Mr. Payne has helped our nonprofit, Institutional Stove Solutions, grow its media presence while maintaining professional enthusiasm for our mission. Mr. Payne assisted and often managing projects such as logo development, newsletter production, blog writing, as well as supervising teams of interns. Mr. Payne has an uncanny ability to be able to view the “big picture” as well as the details. He is skilled at editing, writing, as well as nurturing professional relations with donors, media heads, co-workers, and the like. I have strong confidence that his current skill set is very valuable in a nonprofit setting.

 Fred Colgan, executive director at Institutional Stove Solutions

Ephraim was a talented editor and mentor to me at the West Lane News. Ephraim was a true professional and he took the time to meet with me one-on-one to discuss my progress at the paper and suggest ways I could improve on my next assignments.

Alysha Beck, photographer at The World

Ephraim Payne represents part of the new crop of Generation X’ers coming up in the journalism world, both adept at new technology and steeped in the classic work ethic and thoroughness that makes veteran editors so dependable. During my first internship, Ephraim always struck the right balance between support and constructive critique. He was always very accommodating, at the same time demanding accurate, effective reporting. I highly recommend Ephraim for editing and reporting positions at any size and frequency of a publication. He has a genuine knack and passion for both.

 Edward Stratton, reporter at The Daily Astorian