I have employed Steve throughout my organization by enlisting him in application testing of remote software applications in relation to file editing and transfer actions. Steve continued to provide smart research in areas where having the latest news and external research tools is necessary to maintain a strong competitive and accurate edge on the competition.

    I strongly recommend Steve to any organization looking for someone who is very versed in the global news gathering, editing and reporting business environment. He is one person you will find that will ask the questions you haven’t yet thought of asking.”

    Phillip Ruiz
    , July 2009, Washington, D.C.
    Mr. Ruiz was the former Team Leader/Editorial Systems Manager at the Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau.

    “Steve reported to me until March of 2000 when I moved to another branch office. Steve is bright, dependable, dedicated and hardworking. He takes on responsibilities without being asked. He is the type of person that is a self-starter and requires very little supervision.”

    BJ Stanger
    , October 2000, Columbia, Maryland.
    Mrs. Stanger was a former Vice President and shareholder at AZTECH Software Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland.

    “Steve has been an invaluable addition to Keeper Skool. His writing pieces are always well structured and his research is second to none. Steve has interviewed many high level goalkeeper coaches and celebrities from around the world in the Keeper Skool network and his interview techniques bring out a natural rapport with respondents, allowing Keeper Skool to have what I believe to be some of the most exclusive interviews in our niche today.

    His fluency of Spanish and Italian has also proved beneficial in translating interviews with high profile goalkeeper coaches from both Italy and the Americas. I recommend Steve to anyone looking for a writer to help maximize their readership and boost their content, online or off.

    John Stevanja, October 2008, Sydney, Australia

    “Steve was such a constant light in the early growth of Keeper Skool blog. His love for the World Game is matched by his deep understanding of creating world class content for the football genre. Steve's work was so detailed and affordable, it helped take my personal blog from being a small niche player with only a couple of hundred daily readers to well over 70,000 unique visitors each and every month. If you are looking for a seasoned veteran in the writing game, I highly recommend Steve.”

    John Stevanja, May 2009 (via LinkedIn.)
    Mr. Stevanja is the owner and publisher of Keeper Skool.

    “I've worked with Steve at Soccerlens managing his translations during the 2010 World Cup. I have to say, he's very professional and since I'm still quite new to this field, as compared to some of the other people in my position, he was very kind to me and helped me learn from my mistakes without making an issue out of it. Our interaction was direct and seeing his article in my inbox again after a two week break made me look forward to working on it till I got to it.”

    Ahmed Umair, August 2010, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    Mr. Umair is an editor for Soccerlens (UK).