"Caron is one of the most versatile writers I've ever worked with. She brings complex concepts down to earth, and breathes life into even the driest topic. Her range of knowledge and interests is impressive. Professional, on time, on budget, and fun to work with...she's the writer to have for any assignment." David Litchfield Smith, Notable Work
"Caron Golden is the ultimate professional. Her written skills are beyond our expectations being both well researched, accurate, creative, and entertaining. She is always on time and on topic. Caron is also an expert in social media. She has a mastery of writing web copy, blogging and advertising copy. APPCA is proud to have Caron as a contributor and advisor. We are happy to endorse her skills, ability, and experience with the highest recommendation." Dennis Wallace, CIO-COO, APPCA
"Caron has been a great asset to my team and helped us when we needed additional writing/editing resources. Her can do attitude, required little supervision and was easy to work. I especially appreciated her ability to ask the right questions to ensure the project was done correctly, as well as her extra effort to meet our deadlines. Thank you Caron!" Risa Baron, External Affairs Outreach Manager at San Diego Gas & Electric
"Caron trained our team for grammatical and writing skills. She was professional and engaged well with our team. I have also been impressed with Caron's corporate writing and would recommend her for this service as well." Indra Gardner, Founder/Chief Influence Officer at i.d.e.a.
"I have known Caron Golden as a colleague for many years, and have always respected her honest, straightforward approach and her excellent writing and editing abilities. Recently, the Marguarite Clark Public Relations team tapped her to conduct a social media workshop, and we all emerged feeling much more confident about our social media skills. She was a great teacher -- extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented and personable." Sydnie Moore, Principal at Moore & Moore Communications
"Caron is a remarkably nimble writer. I've engaged her a number of times over the years, covering a wide variety of topics, because I can always count on her first-rate journalistic skills and integrity." Alison Ashton, Digital content strategist in Los Angeles, CA
“Total Pro. That’s Caron Golden. She’s a high-quality, on-time performer who delivered the goods for me at Audatex before a major tradeshow. Will tap again for complex and critical writing projects.”Jeff Bean, Manager, U.S. Marketing, Audatex
“I have worked with Caron and have misspelled and mispronounced her name for years. Despite that, she is still my friend and colleague. Caron and I have worked together as directors for the San Diego Press Club where she enthusiastically worked to make it one of the best of its kind in the country. Her journalistic skills are first rate. I have followed her freelance career for many years. And for years I have recommended Caron to my journalist friends whenever they needed freelance work. We do share a passion for great food and last year she joined me as a co-host on my food and wine radio program “The Gourmet Club.” She immediately took to the radio and added a great deal to the quality of the program. She also added to the quality of the show by bringing wonderful gourmet goodies into the studio for us to munch on. Caron is a good friend and a first-rate journalist and I would recommend her without exception.” Ron James, Online Content Manager, The San Diego Union-Tribune
“Caron is an excellent writer and editor. She consistently brings creative ideas and energy to all of her work and delivers a great final product.” Preetam Printz, Account Executive, Greenhaus
“Caron is spot on in any category. Give her the basics of information and she can write something appropriate. She has written serious factual articles, testimonial stories and some pretty good comical speeches that were all perfectly done. She is quick with a deadline and the quality of her skills stay true even under and tight deadline. I would recommend Caron in any category of writing, she will make you look good!” Denise Bader, Sales & Marketing Manager, John Laing Homes
“Caron is an extremely talented and creative writer. She did a tremendous job for our company by fine-tuning the text for our website. Caron’s editing skills helped us to identify potential, unanswered questions with the website text that would be important to visitors to our site. She also helped us to present technical, medical information in a fashion that would be understood by medical and non-medical readers alike. Caron is very thorough and highly professional. It is my pleasure to highly recommend her.”Angela Nava, CCP, Owner, Perfusion Concepts
“Caron is well known for her creativity and diligence as a professional writer. But what is not as well know are her talents as a skilled manager, able to build consensus no matter how divergent the approaches and opinions of the individuals involved. Any team with Caron as a member is very fortunate. Caron is patient, flexible, and a good listener. This is why anyone who’s had the chance to work with her is eager to work with her again and won’t hesitate to recommend her to their colleagues and friends.” Gayle Falkenthal, APR, Owner, Falcon Valley Group
