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Steff did an excellent job editing my Fantasy novel. As with any editing or proof reading it can be difficult to receive criticism. But Steff communicates a very gentle tone while still being highly critical of the manuscript. At the end of the day I feel like not only did my manuscript improve greatly but I also became a better writer thanks to Steff. -Brian-Jul 8, 2017VerifiedSteff's Writing & Editing Services's reply
Thanks, Brian, I really appreciate your comments and thoroughly enjoyed reading and working on your book. I look forward to working on the next one!
I hired Stephanie to review a variety of items for my company after realizing proofing and editing was not a strength of anyone at my office. Since I hired Stephanie feedback has been nothing but positive. She not only helps me with proofing and editing but re-writing as well. Her turnaround time for materials is equally as great. Stephanie is definitely a HUGE help and I am happy to be working with her.Mar 29, 2017VerifiedSteff's Writing & Editing Services's reply
Thanks, Monica! It's great to be working with you and your organization on your blogs, newsletters and marketing communications.
I have worked with dozens of editors and I rate Steff at the top of the list. She went above and beyond to help us edit books for a new publishing venture. She was patient, courteous and professional. She is our editor of choice!Oct 24, 2017VerifiedSteff's Writing & Editing Services's reply
Thanks so much Antionette, I am really enjoying working with you.
For this editorial project, Thumbtack provided such excellent candidates at great prices that I ended up hiring 2 of the 5 candidates. There was a lot of detailed repetitive information, so having 2 sets of eyes edit my dyslexically written project was a big plus. I have plans to hire Stephanie AGAIN because she did such a great job :)Jan 3, 2017VerifiedSteff's Writing & Editing Services's reply
Thanks Trish, it was a pleasure! I look forward to working with you again for sure.
After I finished writing my first book I was so nervous passing it on for someone else to read my words for the first time.But Stephanie took the time out to meet me in person and we got to know one another and she made me feel so comfortable. Her work is precise and thoughtful as is she. I would recommend her to anyone and can't wait to work with her again myself.Nov 17, 2016VerifiedSteff's Writing & Editing Services's reply
Thanks India! Loved working on your book and can't wait to hear how it all goes!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I base my quotes on a free sample edit of a few pages - this, alongside a discussion with the client, gives me an indication of the level of editing required. I work out the total based on the number of words overall, 250-word manuscript pages and my hourly rate. I am clear up front with a fixed quote and ask for a deposit to start. I am flexible with payment plans, depending on the length of the project.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I speak with a new client either on the phone, via Skype or in person and get a good idea of what they are wanting to achieve overall and specific services they want. We then discuss timeframe and budget. I ask for a deposit to start working and away we go! For a larger project (like a book) I check in every few days with questions and comments so that it becomes a very collaborative exercise.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I originally studied English Literature at university before detouring into a career of advertising and marketing, then development work. Over 20 years writing has been a key part of my roles, and since 2012 I have focussed on writing and copyediting exclusively. It's what I love to do, and I believe I'm good at it.