The Providence Word & Thought Company, Inc.

Testimonials

For us, the process of writing is as important as the final product. With our industry contacts and experience across a number of genres, we have everything you need to make your dream of publishing a book a reality.

What the Publishing Industry Is Saying:

Seth did an extraordinary job on Selling Naked, a forthcoming book by Hubble Contacts co-founder and co-CEO Jesse Horwitz, successfully capturing Jesse’s distinctive voice, articulating the complex strategies behind creating a direct to consumer business (Hubble is now valued at $250,000,000), and weaving the narrative together with a rich tapestry of stories to illuminate Jesse’s points. We were aiming for a thought leadership book that would change the startup landscape, and Jesse and Seth hit it out of the park. I can’t recommend Seth highly enough.

- Roger Scholl, VP and Executive Editor, Currency, The Random House Publishing Group

Seth Schulman is a total pro: a great creative partner who delivers top quality material on time. Two thumbs up—three if I had them.

- JIM LEVINE, PRINCIPAL, LEVINE GREENBERG ROSTAN

Seth and I have worked on numerous book projects together – he’s one of my go-to business writers – and one on whom I rely.  Especially since I never have sleepless nights when Seth is doing his magic.

- Madeleine Morel, President and Lead Agent, 2M Communications

There are many writing collaborators out there, but during my long career in publishing I've found that only a few have that precise combination of smarts, empathy, experience, storytelling chops, and sheer writing talent required to deliver the truly big, memorable books. Seth is in this elite group. I've worked with him on multiple occasions, and have always been impressed. If you want your voice to shine on the page, he's your guy. My highest recommendation.

- Steve Ross, veteran publisher and literary agent; founder, Steve Ross Agency

Seth Schulman is among the very best collaborative writers I have had the chance to work with in my nearly three decades of work as a literary agent. He is a polymath who can master any topic, an imaginative storyteller, and a highly skilled stylist whose writerly prose is at once economic and substance-packed. He completes projects in a highly responsible and reliable fashion. He is prolific, efficient, and on-the-ball. Unlike many of his competitors, Seth doesn’t just execute projects—he elevates them. Publishers trust and love him. Run, do not walk, to engage him.

- Todd Shuster, Managing Partner, Aevitas Creative Management

What Clients Are Saying:

Seth and Rachel’s edits not only helped make The 4 Season Solution a better book, they made writing it a better experience. Their edits and guidance helped me distill years of thinking during the writing process, and sharpened the overall organization and structure. Their professionalism and dedication made meeting a tight deadline possible, and they were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.

- Dallas Hartwig, bestselling author and health trailblazer

I couldn’t be happier with the work Seth and I did together and how we worked together. He is engaging, smart, writes really well, and pushes you to think about things in a way that results in a much better product than I would have ever done on my own. He works to channel your voice and ideas, not his own. On top of that, he has a sense of humor too! While it was the first book I have ever written, I can say you won’t go wrong hiring Seth to work with you.

- David M. Cote, former CEO, Honeywell

I'm so grateful that I worked with Providence Word and Thought. My book dealt with a complicated and sensitive subject, and I was nervous about how audiences would receive it. But Seth's elegant thought process, organization, and creativity helped make my ideas stronger and more compelling. He listens, probes, and expands thoughts unlike anyone I have ever seen. In fact, I cannot imagine a more dedicated, inspirational and compassionate writing partner. He and his entire team are remarkable humans, and their character and integrity allowed them to take the writing to even greater heights than their technical chops alone could have done. The result: An outstanding final product that has received praise from around the world.

- former senior U.S. government official

There are few people in the world who can motivate me (read: kick my butt) like Seth Schulman. He is part zen-master collaborator who helps organize my thoughts, and part drill sergeant who moves the project along. Working with Seth has not only yielded great results, it has also been fun!

- JILL SCHLESINGER, CBS NEWS BUSINESS ANALYST, HOST OF "BETTER OFF" PODCAST AND "JILL ON MONEY" RADIO SHOW, SENIOR CFP BOARD AMBASSADOR

Working with Seth is a true pleasure. He listens deeply and eagerly embraces his work. He dove headfirst into our project and became intimately familiar with the nuances of the subject. But then he searched for, found and ultimately helped me tell the stories that made the topic come alive for readers. Seth draws your story out and helps you realize things you didn’t even recognize about your own experience and work. He couples delivering the product you need with being a true thought partner, and you will thoroughly enjoy collaborating with him along the way.

- DR. J STUART ABLON, PH.D., DIRECTOR OF THINK:KIDS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL.

I'm so lucky I worked with Seth. The ideas were sharper, the tone more engaging, the content richer, and the structure more inviting than what I would have come up with on my own. Seth is a true pleasure to partner with, and brings a confidence born from a wealth of experience.

- Jesse Horwitz, Co-CEO, Co-Founder, Hubble Contacts

Working with Seth has been a fantastic experience all around. He’s a strong editor and a sharp thinker with a unique ability to take a text and push it in exciting new directions. A first-rate collaborator; I’d recommend him to anyone.

- MARTIN FLETCHER, FORMER NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT AND TEL AVIV BUREAU CHIEF

If you want a writing partner who’s keenly invested in your work, look no farther. Seth spends a great deal of time understanding the author’s vision, and with that insight in hand, he pushes the narrative to amazing heights. I particularly enjoyed our healthy debate and discussions. You won’t conclude a collaborative experience with Seth wondering if you could have unpacked all the different dimensions of your work. My only choice for future projects!

- STEVE PEMBERTON, FORTUNE 50 EXECUTIVE

Seth’s talent, professionalism, and superb customer focus set a new standard for what it means to be a true partner. On their own, Seth’s breadth, depth, and ability to deliver are sufficient reason to work with him. But, what really sets Seth apart is his complete commitment and genuine caring for you, your needs, and your goals. And somehow he makes the process fun. I’ve worked with many people over my career. Seth surpasses the ‘one hand’ test of trusted advisors at the top of their game. I highly recommend Seth to you

- STEVE JACOBS, FORMER CHAIRMAN , CONTINUOUS LEARNING GROUP

If you think you have a book in you, then I highly recommend you call Seth. He’s a master collaborator, skilled at asking probing questions that get to the heart of the matter. He’s also a strong and thoughtful editor who can ‘get’ a voice and help refine it on the page. Writing a book is a lengthy process, but partnering with Seth has been a joy. I couldn’t be happier.

- ARON AIN CEO, KRONOS AND AUTHOR OF WORKINSPIRED: HOW TO BUILD AN ORGANIZATION WHERE EVERYONE LOVES TO WORK

From the very first meeting, Seth and I hit it off personally and professionally. As I discovered, he can work with an author in many ways, from a professional guide or coach all the way up to a one-stop-shop ghostwriter. Even if you’re operating on a very tight publishing deadline, Seth delivers. The end result is your book, professional written in your voice. I give Seth my highest recommendation.

- CHRIS VAN GORDER, CEO OF SCRIPPS HEALTH

If you’re looking for someone who can read your mind when it comes to the message you want to bring across in your text, then Seth is your guy. Not only does he spend countless hours to truly understand your topic, he also teaches you how to be a better writer and helps you realize your hidden potential. When we completed our work, all I wanted to do was think of new material so I could continue working with Seth. He is truly the golden egg of his field—inspiring, exceedingly competent, and oh so much fun to work with!

- GABRIELE OETTINGEN, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY