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Very professional editor. Learned a lot from her. She responds promptly.... I recommend her.....
To start, I and terrible past experiences with editors. A friend convinced me to review Thumbtack for an editor, and I hired Ellie to edit my dissertation. At first, I was skeptical. I did not want to spend hard earned money on a writing critique from a stranger when I knew I could do it myself. I felt the if I hired someone that editor would merely find grammatical mistakes and email my project back to me. Ellie was different; she was amazing. She approached my project as a learning opportunity and not just a grammatical essay. Her comments were straight to the point, and she gave me insight from a veteran professor's point of view. Ellie even offered to prepare me for my Proposal Defense. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with a thesis, dissertation or other writing projects.
I had a wonderful experience with Temi. I consulted with multiple high profile editors for my capstone project, and she stood out the most to me. It is vital to hire an editor that is both professional and empathetic because the process of attaining a doctoral degree is stressful enough on its own.
Chris O’Toole took on the Sisyphean task of: 1) proofreading; 2) providing a general critique: and 3) giving insight on whether and how to move forward on my draft play and associated essay. Mr. O’Toole use the yellow highlighter feature in Word to show his proofreading suggestions. I am still finding grammatical and word choice errors. This may well be because—due to my limited eye-sight— I didn’t see all his yellow highlights in making my corrections. He provided a general, dip-lomatic, thoughtful critique of the play’s subject matter; use of metaphors, poetry, and language; and connection with a reader or an audience. In making and evaluating my decision to hire an editor in general and Mr. O’Toole specifically, I looked at five factors: 1) experience and expertise; 2) cost; 3) turn-around time; 4) interactions; and 5) quality of work. Regarding the first, while I do not know Mr. Toole’s experience with plays, his website clearly indicates significant experience in editing other forms of professional writing. I believe the quality of editors’ websites and offers of services is a good indicator of their knowledge of and skill in teaching clients like me how to connect with their readers and audiences. Regarding cost, other editors I consulted charged on an hourly or a per page basis while Mr. Toole, in this first editing interaction, offered a very reasonable flat fee. There are pluses and minuses with each ap-proach. A flat fee was best for me for the initial editing of a draft play. The third factor is crucial for most authors working on deadlines. Mr. O’Toole sent me his edits and critique within two weeks. A second editor I contacted told me she could not get to my draft until January. Fourth, ed-iting is a collaborative enterprise: an editor needs to know the writer’s audience, intent, focus, and voice to help that author create his or her best work. Mr. O’Toole gave me feedback and questions on the writing sample I originally sent him. He sent me a follow-up email—with a targeted ques-tion--while editing my manuscript. Overall, I am happy with the initial editing efforts Mr. O’Toole gave me: professional; cost-effective; timely; and interactive. I am still rolling around the four page, shiny, rock critique he also gave me: gold or dross; foundational, aspirational, or weighing down: moving the draft higher or back into an inky sea? Whatever it ultimately is, he initiated a thought provoking internal and external conversation for/with a novice playwright just as my response here illustrates the meta-phorical challenges Mr. O’Toole confronted in critiquing and advising me on my writing.
They've edited six or seven books for me and, unlike editors from larger publishing houses, working with them has been a refreshing delight.
She did a wonderful job on Proofreading and Editing this 88 page letter to my daughter. She did this with no mistakes and the Editing was just right. If I ever need a Proofreader or Editor in the future, Guitta would be the first person I will call.
Skip took on a job that was pretty big and what made matters worse, a person that had just neglected the fundamentals of writing. It's not that I don't know them, I was just too lazy to apply them the way they should be. He reminded me of it. I asked him to be brutally honest and he was. The wonderful thing about him, he later pointed out the good things I was doing right and eventually made my confidence skyrocket. The job your asking me to describe is not only Skip helping me with the book I am working on, but him guiding me and restoring my confidence to get me back in the fight after being knocked down by life, people and dare I say editors and publishers. He made me realize putting forth my best effort in a world that is so competitive is just too important to forget. You ask what went well with Skip? Everything, but what stood out the most was his honesty and clarity of various situations and problems. The quality of his work and guidance is excellent and I couldn't ask for any better advisor. Nothing could improve my experience with him, that's how impressed I am with him. Thanks Skip and I look forward to continuing to work with you. Sincerely, Jeffrey L. Ivory
After interviewing several Editors, it was a no-brainer to pick Tanya. Her skills seemed far superior and they proved to be sky high above my expectations. Tanya is a wordsmith extraordinaire who breathed new life into my story! She is friendly, communicative and was always available for my questions while working on my story. Bezuki Services / Several Stories High is a great team. They were very professional and passionate with my story. I ended up with my story that now flows well for readers and has an eye-catching cover on the book. I feel blessed to have found this team!
