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I can’t say enough great things about Eschler Editing! I am a real skeptic when it comes to coaching/editing and writing services since I’ve had bad experiences in the past. But I knew I could trust Eschler Editing within the first few sentences of a phone conversation with Angela Eschler. She was willing to listen to my concerns and didn’t give me any fluff. She gave me straightforward information about the market and what I could expect with self-publishing and what it would take to get published traditionally. From that moment throughout my entire working experience with Eschler Editing, there was no doubt that their motivation is to truly help people get their stories out. Angela stays on top of the trends in writing, which change constantly, and she has the background and credibility of a professional who has been on the end writers want to hear from—those who review submissions. Eschler Editing’s services worked very well within my budget, and when it came time for me to look into more assistance, they referred me to the cream of the crop in a coauthor. I have already met with a top literary agent who is considering my book! I owe a lot of this to Eschler Editing—for their initial help, validation, and direction. I give my highest recommendation! They really earned my trust.
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Prior to finishing my first book, I knew I was going to want it professionally edited. I spent time getting sample edits and quotes from a handful of editors, and felt that Eschler Editing won on both counts. With their direction I opted to go with the content-editing package, and I’m so glad I did! Amy was great to work with as she not only made much-needed corrections to the story, but she helped teach me so I understood why the changes were necessary. Overall, my experience was with Eschler Editing was a very positive one, and I will definitely be back when my next book is ready!
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I worked with Angela and her company during the summer of 2013. Within days of sending her my memoir, she returned a sample worth a bestseller. Not only did her team members show alacrity in reading the two-hundred-plus pages, my editor also demonstrated exceptional skills in capturing the essential points of my memoir in a unique literary style. I highly recommend their work to anyone wanting to stand out as an author.
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Having written two books and countless articles, I’ve worked with numerous editors over the years. I can say without reservation that Angela and team are head and shoulders above the rest. I couldn’t be more pleased in recommending them.
New York Times Bestselling Author
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Angela Eschler is the consummate professional when it comes to her craft and her business. I’ve rarely met an individual who puts so much time and effort into quality work for herself and her carefully selected staff. Timely, affordable, progressive, and competent, Eschler Editing is the number-one referral for my authors.
New York Times Bestselling Author and Transformational Speaker
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I was referred to Eschler Editing by a writing partner. I say “referred,” but she was actually gushing. Convinced, I hired them for content and final editing of my sci-fi thriller. I discovered that my writing partner’s reaction was completely justified. Eschler Editing exceeded my expectations even though I provided them with a rather daunting time line. They also connected me with a cover artist whose work impressed me so much I want him for the rest of the series. I want the whole Eschler team for the rest of the series.
Derick William Dalton
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I had a very positive experience with my query. Eschler Editing made certain that everything was professionally done and to my satisfaction. Shortly after sending the query out, I had several manuscript requests. Many thanks to Eschler Editing for their excellent work.
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I recommend these guys to everyone. As an author, people often ask me for help, but I tell them they’re much better off working with Angela Eschler … and they always are.
More than 300,000 books sold
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Working with Angela’s team opened my eyes to what I was unable to see in my own manuscript. As writers we become so entwined with our words sometimes it’s hard to discern what needs strengthening and how. Angela’s team was able to do that for me. They showed me my trouble spots and coached me on how to craft my story in the way that agents are looking for. They were encouraging, honest and incredibly thorough, and my manuscript is greater because of it. I also used Eschler Editing to write my query letter and within 24 hours of sending it, a much sought-after agent requested my manuscript exclusively. Thank you for everything.
Tiffany Clarke Harrison
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Angela is my favorite! She was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t expect the kind of service she gave. I mean, yeah, I expected great service, but not the kind Angela gave—she became a VERY VERY VERY good friend to me. I was amazed at how much time and dedication she gave me. I felt like she was 100% focused on me and my book. It was almost shocking to realize she actually had other customers/projects she was working on (even though I KNEW she must have), because How could she be so focused on me and yet so focused on others?! She has such a fantastic talent for making you and your project feel so important. Her advice changed my life completely. I had never written a book, or even attempted to, prior to the one she helped me with, and she was so encouraging—making me feel like I had real talent and to keep having faith through all the hard work. Her advice changed the direction of my entire project. I don’t know where I’d be without her.
