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2 hires on Thumbtack
As an amateur writer I was very leery of getting an editor. I expected someone who would treat me like some kid in grade school, who was failing grammar. A writer friend recommended her editor Joyce. When I first spoke to Joyce; she made me feel extremely comfortable. I knew from our first contact Joyce would be my editor too. Just like my friend, I recommend Joyce Gilmour.Oct 9, 2012
I am a not-yet-published author. After writing my son's story, I didn't have a clue what to do next. And then there was Joyce! She efficiently, gently, professionally took me under her wing. She knows her stuff and applies her skills from the copy editing to the encouragement a new author needs. We're in the printing stage now, and I would highly recommend Joyce Gilmour!Sep 29, 2012
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I decided to get into this line of work because I enjoy it, but the actually push into creating my business was the fact that I was reading some very good books (content wise) but the copy-editing was just not at the excellent level and that made me sad for the authors.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Be sure to build and maintain an open and honest working relationship. Remember the customer "owns" the product and the copy-editor is going to do her best to make that product be topnotch in quality. Print products do reflect on the professionalism of the customer's business.