If you are a writer and need more than a writing coach to guide you–then you need to hire Meghan to DEVELOP with you. There is a difference between a writing coach and a developmental editor. #AllDevelopmentalEditorsAreNotEqual #EvenTheBestStoryBenefitsFromDevelopmentalEditing
-Dr. Annise Mabry, author of Educational Disobedience
Meghan’s help has been wonderful! Coming into the editing process I knew that my story was only scraping the surface, and I was searching for a way to push through that. Meghan’s editing and feedback was exactly what I needed; she was able to put just the right cracks in the surface to allow me to break though and delve more deeply into my story. Her dedication and hard work really shows, and my story will be the better for it. I will definitely be coming back and I am excited to continue working with her!
-Molly Cobb, author of The Edscaftian War (in production)
I am very happy to have found Meghan Stoll to professionally edit my debut novel, Smash it Like Cobain! She helped me in many expected ways, and equally in unexpected ones. Meghan’s ability to excise my errors and add the precise necessities of punctuation, tense, paragraph breaks, chronological and demographic accuracy, quotations, and the like was magical to my amateur writer’s eyes! And, her insightful suggestions into the mysteries of my characters, the countless details, and better cohesion of the disparate elements were… huge. Thank you Meghan!
-David Bush, author of Smash It Like Cobain! (in production)
After struggling for several years to put my book together I was referred to Meghan to do the final edit. She did a terrific job and made me look like a seasoned author. I will be forever grateful.
-Gordon James, author of 41 to 43 (in production)
I’ve used Meghan’s services more than once. She is great. I will keep using her. Great to work with, does a great job, and dependable to make sure the job is done RIGHT. She doesn’t rush through.
-Jason Doll, author of Hearing God
Meghan is fantastic. I have full confidence that my work is publishable and error-free, and she gave relevant feedback and edit suggestions to make the work more readable. I am happy to have had such an excellent experience – I plan to write more books, and Meghan will be my editor of choice. Thanks, Meghan!!
-R. Cyril West, author of Infamous 1
Meghan is extremely thorough: She makes sure to understand what you want from her. She is also fast and competent. She checked my sources to fix my quotations and my bibliography, and suggested new phrasings for clarity. My article now sounds smooth and professional! She is an excellent editor and I am looking forward to working with her again.
-Julie H., academic journal contributor
Meghan is a gem! She goes the extra mile with her work, offering great advice along the way. Her delivery was prompt and of high quality. I will be working with Meghan again in the near future.
-Abiola H., children’s book author
Absolutely delighted with the result. Excellent communication. Added value to my story through her meticulous editing and elegant style. Meghan is very pleasant and professional. I will certainly use her services again and I highly recommend her.
-Raquel C., children’s fiction author
Thank you for editing my book! Great experience, I hope she’s around when I need her again. Very reliable, and her edits are not basic like others’. She cares about your writing and it shows in her edits. My book is better because of her. She’s a keeper.
-Ronder Scott, author of Photographer’s Dream
Meghan surpassed my expectations. She was professional in every aspect of this project. She provided great communication, very high quality editing with an emphasis on my requested areas, excellent notes, and on time delivery. I would not hesitate to work with her again. A++
-Dalia Burgoin, author of How to Feast While Fasting
Meghan was tasked with reading manuscripts submitted in various states of completion and accomplishment from individuals ranging in skill from first-time writers to previously-published authors. Her comprehensive reviews offered insight on quality of writing, potential of material, and marketability of the end product. It was necessary for her to excel in grammar, spelling, punctuation, composition, and the specifics of the Chicago Manual of Style… She was a quick and thorough reader and completed thoughtful and articulate reviews highlighting the required improvements to each manuscript. Her suggestions often improved the end content in a published book.
-Beth Robinson, former acquisitions editor at Brown Books Publishing Group
Normally, interns at Brown Books read over and review rough manuscripts, helping our acquisition team to determine if a text is worth pursuing for publication… It’s not often that we use interns to proofread or even edit any portion of the manuscripts we accept for publication. However, Meghan made it clear early on that she would be interested in taking on more meaningful editing responsibilities. So I had my editorial assistant work with her and train her in our house style. I was impressed at Meghan’s abilities and her careful reading, and as a result, I asked her to proofread a couple of manuscripts and… try her hand at line editing. I found her highly skilled at these tasks… I am certain that she could bring her experiences at Brown Books, along with her skills in textual and verbal analysis, to a business or media outlet as an outstanding writer and content editor…. In all, Meghan Bielinski’s education, skills, and passions for written communication make her an outstanding candidate for almost any editorial task.
-Dr. Derek Royal, former editorial director at Brown Books Publishing Group
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