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Angela Eschler is an intelligent, professional editor who is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the craft of editing and the publishing industry. I have worked with her on a number of occasions, and she has always been prompt in her communication, detailed about her process, and accurate with her estimations regarding the time and money a project might cost. Her work is thorough and accurate. She has never missed a deadline. I also greatly appreciate her willingness to teach others about the writing, editing, and publishing process.
Lisa Mangum, Editor and Author
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I’ve worked with Angela on three books. She’s awesome.
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Eschler Editing has been an extraordinary asset and partner throughout the book publishing process. They were with me every step of the way! Their dedication and encouragement helped make my project even better than what I had previously imagined!
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I appreciate how straightforward Angela was from our very first conversation. I had gone through an excellent writing coach and an editor who didn’t produce the results I’d hoped for. I also had my first rejection from a publisher. Angela listened well and gave advice and options for my specific case. She provided a ninety-minute consultation and gave me the best direction I’ve received up to this point. She was willing to talk to me without charging a consultation fee. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. After that initial conversation I felt more at ease about my project than I ever had and decided I wanted to work with them. Their team is amazing! I went into that first call expecting a quick “This is who I am, what I do, and how much I charge” along with “if you want help go to this seminar or look online” etc. Instead I got all the straightforward advice I’d been looking for. Angela earned my trust as a result.
Prior to using Eschler Editing I had already used two other editors who provided extensive line and copy editing. However, Angela Escher and her firm were strongly recommended to me by a trusted friend and author. I was determined to produce the best book possible, so I decided to talk to Angela and consider the possibility of yet another final round of editing. After describing my target audience and the key elements of my message, I hoped they would add drama and suspense to the storytelling structure of my book while maintaining my voice. A tough assignment indeed!
The results of their editing far exceeded my expectations, and the work was completed at a very reasonable cost. I have secured my agent and publisher and have great confidence that I have maximized my probability of success. In no small way, Eschler editing provided me with those assurances.
Author of God Revealed: Revisit Your Past to Enrich Your Future
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Eschler Editing gave me some of the best feedback I’ve ever gotten on a manuscript, helping me turn a good book into a great one—and they were amazingly quick about it, too. I couldn’t be happier with their work, and I look forward to working with them again.
Dan Wells, New York Times Bestselling Author
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As I was preparing to complete the manuscript of a major book for our global leadership and training firm, I needed help in two areas: someone to review and recommend edits to the overall manuscript and to provide final proofreading services. We required someone that was responsive, reliable, and reasonable, and had real experience in the publishing industry. A friend recommended me to Eschler Editing, headed by Angela Eschler. We were thrilled to find the solution with Eschler Editing—our editor and designer met ALL of the criteria that I had in mind. Angela and team did incredible work under a tight deadline, they were great to work with, and our final content exceeded my expectations. The book will be published nationally by a major publishing house, and I appreciate Eschler Editing’s invaluable help along the way.
Steven R. Shallenberger
Founder and author of Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders
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I loved getting an “insider’s perspective” on writing for my market. I feel like I have been able to improve both my writing and its marketability. I found it very useful to be able to find out if something would “work” before I invested tons of time in it; and for Eschler Editing to put in a call to the publisher I was interested in, and to get their direct feedback on the feasibility of my project idea, was amazing. I also appreciated the editors’ willingness to answer additional questions I had about the edits or about the future direction of the manuscript. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what I was expecting when I hired them, but I don’t think I realized how much advice I would get!
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I loved working with Angela. Not only does Angela do a thorough and detailed edit, she also takes the time to listen and really understand the author’s needs. I felt confident in her skills but also personally affirmed and valued, which means a lot when your baby (the manuscript) is being dissected into pieces for its and your good. It’s a little like brain surgery and requires a gentle yet firm hand, which Angela has. She gave precise and detailed feedback that helped me to improve my writing style. Her other team members were timely, professional, and respectful. And Eschler Editing’s website editing services: WOW! Efficient, thorough, and quick to respond. What could be better?!
