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Hired 83 times
19 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Writing and Editing Services
Monica was a thorough editor. Our styles were not compatible otherwise, I would continue the business relationship.Sep 9, 2018Verified
Monica responds in a timely manner and has done so from the initial communication. She keeps me abreast of the progress and works very hard to meet deadline dates.Apr 30, 2018VerifiedMonica Lamb // MerchMax's reply
Thanks, Tara. I hope all is going well.
Took care of the matter in two days, and was easy to work with.Apr 30, 2017VerifiedMonica Lamb // MerchMax's reply
Thanks, Kre Kre; it was a pleasure working with you.
Love Monica,and this is the third or maybe fourth time that I ask her for help. You can't imagine how responsive she is to your requirements. She is always available to her clients via phone/email. In terms of work quality, I received A for a 10- page paper I wrote for my LGBT course. That was something on Chinese LGBT topic which I did not expect her to know and understand, and my writing was not being clear, yet, somehow she managed to guide me finish the paper and get a good grade. In terms of professionalism, she would ask for a third or a fourth correction even if you think the paper is perfect. In terms of value, to be honest, I have always thought Monica asks for much less than what she deserves In terms of punctuality, she will always be available when you need her until both of you get work doneSep 5, 2017VerifiedMonica Lamb // MerchMax's reply
Dear HT, you never told me you got an "A" .... kudos and congratulations .... you are definitely "going places". And I love working with you, as you know.
Basically, what is there not to like?! Monica was so incredibly easy to work with! She is the quintessential professional while being both kind and cost efficient! She took on a huge APA task involving my dissertation and rose to the challenge! I look forward to working with her again. Sincerely, T.Z.Sep 10, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?MerchMax's basic editing service includes copyediting, such as: - checking for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax; - ensuring consistency in use of hyphenations, numerals, fonts, and capitalizations; - being on the lookout for ambiguous or factually incorrect statements (especially important for non-fiction); - tracks macro concerns such as awkward grammar. Basic services are billed at $30/hour, or on a word-count basis, whichever is less. There is a minimum of $30.00 per job. More complex editing, such as extended proofreading, or line editing (developmental editing), is priced differently, and at a higher rate; this rate is dependent on the depth of editing required.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I establish a dialogue and partnership with my customers via inquiry, or a needs analysis, as to the topic of the written work, and the audience it is being prepared for, and the individual customer's expectations.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am an astute editor, excellent at detecting proper sentence structure, grammar, and flow. As an experienced writer and editor, I have garnered years of experience as #1: an instructional designer, #2: a language arts teacher, and a #3: a curriculum developer. I have worked on documents of many types including academic dissertations, technical topics, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and philosophical writings.