When you hire an editor, you’re entering into a reciprocal business relationship, a mutually beneficial partnership. And make no mistake, if you’re looking for a good editor, either short term or for the long haul, this is exactly what it amounts to.
So before you begin to build this relationship, you want, of course, to be assured that your potential partner has the skills and experience to hold up his end of the bargain. Naturally, then, you want to hear what other people have to say about your potential partner.
So here goes . . .
“Thank you, Michael, for the terrific work you did with Marianne’s Christmas. I was a little apprehensive at first, working with a male editor on a romantic fiction book, but you showed a great understanding and insight into the heart of this story. You also have a great eye for detail and spot writing errors and bad habits that I wasn’t aware of myself.”
— Susanne O’Leary, Bestselling Author
“Michael Hearing provides thoughtful and thorough editing services. I’ve worked with him on one of my books so far and plan to work with him again in the future. He has a sharp eye for detail and his suggestions certainly made my story better. Two thumbs up!”
– ReGina Welling, Author of The Psychic Seasons Series
“It has been a good experience working with Michael. His regular communications and updates ensured that the articles were exactly as required for my website. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone who requires well researched and well written articles. Will definitely use again.”
―Alan McCarthy, Internet Marketer
“Michael Hearing is one of the most versatile professional writers I have worked with. Our client base is widely varied, yet Michael is able to turn out quality articles on subjects as dry as Pharmaceutical Industry Regulations, as fun as a Moscow Circus, and as informative as the Canadian Real Estate market.
The real proof of Michael’s ability lies in the stats. His articles are always accepted by eZine, Buzzle, Go, ArticlesBase and other “human edited” directories. Even more important to our clients is the reader interaction. His articles are read more often and syndicated by other sites far more frequently than any other professional writers we have used, even those who charged us substantially more per article.
Michael is not just a good writer – he is a writer who gets solid SEO results. The only downside to Michael Hearing is there is only one of him. If there were an army of Michael Hearing clones, I could rule SEO Land.”
—Karen DeCrane, SEO/SEM Consultant
“Thanks! It is truly a pleasure to work with someone who has such a command of the English language and is able to communicate clearly and concisely. You write beautifully. I would definitely like to work with you again on the next issue.”
—Carolyn Schmidt, Sales, Marketing & Special Projects, Cargo Network Services Corp.
“Excellent and professional work. Will definitely consider using again.”
―Allen S., Internet Marketer
“Prior to submitting my manuscript, Serenity: It’s a God Deal, to my publisher, I enlisted the editorial services of M. L. (Michael) Hearing. . . . I was impressed with Michael from the start. He asked for a single chapter to edit, and then sent it back. He suggested that if I liked his style, we would continue. If not, no harm done. I most certainly liked his style; straight-forward editing while enhancing me as the author. If there was something he questioned, needed expanding, or just didn’t like, he stayed on it until it flowed properly – even if it took two or three edits. Michael pre-edited my first book and most assuredly will be involved in my future endeavors.”
―Bill Hanks, Author
“Michael Hearing’s writing and editorial skills are absolutely remarkable. He is not only masterful with the mechanics of the English language, he also possesses an uncanny sense of perception and insight and his analytical skills are spot on. I very highly recommend Michael Hearing.”
—Donald Higgins, Higgins Heating & Air, Frankfort, IL
“Michael Hearing is an excellent writer and editor. He listens to his client’s needs and works diligently to satisfy those requirements. He utilizes his creative talents while striving to meet the goals of his client. His grammar and language skills are impeccable. I have confidence in Michael’s ability to produce quality work and recommend him highly for any writing or editing project.”
—Debbie G., 2001 Tulsa Teacher of the Year Finalist
“Michael Hearing, writer and editor, is my go-to guy when I need to ensure that a fire-investigation report is accurate, grammatically sound, and error free. Michael is an outstanding copy editor, and he always meets deadlines.
In a private investigation, written reports become permanent records of an incident. They may be scrutinized by insurance companies, lawyers, engineers, and/or law enforcement agencies. A report must be very descriptive, accurate, and understandable. Many times these reports are used in legal proceedings which could cost people money or their very freedom.
Michael Hearing has always been able to get my reports to me when I requested. The reports are checked for punctuation, grammar, and clarity. No matter the quality of the investigation, a poor report would cost me clients and, ultimately, my business. All my reports are checked by Michael before they are submitted. No complaints have every arisen concerning my reports.”
―Jerry L. Berry, Berry Fire Investigation, Oklahoma
“I wanted to take a moment and express my sincere appreciation for your time, energy, intellect and patience with me during the final phase of my dissertation. When I first met you, I hesitated to let go of the paper that consumed almost a year of my life. Now, as I look back over the three weeks that we spent working on the revisions, it was the most relaxed and gratifying time of the dissertation process. Mike, you were a joy to work with and a part of the three letters (Ph.D.) that will affect my future. . . . Finally, thanks again for your time and especially your friendship. You made a difference in my life.”
—Frank H., Former President/CEO, Volunteers of America of Oklahoma
“Michael Hearing is knowledgeable, professional, and conscientious. . . . I was impressed with his attention to detail, often catching errors I had missed. . . . He was not only my editor but a friend who would soothe my worries and assure me we were on target and getting the project completed on the timetable I had outlined.”
—Linda M., M.O.T.
“Thank you . . . You obviously spent a great deal of time preparing the presentation. The information you presented will help us continue to publish a quality newspaper.”
—The TCC Connection Staff