Lynne Feldman
Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

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Introduction: Not all editors are the same. What makes a great editor is someone who listens carefully to what you need. Listening skills combined with expertise in editing is a winning combination. I am that editor: I listen and deliver. Who better to edit your manuscript than a very experienced editor? I have been working as an editor for more than 30 years. My skills are unmatched given the broad range of areas I work in, from screenplays to dissertations, from memoirs to self-help books, from nonfiction to fiction. Each genre requires a different skill set and I have developed these skills over my very successful career. However, I am not qualified to edit poetry, which requires a different skill set. I know my limitations and I will be upfront should you ask for something that I am unable to do. I use Word and Google Docs for straightforward editing and I use Final Draft for screenplays. I do not do formatting as that requires a different skill set. I received professional training when I started my career in copy editing 30 years ago. I have continued to work as a copy editor and proofreader, and writer when the documents needs some refinement. I'll make suggestions that you can accept or reject. You have the final say. If there is a better way to say something, I will say it. If the organization of the document needs some help, I will tweak it. If your document needs to follow APA or MLA or Turabian, I will follow the guidelines. Leave it to me! Please read my reviews. My clients can vouch for my professionalism and timeliness. If you'd like to chat with any of them, I can put you in touch. My fees are fair and I will work within your budget. I am open to negotiate the fee depending on the size of the project, how complicated the project is and your turnaround time. I am ready to move forward. I have never missed a deadline and will keep you informed of my progress. I am located on the West Coast and will respond to all communication in a timely manner. I start at 8 am Pacific Coast time. I enjoy my work and always look forward to taking on new projects.
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24 years in business

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This pro is a skilled and efficient editor who provides valuable suggestions and maintains clear communication throughout the editing process. Customers praise their quick turnaround times and fair pricing. They also appreciate the pro's ability to improve the overall quality of their writing projects.

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Ken H.
Oct 5, 2023
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Lynne Feldman responds quickly. Her technical expertise in the editing process was excellent. Additionally, she cares about the author, the writing process, and the end product. She was an editor and encourager extraordinaire. I am grateful to her help in moving my book to the next level.

Details: Editing • Copyediting • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • 10,000 - 30,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Lynne Feldman's reply
Thank you Ken. I appreciate your bravery in tackling a very difficult subject. I hope your message is received well. Keep me posted and please contact me when you have another project to edit.
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Beth H.
1 month ago
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I'd been invited to contribute a chapter in a book but didn't have the time or bandwidth to let it gestate. I need help quickly, especially with all the (long-forgotten) uses of citations. Lynn started with a long informational phone call to assess my needs. Then she gently checking in with me as I met my self-imposed deadline. Then she expertly and quickly edited for readability, clarity, correctness. She was way ahead of schedule and I now have a beautiful document I am proud to submit. She's great!

Details: Editing • Copyediting • Non-fiction manuscripts • Education • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Joel B.
Mar 7, 2024
I have been writing for awhile, but never employed a professional editor. Once I started submissions to publishers, I decided it was a good idea to have my work reviewed. Lynne has been great to work with, and because of her efforts to tighten up my writing, my children’s story is in the process of being published. Also, when I was having a great deal of difficulty uploading one of my novels to a publisher, she went above & beyond to help me solve the issue. I strongly recommend her.
Lynne Feldman's reply
Joel, thank you very much for your outstanding review. You are a superb writer and it has been a pleasure working with you. I’m excited to see you receive the accolades you deserve.
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Mordecai Y.
Feb 12, 2024
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Lynne worked fast, her turnaround time was a week. She provided me with several valuable suggestions. Overall, she's easy to work with.

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Fiction manuscripts • 50,000 - 100,000 words • A single project • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Lynne Feldman's reply
Thank you Mordecai. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to hearing from you about your book.
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Sheila R.
Feb 3, 2024
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Lynne helped me to edit my sixth book. I wanted to enter the marketplace confidently, with my book, knowing that it had been edited in a thorough manner. Lynne was easy to work with throughout the process and she made constructive comments that improved the quality of my work. She completed the editing work in a timely manner and was very responsive. Thank you for your time and energy Lynne!

Details: Editing • Copyediting • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • Education • 10,000 - 30,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

Lynne Feldman's reply
Sheila, Your message is a universal message that should be adopted by everyone. Your dedication to improving people's lives is inspirational. I enjoyed editing your sixth book and look forward to working with you in the future.
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