Professor Khan is magnificent. I really appreciate her outstanding effort in everything that she did to help me with my college work. Just when I thought my form of writing couldn't be organized any better, she triple exceeded those expectations. I can't express my gratitude enough. Thank You!~
Celia worked hard and met my deadline, her price was fair and she did great. Highly recommend.
John Stickler polished my book of more than 93,00 words and 352 pages. I was very satisfied with his work, which turned friendly and even he helped find a publisher and arranged with my representative in Congress to have a written opinion. His price was also affordable than others'. Actually, I gave him two more stories (for children) to polish and correct.
Emily is an excellent editor. She is able to edit my writing to clearly and eloquently communicate exactly what I am intending to say, but in better writing. When she sends revisions, I appreciate that she allows me as the writer to take her suggestions or not. I will be using Emily as my editor in the future.
Caroline helped me edit a speech I gave to a group of eighty women at a church retreat. Her comments were insightful. Working with her helped to clarify my thoughts and tighten my presentation.
Alma is a thorough and thoughtful editor with a quick turn-around time. She has helped me perfect various writing projects. From scripts to resume editing, Alma has demonstrated her ability to take any writing project to the next level!
Working with Julia Bourbois has been a pleasure. She is very bright, responsive, professional, and an excellent writer/editor. I would recommend her to anyone.
Tanya was easy to communicate with (quick response over text and email) and her transcription work was always submitted on time. She's definitely a good, reliable hire.
Designed website for our company and has done important letters for us. Her knowledge of words and what they mean is fantastic. She teaches very well, too. Very competent in this area and I've seen her explain things to people that are very difficult to do.
Duke edited my epic fantasy series of over 1 million words. My publisher had me cut down the word count because it was to much to publish and Duke helped me with the process. I couldn't have completed my series without him. He worked exclusively with me for six months to help me get my series how I wanted it. A master editor and ghostwrite (hell, the parts he helped me write were better than my own stuff!) and I wouldn't work with anybody but Duke. Thanks, man.
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Writing and Storytelling is my passion. As a former TV News Anchor/Reporter/Producer I have researched and writing about a myriad of topics and had the pleasure of interviewing interesting people to tell their stories. As a Freelance Writer I am open to writing about a variety of topics, including health, fitness, personal development, bios, new products, etc., always with the goal of inspiring, informing and entertaining. My prices are reasonable and negotiable. I am happy to work with you to create content that suits all of your writing needs.
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I've been a professional Copy Editor for 13 years. I have a great eye for finding mistakes and can help you put your best food forward. I offer verbatim and traditional proofreading, as well as technical editing and website editing. Here are more details of my services: Verbatim Proofreading: For court reporters, I will correct punctuation and sound-alikes and also flag inconsistencies and typographical errors. Whenever possible, I also verify names and places and have a proven track record of finding the correct name of that obscure reference you just couldn't put your finger on. Errata sheets available. Copy Editing / Proofreading: I will mark wording problems and correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors. Technical Editing: In addition to editing the words in your technical document, I will verify consistent use of nomenclature, variables, tables, figures, and equations. I will also check for overuse of jargon and otherwise make sure that your document is technically precise. I will leave verifying derivations and analyses to you, the expert. Web Editing: I can proofread some or all of your Web site. Just tell me your URL. In addition to wording problems, I'll alert you to dated phrases. I will determine whether your site has any internal broken links, and if requested, check that other sites you link to are still active and correct.
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I have been a writer since before I can remember!! I loved English class - even grammar! I hold an MA in English and worked as an instructor for college level courses. I have since created my own business in Creative Arts Therapies which includes silk art, counseling and writing and editing. Being an out of box thinker - you won't be let down by my commitment to both excellence accuracy and creativity when I edit or write for you.
Los Angeles, CA