The Hand Maiden - Editor/Proofreader & Motivati...
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Hired 20 times
31 years in business
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Leadership / professional development,
Community / team building,
Health / lifestyle,
Customer service / sales,
Empowerment / positivity,
School (bullying, drug prevention, etc.)
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- Leo A.
Super easy to work with, experienced and on budget as planned. Will be using you again in the near future for another project. Thanks!Nov 12, 2016Verified
- Dan D.
Kathleen has helped me manage a group no one wants any part of. I have taken her motivational secrets to minister to over 200 people who are dealing with grief. I could not have done this without her. If you read this I want you to think of what to say to someone who has just lost a child, one of the hardest things you can ever do. She has been a strong influence for me on how to egg-shell walk with the extremely depressed and broken people. From a kind heart to a great editior; she is great to work with.Nov 3, 2015The Hand Maiden - Editor/Proofreader & Motivati...'s reply
Thank you Dan; I am encouraged and grateful for your kind words and the opportunity to work with you as well.
- Stephanie L.
I enjoyed working with Kathleen. I put in my request at Thumbtack and she reponded to me within a few hours. I was a little skeptical of her price at first because it was almost too good to be true especially because the quotes I was getting from other folks which were ridiculously high. I sent her my manuscript and within 24 hours she returned it with her edits. She did a really good job, she colored coding everything and everything was easy to understand and I did not have to guess at what she meant. With her edits, I see my paper differently and she was able to catch somethings that I did not even think about. Overall, I am very pleased with her work and because of her very, very, affordable price I will recommend her as well as use her again! Thanks-Dr. SLFeb 13, 2014Verified
- William K.
Kathleen edited the 2nd half of my novel "Wolves at the Door." My first editor had the annoying habit of rewriting instead of editing. Kathleen took over midstream and did a marvelous job. She corrected where correction was needed and pointed out troubled areas so I could give them special attention. Will definitely use her services again on my next effort.Nov 7, 2015The Hand Maiden - Editor/Proofreader & Motivati...'s reply
Thank you Bill. It was a pleasure working with you. You do have a worthwhile manuscript. Happy Publishing, Kathleen Kline Your Editor
- Diana M.
I would like to take a minute to share how Kathleen Kline has helped me on several projects. She works on any project I bring to her with dedication and professionalism. I know when I hand off my work to her it will be returned quickly, and with easy to follow corrections and suggestions. I have worked with her in the past and will do so again. Thank you for bring your expertise to my projects!Mar 26, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?EDITING/PROOFREADING/WRITING -- My pricing system is NOT Complicated. It is easy and straight forward: For Example: Current Rates $4.45 per page For example -- a 200 page Manuscript 200 X 4.45 = $890.00 I require no less than a 50% deposit. Full payment is due prior to me sending the Proofread/Edited/Written document back to you. If you desire me to return your manuscript back to you Chapter by Chapter then I require no less than a 50% deposit before I start looking at your manuscript; ¼ of the remaining balance is due Prior to me sending you your first Chapter back with the remainder of the ¼ balance due to me prior to Chapter Two being sent to the client. I accept PayPal payments most often. Rush Jobs welcome, but may cost extra. Clean copy jobs are billed at $7.50 per page. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING -- I charge per head of people you are looking to have me address, plus travel expenses. I require no less then a 50% deposit with balance due on that day/night prior to me speaking.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?EDITING/PROOFREADING/WRITING -- Typically I find out what author's need looked at, the length of the project - how many pages - and then calculate the price. I explain and make sure the client is clear on cost, payment and the time line they need this project returned to them by. I welcome speaking with clients on the phone/in person, getting to know them and their project a little. I await the arrival of their work and the down payment. Then I get to work for them. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING -- I like to chat a few minutes with the client, see what they would like focused on and then, once booked and deposit is received I look foreword to helping them pass on a good message.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?EDITING/PROOFREADING/WRITING -- After adding my formal Mass Communications studies at the University level, I stay tuned up on my craft by being an active member a Writer's Group in my home town and keeping employed as a writer and editor. In addition, in reading other writer's works and seeing the comments of others in our field, whether it is on our own work or on others around us is a great way to learn to "see" what the audience is getting. Furthermore, I continue to write and submit and, I am honored to say, get published. I regularly submit writings for review to the Writing Prompts - Creative Copy Challenge website. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING -- I took speech training in college and have studied some Grief Sharing subjects and Domestic Violence as well as learned to inspire and lift others up from my Pastor.