Tadpole Press
Tadpole Press

Tadpole Press

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Introduction: Tadpole Press is focused on reigniting your passion for writing so you can create the story that’s burning inside of you. Developmental Editing: • Providing professional guidance developing the big picture themes such as plot, pacing, and character development; suggesting places to clarify the writing, improve the structure, and deepen the story. • We work with you to create the story that you want to write. We recognize that, as the author, you know your story the best. We tailor our suggestions to meet your goals, so that your voice comes through clearly and cohesively. Diversity Editing: • Providing professional guidance in recognizing stereotypes; analyzing characters, themes, and ideas in light of gender, race, and body type; and assisting in creating an accurate portrayal according to your specific goals. • We recognize that writing is powerful and choosing the right words is crucial. We help you be the change you want to see in the world. Academic Editing: • Assisting with the organization of academic content; clarifying your analysis; suggesting places to improve grammar and concise expression of ideas; editing thesis or dissertation in accordance with educational and ethical requirements. • Our founder and CEO, Amber Byers, has written and perfected many papers throughout her academic career. She received the highest grade in her class on her legal writing exam. Writing Coaching: • Providing gentle encouragement and professional guidance to reignite your passion for writing; assisting with overcoming writing blocks; understanding your unique voice in order to motivate you to tell the story that inspires you; providing accountability to meet your writing goals. • We meet you where you are—wherever you are in your writing journey—and work with you to identify and overcome the obstacles standing in your way. Speaking: • Topics include: editing, writing, creativity, overcoming obstacles, being an artist, and living the life you imagined.

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Serves Lafayette, CO

6 years in business

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Kelley A.
Jan 8, 2019

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Hired on Thumbtack

I honestly can't believe I found someone as amazing as Amber. I was in the process of writing a business plan for a restaurant and needed someone to tie it all together. Amber was able to edit, lay out and even put the financials together for me in a very professional way. She was also very pleasant to work with. I never write reviews, but this one is well worth it!!!
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Jo L.
Sep 14, 2018

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Hired on Thumbtack

After several independent reviews of my memoir, it was evident that if I wanted to take my book to the next level, it would be wise to engage the skills and knowledge of a professional editor. Even though I had read the manuscript too many times to remember, the reviewers pointed out a few spelling and punctuation miscues. I was trying to avoid the cost of paying an editor for something that I thought I knew and could do well. It turns out there were editing concerns that I had never encountered and therefore, was unaware how they might impact the reader. At our first meeting, Amber listened intently to my concerns, confirmed what I wanted from an editor and also confirmed what I didn't want. She shared with me her experience and expertise, assuring me that she was highly qualified. Amber explained her approach was to read and edit a small amount of the manuscript and then to send it to me for review. With my "go ahead," she would resume and continue editing in the same manner throughout the book until the editing was complete. Such an approach was reassuring and perfect for me. Amber was true to her word, was everything I had hoped for and more. We were in continual communication throughout the process. At one point, when I became overwhelmed and a bit apprehensive, Amber sat by my side and explained each and every correction. She was always honoring and made mention of her own personal connections to parts of my story. In summary, I highly recommend Amber. She is thorough, comprehensive, skilled and very knowledgable. Having trusted her completely, I am now ready to take my manuscript to the publisher, confident that it is perfect in every way.

Details: Proofreading • Nonfiction novel • No preference • I travel to the editor

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Kristie L.
Feb 9, 2019
Amber has a wonderful editing ability. Not only does she know her structure and grammar, but she also has an amazing way of asking questions and examining the larger issues as well. I hired her for a fiction project and she made the work immeasurably better. She's an amazing person to work with and my manuscript is SO much better after her sharp eye has been on it. She not only paid attention to the details, she noticed patterns, themes and motifs. She brought repetitions to my attention and asked me questions not just to clarify but to bring what was essential into the light. She's professional, talented, kind and wonderful. I couldn't recommend her more highly!
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Arianna P.
Feb 4, 2019
Working with Amber at Tadpole Press has been fantastic. She is quick to understand project needs and goals, facilitating these in a professional and motivational manner. She has helped me from struggling graduate student to successful master of science. I highly recommend her for anybody who needs meticulous editing work or a writing coach.
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Zahara P.
Dec 20, 2018
It was great working with Amber. Her edits improved the writing and her comments inspired me. I will use Tadpole Press in the future.


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge an hourly rate based upon the type of work requested, so you can set your budget and choose how much or how little time you’d like me to put in. I am typically able to give a rough estimate of total project length after the first hour of editing. Curious what this would look like for your project? Just ask!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Before starting a project, I typically want to know what your goal for the project is, whether you have done any other editing or coaching, and what your deadline is. Once we are on the same page, we will each sign a short contract and I'll get started immediately! For speaking engagements, we can discuss your intended audience, setup requirements, logistics, and answer any initial questions you may have.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a B.A. in English, a J.D. in law, and nearly a decade of experience in the legal field. I received the highest grade in my class on my legal writing exam in law school. I am a member of several professional groups for writers and editors. I also attend and present at conferences about all aspects of the writing, editing, and coaching processes.

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