Alisa Goodwin Snell
Speaker, Media Guest, Therapist, and Dating Coach
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Working with Angela and Cassidy has been awesome. Not only are they outstanding editors, they have helped me tremendously with organization and improving the content of my book. Angela and Cassidy jumped into my project and became team members with me. They really care! When I hired Eschler Editing, I expected a to receive a high quality edit of my book. What I got was two team members who really cared about my project and have gone the extra mile to help me make my book the best it can be in addition to refining my grammar, punctuation, and word choice.
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I would clone Angela! It would be nice to have a few more of her for those uncertain times when I need an extra push with my writing and it’s two in the morning. I have used Eschler Editing for many projects, and their advice is always accurate and reliable. Heidi is fabulous and I recommend their whole team to all of my writer friends. Eschler Editing always goes the extra mile, and does so with professionalism and courtesy.
Rowan Hayes (Pen Name)
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Eschler Editing is amazing! I hired them to do the final edits on my book Puzzle Pieces, and I am thrilled with the quality of their work. Connie Tucker did an outstanding job proofing my manuscript. She is knowledgeable, attentive, personable, and very professional. Angela and her team are excellent to work with, and I highly recommend their services.
President, Vikki Carrel and Company
Author and Speaker
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Eschler Editing is a lifesaver! Angela and her team are a huge help to our organization. They are always available to help edit and proof our training products before we send them to print. The work is consistent, thorough, professional, and always on time. We send documents and products out to edit frequently, and finding an organization that can take on multiple-editor projects—even on short notice—has made my job easier and our products better. Many thanks to Eschler Editing!
VitalSmarts, Producer of New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations
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The kindest thing Angela Eschler’s done for me is stalk me until I wrote my book! I’m ﬁnally sharing my message and story with all the women who need it. Her team brought the expertise to put my story in a professional package, and that has opened the door to success. Book coach, editor, and beyond, Angela will provide you with a rock-star team of experts—and true friends. Oh, yeah—and the therapy is complementary! If you want to get your book done, you better ask Eschler Editing to stalk you!
International Speaker, Media Guest, and Author of How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness
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Hey, all you wanna-be writers who want to be published. My advice to get over the hump is to get Angela Eschler and her talented team on your side. They’ll teach you the magical formulas you may not know; or if you do, teach you how to apply them! I was accepted by my publisher of choice within one year of working with Angela’s team. It was all worth it!
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I have been so pleased with the help of Eschler Editing. They have been very helpful in the editing process. They are kind yet forthright in their expert assistance. Four of my books they’ve worked on have been accepted for publication and the publisher is reviewing several more. Thank you, Eschler Editing!
Ed J. Pinegar
See Ed’s author page at deseretbook.com
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What isn’t overwhelming about trying to get published? I thought I was somewhat close to starting my search for publishers, but after I got my edit back, I realized I needed to make a lot of changes to my novel. Although I was discouraged at first, I loved how thorough my editor was. She looked at every aspect of my novel and provided ideas on how to better the story, as well as gave me a plethora of resources to turn to for further help. I appreciate that she understood the heart of my story and was tuned in to both what I needed in personal support and what would get me published. I was also very impressed that Angela checked up on me after the edit, knowing I was likely overwhelmed. I expressed some concerns about feeling discouraged and she emailed me back with some very helpful advice. My experience with Eschler Editing has been nothing but positive.
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I was pleasantly surprised with the sample edits that came back when I was first researching Eschler Editing’s services. The response and the edits were far above my expectations and made my decision to use their services easy. I loved the fact that my editor allowed me a chance to provide additional information about where I wanted the story (series) to go. It gave me the assurance that she cared about the project and was committed to making my novel better. She was honest in her thoughts and experienced regarding the market and audience. Before the first project was finished, I knew I wanted her to help with additional books.
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Eschler Editing delivers very professional, quick, great quality. If an adjust was needed, the staff was accommodating. My experience was excellent, so I have felt comfortable in introducing clients to them.
