“Releasing a novel can be a nerve-wracking experience—particularly when you have so many details to manage. Since working with Chrissy, I can rest assured knowing that my book has been reviewed by such a conscientious editor. Her keen attention to detail and precision ensures that the finished product is polished and professional.
One of the best parts about working with Chrissy is how she explains the edits she makes. She does so in a supportive and easily decipherable way, which provides more than clean copy. It becomes a learning lesson, which all writers need to have as we develop our crafts.
I have worked with Chrissy on two novels (The Marrying Type and First & Goal), and I look forward to collaborating with her again in the future.”
~ Laura Chapman, author of The Marrying Type, First & Goal, and Hard Hats and Doormats
“As a writer, I sometimes get so close to my work, or I have been working on a project for so long, that I can’t tell if it is good or bad anymore. Even allowing for a little time and space doesn’t seem to help. During those times, a good story editor is worth every penny. Chrissy is that type of story editor.
When I found myself struggling to polish a story that I had grown too close to, I contracted with Chrissy to give me honest, frank feedback on the manuscript. I wasn’t disappointed. She gave insightful feedback on character, plot, and emotional response. Not only did she send me back a marked-up manuscript, we also spoke over the phone and via Skype. She helped me identify the problem areas and proposed possible solutions. As I continued the process, I bounced ideas off of her via email. When I finished the rewrite, she looked it over again. She exceeded my expectations.
I owe a great deal to Chrissy for her professional help with the story. She loved my first novel, and I didn’t want to let her down with this one. Her feedback was very insightful and helped bring the story up to a publishable performance.”
~ Brock Booher, author of The Charity Chip and Healing Stone
“I recently hired EFC Services for a final proofread of my book A Mother’s Choice. Even though the manuscript had been edited and read numerous times, Chrissy found several errors and typos previously missed. I was pleased by EFC’s quick and efficient turnaround as well as their reasonable prices. I definitely recommend EFC and will be using them for future editing needs.”
~ Kristin Noel Fischer, author of A Mother’s Choice
“Chrissy has done an excellent job, going well beyond what my previous experience with editors would have led me to expect, and the level of detail consistency across the series, which not even I can keep up with sometimes, is incredible. Also, I love that she corrects what’s wrong, usually explaining why, and suggests improvements without making them pass as necessary or attempting to change my writing voice. This is exactly what I need in my publishing team.”
~ Ron C. Nieto, author of the Faerie Sworn series and the Ghostly Rhapsody series
“Chrissy is an amazing friend and a very talented editor. She’s there for all of my editing needs, and my needs are generally a bit outside the box. I don’t write books, but putting together anything professional I always go to her first. She’s so great at noticing things I didn’t and doing research to make sure it’s the best it can be if it’s something she’s not as familiar with. If you are an author who needs an editor, I HIGHLY recommend her!”
~ Candace Robinson, Candace’s Book Blog and CBB Book Promotions
“Chrissy is fast, efficient, and always catches those weird little mistakes I would never see in a million years. I’d trust her with my manuscripts anytime.”
~ Melanie Hatfield, author of the Kingdom of the Snark series
“I’ve very much enjoyed working with Chrissy. Her advice for tying up the final loose ends, plus the editing in general, were invaluable. I can’t wait to work with her on my next project.”
~ Heather McCoubrey, author of Back to December
“As a first time author, I was very nervous to hand my manuscript over, even though I knew it was riddled with typos. Chrissy at EFC Services was prompt with answers to any of my questions. She was extremely thorough, and when she was done, I was confident that my manuscript was ready for publication. Thanks to her help, my dream came true. I’m excited to work with EFC Services again.”
~ S.B. Gamble, author of The Last Party
“As an indie writer, proofreaders are invaluable. Only the rare writer can find their own errors, and I haven’t met him or her yet. Chrissy rooted out those pesky typos and gave precious feedback on sentence structure as well as the story. Her assistance helped shape Claus: Legend of the Fat Man into a clean book.”
~ Tony Bertauski, author of Claus: Legend of the Fat Man
“Over the past 16 years, Melissa has been a valuable writing resource. Her editorial and grammatical skills as well as her creative writing assistance have proven themselves many times over.”
~ Natalie Ream Owens, Environmental Scientist, Project Manager