Proofreading is essential to pick up the last tiny details that may have slipped by everyone who stared at the same words for too long.
Copyeditors look closely at grammar, punctuation, spelling, wrong use of words or phrases, inconsistencies, etc.
The idea of working with an editor seems like it would be frustrating, however, it was a pleasure working with Monica. She has a real eye for catching mistakes and is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Monica dissects every sentence and makes sure that what you said is actually what you intended to say. When she has questions or doubts about a sentence, she approaches it as a professional. She will not make you feel small about the situation, and she always leaves the final decision to the author.
What is refreshing is that Monica has standards. She will not alter the intent of your passages. Her goal is to preserve your message and make it understood by others through the use of grammar rules. I recommend Monica to anyone who wants his or her book to be a professional piece of art.
As a professional author and reviewer, one of the most difficult problems I have found most authors run into is catching all the issues hidden in a large manuscript. Little things, like missing commas or repetitive words, can greatly affect a reader's enjoyment of a book--not to mention the bigger problems like plot holes and inconsistencies. Therefore, having a good editor is essential to the completion of an author's hard work.
Monica Bogza has edited three of my published books, and I could not be happier with her work. With her diligence and attention to detail, she has helped me discover plot inconsistencies, character inconsistencies, and several issues with punctuation and grammar that other beta readers and editors missed. She is also friendly and easy to work with, a great person to have on anyone's publishing team. If you want to present the best possible version of your book to potential readers, reviewers, or agents, I highly recommend using her editing services.
Professional, efficient, precise, and articulate - all words I would use to describe Monica of Trusted Accomplice. She has the ability to methodically analyze projects word by word and find even the most minute errors. Monica has been invaluable to me as an author. We’ve worked together on over twenty occasions, and I have plans to hire her for additional work. In my personal opinion, she is worth her weight in gold. I would highly recommend her for any job, large or small. She delivers. She’s truly a Trusted Accomplice.
I was at the end of my rope. I needed an editor I could trust to do a good job, but also who would treat my books—and me—kindly and respectfully. Another author referred Monica to me, and every question I asked, she answered with a resounding “yes.” It was amazingly refreshing!
She does her absolute best in editing, proofreading, and hand-holding. I don’t know which is most important to me. I suppose they all are at one time or another.
The most telling thing for me has been that my reviews have gone from “this book needs a good proofread” to “Heather’s books are well-written and well-edited.” So many of my reviewers say that it is nice and somewhat unexpected these days to find a professionally edited book by an indie author. Monica gets all the kudos for that. She’s professional, timely, and in my opinion, her prices are very reasonable for the level and quality of work she does.
Trusted Accomplice delivers exactly what its name promises. Monica's work goes way beyond simple spell checking and grammar. She is always striving to do more for you. She is involved in your art or work while never overstepping her boundary. Monica is like a magical, wise owl on your shoulder, at all time. Always ready to help you out when you're down (or way late on your deadline). When you hire her, you don't just hire an editor; you find yourself a partner. She really is a trusted accomplice by your side.
In 1967, I served in Vietnam, assigned to the 9th Infantry Division as an Infantry soldier. My 3-year enlistment ended in January 1970. Since then, I’ve visited 31 countries, all 50 of our United States, and had several careers. In other words, I’ve been to many places and done a wide spectrum of activities thus far in my active life—and I anticipate my unique globe-trotting travels to continue.
I am now an author, and I continue to write stories 4-6 hours daily, 7 days each week (and yes, when I awake in the middle of the night with a story idea, I grab my notepad and pen and write my thoughts down). I’ve hired other editing services and thought, at the time, that they did what was needed to produce a more saleable story. Not until I made contact with Trusted Accomplice did I see how much better they are throughout a combination of writing criteria. Trusted Accomplice has the proper word usage skills at its fingertips and is perfectionist in selecting what words sound best as part of a sentence, a page, and throughout the overall story—Trusted Accomplice is one of those editing services that goes the extra mile to transform a “striving story” into one that is complete and more easily read. Now that I’ve experienced the efficiency, knowledge of the language, and the willingness of my editor to make the work I produce the best possible, I have no reason to ever seek editing skills elsewhere.
I applaud the Trusted Accomplice staff for all they offer to assist writers and authors. Among the vast field of editing services, it is unquestionably a service with the highest degree of skill, work ethic, and willingness to go the extra mile. And this applies whether or not time is running out on a client’s deadline. Thank you, Trusted Accomplice, for all the many important and worthwhile suggestions you’ve made for me and the needed changes I had, in my haste, overlooked. You have accomplished wonders for me!
Although I have always loved reading, and I have always had a great eye for noticing typos and inconsistencies in a text, it wasn’t until I was asked if I would like to help find mistakes in a novel before it was published that my love story with editing began. For some reason, it never occurred to me that editing could be a career path for me. It became clear that this was what I was meant to do when I found myself willing to put countless hours into a text and was happily going above and beyond to find the right answers because I loved it so much.
I am 100% dedicated to the job and will tirelessly work for and with you for the love of a well written text.