Here’s what some of Melanie’s clients have to say              


Melanie starts with a keen insight into the process of bringing a book to fruition and then adds a well-honed ability to convery precisely what's needed to achieve that. Her generosity of spirit met my manuscript with both respect and love. I received much more than I expected from her expert editing and highly recommend her services.

        Deborah Rylander,

        Author of Beyond the Dream

 

Using the editing services of Melanie Mulhall in launching my book was the best decision I have made in publishing my book, If These Ears Could Sing. She has a keen ability to look through eyes that are not just exclusive to editing. She was able to go to the heart of my message and see it from within before offering options in rewording, restating, or eliminating problematic areas. She edited with uncanny detail and attention to every aspect of my story without compromising my individiual style.

 

Melanie has a delightful personality to accompany her outstanding professional skills as both a writer and editor. This combination is a gift to any writer. I would highly recommend her services and can tell you from my own experience the thrill of our collective effort in its printed form.

        Mike Gannon

        Author of the EVVY Award Winning Book, If These Ears Could Sing

      

 

Melanie Mulhall is absolutely the best editor in this universe! She has a magnificent eye for detail and brings with that detail tremendous insight into the intricacies of making a story come alive. Melanie is a pleasure to work with and will become a lifelong member of your team. It is rare to find an individual that is so talented but also brings a tremendous amount of positive energy to the project. Melanie is one of those special individuals you are happy you met and her finished product is world class!

King Hurley, CEO, Paandaa Entertainment

Author of The Interview and Mondai Nai

http://www.paandaa.com/

  

It is every author's greatest fear that an editor will distill, distort, or somehow make unidentifiable her unique signature: her voice. To find an editor who can tighten a phrase, tweak a word or two, and restructure a messy flow without losing the author's voice is the dream and fantasy of every author. To have a working relationship of give and take, suggestion, and conversation is the icing on the cake of technical expertise.

 

Melanie is the icing and the cake too. With her intelligence, sensitivity, knowledge, and intuition, she works magic on my writings. They are clearly still mine, but cleaner, tighter, and more professional. Melanie pushes me to be a better writer and for a writer, it doesn't get better than that.

            Cindy Morris, MSW

            Author of Lift my Soul to Heaven: Musings of a Modern Day Priestess

            http://www.practicalpriestess.com

 

Melanie Mulhall has the heart of a dragon and loving sprit of a horse. Her professionalism and directness gave me the guidance needed to polish Eponalisa for the reader. I write as I speak and her spit and polish brought out the shine. Melanie under-promised and over-delivered her gifts to my work and her insights helped guide me through the tricky waters of editing and producing my book.

           Melisa Pearce, Founder/CEO of Touched by a Horse

           Author of the EVVY Award Winning Book, Eponalisa 

           http://www.touchedbyahorse.com

 

Melanie's greatest gifts as an editor are the deep wisdom and intellect that she possesses as a person. This allows her to review a book and identify the areas that an author has not sufficiently explained, as well as make observations and suggestions that add depth and wisdom to the book.

 

Melanie helped my book Families Under Financial Stress to evolve to a higher level while preserving the integrity of my message and my point of view. When she returned my edited manuscript to me, I delighted out loud to my husband, "I can't even tell where Melanie made changes! Her editing is seamless!" The voice still sounded just like me, only better.

         Angela Sasseville, MA, LPC, NCC

         Licenced Pychotherapist & Director of Flourish Counseling, LLC

         Author of Families Under Financial Stress

 

Melanie Mulhall was a friend of mine long before I wrote my first manuscript. I was hesitant to engage her as my editor because I had always heard it wasn't good to have an editor who might not tell you what you needed to hear. No such luck . . . Melanie does the job no matter what! My book, and any book, is better for Melanie's work.

         Gretchen Kloten Minney

         Author of Called: Women Hear the Voice of the Divine

 

Melanie has an amazing gift for helping writers connect the dots and eliminate the confusion. She has the unique ability to hear the heart of the matter and articulate it better than the author herself. Working with her has been an absolute pleasure. She not only enriched my book, but also my soul.

         Karmen Berentsen

 

We asked Melanie to edit the content of all our web pages, as well as press releases, etc., and she did all this with great flair. She responds immediately, from anywhere, with a keen sense of how to present the message most effectively on the Internet, where the viewer's attention needs to be captured immediately and he can escape your text at the click of a mouse. She knows when you have said too much and what is too little. We have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited greatly from Melanie's wisdom and insight.

