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TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials from our authors

 

Without their help, this book may not have gotten beyond the first draft.

— William F. Amato, author of The Concrete Capo, Dangerous Influence, Five Hours From Warsaw, and Chrysanthemum

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Beth & Nina, thank you for the thorough and thoughtful edit of The Wellwishers.  I have reviewed your summary feedback and know your edits will only make the work stronger.  I've been waiting to get back into the story and getting it ready for my agent...  Now I can take that next step. I appreciate your efforts and look forward to working with you again.

— Richard Fountain, author of The Wellwishers

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Beth, I want to tell you how excited and pleased I am with your line edit. It is noteworthy and beyond my expectations. I just love what you and Nina have done for me. Thank you. You and Nina are a tremendous team!

— Dr. Gil Gockley, author of Inner Journey: Finding Happiness Within

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I must admit that at first I was tempted to burn your letter... However, like most writers, I needed time to get over it... I believe I have included most of your suggestions and certainly all of the grammar corrections. In fact, the book I sent you was 204 pages. My final draft is 285, in part because I had not clarified many of my points and fleshed out ideas for the reader. I wanted to thank you both for your efforts. Thank you for your willingness to work with a new writer.

— Bob G. Shupe, author of The Bitter Pill: Where Did My Benefits Go?

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I would like to share a brief thought with you that has been on my mind since you sent me the e-mail informing me of the extra work that was needed on my work. I wondered why most, perhaps all, first time writers believe they are the second coming of Ernest Hemingway. I believe it has more to do with falling in love rather than ego. When my wife and I fell in love, we felt there was nothing we could not accomplish together. When I saw my children in their hospital crib, I instantly fell in love and knew they were going to be the best and the brightest. I believe the same thing happened with my story. After living with it for such a long period of time, I fell in love. So why should it not be the greatest piece of work ever done? Your e-mail brought me back to reality, and your report confirmed the extensive work that needs to be done to put it into presentation form. I am grateful for your efforts on my behalf.

— Peter D. Cimini, author of The Secret Sin of Opi: A Novel

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Great to hear from you, Nina. So here's the scoop. I thought you did a great job on the developmental edit, in fact, I intend to attack it along the lines of your comments…

— Mike Stewart, author of Harukan

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I want to say how much I appreciate your patience with me, as well as your expertise. The quality of Achilles’ Heart has grown by leaps and bounds, and I owe a large measure of that growth to you. Thanks again!

— G. Klein

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Hi, Nina! I'm SO EXCITED about this project!… Beth, you did a fantastic job, thank you! I've learned a lot going through the edited text and your comments. I really appreciate your guidance on several additional points and for your careful read. Thanks very much for your expert help! I really appreciate your encouragement.   Without your help, and Beth's, I would never have gotten this far!  You're the best, thank you!  

— K. Soper

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I have no qualms about our collective effort and would recommend each of you in a heartbeat.  You’re all pros, and I’ve learned greatly from the experience… Writing is my passion, and I will be doing it until I take my last breath. Perhaps our paths will cross again.  I would be honored if they did.

— G. Moreau

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At last I am done.  I don't believe that I had a full night's sleep since I received the manuscript.  I followed  every one of your suggestions and made every change as you indicated.  The funny part is that not only did I not resent making the changes, but I agreed with them with no exception.  As I told you on the telephone, your edit was superb.

— R. Naar

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Dear Nina, Just wanted you to know that we are reviewing the content analysis and digesting. You gave us so many wonderful suggestions and valuable feedback. Thank you for all of the time and care you put into our manuscript.

— J. Fleischner

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Choosing Launch Pad Media for our editing turned out to be the best thing we could have done. Nina and Beth really know their trade and communicate in a clear, productive way. We're very pleased with their work. It was well worth the time spent.

— D. & L. Sylvester

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Nina and Beth have done a marvelous job — way beyond what I might have expected, and I've got to admit I'm green at this and may have been skeptical! They've been thorough and extremely helpful, and I'd recommend them to anyone, any time. They have fulfilled my original image of what editors should do. They were a pair of lionesses, tearing apart the novel in order to improve it. I only wish that had been done sooner, because it was what I'd expected from my original coach, but never got.

— A. Sommaripa

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