Melissa has worked as a production editor on a wide range of projects for The Princeton Review. She has demonstrated preternatural attention to detail while proofreading a great deal of data-heavy content as well as standardized test prep materials, and always meets, if not beats, her deadlines. She is patient, personable, and communicative, a combination of qualities that is invaluable to an editorial team working with a large freelance pool.
It was a joy to have Melissa as my editor, in that she was very astute, intuitive, and timely with her edits. She was always ahead of schedule with her edits and enabled me to continue speedily along my writing path. She is the type of editor an academician hopes to find while writing a scholarly work, but rarely does. I would not consider using anyone but her with any technically challenging scholarly work.
I hired Melissa to write my blog for me as I was overwhelmed by the prospect of keeping it current and meaningful. From the very beginning Melissa was interested not just in an “assignment,” but truly wanted to understand my overall business and marketing strategy and how the blog supported this. We spent time tossing ideas and concepts back and forth and she asked questions that helped me clarify my own vision. She not only wrote my blog, there were times she was actually my business coach! Her writing was always on target, sounded like my voice, and was received very well from my audience. I highly recommend her!
Melissa is both incredibly conscientious and good at what she does. Her sharp eye for grammar, keen sense of appropriate academic language, and knowledge of APA formatting was a true godsend in those final weeks leading up to the due date for my dissertation. I have recommended her services to a number of my colleagues at Harvard and beyond—she is a real gem!
Melissa has been invaluable as an editor. Her succinct ability to conceptualize my complex manuscript and offer insightful and beneficial changes to the plot structure, pacing, and overall thematic flow took my work from good to superb. I find her immensely easy to work with and possessed of a preternatural ability to organize large amounts of information.
I can only say great things about Melissa’s work. She was thorough, professional, and had a quick turn-around time. Despite her extensive edits, she always maintained my personal voice. My manuscript undoubtedly improved thanks to her comments.
Melissa was a great help when I was trying to learn how to switch from nonfiction to fiction writing. She is knowledgeable, charming and very helpful.