Slow and Steady Wins the Race...
Pye (1999 to 2015) helping me at the computer.
Putt Putt Productions began in 2000 when I started freelance writing for a research company, whilst also working for them as a proofreader and copy editor. The end of 2007 and my employment at the research company marked the beginning of my full-time freelance "gig", making me more available to take on the types of freelance assignments I enjoy, such as copyediting novels, helping others communicate more clearly and effectively, and working on my own novels, short stories, and poetry. Follow along on my journey to get published on my blog, Blogetary (Weblog + Commentary = Blogetary) or follow me on Twitter at @rachelvolivier.
Below is Teddy, who has taken Pye's place in helping me get my work done.
So, What's With the Name?
Putt Putt Productions "doodle" logo
Most of my life I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people who taught me never to give up on my dreams, but to keep on trying. Years ago, before I began this business, I signed letters and guest books with my nick name and the figure of a tiny car chugging up a hill. To me it described perfectly what life was like -- chugging upwards just a little more each day like the story of The Little Engine That Could. Someone called my signature my "putt putt" car. I decided if I ever owned a business, that's what I would call it. Putt Putt Productions was born.
The name also reflects my philosophy that although the rest of the world rewards speed, it is quality work and a job well done in a timely manner that counts. John Utendale, an educator and father of a close friend, once pointed out to me that a good educator does not call on the first hand raised, but on the last, since that person has taken the time to think out the correct answer. I like to think that I take the time to do the job correctly for each client I serve.