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Cindy is the best of the best! She is someone you just want to get to know. She handled everything so beautifully and led us through it each step of the way. Our wedding was better than we could have ever hoped for! She made the entire wedding so personal and even wrote the most incredible poem about our lives together. We are going to have it framed as a lifelong reminder! With Cindy performing our marriage, we always felt comfortable that everything was in control and would go well - and believe me, that's a great feeling! After all, your wedding is your most important day! Cindy doesn't only have a lot of experience marrying people, but she has been a speaker for years! So she is very used to talking to big crowds. This was so wonderful, because she came across so natural, she could be heard well, and really knew how to "present" the ceremony so that it all comes off without a problem. She is also great for those awkward "on the spot" moments where no one knows what to do or say. (We had one of those with my mother-in-law, but Cindy handled it beautifully!) Everyone was so pleased and very impressed. She led us through our rehearsal so we all knew what to do and what to expect. She helped us to write our vows without being intrusive or pushy. She was sooooo helpful! She organized our music for us, helped us to chose readings and just put together and overall ceremony that blew us away! Oh, and she also created our wedding bulletins! They were really awesome! I just loved them!!! I will recommend Cindy to everyone (and do). She is that on-in-a-million type of person you just hope will come into your life. We will always be grateful that she came into ours!!!!
Suzanne was the editor of my book, The Gyne's Guide for College Women (TheGynesGuide.com) and she did a fantastic job! I recommend her highly!
Josh is a wonderful videographer. He has a creative way of telling your story that is warm and thoughtful. His keen and perceptive attention to capture your essence will leave your audience with a great first impression of you.
I actually used the editorial & proofing service for a huge business launching and the services were excellent and staff very polite considering the errors and last minute request... I will definitely use the services again recommend all procrastinators...
Simply because i work hard to achieve successful projects.
Excellent copy editor/proofreader with many years of experience on both side of the Atlantic. I'm awesome!
Professional editing and writing by a published author and experienced marketing manager. We work on short and long term projects.
I love editing photos and videos. I am passionate about adding life to pictures that appear colorless or with dim light, with less people or more, that lack effects or are dull etc., and so, my work gives me immense pleasure.
I aim to seamlessly integrate into my clients' workflow. I am available during traditional business hours so I can take on last-minute quick-turnaround projects as if I were on site. I get to know my clients so I can truly understand their needs, their goals and their style.
i worked for elaine when she was editor of the chicago tribune's home & garden section. i loved working for her because she always trusted her writers' vision, and let us soar where we believed we might find an updraft. she is one of the hardest workers i know. and recently she produced a spoken word concert, where again she showed her limitless capacity for imagination, for bringing together artists, and for attending to every detail. she is fabulous.
My experience includes writing 27 published novels, significantly rewriting two novels by another author, and 25 years as a trade magazine editor/writer.
Editing and proofreading your books, blogs, brochures, websites, whitepapers, and more! Your writing documents should reinforce your credibility and your own standards of excellence. Your content must be clearly communicated and letter-perfect or there is a good chance you could be perceived as less than professional. It is all too easy for time-stressed individuals and companies to commit simple errors: incorrect verb tenses, glaring redundancies, unclear pronoun references, and misspelled or incorrectly typed words. You need a perfectionist on your side; a fast, accurate, and detail-oriented Chicago-based editor who can help you fine-tune and polish your writing for maximum impact. From proofreading, copyediting, and rewriting to editorial development and manuscript development, I am that expert.
I did jump, or click immediately, to answer your "ad" when I saw your writing's purpose: a book for Veterans. For a while, I have been exploring avenues to work with or for our Veterans. I just didn't know in what capacity I could offer my best help or support. I have sent resumes to government listings working for the Veterans Administration, checked into becoming a Physical Therapist to work at a Vet Hospital, even answered an ad to re-design rooms and offices at specific Veterans Homes and Hospitals. The opportunity you offer, however, fits my education and hands-on experience, beautifully. In addition to the technical aspects of writing, my enjoyment in teaching it, and putting pen to paper (or keys to ?), a niche I've been searching for may be found and filled. Hope that happens for you too! I achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Masters in Education at Loyola University in Chicago, specializing in Curriculum. After a few years teaching, and writing curriculum for schools, at all levels, I was formally trained in retail and catalog copywriting, editing, and advertising. My initial assignments were in Sears Retail and Catalog advertising/copywriting, working for all departments, their buyers and sources. After 10 years at Sears, I was hired by Gander Mountain Sporting Goods to help re-structure their catalog, then retail, business. I re-designed the catalog, hired and trained artists, photographers and writers. The Company had planned to "go public" within 3 to 5 years. The re-design of the catalog boosted sales 74% allowing Gander to enter the Stock Market in 1 year and 3 months. At this point, I think I should list the remainder of my writing experience and expertise, for it is quite diverse. The examples given are just a few within each heading. The list is in order of "happening": Brochures: campaigns (Chicago politics, fundraising), festivals (Taste of Chicago, Taste of Lincoln, Last Taste of Summer) clubs (Chicago Film Critics Assn. Chicago Film Festival, Junior League Basketball). Public Relations: Chicago Film Critics, Chicago Film Festival, Polish Film Festival, Idaho Falls Symphony These assignments included writing of press releases, writing "blurbs" for local, and Chicago, newspapers in addition to creating and tending the receptions and film openings. Biographies: producers, actors, publicists for the above groups; notable women in Chicago for "Chicago Women" magazine; artists in music, painting, dance for "Arts Alive" and "Post Register" newspapers, Idaho Falls Idaho (circ. 30,000). Newspapers: Created an arts column for the Idaho "Post Register". The column covered art, sports, educational activities hapenning in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Created a 12 page newspaper for the Idaho Falls Arts Council. Created a Newspaper for the towns of Swan Valley, Tetonia, Irwin, Victor Idaho and Jackson Hole Wyoming. Teaching: Writing (Journalistic, Persuasive, Biographical, Creative) for Junior High and High School (Chicago and suburbs), ESL Writing for Polish-, Spanish-, Russian-speaking adult students (Triton College, Illinois). I've learned different writing styles and methods, taught even more styles and methods, and enjoyed it all. I've edited resumes, theses, and every paper a student or copywriter ever handed me enjoyed that also. Turnover, by the way, is not a problem. Here's hoping this entry piques your interest enough to give me a call, or write. No matter what, please do keep in touch, shoot over some pages if you need a second set of eyes, and let me know when the book is published Thank you, Chad. Cathy Coates
I provide marketability assessments, manuscript critiques, substantive editing, fact checking, and line-by-line copy editing. I specialize in Christian books, making kingdom projects publishable. However, I will work on secular projects that are educating or edifying. For a free sample edited and fixed quote, e-mail your manuscript to me.
Choosing the right words and combining them in the right way is important in communicating ideas, and that's where I can help. My diverse background and broad experience enable me to put things in appropriate context, making them understandable to almost anyone. As a magazine editor for 25 years, I've been helping people look good on paper and online. Contact me for examples of collaborative efforts and original work. To read an online feature I wrote in early 2014, use the link below.