We worked with Heather to index and complete a final proofread of our educator book, Artfulness ... In addition to her quality indexing, her attention to detail cannot be overstated. Heather went well beyond a simple proofread ... I feel much more confident that the final edition of the book will be pristine because of her hard work.
~ Andrea Yarbough
Author and English teacher
I could not recommend Heather more highly. She was extremely competent, very thorough, and uncommonly patient. In addition, she made time for me no matter how inconvenient my request for help. And amazingly, she was less expensive than her competition.
~ David Mullens, DPM, JD
Heather is simply the best at what she does. She skillfully identified complex and onerous engineering topics and caught innumerable errors. Her communication skills and professionalism were sterling throughout the indexing process, going above and beyond without complaint. I don’t think there’s a more competent indexer than Heather.
~ Ray Richmond
Journalist, Author Family Sleuth Memoirs
I hired Heather as a copyeditor for my book Entreprenerd. English isn't my mother tongue ... my manuscript was a mix of British and American English. Heather did an excellent job changing the British into American, explaining the differences. A first correction was always accompanied by a short definition of the rule. I've learned a lot of interesting things about American English thanks to these comments.
~ Bruno Lowagie
Aspiring authors, please pay attention! The right editor will significantly enhance your manuscript, and Heather is that editor. She made my book considerably better! Heather, thank you very much for the work you did on The Chutzpah Advantage.
~Mason Harris Author & Speaker
We could not be more pleased by Heather’s professionalism, attention to detail, and on-time performance. She skillfully utilized complex topics in our 600-page book on the science of learning and wrote an embedded index with entries comprehensive yet concise. Heather also alerted our team to errors, compiling them along the way to ease their implementation. If you are looking for expert guidance in developing your index, we highly recommend Heather.
~ JW Wilson
Executive Director The Learning Code Institute
Heather has provided reliable copyediting and proofreading for several Highpoint books. She is often able to work on fairly short notice, offers very competitive fees, and delivers on time—golden attributes in this industry. I happily recommend Heather for anyone seeking professional editorial skills.
~ Michael Roney President
From my first contact with Heather, I knew I had partnered with the right editor. Not only was she thorough and amazingly fast in turning the project around, she provided fantastic feedback on some passages, and now it’s a better book than it was when I sent her the manuscript. I also enjoyed the comments she made in the margins of some of the book’s essays. They gave me a chuckle, and let me know that my writing resonates. Thank you, Heather. You’re a true pro!
~ David Haznaw
Author & Speaker
Heather's indexing was superb ... and her turnaround time could not have been better. Her responsiveness to various questions, iterations, and revisions was especially helpful. Her thoughtfulness helped the finished product be so much better than I had envisioned. I enthusiastically recommend her indexing skills and fine copy editing work.
~ Barry Mano
Heather has been proofreading the journal Key Words for the American Society for Indexing for the past year and I couldn't be more pleased with the turnaround time and quality of her work. She is thorough and quick ... She catches grammatical errors and awkward sentence structure that I missed. Nothing gets by Heather! I've come to rely heavily on her. I can always count on her.
~ Janet Perlman
Editor, American Society for Indexing
Heather’s copy editing is precise, on time, and within budget. She is responsive and willing to go above and beyond to foster client satisfaction. I highly recommended her to authors seeking to improve their manuscripts without losing their voice.
~ David J. Waldron
Author, Common Stock Investing
As an immigrant who grew up abroad, writing in a foreign language can be quite challenging [for me] ... I couldn’t be happier given that, besides the outstanding work she provides, Heather is very attentive to details, extremely responsive, and organized. She is definitely one of a kind.
~ Nanda Klein
I wholeheartedly recommend Heather. She has done several jobs for me and I am always very impressed with her eye for detail, helpful suggestions, and very quick response.
~ Francisco Alvarez
Heather has great instincts as an editor and gives kind, encouraging feedback to authors. She also has the attention to detail that makes a great indexer. Her CMOS knowledge is wonderful and she would be an asset to any project. She gets our highest recommendation.
~ Henry DeVries
CEO, Indie Books International
Heather is a wonderful copyeditor! I wrote a very personal book and needed someone who could preserve my personality and voice while giving the manuscript a final polish. Heather came through perfectly! She was easy to communicate with ... everything was completed by deadline for a reasonable price.
~ Denise M. Bressler, PhD
Research Scholar at East Carolina University
Heather did a great job, I appreciate it so much. I had [my book] edited before and it didn't work out, so I am really happy with it this time.
~ Alice Beauchamp Walker
Author & Certified Life Coach
Heather went well above and beyond our agreement in her edit of Cuba—The Forbidden Island. We appreciate her work and extra effort.
~ Pat & Cat Patterson
Bicycling Beyond Boundaries series
What an impressive job you did [on the index]! I wish we could have sought/found you sooner. You were a real lifesaver. A thousand thanks!
~ Valerie Yaros
On numerous occasions, I consulted with Heather regarding the use of certain words and editorial issues. Her guidance bolstered my confidence as a reporter and reassured me that the stories gave clarity to our readers and confidence in our newspaper.
~ Joselito Villero
Reporter & Photographer, The Desert Review
You did a fine job correcting grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization where needed. You were able to rephrase in many places to make it read better, caught some things we missed ... and your turnaround time was excellent.
~ Lorinda Settle
EA Tax Specialist, Farm Credit East
Thank you so much, your suggested changes were great ... they make a positive impact on the readability [of my résumé]. I appreciate the time and effort you put into helping me.
~ RayAnn S.
Wow, this is a terrific index! You have really strong mechanics and great structural work: your entries and subentries are really smart and the cross-references are fantastic.
~ Indexing Quality Control, UC Press
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