Courtney is a wonderful editor to work with. She has a sharp eye for technical mistakes and formatting. Courtney is diligent in her work and will patiently comb out all the grammatical errors. She also can tell when certain story pieces or fragments may be contradictory and will give advice on how best to solve it. I would highly recommend her.
Courtney was a pleasure to with with! Always professional and prompt with communication, and her work was done in a timely manner, which is always appreciated when working on multiple books at the same time. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone seeking to improve and polish their writing.
It is always such a relief to send my work off to Courtney. I know it will come back stronger and polished. Her comments are useful and productive, and she always goes above and beyond in her editing services. She is professional and always meets her deadlines. I highly recommend her.
As an indie author, one of the most important keys to success is a well-edited book. Finding an editor who provides concise editing is a difficult endeavor, but Courtney is the best at what she does. I’ve been through three other editors, and I’m happy I am done with them. Courtney has consistently done excellent work and has even cleaned up two other previously edited books, increasing their sale through and leading to a number of favorable reviews. It doesn’t matter how many times I go line by line searching for every little mistake, I always miss stuff… Courtney does an excellent job of correcting and making further suggestions on how to improve my story overall. I wouldn’t publish a book without her.
Courtney is a pleasure to work with. Her quality of editing is professional. She is flexible, kind, understanding, and gives wonderful feedback. She not only corrects but offers guidance through her comments and provides details for the writer to consider. Courtney is an editor I would recommend to anyone.
Working with Courtney Umphress is a delight. A true professional, the quality of her editing is excellent. She is a fun person to work with and responds fast to any email I send her. English is not my first language, and I am finally confident to put my book in front of readers and not be worried about grammar-related criticism. I recommend Courtney to any author who is on the lookout for an experienced pair of eyes to go through their book.
Since I started self-publishing, I've worked with many editors, searching for the right one. With Courtney, I have found someone who is efficient, thorough, and always on time. All of those qualities are key to me being able to put out a high-quality product on a scheduled time frame. She makes it so I can focus on being creative, and not have to get bogged down in the details. Thank you for all that you do.
Courtney was such a pleasure to work with! She was a true professional from beginning to end and not only was she affordable, but the quality of her work was fantastic! I highly recommend her to other professional authors and writers.
I had just finished my final draft. With a feeling of confidence in previous editing work, but a slight weariness of my own changes, I set out to find a fresh pair of eyes. Luckily I landed on Courtney's website. After my short inquiry I got a quick response, a trend of prompt communication that persisted throughout the editing process. I was surprised by the manner of professionalism that Courtney exudes, and how fluid the process was. She kept to the deadline, and had concise contract, and organized invoice. She found errors that others simply missed, and I am grateful for her hard work. I'd recommend, and will surely bring my future manuscripts back to Courtney first for editing.
Delighted! Yes, delighted. That is how I feel having recently received my first book back from Courtney. How happy am I? She now has book two and I have reserved a spot for book three. After trying (paid) three other editors, I have found a team member I can work with. Phew! I am so glad to have finally filled this incredibly important part of my writing team. My genre is street lit/thriller, so it uses a lot of slang yet follows standard thriller structure. Courtney mastered this combination genre without missing a beat. Further, she suggested areas that would help make my writing stronger. She combines a high level of professional and personal support, which is a huge help with my writing and success as an author.
As an indie author, I need a good support team behind me to achieve any kind of success. A well-rounded team of professionals who have an author's best interests at heart is the ideal situation to be in. Fortunately for me, I have had the pleasure of working with Editor Courtney Umphress during the process of editing and proofing my novel. Courtney delivered a well edited and proofed book back to me with the highest degree of service. She was thorough, detailed, and timely. Being pragmatic, she accepted my novel and issued a due date on the book that she kept to the exact day. This allowed me to publish my book on time as I had promised to my readers. Many of her comments were spot on, and she noticed things that even my eagle eyes missed. I felt as if I had a team player working with me who encouraged and was vested in my success. I cannot recommend Courtney Umphress highly enough, as she exceeded my expectations and, best of all, delivered a service that I can be proud of for the rest of my writing career.
She is amazing. She is kind. She is understanding. She is patient, and she blew my mind with how talented she is. She did a great job with editing. I'm really excited because I'm going to put December in paperback when I'm finished. I've never had a paperback book in my writing career, and because of her, I can finally have one. She is extremely talented, and I admire her so much for working with me. Thank you. I can't say that enough. I really do look forward to working with her again. I'm so giddy right now I can hardly type. She has surpassed my expectations.
I'm new to self-publishing, but I knew I needed to find an editor. I ended up finding Courtney Umphress. I'm dyslexic, and I was worried that my story was too much for any editor, but she was a professional and understood what she was about to get into. She helped me fix the grammar and punctuation errors in my manuscript and helped point out areas I could work on. With her help, I'm ready to publish my first story. I hope to work with her again in the future.
Cameron Lee Harper
Like many self-published authors, with my first novella, I was overwhelmed by the whole process: writing, formatting, marketing. I forgot one of the most important rules: you need to have the best product to succeed. And bestsellers don't come without editing. Then, almost a year after I published my work, I found Courtney Umphress. And that was my lucky day. Now I have a book I can be proud of. Working with Courtney was fun and painless; she polished my style and edited in record time. I hope to be able to work with her again in the near future after I finish writing my first novel.
Even though I have an advanced degree in English, I find it nearly impossible to edit my own writing. Like every author, I have to submit my work to an editor for polishing. I use Courtney Umphress as my editor because of her incredible eye to detail and her ability to iron out the kinks in a storyline. Her grammar and punctuation skills are impeccable. I am always amazed when I submit my work to her, thinking I have edited every page to perfection, and she finds corrections on every page—even the very obscure ones! She knows her stuff! She has edited all of my books. As far as I am concerned, she is MY editor.