Testimonials

I love working with Tricia Callahan and always request that she copyedit my manuscripts. Her attention to detail is impeccable. She’s incredibly attentive to consistency of voice and rooting out moments of redundancy. She expertly untangles the messes I make with my timelines. She’s an indispensable part of the creative team. My books would be far less lovable without her contributions.

—Matthew Swanson, author of the Cookie Chronicles series

The editor reviewed the copyedit and replies: ‘The copyeditor did a spectacular job. So impressive.’ So, thank you from the associate publisher!

—Client feedback, Big 5 book publishing company

I’ve worked with Tricia for multiple projects and am so happy to have found such a solid, interested, thoughtful, careful editor. She always meets her deadlines, and her work is thorough and improves the overall project. I’d work with her on every single book if I could.

—A. B. Sigler, partner at Empty Set Entertainment

Just wanted to say that Tricia did an absolutely phenomenal job on these books! She seemed to really get what the author was going for and had lots of great suggestions to tighten up the blocking of scenes and really enhance the comedy. Thanks for hiring her, and I hope we can get her for future books in the series.

—Acquisitions editor’s feedback, Big 5 book publishing company

I would like to thank Patricia Callahan for her sharp, sensitive copyediting and suggestions that improved every page.

—Britt Collins, from the acknowledgments in Strays: The True Story of a Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America

I thought I had sent Tricia a clean manuscript for an easy edit. She found myriad mistakes and problems, even typos, despite people having read through it dozens of times. I also appreciated the comprehensive list of characters, places, scenes, and more that she compiled as she went through the edit. She checked absolutely everything to make sure it was correct. I have a new definition of thorough from seeing her work. 

—Harmon Wilkinson, author of the novel Under Shōko’s Bed

Patricia Callahan, copy editor and proofreader extraordinaire—you are the living embodiment of the expression ‘attention to detail.’

—Jack B. Rochester, from the acknowledgments in Wild Blue Yonder

Tricia Callahan did a flawless and extremely professional job copyediting an 80K word manuscript for me. She created a beautiful style sheet and in our work process was flexible, punctual and kind—a total pleasure to work with! I cannot recommend her highly enough and very much look forward to working with her again.

—Elizabeth Doyle Carey, author of books for middle grade readers

I also wish to tuck in a quick note of thanks to our copy editor, Tricia Callahan, whose attention to detail made the book just plain better.

—Anthony Tjan, from the acknowledgments in Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters

When I hired a proofreader after already using a copy editor on my first (40,000-word nonfiction) manuscript, I figured he or she might find a handful of typos and grammatical errors. Instead, I got 2,181 suggested insertions, deletions or formatting changes, and 57 explanatory comments—from Tricia. Wow, was I impressed with her thoroughness and knowledge, and the painstaking work that she did! I can’t possibly imagine recommending a professional any higher than I would recommend Tricia for this service.

—Erik Bork, author of The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage, or Fiction

Tricia caught mistakes that even seasoned proofreaders missed! I’m so glad she was available to check my book one last time before it went to the printers. Tricia was able to work with my tight schedule and I feel incredibly fortunate to have found her.

—M. Yap-Stewart, author of Little Moss, Big Tree

I went into this wanting a proofreader, not a copy editor. I didn’t want to lose my voice. Tricia was the perfect choice! She corrected the grammatical issues and the punctuation but went above and beyond when it came to pointing out questions that she had as a reader. This helped me tremendously! She also went the extra mile in guiding me on how to use the program. I will absolutely collaborate with Tricia again.

—Carrie Martin

Working with Tricia is a must for me! She helped me copyedit my book and make it look professional. I highly recommend collaborating with her on your book.

—J. D. Suhre, author of the Peeps Series

Tricia was a pleasure to work with. She checked in occasionally to give me a status report on her progress and she met the deadline we had set. Her proofreading was meticulous, and her notes were clear and showed good editorial judgment. I’m grateful for her sharp eye! She answered my follow-up questions promptly and in detail.

In my day job as a magazine editor, I’ve had experience working with many different copyeditors. Tricia did terrific work and easily met my expectations of expertise and professionalism.

—Emily Barker, author of How to Talk to a Goddess

The editor for this book was really impressed with your copyediting on that manuscript, especially how you handled the Americanization, and has specifically requested you.

—Client feedback, Big 5 book publishing company

I screened editors for a book manuscript, selected Tricia, and was thrilled with the results. She easily earned five-stars across the board. In fact, Tricia went the extra mile, far exceeding what was expected in terms of quantity and quality of edits. As an indie author on a tight budget, I was concerned about cost. She proved to be worth every penny (and then some). Highly recommend her.

—Jeff Langholz, coauthor of Hold Strong