There is an irony to freelance editing: I must make people happy about being shown where they’ve messed up. Thankfully, my clients have mainly been people who genuinely wanted to improve both their work and their writing ability. While I will compliment you on the parts you have written well, I’m not shy about making specific suggestions for improvement. After all, that’s what you’re paying me for.
Here are a few randomly selected statements by clients who found my feedback to be well worth the money.
Jason has set two of my manuscripts straight; from pointing out ‘oops’ tense changes thru suggesting workable solutions for my convoluted story lines, he addressed them all. And he somehow did it with the delicacy of a gardener who sings to his seedlings. Jason's expertise is an education well worth the money.
— Peter Bonneau
Thanks for your helpful analysis. Your recommendations will make a good story much stronger.
Your analysis of my book really helped. It took me six months to really think it through, but I am finally revising and I like the product.
WOW!!!...you are good! You did a quality job and your comments are on point. I showed them to my husband who is an investment banker and is hyper particular about quality work and he was very impressed. I have new excitement for this project now that you pumped some life into it.