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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.
Ms. Karubian was all that I said above. Excellent person, professional, responsive, punctual and more. HIghly recommend to all and we thank her for improving our non-fiction book book.
They've edited six or seven books for me and, unlike editors from larger publishing houses, working with them has been a refreshing delight.
Celia is the best proof-reader and copy editor you will ever encounter. Her proof-reading skills are legendary. Even the tiniest of typos and punctuation errors will not escape her notice. She knows all the rules of grammar, knows verb tenses, and knows active voice, the key to dynamic writing. There is none better. And she is a pleasure to work with.
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
Hired Maverick Consulting for the edit of my non-fiction book. Very personable and even met with me in person. Edits and comments were easy to understand and helped improve the flow of the book. Edits were given in a timely manner. Communication was continuous even after the editing work was completed. Feedback was given as way to improve the overall flow and quality of the book. Very reasonable rates for the amount of work on manuscript. Definitely recommend Maverick Consulting for your literary work!
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.
Rudy has terrific technical writing skills. His writing skills are equally precise and accurate in English and Spanish. It was a pleasure to work with Rudy as he edited my work.
Carl is helping my daughter to read and write to perfection. He is extremely professional, he knows exactly how to make ur kid concentrate, he makes the class super fun BUT at the same time ur kid learn soooo much! My daughter really looks forward to his class!! Mind you she is Writting now a little story book for a competition and she in the top 3!!!!!! I'm so proud, and thankful for Carl's help. He is the best!!!!!!!
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.
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I am a writer myself, but I edit books / literary projects for new, aspiring writers and businesses. My latest project was Summoning the Darkness, by Christopher Scott. I only work with hard copy, and I don't travel. Having written eight full length novels and a two-book historical series that is published, I have twenty years experience as an editor. I have traveled extensively in Europe, so I particularly enjoy editing books, essays, and documentaries with those settings. I also love anything to do with nature. As I continue to get my work published, I will help you achieve your goals as a published writer.
Juleen has helped me out as an editor on a number of different writing projects. I found Juleen to be professional, she performed the work in a timely manner and her edits greatly improved the final product. The editing projects that she helped me out on included scientific manuscripts, grant applications and content for a blog. I highly recommend her services! Janice C.
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I am freelance proof-reader, copyeditor, and webcontent writer. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley in Political Science. I have been writing and blogging for since 2004.
Shaula is a professional and highly competent editor. I send everything I write to her, be it chapters of my novel, posts to my blog and even sometimes verbose emails. Her attention to detail is astounding and she not only proofreads exceptionally well, she also focuses on content and readability. She poses questions and comments on the things that work and the things that don't. Having a vast knowledge of literature and books, this makes her an excellent source to also bounce ideas of of, if one is worried about flow or plot problems. She can think it through and give her feedback. Shaula is more than just a proofreader, she's an editor. And she's the best one I've ever used!
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.