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Right from the start, Eschler Editing took my manuscript seriously by responding promptly and professionally. Being a novice writer, this alone was most encouraging and meant a lot to me. I started working with an editor who has been extremely helpful in moving my project forward. I feel like someone finally understands exactly how much this project means to me and is willing to support and assist me in whatever is necessary to get this done!
Diane Stevenson Stone
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I appreciated the quality of the work and Angela’s respectful approach. I felt like she enhanced the writing while retaining perfectly our voice and style.
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The novel I came away with was vastly different and greatly improved over the novel I brought to them. The editing was thorough, thoughtful, and well explained. I got an awful lot of insight and great ideas. I also learned quite a few new things about the genre I was writing in. It was an educational experience that will serve me well in manuscripts to come. As an editor, Angela is much like a coach in being able to see what a project needs and knowing how to get that out of the author. She not only knows the publishing business thoroughly and can edit a project from conception to the final copy, but she is well read and has a feel for the current market and what makes a story flow. She is easy to work with, has excellent suggestions, and is willing to go the extra mile for those authors she’s helping. Angela is prompt in responding to e-mails and phone calls from her clients. She is also very efficient, and edits are completed in a timely manner. I look forward to having her as my editor on future projects and highly recommend her to anyone writing fiction or nonfiction.
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Angela and her group of editors work hard to not only prepare your manuscript for submission to an agent or publisher, but they also teach you as an author. This will help with the future novels you’ll be asked to write after you get published!
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Very personable. I am always amazed at how much the people I’ve worked with seem willing to go the extra mile. I often feel that they take a personal interest in my work as if it were their own project. It seems more than just a job to get done.
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Eschler Editing provides the skills, knowledge, and connections to take a book from start to finish—from the editing (excellent instincts), typeset, and cover design to getting it on the shelf and marketing. I also appreciated how quickly team members got back with me whenever I had questions during the process. The staff is a pleasure to work with and Angela is always generous with her time and help as manager.
Carole Thayne Warburton
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We used Eschler Editing to edit and check references in the production of our lengthy and rather complicated professional journal and couldn’t be more pleased. Eschler Editing’s work was timely, precise, and affordable. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking assistance with copyediting, proofreading, and layout or design. More particularly I recommend them to those first-time or novice authors and project managers seeking that expert finishing touch that your endeavor will need to convey the appearance of professional significance.
David C. Pruden
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I count having worked with Angela Eschler as both a great professional opportunity and a personal pleasure. We have worked together on three books now, two of which have been finalists in national competitions. I attribute the quality of these novels in great part to Angela’s top-caliber editing and to her wise literary guidance and knowledge of the market. I would highly recommend her to any author regardless of genre or level of experience.
L. C. Lewis
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Angela Eschler helped me put together a beautiful and professional résumé and cover letter. She did an amazing job at condensing all I needed to say into a comprehensive format accepted by employers. My need of her services came very suddenly and Angela was very sensitive to those needs; I felt like my project was her number-one priority. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
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Angela has been an extremely competent resource; our business has relied heavily upon her for proofing, copyediting, and consulting on our blog, newsletters, and marketing pieces. We continue to value her input throughout many of our projects.
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I’ve worked with a number of editors, but Angela is the best for content line editing and beyond. She’s got a knack for identifying what a manuscript needs and then coaxing it out of the writer.
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Angela is my editor of choice. Not only does she have the insight and knowledge to make a manuscript better, but she does it without severely affecting the author’s writing style. She also makes suggestions and copyediting comments in such a way that it becomes a great learning experience for the writer. Best of all, she meets deadlines, answers questions promptly, and provides valuable feedback on the publishing market. I’m a better writer because of Angela’s insight and feedback and plan on using her again for future projects. If anyone’s looking for an excellent fiction editor, be sure to contact Angela first.
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I have published two books, and Angela helped me with both of them. She is easy to work with, professional, and she knows her trade. Anytime I need editing work, or somebody to give me feedback on a project, Angela is the person I turn to.
