Testimonials

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“Without your magic touch I would undoubtedly still be floundering around in the muck. Not only did you follow through on everything, you proved to be an excellent editor and team player whose suggestions should make it a marketing success.” —Arthur C. Murray, The Badass Bureaucrat: A Memoir

“Melanie, you came to my rescue when I needed my young adult manuscript edited. You provided helpful comments along the way regarding awkward phrasing and structure. Your suggestions helped make my writing more powerful by deleting unnecessary narration and, at times, adding more text for clarity. You not only understand the editing process but appreciate the give and take between writer and editor. You helped me polish my novel and supported my growth as a writer.”—R. L. Spada, Last Resort, a young adult novel

“Your attentive reading and astute comments have opened new insights and made every page better.”—Annette White-Parks, My Butterfly Girl and Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton: A Literary Biography

“Thanks for the note and the excellent comments. . . . I appreciate the thought you put into this.”—Joe Follansbee, Bet: Stowaway Daughter, a novel for middle-grade children

“Melanie did an outstanding job editing Effortless Savings. Her attention to detail was remarkable and her thoughtful suggestions help shape this book. In addition, it was an absolute pleasure working with her. I am tremendously grateful to Melanie and cannot thank her enough for all of her contributions.”—Richard Syrop, Effortless Savings

“As a first-time author and self-publisher, Melanie’s expert editing and ongoing encouragement were invaluable.”—Thomas R. DuHamel, The Ins and Outs of Poop: A Guide to Treating Childhood Constipation

“Melanie—you are really a great editor. You [gave] me a whole lot of notes in places that could use fixing. GREAT job!”—Burnett R. Toskey, author of Dedi and the GargoyleThe Princess and the Rose, Parsnips and Prune Juice: Comic Mayhem in the Year 2049, and many other works of fiction and nonfiction.

“Thanks for all your hard work and patience. This was truly a process & one I couldn’t have done without you.”—K.M. Bergstrom, co-author of Inside the Journey, Living the Journey, Beyond the Journey

“I’m so thankful I was able to connect with Melanie when searching for a professional editor to fine tune the manuscript for my legal thriller. I was under deadline and knew I had taken it as far as I could on my own. Melanie jumped in and worked closely with me in all the ways I needed. Thanks to her, we made our deadline with a manuscript that was vastly improved in every aspect. Since publication several reviewers have commented on the novel’s polished, finely edited writing. Kudos to Melanie!” —Michael W. Bugni, CONSUMED

“This book would not have been possible without you. You took a mess of a manuscript and shaped it into something that I’d be proud to show to my son.”—Jaime Doughsmith, author of Card Up My Sleeve

“Your feedback was great, and exactly what I needed to hear. I really appreciated the questions you brought up and [your pointing out] the loose ends. I did lose a lot of details as I flew through to make the story as coherent as possible, and I’m glad to have a second set of eyes to spot them. It’s also good to get your feedback on the characters and things that don't seem in line with their personalities. It’s really important to me to have each character feel real, so I’ll definitely be analyzing them and putting your notes to good use there.”—Kelly McPike, XODUS

“Melanie, I really appreciate your hard work and feedback. The manuscript is greatly improved thanks to you. . . . I was so impressed by your edits. And it was a great learning experience for me to see what you did and why. I appreciate your opinion and suggestions very much.”—Stephen Wells, Harvest Homicide