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4 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley has a fantastic feel for multiple writing techniques. She has been able to take fairly robotic writing of mine and transform it into a concise, approachable and easy to listen to style that imparts the necessary information while while leaving the reader feeling that it comes from an old friend.Jul 27, 2015Verified
Ashley gave my memoir the extra help it needed to sound like a fascinating, well written story. I had an idea about how I wanted my history in football to sound, but Ashley knew how to take my memories and recollections and turn them into an interesting BOOK that readers seem to love. She was so pleasant to work with, and always responded to my questions, issues and concerns within an hour or two. Bes of all, Ashley always wanted to make sure that the book was MY vision--just with her great "author" touches and attention to detail there to take it to the next level.Jul 11, 2015
Ashley has done editing work and blog writing for two of my businesses. She is always professional and provides high quality work. Ashely always meets the deadlines I give her and is a pleasure to work with. She has been able to write confidently and intelligently in the wide range of subject areas I have given her. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing editing or writing services.Jul 9, 2015
I have worked with Ashley on several creative writing projects, and she has been wonderful! Sheâs kind, friendly, and easy to work with. Her critiques have allowed me to expand my novels in a way that really brings them to life. Her editing skills are topnotch, and she is thorough. If I donât understand a particular grammar or punctuation rule, she is more than happy to explain and provide examples. She makes me feel good about my writing even when I feel like I am struggling with it. Iâm so privileged to have her on my team. My writing wouldnât shine half as bright without her.Jun 17, 2015
Ashley R. Carlson is more than I great author! She's an awesome editor! I hired Ashley as the main editor of my novel Armistice. First things first she was on the ball when it came to time. I believe I received the last of my edits, at least two weeks before expected. She gave wonderful direction and pointed out some key plot holes and needs for character development. She went above and beyond when it came to critiquing. I personally need a person who isn't afraid to hurt feelings when notifying me of things that just won't work. Ashley did just that, she didn't hurt any feelings or anything like that but she 'told it like it was' and ultimately offered great direction in fixing the problem. I would recommend Ashley to anyone who needs an editor. She is skilled in making the words on the page sound beautiful, proper grammar usage, and lets her true self shine in her comments. (Which, by the way, can be hilarious at times!) Maybe I should hire her to edit this review. :P So yes, Ashley R. Carlson would be an awesome choice for your next editing project.Jun 17, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is as follows (and is subject to change based on editing needs or requests from a client): Proofreading: $.008/word Line-editing: $.01/word Content editing: $.02/word Special requests for combined services or slightly different editing needs are ALWAYS considered, and Utopia Editing Services does its best to accommodate to every request.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?-As a member of the Editorial Freelancer Association, I attend monthly meetings to discuss fair practice codes, current rates for services, and ways to better Utopia Editorial Services.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?-As an avid reader, writer and lover of words since childhood, I became an editor because I have always been extremely meticulous and skilled when it comes to grammar, punctuation and proper sentence flow. -When I began to write fiction and collaborated with other authors, sharing my thoughts on their work and how I envisioned them making it better, I knew how passionate I felt about helping other writers to polish their work.