“I really like Louann’s editing style—she explains why she is suggesting the correction. Based on her edits, I realized there are mistakes that I make repeatedly and can hopefully avoid in the future.”
“I recently asked a wise Japanese executive what made him so successful. ‘A strong backbone and a gentle heart,’ he said. This is what Louann brings as an editor, helping to make good writing oh so much better. She has high standards and exceeds expectations.”
“Louann Pope, the greatest copyeditor of all time!”
“Louann is a gift to any writer.”
“Louann embodies the qualities that bring out the best in any author’s work. . . . She is a credit to her profession and . . . both deserves and receives my heartfelt gratitude.”
“With Louann’s process and hard work, the great job of editing that she did is no surprise.”
“With Louann’s help, my work was brought to a polish that I could not have achieved alone.”
“I am not surprised that Louann is a sought-after editor.”
“I am so grateful that my client Chris referred me to Louann. . . . Knowing that an [article] is readable and conveys the message that I want to convey is gold.”
“Working with Louann has been an absolute treat. . . . I highly suggest that you use a copyeditor to ensure consistency of your message across all mediums. And Louann should be the one you pick!”
“I would recommend Louann to anyone who is looking to take his or her message to the next level.”
“A fine proofread . . . hits me a bit like opening the oven door after cleaning.”
“Louann’s meticulous fact-checking and editing greatly improved my book.”
“Louann is professional, perceptive, and knowledgeable.”
“Louann was extremely patient with our endless mistakes and very thorough in correcting them. We look forward to having her fix our next project.”
“Louann has impressed me with her depth of knowledge . . . and I can always count on her to turn in quality, error-free work quickly.”
Testimonials about Louann’s Copyediting & Proofreading Services
Louann got my manuscript back to me in the timeframe she promised. I really like her editing style—she explains why she is suggesting the correction. Based on her edits, I realized there are mistakes that I make repeatedly and can hopefully avoid in the future. She was extremely detailed and thorough. I really appreciated her suggestions and believe they made my manuscript a better product.
I recently asked a wise Japanese executive what made him so successful. ‘A strong backbone and a gentle heart,’ he said. This is what Louann brings as an editor, helping to make good writing oh so much better. She has high standards and exceeds expectations.
Louann Pope, the greatest copyeditor of all time! Honestly, I believe that her eye for detail could unravel and discover the greatest mysteries of the world, let alone my book. When I received the first round of copyediting, which included not just one document but a set of documents, screenshots, and instructions, my eyes popped out of my head. After reviewing the materials several times (measure twice, cut once, I always say), I jumped in. Her precision regarding the most minute characteristics and her accuracy with dates and timeline made my work more authentic. Her exactness challenged me to go back into my memory and recall aspects of my life that had been buried for a while. Louann, I thank you!
Although everyone writes throughout their lives, not all of us write well enough to actually put our inspired thoughts onto paper. In order for our creative voices to be heard by the world, it is essential that the finest and most dedicated copyeditor join us in our writing endeavors. Louann embodies the qualities that bring out the best in any author’s work. The manuscript that I handed over to her centered on a very vague, esoteric subject. I harbored doubts that it could ever become a well-written book, and I was even more doubtful that any editor would be capable of understanding what I was attempting to communicate. Not only did Louann understand what my creative voice longed to express, but she and her tireless efforts coaxed it into a written form that far exceeded my expectations. She is a credit to her profession and will always be a person who both deserves and receives my heartfelt gratitude.
Finding an editor can be intimidating, but Louann made the process very easy. She responded to my emails quickly and walked me through the process. I was provided with a guide that explained the various types of editing and another for working in Microsoft Word. Both were convenient to use throughout the process. Her notes on my draft explained any edits that weren’t straightforward, and she was very patient and understanding with each of my questions. With her help, my work was brought to a polish that I could not have achieved alone.
Louann edited my novel, The Third Bounce. I was very impressed by both the process and the result. It is difficult when creating a fictional world to ensure that characters maintain the same voices throughout and that the timeline and interactions are all plausible. Louann’s creation of a style sheet eliminates those issues. I was also impressed with her interest in my project. She listened to what I had to say and had many questions that helped the final product. With her process and hard work, the great job of editing that she did is no surprise.
Louann is a gift to any writer. She helped me polish a book that I have been working on for several years into something ready for publishing. She is meticulous, efficient, talented, transparent, and trustworthy. I recommend her to any writers seeking to level-up their work.
Louann’s expertise as a copyeditor goes way beyond her exceptional command of the English language and her ability to spot inconsistencies and incomplete arguments. Her depth of knowledge in finance, economics, and U.S. history definitely improved the polish and authenticity of my text. Her high professional standards include exacting precision, accuracy with dates and citations, and meticulous reference work. I liked her well-designed process, expertise in communicating with me, and genuine interest in my project. She has my heartfelt gratitude for the work she did for me. I am not surprised that Louann is a sought-after editor.