“We have worked with Caron on various projects – she is our writer of choice. Caron has a great personality, knowledgeable, insightful and is very flexible. Caron has proven to be a valuable member of our team. We look forward to working with Caron on future projects.”Dina Bettinsoli, Senior Manager, Venture Capital Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
“Caron is an exceptionally talented writer. In the many years I’ve worked with her on behalf of Deloitte & Touche, she has delivered great writing with a fast turnaround. The partners love her style, wit, attention to detail and on-time delivery. She’s great!” Teri Sawyer (Bruno), Owner, Teri Bruno Public Relations
“I have hired Caron to write a number of publications including newsletters and annual reports. She is an excellent, creative writer. Caron’s greatest strength is her ability to take scientific and technical information and translate it into plain English. I would highly recommend Caron for any writing job.” Karen Terra, Director of Development and Community Relations, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
“Caron and I have worked together for years. She’s the best! Caron has been an instrumental part of our team approach on a variety of client work, including brochure, newsletter and website projects. She’s adept at interviewing clients and writing copy everyone understands (whether fun or technical). She makes it much easier to get the job done right and on time.” Cheryl Dine, President, Design Perspective
2017 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards for Food Writing, including First Place Websites: Blog-Topic Based for San Diego Foodstuff, First Place Online and Daily Newspapers -Food for my post on San Diego Foodstuff ("Mort's Favorites"), second place for Websites-Blog by Corporation or Group for the American Personal and Private Chef Association's blog à al minute, and third place for Magazines-Environment for a story for Edible San Diego ("Closing the Loop: A Zero-Waste Sustainability Business). And--I was awarded Best of Show--Best Website Entry--for San Diego Foodstuff.
2014 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards for Food Writing, including First Place for Magazines: Food & Restaurant for a story for Edible San Diego on Pt. Loma Farm ("The Little Farm That Could"), second place in the same category for another story for Edible San Diego on Konyn Dairy ("Last Man Standing"), second place in the category Magazines: Environment for an Edible San Diego story on food waste ("Trash Talking"), and second place in the category Daily Newspapers and Websites: Food & Restaurants for the first in a four-part series appearing in UT San Diego on eating well with diabetes (Diabetes Diagnosis Was Wake-Up Call").
2013 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards For Food Writing, including First Place for Websites: Blog - Topic Based for a post in San Diego Foodstuff called "French Sorrel and Mint Granita" and Second Place for Magazines: Food & Restaurant for my piece "Local Gone Wild: The Foraged Meal" for Edible San Diego.
2012 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards for Food Writing, including First Place for Magazine: Food and Restaurant for a story for Edible San Diego on Chino Farms, and Second and Third Place for Website: Blog for/by Journalists for pieces on my blog, San Diego Foodstuff. Additionally, San Diego Wine and Dine, which I co-hosted, received First Place in the Integrated Media: Food & Restaurant category for our coverage of “Amaya: Easy Going Elegance at The Grand Del Mar.”
2011 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards for Food Writing, including First Place for Magazine: Education for a story for Edible San Diego, Second Place for Magazine: Food & Restaurant for another story for Edible San Diego, and First Place for Website: Blog – Feature Writing for my blog, San Diego Foodstuff.
2010 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards for Food Writing, including First and Second Places for Daily Newspapers and Websites: Food: Reviews or Coverage for stories on SDNN, First Place for Magazines: Food for a story in Edible San Diego, and First Place for Website: Topic-Based Blog for a post on San Diego Foodstuff on Knight Salumi.
2009 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards for Food Writing, including First Place for Non-Daily Newspapers-Reviews for a story in San Diego Uptown News and additional awards for stories in the San Diego Union-Tribune and Edible San Diego
2001 National Association of Home Builders Award for Best Direct Mail Piece
1999 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award for Best Computer/Tech Writing
1999 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award for Best External Publication
1993 “Woman of Vision” Award from the League of Women Voters of San Diego
1993 Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Chapter, Award for Best Political/Government Writing, Non-Daily Newspapers
1993 National Conference of Christians and Jews Human Relations Media Award
1992 National Conference of Christians and Jews Human Relations Media Award
1991 Association of Area Business Publications Award for Editorial Excellence/Most Improved Publication (San Diego Executive)
1991 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award for Best Business/Financial Writing