Here is what a few of my clients have to say:
"Linda DeVore has provided my company with excellent service for many years. She is very sensitive to the specific needs of the target population for our various products and proofs accordingly. It is not easy to switch from editing technical and legal scripts to children's stories to advertising blurbs all in one day! Her editing and proofreading is outstanding. She consciensciously adheres to timelines, and her pricing structure is more than fair. Linda is professional, flexible, and very helpful. It is always a pleasure to work with her."
Nancy Nichols, author and co-owner of Firelight Books, LLC
"Linda DeVore does not edit you out of your copy or your style, in my case a literary manuscript and cover and query letters, but you can be assured that with her copyediting, what you send out is correct and respectable. Excellent, efficient!"
Marne Carmean, poet and author of Planet of Saints
"Linda DeVore's copyediting services are an excellent resource for any company interested in refining their message through advertising or other means such as the Web. Linda corrected and tightened the draft copy for our Web site while maintaining the message we were trying to convey. I give DeVore Desktop Design my highest recommendation."
Jeff Henson, Henson Enterprises, Inc.
"I took on the task of writing a devotional through the entire Bible in eight weeks due to a deep desire to have something ready for end of the year. Linda DeVore made the completion of my deadline possible. I learned of her skill the second week into the writing. She worked long hours, encouraged me personally and provided incredible insights not only in the mechanics of communication but in conveying the message more clearly without losing the author's voice. I appreciate her creativity, expertise, work ethic, discernment, and manner.
Jodie Montgomery, Women's Ministry Director
and author of Finding Refuge
"As a former instructor of English and an author, I truly believe that Linda's work is a great way for students and executives to achieve the closest to the ideal paper or report."
Neal T. Weintraub, author
Tricks of the Floor Trader and Trading Chicago Style
"I needed a quality editing and proofreading service with a quick turnaround. I contacted Linda DeVore on the advice of a friend and was not disappointed. The quality of her work was excellent, the service was timely, and the price was right."
Tom Lewallen, Sand Springs, OK
"Linda's service was incredibly helpful to our efforts to reach families whose children are hospitalized. I needed our concepts and philosophy to be accessible to as many parents as possible. Linda used plain English and rearranged our sentence structure in a way that made sense and stayed true to our message."
Maggie Hoffman, Long Island, NY
"Linda returned my manuscript promptly, which allowed me to meet those hectic deadlines. Her editing skills were so thorough that I have received compliments about the lack of errors in the textual content of my book. I am very pleased!"
Cheryl Callahan, author
"Linda's help weeding out grammatical errors and polishing sentences was invaluable and much more effective than I'd hoped. But even more valuable—and totally unexpected—were her insightful questions and comments."
Ken Loveland, author
"Linda DeVore gives authors who are not native English speakers the opportunity to present their knowledge to the world scientific community."
Leo Dats, author
"Linda's work was as promised, which unfortunately is a rarity in today's electronic market. We look forward to working with her again."
Joseph Fullam, author of The Players
"I found Linda via an Internet search for freelance editors. I was apprehensive about hiring an unknown to edit close to 1000 pages of a text I was writing. I asked her to edit a small sample of my work, and when she returned it to me, I was amazed at the quality of her services! She instantly gained my complete confidence and trust. She completed my Herculean task very quickly and provided impeccable results from start to finish. She went well beyond her job description by offering many helpful comments along the way—greatly improving the final version of my work. It quickly became apparent that she cared very deeply not only about the quality of her work, but the quality of my work as well. I am indebted to her and would hire her again without any reservation. I strongly recommend her services and endorse her work."
Hilary Cotter, Microsoft MVP
author of A Guide to SQL Server2000
"I wish to express my appreciation to Linda M. DeVore, editor extraordinaire, who has performed a very challenging task not only in correcting grammar, punctuation, and everything that makes for good writing in English, but also for raising insightful questions about unclear points and offering thoughtful ways of making the points that needed to be made."
Nguyen Xuan Phong, author of Hope and Vanquished Reality
South Vietnamese Minister-of-State in Charge of Negotiations at the Paris Peace Talks in 1975
political prisoner of North Vietnam in Saigon until 1980