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Introduction: Specializing in inspirational memoirs and narratives, I’ve been helping clients create crisp, targeted messaging for more than two decades. Whether you need editing for your nonfiction manuscript, dissertation, or promotional copy, my passion is helping you communicate professionally, reach your target audience, and ignite action. I'll ensure your project is publisher-ready — engaging, vibrant, and error-free. As a former writing teacher, managing editor, and senior copywriter, I also edit a page for all potential clients free-of-charge so they know we're a great fit from the start. Questions? Contact me today, and let's discover how I will meet your deadlines and optimize your communications--all at budget-friendly prices.

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German L.

Writing and Editing Services

In early April I was in a desperate situation with my thesis project for my Master’s. I had my back against the wall. I had probably done roughly 20 drafts and changes to my thesis and it was still not enought to satisfy the project coordinator to sign off on it. Graduation was approaching and I did want to be the only one in my cohort to not have his project done. I needed to have this project done and be able to make it to graduation with the rest of my cohort classmates and be able to walk and celebrate with no worry during the ceremony. I reached out to Ms. Steinmann and told her about my situation and that I needed her help to push my thesis to the finish line. She asked me to send my thesis over to her to take a look. She fixed one page and sent it back to review and if I was comfortable with her style of writing and work. After reading the page that she fixed, I immediately called her and told her she has my blessing to begin work on my thesis and that what ever needs to be fixed to fix it. Her communication and customer service was phenomenal. She would keep me updated as much as possible through a phone call, text or email. Ms. Steinmann spent roughly 30 hours on my thesis to ensure everything in question was taken care of. She called me and told me that she would be sending back my thesis and that I should go over it. As I began reading through my updated thesis, I was mind blown by Ms.Steinmann’s writing and editing services! Everything in question was taken care of, sentences that sounded weak were re-written to make them stronger and any redundancies were taken out. We set up a phone call and we went through my thesis project together from the title name all the way to last reference. After this she told me that it is ready for submission and that it would get approved no problem. I submitted my thesis project and two days later the project coordinator emails me stating that my project was OUTSTANDING and greatly written!!! My thesis project was ready to be signed off by all signatories and ready to be submitted to the library! This was all made possible because of the help of Ms. Steinmann. To give her 5 stars is a complete understatement and does her not justice. She deserves 10 stars times 100!!!!! She is great, professional, customer services is beyond awesome, her communication is phenomenal and takes great pride in her line of work. If i were to go back to get my PhD the first person I would call for help in writing will be Ms. Steinmann. Ladies and Gentlemen she is the real deal!!! You will not be disappointed!
May 10, 2019
Leslie R.

Writing and Editing Services

It was so wonderful working with Karen. She edited a book proposal for me and I found her work to be highly skilled and very professional. She was also super responsive and attentive when I needed her. She was able to meet and beat my deadline for completion which is extremely important to me. I highly recommend Karen and TheExpertEditor for editing of any kind. She does a terrific job! Thanks Karen!
Mar 22, 2020
Walter K.

Writing and Editing Services

Working with Karen was fun. I felt like she is my friend. She find out exactly who I am, my personality, to write the story “about me”. Very happy with the results and definitely recommend
Dec 11, 2019
Theresa M.

Writing and Editing Services

I was very pleased with the quality of her work. She was responsive to my request. Had everything completed in a timely manner. I will definitely use her services in future.
TheExpertEditor.com's reply
Theresa! All the best to you as you launch your new business. Writing your website for you was a true highlight in my week--I loved getting to know you! May you see much success.
Jul 1, 2019
Lewis J.

Writing and Editing Services

Great so far, It may take several months to give a final evaluation. We have only just begun with initial introductions and a sample 2 page edit.
Jun 18, 2019
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Karen Steinmann


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

    I love talking with each client and learning their story to ensure my pricing works well within their budget; I want them to feel they've gotten a bargain for top-quality work. In all my transactions, I place a huge emphasis on communicating with integrity and being completely transparent in fulfilling my clients' expectations.

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

    With every project, I start with getting to know the client's goals and expectations. I ask them to tell me a little about themselves and their passion behind their project. If appropriate for the job, we discuss their target audience, unique selling preposition and branding message. We discuss timelines, methods of communication with one another, and measures of success. I love this process, and my clients speak positively about their experience and the results.

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

    I hold a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri--Columbia, and 30 hours toward an MBA in Marketing from the University of Missouri--St. Louis.

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