Pacific Literary Arts

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35 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Deborah B.

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    I had a wonderful work experience with Michael Presky! He is a first rate editor, and easy to work with. RICA VIDA, is my first novel and I think Mike did a terrific job of guiding me through the editing and publishing! With much gratitude and respect... Thank you Mr. Presky! Deborah Baham/RICA VIDA

      May 20, 2017
    • Tyra B.

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      I am very happy I found Michael and was pleased with his work. I needed to finalize my dissertation and it needed lots of work in a short amount of time. Michael was flexible and worked with my timeframe and my budget to get a great finished version. It was cleared through my department with no problems. Thanks so much!

      Mar 20, 2017Verified

    About this pro

    I am a freelance editor, and offer general-purpose editing services. I have been doing so since 2003. I live by the Pacific Ocean in northern California, in gorgeous Humboldt County. I have been a member of the Thumbtack community for many years, since 2009, and am one of the most experienced editors here. I have been hired 46 times (at least), and given dozens of five star reviews. I am a Thumbtack Gold Member and Elite Pro, and recipient of a Spotlight Award a few years ago. Finally, I am a winner of the Best of 2015 and Best of 2016 awards. I have worked on all kinds of books of different types, fiction and non-fiction. I mostly work on novels and dissertations, but am open to anything. See the reviews here and more on my web site for testimonies to the quality of my work and links to some of my work. Would love to see what you have and if I can help you. I would be glad to do a sample editing of something. I love all forms of writing and literature. I most enjoy working with writers and helping to see them realize their literary dreams. It is a great pleasure to have worked with someone throughout the arduous process of completing a book and finally seeing that work realized.

    Years in business

    15

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    50

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    Completed
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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        Every manuscript or writing project is different. Sometimes editing is rather straightforward... and sometimes not. See my web site for specifics on pricing. I charge by the project, based on how long it will take. Not by the word or page. Manuscripts vary considerably and I offer various services. Some projects can continue through numerous revisions, but some can be wrapped up rather quickly. Depends on where you are in the writing process. Length is not necessarily the most determinative factor. A 100 page dissertation can take longer than proofing a 300 page novel. Contact me with details about what you have, and/or just send me something and I can review it and let you know what I can do for you, and give you a quote and timeline. Feel free to call to chat.
      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        The editing process over the internet is rather straightforward: Word docs are exchanged through email, payment is by the project, usually through Paypal. I can also red-pencil a printed copy, the most economical approach. All manuscripts are different. Send me something to review and we can go from there, though maybe better to contact me first. I would be glad to do a sample editing.
      Coverage Area for Pacific Literary Arts is about 30+ miles of Arcata, CA.