Lorna has been fantastic to work with! She’s detail-oriented, great at communicating, and excellent at what she does. She’s done an amazing job with the proofreading work I’ve given her, but she’s also gone above and beyond what I expected – suggesting meaningful changes to article structure, headings, and more to make my content more valuable and enjoyable for readers.
I had never hired a proofreader before and was concerned about getting bogged down with nit-picky corrections that weren’t worth my time, but this has not been the case. The feedback has been useful and relevant, and I look forward to continuing to work with Lorna.
To provide Lorna with a glimpse of my intent, I shared with her the rough first draft of the manuscript (80,000 words). In response, she said, “When I finished reading the first draft, I was gobsmacked. Your story could be a university course in any number of disciplines: sociology, cultural anthropology, history, Middle Eastern and African studies, linguistics, religion, even women’s studies. Everything I am passionate about.”
I said to myself, She will require the least amount of time to orient.
After having shared with her my guilt, fear, and emotional challenges, I asked Lorna if she could do the heavy lifting of developing the manuscript without altering my voice. I suggested that she probe me—push me—to dig deep within myself and verbally explain to her my feelings about the events of my life so that she could fill in the gaps in my writing. We needed to have multiple conversations to make up for my shortcomings in expressing my thoughts and emotions so that we could prompt readers to bring their own emotions to my books.
I say, “A writer is a person who makes others smell flowers in words,” and Lorna has helped my flowers grow.
I was once gifted with a dream catcher by a dear friend of Indigenous ancestry. She explained its significance and purpose, and hung it near my work station! Metaphorically speaking, Lorna Stuber is my dream catcher. She snared my words and helped me spin them into a web of clarity that conveyed the essence of my intended messages. For that I am grateful. My dream of a bound collection of memories would not exist had it not been for the professional standards that Lorna implemented into my writing along the way.
Lorna’s website, which came up during my online search for an editor, revealed a feisty, adventurous looking gal on the back of a camel! An overview of her website enticed me to take a leap and contact her, which proved to be easy and efficient. Lorna replied in a timely and professional manner, and quickly summed up my need of an initial manuscript evaluation. Her swift and academic evaluation of a cross-section of my writings was clear and concise, and left no doubt in my mind that, should I choose to proceed, I would have to be prepared to embark on a learning journey.
Lorna’s love of the English language, literature, attention to deal, and philanthropic spirit is her life’s blood and work, and is infectious. Her sense of humour and investment of self to collaborate with others to achieve success makes her not only an editor, but a trusted friend. You will not be disappointed in seeking out and securing her services.
I chanced upon Lorna Stuber online.
My instincts guided me towards Lorna as her profile seemed professional and credible. Once I made contact with her, I knew she was a keeper.
Not only is she the consummate professional, she is genuine, gracious and generous. Her warmth and willingness to help make themselves felt not just on paper but also in the relationships she establishes with all her clients.
Over the course of our book project, I can honestly say Lorna has become a friend, a trusted collaborator and I am looking forward to working with her again!
When writing my first book at times struggling with my second language, I was so thankful to have found Lorna Stuber, who in her extremely encouraging way did an excellent job in correcting my English, finding the most appropriate words, adjusting my mistakes, also formatting the book, and making me look like an expert writer. Thank you so much, Lorna!
You are not only a great editor, you also are a great communicator. You were so helpful in letting me know ahead of time when you will be able to work on my book and when to expect results. Often you finished ahead of schedule. I especially loved that you were kind and uplifting in your approach. In addition you went above and beyond your job description and gave valuable help and advice whenever asked, you also searched for solutions in the challenging process of getting self-published. It meant a lot to me to have found someone who truly cares and is invested in someone else’s project.
Lorna has been my secret weapon in the publishing industry for several months now. In my business, a bad review can make or break a book that may have taken months to publish, and having Lorna’s amazing editing and extreme attention to detail has removed all the pressure of producing great books.
I know that when a project is complete and it goes to Lorna for review, the job will be done quickly and professionally. I highly recommend getting in touch with Lorna for all your editing, proofreading and writing needs. You won't be disappointed!
I have been working in the finance industry for a few years and writing about different subject matters in the world of finance really excites me. However, it is very easy to write something that is too technical and bore your audience to death. It is truly a delicate task of writing something that is technical enough to add value to the end users, while it is still engaging.
Thank god for Lorna! I came across Lorna's profile by chance and I must admit I was beyond impressed with her work. Her attention to details and professionalism both exceeded my expectations. Most importantly, she was very responsive and would get back to me in less than a few hours. Highly recommended.
Lorna has completed two projects for me. Both were completed on time — actually prior to the scheduled delivery date. She is a very creative writer who knows how to construct a story with a great sense of humor for all ages.
Communication is key for me. Lorna kept me informed along the way and was super easy to work with.
It’s a breath of fresh air to work with someone who is professional, smart and delivers the project in a timely fashion. I look forward to working with Lorna on many projects in the future.
Lorna Stuber is a well organized, thoughtful writer. She created a document for us with little notice in very quick order that was thorough, detailed and written in a concise manner. Lorna was able to use the perspective of, in our particular circumstance, a teacher new to online learning and her written piece spoke to our staff very impactfully.
I have known Lorna for several years and I can testify to her professionalism, her deep knowledge of the English language, her wide culture, her sensitivity and humanity, and her great sense of humour. She has helped me to improve my writing so that it sounds as if it were written by a native English speaker.
If you are a little bit rusty with English as was I, Lorna helps you to get fit again. Lorna is your English expert reachable with a click. 😊