Here’s what others are saying . . .
Amber was a brave soul taking on a rookie like me. And yet, she treated me like an old pro, giving me the support and instruction I needed to turn the raw draft of my first novel into what I believe will be a worthwhile reading experience. She is patient, insightful, thorough, and seems to have a good understanding of what will capture and motivate the average reader. She encouraged me to reach a little deeper and find the best story I had in me. Her support was more than just a service, it was an education that will serve me well going forward. I certainly hope we have the opportunity to collaborate again.
Like many recipe developers, I don’t always translate my cooking process into perfectly curated steps for my followers. Having Amber edit my recipe e-books and blogs has allowed me to better serve my community by producing excellent content. Her attention to detail and gentle critique always result in content that I love and am proud to share. She is a highly skilled editor and also possesses skills in website design, branding, storytelling, and content creation. There is no way, as a busy mom of four, that I would’ve been able to launch my brand and produce meaningful content without Amber’s help. I highly recommend her!
Working with Amber on my dissertation was so valuable. I appreciated her grace as she patiently waded through the chapters of my paper. Her feedback was helpful, and her insight and improvements really got my momentum started again, and then sustained it. I definitely recommend working with her.
Amber does an amazing job of listening to your editing needs and giving clear suggestions to make them perfect. Our website and policy manual needed to be very specific on some of the language to meet our compliance regulations and also be clear to our visitors, agents, clients, and customers. I needed her expertise and experience to guide us through the process. I recommend you give Amber an opportunity for any editing needs you may have.
Behind every great writer is a great editor who helps make the writer great. Amber is a great editor! I know without question that everything I've written that has received Amber's editorial touch is far better because of her input and skill. She is committed to excellence and to the author's desires and vision for their project. I've never known someone quite like Amber who is able to take such ownership in something without trying to take control. She invests her skills, her heart, and so much time into whatever she's working on; I truly believe that she worked just as hard (or harder) on my own projects than I did. Amber's skills and rare attention to detail are matched only by her desire for quality and clarity. Almost every single suggestion for editing was a clear and unmistakable improvement to what I was writing. And if her reasoning wasn't clear to me at first glance, her explanation for why it was needed left me saying, Oh, I see. That is better. Thanks, Amber! It's almost like she knew what I wanted to say better than I did at times. I would definitely recommend (and have recommended) Amber to anyone serious about writing anything of value. Whether your writing is technical or artistic, poetry or prose, fictional or factual, narrative, dialogue, or propositional, having Amber as your editor would be one of the best things you could do for your work. In fact, I can't imagine writing another book or putting up anymore website content without Amber's editorial expertise.
Amber's ability to copyedit creative content goes beyond the technical and grammatical; it's instinctive. She has a natural gift. Amber can find the through-line and tweak the clutter while not sacrificing the nuance of voice or the flavor of personality, whether that's in a novel, script, treatment, press release, web article, blog, or marketing materials. She will partner with you to make what you've written ten times better. This talent is one that is not easily found, and I would recommend her to anyone, whether author, creator, or publisher.
A writer’s success often hinges on the strength of his or her editor. As a voracious reader, I’ve seen far too many good stories ruined by poor editing. But as a former technical editor myself, I know how difficult the editing process can be. That is why having an editor as good as Amber Crafton is vital. I credit her attention to detail and her knowledge of the most up-to-date grammar and punctuation conventions for taking the quality of my writing from amateur to professional. Over the past five years, she has been everything from sounding board to English lecturer to cheerleader, and I can’t imagine publishing my books without her editing skills.
Amber is truly a joy to work with. Her insights and critiques are top-notch, and her understanding of how you should do things and her ability to explain why you should do them are invaluable. I felt like my manuscript was greatly improved after every round of editing and, more importantly, felt like Amber was able to improve the delivery without compromising my voice or the message I was trying to get across. I cannot recommend her work highly enough!
I have met few people in my life that care as much about accuracy and clarity as Amber. Whether she's correcting the grammar in a blog post, or she's scouring for proper punctuation in a book, Amber improves whatever she touches. I would recommend her to be anyone's editor, but I'm most thankful that she's been mine.