Testimonials

Quote mark - largeI feel very fortunate to have found someone with your knowledge, talent, and commitment.” —  Brent Ghelfi, Phoenix, AZ


Brent Ghelfi“Thank you again for the wonderful comments. Your critique was terrific. I’m 50 percent through the rewrite, and I’m learning all the time from your much-thumbed critique. I feel very fortunate to have found someone with your knowledge, talent, and commitment.” — Brent Ghelfi, Phoenix, AZ, author of the hardcover thrillers VOLK’S GAME, VOLK’S SHADOW, THE VENONA CABLE, and THE BURNING LAKE (Henry Holt & Co.).


Jack Scovil - less red“Thank you very much for letting me know [about your editing service]. I’ve seen your work . . . and respect your care and diligence and will be happy to recommend you whenever the occasion arises in the future.” — Jack Scovil, Scovil, Galen, Ghosh Literary Agency, New York, NY


Dr. Hammerschlag“Paul Thayer is that rare combination of talent and soul. His editorial skills go far beyond basic copy, content and critique; he provides his writers with in-depth analysis and caring commitment.” — Dr. Carl A. Hammerschlag, Phoenix, AZ, author of the best-selling hardcovers THE DANCING HEALERS: A Doctor’s Journey of Healing with Native Americans (HarperCollins) and THE THEFT OF THE SPIRIT: A Journey to Spiritual Healing (Simon and Schuster/Fireside), plus (with Howard D. Silverman, M.D.) HEALING CEREMONIES: Creating Personal Rituals for Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Mental Health (Berkley/Perigee).


kendal sheets author thayer literary services book editor“I have to compliment you on how great your edits and word choices are. I’m really impressed, so thanks.” — Kendal Sheets, McLean, VA, author of BOOK OF MORMON—BOOK OF LIES


David Robert pic cropped“I found Paul to be easy to work with, insightful, and patient. Not only did he provide exceptional line editing but he offered helpful feedback on my character development and a ton of encouragement. Paul increased the caliber of my writing and helped prepare my book for a successful launch.” — David Robert, Providence, RI, author of WANDERLUSH


Julia Butler“I was so impressed with the quality of your work and the depth and competence of your critique.” — Julia Butler, Encino, CA, author of THE LAST ENCORE


Puszykowski Tom_2I am very satisfied with the editorial assistance I received from Paul Thayer. He is knowledgeable about writing and publishing, insightful and honest concerning a work’s strengths and weaknesses, and empathetic to the writer’s struggle. He helped me a lot, and I would certainly use him again.”  — Thomas Puszykowski, Saginaw, MI, author of PITCHING TO GIRAFFES

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You are a jewel. An absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you so much.” — Charles Tirpak, Landrum, S

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Quote mark - large“Wow! It’s obvious you’ve put an enormous amount of time and effort into the editing process. I deeply appreciate the obvious hard work you put in to help to improve the product. As always, you have made just the right improvements. I can’t imagine what I’d have done without your help. I really appreciate all the great work you’ve done on my behalf.” — Brent Ghelfi, Phoenix, AZ

Author of the hardcover thrillers VOLK’S GAME, VOLK’S SHADOW, THE VENONA CABLE, and THE BURNING LAKE (Henry Holt & Co.)


“Thank you very much for your work. I’ve been so impressed with the quality of work, and I’ve felt I’ve learned a lot from you about writing. Thank you very much for your time and expertise. It has really been a great experience.” — Allison M., Sherman Oaks, CA, author of HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC


“Paul Thayer was recommended to me, and I am so thankful that he was. I believe I couldn’t have come across a nicer, more thorough editor. Paul not only corrected the spelling and punctuation, he also line edited the book, which made it flow smoother and clearer, and he did this without altering my style. This takes a person with special editing skill, and Paul Thayer has that skill. A job well done! I would highly recommend Paul Thayer to anyone needing a great editor. Thank you, Paul!” — T. Allen, Arizona, author of BLASPHEMY or COMMON SENSE?


“Many thanks. I was thrilled to find such an excellent job, and I expect your feedback to be of immense value. — J.S., Harrisburg, PA


“I am so pleased with your professional scrutiny of my writing. Your professional judgment was just what was needed to bring the project to market. Thank you so much for the work you put into analyzing the rewrite. I really appreciate your insightful comments.” — Cliff Deasy, Auburn, WA


“It is with great pleasure that I recommend you as an editor, and an extremely competent one at that. You have been very helpful in guiding me through the publication process of my book. You have gone above and beyond in assisting me in resolving the many inevitable problems that arise in the publication of a book. I don’t know how I could have done it without you, and I am most happy to highly recommend you as a competent, honorable and empathetic editor.” — Theodore F. di Stefano, president, Acquisition Solutions Incorporated, Narragansett, RI

Author of YOU CAN BUY A BUSINESS: How to Become Happily Self-Employed


“Many thanks. I was thrilled to find such an excellent job, and I expect your feedback to be of immense value.” — J.S., Harrisburg, PA


“I feel very enthusiastic about digging in and doing the work you recommended. I very much appreciate your specific technical criticism and advice.” — R.M., Alexandria, VA


“You write the Cadillac of critiques!” — Gene Berthelsen, Sacramento, CA


“Thank you so much for your critique. You’re great!” — M.K., Wilmington, DE


“I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the work you’ve done for me. I’ve heard so many horror stories about editors/book doctors that I had some real concerns about working with ANYBODY. As I suspected, you get what you paid for. I’ve found that if you do your homework, you can get an awful lot of value for your money. I know I have with you.” — M. B., Nashville, TN


“I continue to be impressed by the depth of your intelligence, professionalism, and skill at your job. You have an unerring eye for detail. Every one of your observations and comments is valid and to the point.” — R.G.,  Santa Fe, NM


“I wanted to say THANK YOU! I learn more every time I reread your critique.” — B.C., Norfolk, VA


“When I asked you for help, what I expected was a general roadmap. What you have provided is much closer to a mile-by-mile guide.” — B.H. Orlando, FL


“I like your editorial touch and your working within the writing style of my book. You breathed life and order into it. Thanks again for weaving your gift as you did throughout the book. Good job!” — Paul Corson, Elkins Park, PA


“You did a top-of-the-line job. Many thanks!” — H.J., Somers Point, NJ


“I find your commentary both immensely helpful and extraordinarily encouraging. I thank you for the great job you’ve done. You are an education and a joy to work with.” — G.R., San Francisco, CA

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I am almost through Chapter 5, and I must tell you what you’ve done so far is nothing short of a miracle. Reading my rather crude creation in a new, easy-flowing, and enjoyable way is like comparing it with Gone with the Wind after the remastering and coloration. Thank you!”  — Wolfgang Bayer, Kihei, HI, author of WILD ENCOUNTERS: CONFESSIONS OF A WILDLIFE FILMMAKER


 

 

 

 

 

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