I am so grateful that my client Chris referred me to Louann. I write a lot but rarely publish. At least, that was until Louann and I connected. I no longer have long drawn-out sentences with Newfoundland slang added in. I didn’t realize until I started working with her that I had been holding back. Now I can’t wait to write and post. Knowing that it is readable and conveys the message that I want to convey is gold. As a matter of fact, one of the first articles that she edited for me continues to be shared and liked on Facebook. I feel good that it reads well and reflects my style.
P.S. Is it bad that I don’t want to share her? Just keep her to myself?
Working with Louann has been an absolute treat—she’s excellent to work with. She has brought my writing to a whole new level with her copyediting services. Her understanding of the English language has allowed me to focus on my message, and she takes care of the rest! If you have a message to get out to the world in the form of a book and/or website articles, I highly suggest that you use a copyeditor to ensure consistency of your message across all mediums. And Louann should be the one you pick!
I was extremely impressed with Louann’s attention to detail and command of the English language. Her copyediting brought my thoughts to life on the page in a much more digestible way. I would recommend Louann to anyone who is looking to take his or her message to the next level.
Louann is quite a fine copy editor and proofreader. I am impressed. When I encounter a fine proofread, it hits me a bit like opening the oven door after cleaning.
Louann is easy to work with, communicative, and returns work in the timeframe promised. Her meticulous fact-checking and editing greatly improved my book.
I very much appreciated Louann’s careful eye and astute copyediting skills. She is professional, perceptive, and knowledgeable, and I’m glad I trusted her with the copyediting of my short story.
Louann was extremely patient with our endless mistakes and very thorough in correcting them. We look forward to having her fix our next project.
Louann has impressed me with her depth of knowledge in both the finance and editing fields. She learned our style guide quicker than most of our full-time employees do! Her attention to detail is excellent, and I can always count on her to turn in quality, error-free work quickly.
Louann was a student of mine for Copyediting III, the last of the classes required to complete a copyediting certificate at the University of California – San Diego extension program. From the beginning, Louann showed a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of copyediting, from grammar and usage to style considerations. More than that, she demonstrated an expert ability to communicate effectively with authors and others on the editorial team. She showed excellent judgment in determining the type of editing any particular manuscript needed and consistently delivered excellent results. I would hire her myself!
Louann took Copyediting II with me in spring 2014, through UCSD’s Extension School. A good student, Louann consistently earned high marks, earning an A in the course overall. Coursework includes learning to edit without changing the author’s voice, maintaining a good working relationship with the author, and correcting for parallelism, wordiness, and sentence structure.
The [Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest] class was very informative and well worth the cost and time. Louann Pope, the instructor, provided a plethora of insight, a well-organized approach to the process of self-editing, and confidence-provoking encouragement. She is a well-informed instructor in her field of expertise. I look forward to her next class.
During the [Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest] class, there were multiple aha moments where I recognized a mistake I had made in my manuscript. The class filled in gaps in my knowledge. I can now fix those errors and provide the cleanest manuscript possible to editors or agents.
There are a lot of rules that I use in writing simply because they sound right. The [Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest] course helped to explain why some of those rules are right or wrong and helped me to solve some issues I was struggling with. Louann answered any questions I had and a few I didn’t know I needed to ask.
[Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest] was a very informative class, with helpful exercises and good discussion of the topic. The in-class exercises solidified the concepts, forcing me to think through what was being taught. I picked up several useful tips and resources. I recommend this class to any author who wants to improve their writing.
[Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest] was a very well-prepared class. Louann gave us lots of tips and great information that should help us in our writing projects.
In [Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest, I got] aha moments plus understandable, do-able notes and directions for future editing.
So much information was presented in [Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest]! It will be in my review at home that I’ll see my weaknesses and improve my writing.
Louann is obviously very knowledgeable and someone I would definitely hire if I ever get this novel written and revised.
[Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest] exceeded my expectations. How did Louann make grammar interesting?
[In Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest], Louann was clear and concise. Her experience and expertise came through easily.
In [How to Revise Your Book: The Book Architecture Method], Louann Pope taught me how to chart out a novel in a way that shows how elements are related in series (threads), whether to add or take away iterations within those series, and [how to ensure] that it’s all helping the theme. I also learned that an object can be a symbol. I didn’t realize I had already created one in my novel.
The [How to Revise Your Book: The Book Architecture Method] class gave me just the structure and order I needed to take my writing process to the next level. Louann is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. She was able to break down an intricate method into manageable parts.