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Angela is extremely detail-oriented and takes great professional care with every project she handles. Her editing is top-notch, and she works closely with authors to make sure that she preserves their voice while making the changes that the manuscript needs in order to be as good as it can be. She is a talented proofreader and copyeditor as well, and is able to successfully multitask without dropping any details. She consistently meets deadlines and is creative in coming up with ways to overcome any obstacles that occur. I appreciate Angela for her innovative approach to her job, her creative suggestions for improvement, and her consistent quality of work.
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Angela is patient, detail oriented, and creative. While working with her on my books, she gave me excellent advice. She’s a great editor and never took away from my style of writing; she only enhanced it. Angela is very accommodating and is a pleasure to work with.
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Angela Eschler is a refreshing voice in the editing world with creative ideas and novel approaches to the most difficult manuscripts presented her.
Kathryn D. Colvin
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Angela was the editor for my first published novel. Her insights and creative ideas improved the story. She is a fabulous editor and I would highly recommend her.
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Angela and Catherine’s editing took my book from what I thought was great to incredible! They were concise and highly knowledgeable, as well as timely in their communications. Fantastic to work with!
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Angela has an uncanny ability in being able to get to the crux of the problem with any manuscript and tell you how it needs to be fixed. She is professional in her assessments, innovative in her suggestions, and an expert in her field. She can also look at a work and see it from writing, marketing, and publishing angles—which is a valuable talent for any editor. I have enjoyed working with her immensely and would recommend her to anyone who wants quality creative work.
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Angela Eschler is a competent and efficient editor. Her work is thoughtful and has improved my own immensely. I would and do recommend her to all my friends looking to enter the publishing world.
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I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with Angela, especially considering the range of genres I’ve been able to add to my portfolio. My first project with her was writing, researching, and formatting portions of a book on green construction and renovation practices. I was impressed with Angela’s organization level in assigning topics and the amount of effort and focus that went into providing sources to each of her editors/contributors for their topics. Then she had to pull everything together into a unified whole before publication. Most impressive! Even on tough projects with multiple authors and inevitable setbacks, I am constantly impressed with her diplomacy and perception, not to mention the editorial skills required to succeed. Angela is also the kind of likable person who inspires a desire to do well, and whenever she asks for my help on a project, I am happy to do so. Her assignments are couched in the clearest terms possible, and she does her best to give realistic deadlines. She’s easy to work with and is willing to go to bat for you when necessary. I have found her very approachable when it comes to clarifying assignments or even venting on a project’s most frustrating aspects. When it comes to hiring Angela for a job, I can confidently declare that she has excellent instincts and extensive experience in her field.
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Eschler Editing is prompt and professional in its services, delivering top-notch quality without fail.
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I’m impressed with Angela’s knowledge of the publishing industry, her skills in editing, and her ability to network, market, and otherwise get things done. She has a lot of energy and is a go-getter, and she’s quite professional and competent. I definitely recommend her.
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Angela never ceases to amaze me with the capabilities she has for performing her work. She is always able to accomplish everything given to her and manages to go above and beyond every time. She is very detail oriented and is always prepared for anything.
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Angela Eschler provides skilled manuscript evaluations with thorough analysis. She quickly recognizes potential and gives special attention to how best to improve a manuscript so that it can reach that potential. She excels at identifying the key elements an author needs to improve in order to take the next step toward publication. Angela’s background as an editor in the industry has given her an astute grasp on what publishers look for in the market.
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We hired Eschler Editing to help us with a line edit of our book and they went above and beyond. They didn’t just proof read, they did fact checking and source validation. We learned about Eschler after we were already well along with the book, but I wish I had known about them earlier for help with editorial direction, etc. I recommend the Eschler team and would give them a 10 out of 10.
Co-author, Peach and The Coconut: A Guide to Collaboration for Global Teams
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I couldn’t have received better advice! In terms of what I paid and what I received, I feel as though I stole from you. Your . . . recommendations helped me in ways that I can’t count but have forever changed my writing for the better.
Thank you so much! I am so grateful for all of your hard work. Grammar is my kryptonite, but you went beyond that and provided invaluable feedback in other ways as well. Seriously, you’re amazing! This is why I needed to pay for the best; I am so pleased . . . your turn around was fabulous. I can’t wait to get started on the publishing side with Eschler’s publishing arm.