         Edwin Dean, Chairman

         http://www.TeneoTalent.com

 

After hearing Melanie talk at CIPA College, I knew she could help me. I wanted a good editor, but I also needed someone who would understand what I was writing about. I have a background in shamanism and a belief in the fairy world. These themes are woven through the pages of my book. I was astounded to learn that Melanie was well acquainted with these ideas. When such synchronicities happen, I know I'm on the right track.

 

Besides honing the grammar, punctuation and tenses, she streamlined unweildy sentences and helped me clarify the narrative. It's as if she waved a magic wand over my book, improving it in countless ways.

 

After editing, I asked her to coach me through the process of independent publishing.

She not only spelled out all the steps, but also wrote the marketing piece for the back cover. Melanie has been a wonderful friend and cheerleader for me and the book.

         Maria Weber

         Author of the EVVY Award Winning Book, I'll Be There to Write the Story

         http://www.pinonvalleypress.com

 

When you meet an editor who turns out to be your soul sister, magic is about to happen. And what magic it was (and is)! Melanie took care of my first-time author needs like a mother with a newborn. She knew exactly what I needed when I needed it, helped me express what wanted to be said when I didn't have the words, and beautifully massaged my manuscript into a book that I love, while fully expressing my wisdom and joy in the world. I am ever so grateful.

            Ashi, Author of the EVVY Award Winning Book, Bless Your Mess

            http://www.graceyourspace.com

 

It did my Irish heart good to work with Melanie Mulhall, who turned out to be a multi-faceted Irish lass. Melanie took my North-Denver-Mafia lingo and turned it into a professional book. I was a discipline problem in school and haven't changed much. However, she helped me straighten up and fly right. She kept me out of trouble where grammar, punctuation, and copyright are concerned, rewrote passages, and inspired me to both add and rework parts of my book. We made it fun, too. Not only did I get an editor with beautiful Irish eyes, God sent me one who won a first place EVVY Award for editing.

         Jim Keelan

         Author of How to Maintain Your Sanity in an Upside-Down World

 

I hired Melanie Mulhall to edit my newest book, Getting Started as an Independent Computer Consultant. As a busy consultant, writer, husband, and dad, I wanted to delegate as much of the editing process as possible. Melanie took the initiative to reword much of the content of my manuscript, while still maintaining my voice throughout. She also ghostwrote many of the segues between chapters so that the subjects flowed smoothly from one to another.

 

As a writer and publisher herself, Melanie also provided me with valuable guidance on publishing, marketing, copyrighting, and other aspects of producing this book. Melanie also arranged to have my book proofread and indexed, with minimal oversight on my part.

 

I would recommend Melanie Mulhall to any prospective author or publisher.

            Mitch Paioff

            Author of Getting Started as an Independent Computer Consultant

            http://www.mitchpaioff.com

 

Melanie has delivered powerful copywriting for me on a number of my marketing projects. She has written copy for print ads, press releases, postcards, flyers, web sites, and audio blurbs. She has also ghost written articles for me. On several occasions, I have entrusted her with project management along with copywriting. I found her to be highly responsible, working very well with graphic designers and my clients. Melanie listens carefully, then allows her subconscious to work before delivering a well thought out piece. She is a designer’s dream partner for creating outstanding marketing projects.

Karen Saunders, MacGraphics Services

Graphic Designer & Award Winning Author of Turn Eye Appeal into Buy Appeal

http://www.macgraphics.net/

 

Thoughtful, detail-minded editors abound. Every writer needs an editor who can watch for fussy punctuation miscues and subtle inconsistencies. What’s rare is to find somebody with technical know-how who can also climb inside a story and suggest good ways to boost character, strengthen the plot, and tighten the spool. Melanie Mulhall is just such an editor. I highly recommend her eye for detail and her heart for getting it right.

Mark Stevens, Author

Author of the Best Selling Book, Antler Dust

 

Melanie Mulhall not only demonstrated excellent grammar and editing skills, but more importantly for me, she became a partner that listened for what I wanted in a passage or the book to say. Then she applied her know-how, professionalism and get-it-done approach to make my book clearer, cleaner, and more compelling. She is terrific, and I highly recommend her to others to make her part of your publishing experience.

