I just want to say - you are truely amazing....If I had gone
over the novel a hundred times I still would not have found everything you have..and now I am a firm believer that professional
editing is a mandatory part of the writing process.
|I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa on three separate occasions, each
requiring either editing or writing. She has always been the true professional.|
Recently I updated my website,
adding several pages. Lisa edited it for me, sending me a full page of items that needed attention. She noticed
the smallest font change, whether a page opened in the same window or another, how each live link worked - or didn't, and
even if there was an extra space that shouldn't be there. I made those changes and then she went over it again - sending
me another half page of "issues" that I had missed and/or had corrupted when uploading.
First impressions are important
in the writing business and my website is where I showcase my work.
Whether editing or writing for you, Lisa will do
a superb job. She is a professional and it shows in her work.
If you should have any other questions, please
do not hesitate to contact me.
Linda J. Hutchinson
I used various online sources to locate talented editors. When
I had a list of twenty-four I began reading their bios from their sites or things others may have said about them. I was able
to narrow my list down to three editors. One was from New York City. Another was an expatriate living in China. And the last
was Lisa of New Hamphiire.
I sent each of them a few pages from my manuscript and asked that they do as thorough
a job editing those pages as they would the entire manuscript.
Lisa’s insights were spot on. She took a no-holds-barred
approach to commenting on the material, ripping right into it with the tenacity of a graduate level English professor. I
was forced to swallow my pride and dismiss my ego so that I could see the truth in what she was saying about my material;
she went well beyond my typos and plowed into the storyline, finding glitches in my reasoning and disconnects in the flow.
Her expertise, professionalism and respect for the field of editing is evident. She knows the craft and the
rules that make it viable. She is the reason writers seek out editors.
If you are fortunate enough to contract with
her, and I believe you would be fortunate, let her do her work. Don’t (like I did at first) pester her with an endless
stream of “how’s it going with my manuscript” emails. She’s working and she’s focused. She’ll
meet her deadline and she will find and edit all those “oops” items you hired her to find, and many more that
will surprise you.
As I said above, she has my highest recommendation.
Donald Penn Bryant
Lisa - EXCELLENT feedback. Many of your comments help me
crystalize concerns that I had in my own mind about the piece.
Thanks for your diligence and attention to detail.