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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Frederike R.
Apr 10, 2021
Working with Mike was a real revelation! What Mike did to tailor the wordingto me & my business and help me narrow it down so it just feels authentic and a “snug fit” was just amazing bordering on magic. He has developed a signature approach at coming up with names, slogans etc. At the end, I got an extremely powerful product category name, a perfect name for the course itself, AND inspiration for a second course wich he apparently developed “on the fly” just from talking to me & asking well thought out questions (at no extra cost)! Fascinating experience & AMAZING VALUE!!!
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Shawn R.
Aug 15, 2017

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Michael is efficient, professional and genuine. He takes the time to ask questions specific to your career goals. From there, he produces a resumé guaranteed to get results. After working with Michael, the rate in which I was contacted by potential employers doubled. After a month, I was hired by a local hospital. Highly recommend Michael!
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May I use your last name for my testimonials on my website?
Resume Writing
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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.
Online Copy Editing & Writing Services | Michae...'s reply
Just going back over my old reviews—Thank you as always, my friend! ;)
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Susan S.
Nov 4, 2014
Mike is a great editor and easy to communicate with. He carefully read my article and kept all my original ideas and then did a excellent editing. Always on time and knows exactly what he is doing. Definitely will work with him again.
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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). ;)
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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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