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Amber H.
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Michelle has always been a joy to work with. Her editing skills are hard to come by these days, and I highly recommend her for any writing and editing needs! She has great attention to detail and is, what I like to call, a hyphen master!

Editorial Services
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  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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Laurie is presently editing our 4 book series. Laurie is not only entirely masterful in her understanding of the written word and how to improve on the "fumblings" of the amateur, she also has a keen sense and understanding of the needs of the writer(s). She has worked with us to correct all of the many literary flaws of this series, and she has worked with integrity and openness to maintain the strength of the protagonist as well as bring voice to all of the other characters. As a professional editor I don't believe we could have asked for more - she has worked tirelessly to support our "baby" and to help bring this series into the world so that the reading audience can appreciate the true value and the message that was intended for this series. Highly recommended!

Joshua Hjalmer Lind
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    Michael S.
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    After I submitted several poems to Hartskill Review, Joshua suggested an excellent edit to one of them. I realized the lines "at fault" had probably been responsible for the poem being rejected by other journals. I appreciate the thorough effort and attentiveness he brought to my work. He is a very diligent and caring editor who wants to see writers succeed.

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