         Suzie Burke, R.N., PhD,

         Author of Wholeness: My Healing Journey from Ritual Abuse

 

One of Melanie's multi-faceted talents is that of editing. Having never used an editor before, I was lucky that she graciously informed me of the whole editing process and the different types of editing available. She also offered to work as a team with the graphic designer. She really educated me from start to finish and gave me great writing and editing tips. The end result--no surprise--was a great manuscript that kept true to my voice and message throughout. She was always available to answer my questions and I can sincerely say she is a true professional.

            Fiona Cattermole, MSW, CPBA

            Author of the EVVY Award Winning Book, Kids and Kaos 

            http://www.kidsandkaos.com

 

For the acknowledgment section of my book, Good to Go, I thanked editor Melanie Mulhall for “crawling up inside my head.” She put me in touch with my muses and myself during the writing process. As a first-time author, I found her suggestions and intuitions to be invaluable. Her guidance gave me a confident voice. Melanie Mulhall has talent, experience, and connections. That’s a nice package.

            Jo Myers, Good to Go Publishing, LLC

Author of Good to Go: The ABCs of Death and Dying

            http://www.goodtogothebook.com

 

Melanie Mulhall has the amazing gift of hearing your true voice in your writing. As an editor, Melanie mentors you on the process of writing, while supporting and clarifying your authentic message. I recommend Melanie to new and experienced writers as an editor who touches your heart and soul while assisting you in setting your words free.

            Jade Sund, Trainer

            Ask Training International

            http://www.asktraininginternational.com

 

I first met Melanie Mulhall at a Colorado Independent Publishers Association meeting. I had what I thought was the finished manuscript in my hand of my first book, the Power of Rituals for Women, but had been thinking that I needed one more thorough editing of the book. Melanie’s description of her editing style, “I will make your words sing, dance and get attention,” made my ears perk up. After talking with her on the phone, I knew she was the perfect editor. She did a superb job on polishing my book to a high shine with wordsmithing, grammar, punctuation and getting it clean and shiny for the next step. She is steeped in knowledge and experience in the book writing trade and gave me tremendous assistance and good advice on preparing my book for printing and publication. If you want your words to sing, dance and get attention, Melanie is your editor!

            Linda Ann Smith, Author & Speaker

            Author of the EVVY Award Winning Book, Power of Rituals for Women

            http://www.powerofrituals.com/

 

I contacted Melanie to help edit a new book I was working on. Her professionalism shone through with each marking and note, along with respect and empathetic understanding for the message I wanted to portray. The common sense and wisdom she shares has helped tremendously with this project and I value the lessons that she continues to offer in the name of Professionalism.

            Randi Levin, 

            Gourmand and EVVY Award Winning Author of Baking at High Altitude

 

From my first conversation with Melanie Mulhall, I knew I was working with the consummate professional. From editing to copywriting, Melanie took the time to truly understand who I was and what my project was about. Her professional yet gentle manner helped guide me to the best possible results.

Rob Roseman, Life Freedoms Incorporated

Author of Life’s Little Ahas

 

Melanie did a final edit on Practically Shameless at a time when I was so burned out on revisions that I could hardly bear to make another change, and she handled the job with tact and professionalism! It was a huge relief to me to hand my treasure over to an experienced editor and know it would be edited well and with my revision fatigue in mind! Melanie gave me very useful feedback on both style and content that will greatly assist as I prepare the next manuscript. I learned a good deal from the process about the odd ways I phrase things and punctuate, yet it was a complete pleasure to work with her. I’m very proud of the finished product and owe a lot to Melanie for her very careful attention to the text.

            Alyce Barry

            Author of Practically Shameless

            http://www.practicallyshameless.com/

 

When I first started interviewing editors for my forthcoming book, Melanie was about the third or fourth editor I spoke to. I was impressed because she was inquisitive, and her insights were helpful at the same time. She took the time to explain what I needed to look for in an editor and the different levels of editing I should consider. Melanie was very helpful in smoothing out my manuscript, keeping my voice and message, and bringing the format to life . . . and she did it quickly. I highly recommend her for your efforts and she will edit my next book.

            Stephen C. Moulton, President, Action Insight, Inc.

            Author of The CEO's Advantage, 7 Keys for Hiring Extraordinary Leaders


Melanie’s capacity for insight into what I am trying to accomplish is very effective.

Working with Melanie is like bringing in the harvest: my multiple ideas and hunches come together into a cohesive whole that accomplishes what I wanted, even when this want was unclear at first.

Erika Niemann, Systems4Empowerment

http://www.systems4empowerment.com/

 

 

 


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