Testimonials

Below are some of the testimonials/recommendations from happy clients. Please note that some ghostwriting or rewriting clients prefer not being mentioned in any form.

A part of one of my all-time favorite testimonials is, “I’m impressed by your accuracy in the work and your recurring questions about how I think based on my ideas. This suggests a comprehensive professionalism. You do not write for you, you do not even write for my sake, but primarily for readers. It´s an impressive approach that strongly shines through the work.”

Off we go:

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Karen, words can’t describe how thankful I am! You brought my story to life but stayed 100% true to my vision!!! I was literally reading the draft with tears in my eyes. You were such a blessing. I thank God that he chose you for my project! Thank you!

Michelle Artis (Rhyming PB rewrite)

If you’d like to see what inspired this author to write her story, check out: Aydin’s Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm-Hm_jzEIQ

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I love it! You got rid of so much clutter. It’s seriously simplified. I learned more just from reading your rewrite than I could ever have figured out otherwise.
JB (Major PB rewrite)

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I am so thankful I found you to help me become an author. Thank you, Karen.
PA (Major rewrite)

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This book would not be possible without YOU. Thank you so much!!! You truly helped make a dream come true.
Anonymous

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All I can say is I love working with Karen! She was able to take the raw idea I had for my first children’s book and turn it into a masterpiece. Things I love about Karen: #1: Patient: this is the first children’s book I’ve every written. Karen walked me through the do’s and don’t and when I had some “great ideas“, she took the time to explain why something would or would not work. It was like I had my own personal teacher and this method really helped the collaboration process. #2: Creative: The brainstorming process was great. I would start off with a general idea and she was able to take the core elements and make the story come to life. From there we would be able to bounce ideas back and forth. I could tell she really enjoyed the process which made it enjoyable for me. #3: Knowledgeable: Karen has experience on this craft and with her deep knowledge on story development, editing, and proofing, she is a one woman show. #4: Fast (and thorough): If I had a draft or revision for her to review, she would have a next day turn around for about 90% of my changes. Even multiple on the same day. The interaction was so engaging, it truly felt like she was only working with me. And that made me feel important and valued as a customer. #5: Flexible: Another key quality of Karen’s was she ensured my vision for the story stayed true to the original idea. She would always listen and I felt my voice was heard. #6: Diligent: Karen works hard and is dedicated to her craft. She puts in 110% in all that she does. For example, when I was looking at titles for my book, she did a bit of research to help me out to ensure I was going on the right direction. She really had my best interest in mind. Karen, if there was a sixth star, I would give it to you. Thank you for your support. I will be using you for book #2!

Claude Jones (Picture book series)

You can check out the review on Google Biz Reviews also: https://business.google.com/reviews/l/12401491840765466915

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NAILED THE ENDING! LOVE IT….YOU’VE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB MAKING MY STORY COME TO LIFE!
K L-S

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I love it! I read it to my two sons and I looked up and they had tears in their eyes because we’ve gone through this … thank you! I love how you captured everything I was trying to communicate!
Kori

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Oh my Gosh!!!! This is exactly what I wanted, thank you so much, Karen. It was awesome working with you. I really appreciate you fulfilling my dream and turning my thoughts into a wonderful masterpiece.
R.R.

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Karen! I love it!!!! Working on this children’s book for me has been more challenging than my dissertation! You are a true artist!

H.C.

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Was such a pleasure to work with Karen, so much gratitude for her work! Saying she went above and beyond with my manuscript is a understatement. She makes the process seem effortless, listens to your needs and vision for the book and turns it into a reality. You can make your idea come to life with her help. Sent her several drafts, notes, ideas & incorporated her own into a beautiful piece of work. I highly recommend Karen to anybody who has an idea and wants to possess a publishable manuscript to become an author. Looking forward to working with her again on future projects! Top rated service, Worth every penny!

J.O.

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There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am for Karen. I had run out of steam after a very long search for the right fit. After a much needed break, I turned on my computer to start again. On that day with one click everything changed! It has been an amazing experience to work with Karen. There was a connection right away which opened the door for collaboration and much appreciated guidance. I consistently gave her virtual hugs. I’m already excited to work with her again!

~C~

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I wanted to write a book dedicated to my daughters, but didn’t know where to start or how to write a story that was interesting. I am so happy I found Karen! She created an amazing story dedicated to my girls and used their real life experiences to make the story special. She listened to all of my thoughts and opinions and always was a pleasure to work with. Karen made my vision come to life and I couldn’t be happier! I can’t wait to show my daughters the completed book. It will be a keepsake that my family will always treasure. Thank you!

-Anonymous

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It is with great pride and confidence that I recommend Karen Cioffi for author work. I couldn’t believe how quickly she got my project [picture book ghostwrite] going and completed from the first draft to the final proof. Her communication was far superior than others who I inquired with. She was in constant communication with me and listened to each and every request. She even assisted me in finding an illustrator. I plan to work with her again for sure.

Client who prefers anonymity

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Karen is fabulous. Anyone may say they can write a book but never do it. Aspiring authors need the skills and tenacity of Karen to guide and motivate ensuring the task is completed.

