Online Copy Editing & Writing Services | Michae...
Online Copy Editing & Writing Services | Michae...

Online Copy Editing & Writing Services | Michae...

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Introduction: Simply put, I care. I believe that all of us should make the world better while we are here and this comes through in all that I do. I also have a diverse background of experiences both professionally and personally. Stay tuned for a new website as well in the coming months. I hope to make it unique to anything you've seen on the web as far as professional backgrounds and personalities are concerned. In doing business or just being human, integrity is a key factor for me and that will never change no matter where I go or what I do in this profession or in life as a whole. It's what makes me who I am and what informs my every move. I enjoy being creative and helping others to do the same.

Hired 20 times

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11 years in business

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Very good 4.6

16 reviews


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Roy H.
Nov 23, 2015
A great company to do business with...
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I’m replying to all these reviews under the new format. Feel free to contact me again. :)
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Shelley E.
Oct 22, 2010
I wanted to thank Mike LaPenna for the very nice editing on my articles and manuscript. This was very neat and right on time. When I was searching for someone to edit my work I checked with probably a half dozen programs on the Internet. When Mike LaPenna first contacted me through Facebook, I was fully impressed with his enthusiasm and diligence. I was truly surprised that Mike’s price was less than most people I have contacted and much faster in service. I am happy that I made the decision to go with Mike and am now working on another book. Thank you kindly.
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Just going back over my old reviews—Thank you as always, my friend! ;)
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Monette W.
Feb 9, 2011
Mike takes every assignment seriously. I'm sure we may be working with him more in the future! Monette
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Just going back over my old reviews and I remember you being very kind and patient. Feel free to contact me again.
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Andre B.
Aug 30, 2012
Mike was a contributing editor to my book, "The Fight Versus Reality: Combating the Circumstances of Life", and he has always put his best effort into his work and it shows why his passion and his work ethic is so well likable because he goes to the end of the earth for those he serves, his congenial disposition is what also makes him such a great person to do business with...highly recommend him hands down, thumbs up
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Thanks so much, Andre! Be well, my friend!
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Laura C.
Oct 13, 2013
Michael Lepenna is a wonderful writer to have on your team. He is reliable and responsible with achieving the tasks given and is great at coming up with creative solutions. I highly recommend hiring him for your projects.
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You know I adore working with you. (I’m responding under the new format). ;)
Background Check

Michael Lapenna


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

    These are competitive estimates. Rates may vary with startups and student clientele. Reduced rates are available with student ID. Rates: Editing: $3-$7.50 per page. Writing: 1-3 ms pages/hr Writing, fiction: $50-60/hr 10¢-25¢/word Writing, ghostwriting: $50-60/hr 10¢-50¢/word Writing, grants/proposals/sales/PR: $50-60/hr 17¢-95¢/word Writing, journalism: $40-50/hr 17¢-50¢/word Writing, medical: $60-70/hr 80¢-95¢/word Writing, nonspecific: $40-100/hr 10¢-$2/word Writing, technical/trade: $50-60/hr 10¢-55¢/word Specialties include: Speech writing: $100-$500 Full length songwriting for personal use only: $300-$700 In-depth, lengthy poetry for personal use: $50-$150

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

    A contact by phone is always best or secondarily, email mike.lapenna via gmail.

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

    See resume. Synopsis: More than a decade of combined experience in media (2006-Current): - Performed many public speaking and writing tasks in general speaking and writing for specific needs: advocacy, creative copy, promotion, blogging, editing, screenwriting, stand-up comedy. - Wrote newsletters, press releases, conducted research, etc. - Wrote and performed promotions including on-air segments, film and radio script writing and editing, line editing, intensive editing, etc. I love seeing other writers' work while also being able to keep up with the latest information and cultural trends. Writers NEED to be readers!

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