Here’s what others are saying . . .
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.
Paige Gordon, II
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.