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Very patient and helpful. Clear, honest and easy to understand directions.Oct 19, 2015Verified
Don has edited several chapters of a novel I am writing. He is meticulous, accurate, insightful, and open-minded.Dec 12, 2012Metacognition Press's reply
Jane, thanks so much for the kind words! I look forward to the rest of your novel. Cheers, Don
I had Don edit my non-fiction novel. I had had it reviewed by many, so was mostly looking for line edits, but he added value beyond that, plus taught me that what I knew about commas was mostly wrong. Not only did I get a clean MSS, but I also learned a lot. Thank you, Don. I'd hire you again.Oct 14, 2012
I found Don Maker thorough, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. When he edited my fiction manuscript, he corrected my grammar and offered helpful suggestions to improve the plot. He maintained a professional manner throughout.Nov 7, 2012Metacognition Press's reply
Thanks, Maggi, I sincerely appreciate your comments. Cheers, Don
Don is a considerate, accurate and helpful editor. I couldn't ask for better in thems of helpful objectivity as regards his hand on my copy. Addtionally, his supplemental comments are always useful and thought-provoking. Any writer with access to his talents is fortunate indeed.Oct 15, 2012Metacognition Press's reply
Carolyn, thanks so much for the kind words. I hope I always live up to them! Cheers, Don
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As a writer and a credentialed teacher, I am constantly reading articles on "craft". I'm also a member of the California Writers Club, so I attend monthly meetings that feature speakers on all aspects of writing, editing, publishing and marketing.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Editing, critiquing, and some "ghost" writing. Jobs have varied from line editing (technical aspects only) to extensive rewriting on both fiction and non-fiction.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Make certain that the provider has the qualifications they claim, and speak on the phone to decide whether or not your personalities are compatible (unless all work is done by email).