Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE WOCN CFCN, Writer and Co-Author of The Real Life Guide to Diabetes – Janet was my first editor when I was living in Columbia, Missouri and started writing for magazines and websites. She has what I’ve learned is a most unusual gift of editing and not losing one’s voice.
I moved to New York City and was invited to write a book with a best selling author in my field. By this time I had worked with many editors. I tried several of them for the book, with no success. Since I had been asked to write this book, it was important to hear my voice and my message. I searched the country for an editor who would “get it,” someone who would edit for clarity and consistency, someone who would make my work read and look better while retaining my voice.
After disappointments with editors from New York City to San Francisco, I remembered Janet. I contacted her, and she went right to work with me on my book and other projects. She “got it” on all points, including clarity, consistency, a most honorable work ethic, and yes, she helped me get it done B4Deadline. I highly recommend her. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if you want a fabulous editor, hire Janet!
Gerry McGovern, Author of Content Critical, The Web Content Style Guide, and Killer Content – I found your edit incredibly thorough. I liked the fact that you were watching out for inconsistencies of tense and other issues. I didn’t know I wrote so many “that’s!” It was great the way you pointed out when the text was not active enough. Stripping away all these little redundant words makes the text much more punchy. It was certainly the most thorough and useful edit I’ve received so far.
Marilyn Meredith, Author, Fringe Benefits and Smell of Death – As an author who has had two manuscripts edited by Janet Musick, I highly recommend her as an editor. Besides picking up on the usual things, she has a good sense of what makes improvements in the story.
Tom Waid, the Waid Group – On behalf of the author, Father Romano Zago, I am writing to express his gratitude to you for being the key partner in the English publication of his two books “Cancer Can Be Cured” and “Aloe Isn’t medicine and yet …it cures.” They are a stupendous success and you deserve the credit for your editing and manuscript development services. READ FULL REFERENCE.
Mary Kim Schreck, Author/Poet, Pulse of the Seasons, The Red Desk, Crystal Doorknobs – In regard to the working relationship I have had these past five years with Janet Musick as author to editor, I have seen first hand her ability to envision the entire end product long before it becomes visible to others. I have found Janet to have a positive ear for the rhythm and flow of language, nuances of speech patterns; and to possess the rapport necessary to work with an author in order to bring out the best without imposing too much personal taste. READ FULL REFERENCE.
Barri L. Bumgarner, Author/Instructor, 8 Days, Slipping, Dregs – Janet Musick’s editing has not only helped me understand the value of revision, but she’s truly made me a better writer. Her thoroughness when she edits both for content and for grammar is more comprehensive than any I’ve received as a writer. I highly recommend her in both capacities of editing. She has been invaluable in spotting inconsistencies in plot, character development, and general fluency of story, as well as being a stickler for all aspects of line-by-line editing. Her skills are both comprehensive and constructive, and any work that has been through her microscope will be much better as a result.
Bob Irish, Author, Welcome to the Real World – I am writing to detail the quality of publishing services that I received from Janet Musick. I am a first-time amateur author. When I first met Janet, we started talking about my “book.” At the time it was a pipe dream of mine to become a published author. As Janet and I continued talking, she provided the necessary encouragement for me to let her review my manuscript. READ FULL REFERENCE.
Kathrine Smith, Author, Departed Acts – Ms. Musick is a talented, discerning editor with a knack for allowing the author’s voice to shine. I very much enjoy her professionalism and it is a pleasure to work with her in every way.
Marilyn Kapp, Senior Editor, General Fiction, Wings ePress, Inc. – I have known Janet Musick for a number of years. We worked together in the publishing business. Ms. Musick is an excellent editor and has a great rapport with people. I highly recommend her for any endeavor along these lines.
Tony Ruggiero, Author, Team of Darkness: Scribes World Reviewers Choice Award; Get Out of My Mind; Mind Trap: 2003 EPPIE Finalist; and Aliens and Satanic Creatures Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply – I enjoyed having Janet edit my book because she “guided” me through the edit. She was not overpowering or demanding that I make a change; rather, she was suggestive of things that would help the story along besides just looking at the structure and mechanics of the grammar. It was a pleasure working with her and I would not hesitate to use her services again.
Chevon Gael, Author, The Rougemont Legacy – I feel Janet’s keen insight and instinctive editorial knowledge have benefited me greatly. Janet pays personal attention to every manuscript. I look forward to working with her on future projects.