If writing a book as a professional or a passion project, Karen will make it happen.

Client who prefers complete anonymity

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I took a leap of faith when I contacted Karen and asked her to edit my first children’s book. I loved the reviews on Karen’s website and thought she sounded perfect for me. Well, she was more than perfect and by far exceeded my expectations. From the moment I contacted her, we jumped right in and started the editing process. We were in contact everyday for three weeks. Karen was extremely considerate of my work and what needed to stay in and what needed to be edited out. She displayed an enormous amount of professionalism and creativity and was very knowledgeable on the editing process. She managed to take my book from 2200 words to 1000 words yet still keeping the very essence of my book alive. She polished it up so beautifully and made it shine! I could never thank you enough Karen! I am so grateful to know that I found a gem of an editor that I will keep for all my books!

Tammy S. King

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Let me say that I cannot believe what you have done with my story! You are a genius in your field. I feel blessed that I found you on the web. Thank you so much.

Lynn Monaco (Series Rewrite Client)

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Karen’s professionalism was amazing — she took a last-minute request for re-writing and rapidly produced a much improved product! Would definitely use Karen’s services again.

Shelley C.

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Karen has been my editor for two books, and will be my choice for all others that follow. She is supportive and really works with you to try and get the most professional product out there in the right voice for your audience. I cannot recommend her enough!

Heather L. Beal
https://train4safety.com

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Thank you so much Karen!! When my sister and I were little, my dad used to make up bedtime stories for us and I think he enjoyed them as much as we did! Over 40 years later, he’s still telling the same one or two to my daughter. I think it has always been a bit of a dream for him to have one of his stories published. Unfortunately his law degree really didn’t prepare him to write stories. Thanks to Karen his story about a Magic Ice Cream Bear is now a book! I couldn’t have done it without her! She made an almost octogenarian very happy and proud. Thank you!

Lauren Harris

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Karen, it was an honor working with you. I appreciate your professionalism and creativity, and couldn’t be happier with the final product you delivered. I’m now very confident that my story will soon find a publishing home. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.

S.C.

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This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of working with Karen. Writing a sequel to my children’s book, Karen has created a story consistent with the themes and ‘feel’ of the first book. Karen’s very easy to work with – great communication, attitude and great product delivered! I would not hesitate to work with her again.

T. (Book2)

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It has been a pleasure to work with Karen Cioffi on eight children’s books. Karen was able to take a difficult concept with the “seedling ideas” presented to her and create an intriguing storyline. Karen always maintained timelines for both drafts and revisions. She was available for communication throughout the process. It was a joy to work with Karen and have her assistance to bring my ideas to life through the written word. I look forward to working with Karen again and again. There is no need to look further for a skilled writer. Karen Cioffi is the most wonderful person that I could have selected!

(Series client who prefers complete anonymity)

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Karen, I just read it through. I am in love with this story even more now. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and insight. I really like how you made the personalities clear for the characters in the dialogue.

This is perfect. This is really excellent – Fun to read – Loveable characters.

Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
K.

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I really enjoyed working with Karen. She was very professional and transparent throughout the whole process. She was also quite patient with me and was flexible to handle my payment needs.

I was very impressed with her writing. She was able to remove some of my complicated and unnecessary elements and simplify it in a way that still maintained its pace and humor allowing my manuscript to be more readable to my target audience. I had really struggled with several “bridging” parts of my manuscript and she was able to tie the whole story together cohesively.

What I enjoyed most about working with Karen is that I learned so many valuable things that will help me in my future writings. She always responded to my questions. She didn’t respond with all kinds of “fluff” and false expectations. Her answers were straight and to the point which I like because that kind of honesty is essential.

Overall, the experience was delightful and I won’t hesitate to use her service for my next project.

Justin Dean

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I think it’s really good. You did a great job turning the idea I sent you in to a creative, fun story. The characters are perfect, I like everything about it.

L. O.

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Writing a novel is a daunting experience, especially for a newbie like myself.

Thank God for Karen. She is a real professional. She was able to edit, rewrite, and give my novel the structure it needed. She brought my characters to life. Her coaching and kind patience helped me gain the confidence that I needed to complete my work.

I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to those who are starting out or even those who have been writing for a long time. She just has that insight to make anyone’s work that much better. I’m looking forward to working with her again.

Thank you, Karen, for the great experience.
Tony Salerno

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I read the story over and over and I Love it! I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and professionalism as you connected with the characters of the story. I look forward to working with you again.

Bryan Carrier

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Awesome! I love it. Thanks a million for helping my vision come to life. You’re wonderful to work with and I plan to write more with you in the near future.

Sherre’ C.

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Just sat down to read it to the whole family and we all love it!!! Thank you again for your thoughtful work.

Renee E.

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It has been a wonderful experience watching you turn my story into a book worthy story.  Again your ability to condense it and write the dialog is impressive.  Not only that but how you connected with the characters.  I’m so glad I decided to work with a professional writer.

Joan M.

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Karen, YOU NAILED IT! I have tears of joy in my eyes right now. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Blake Wayman

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Your work greatly exceeded my expectations. You truly are gifted in children’s writing. Thank you so much!

Karla Dominguez
https://Facebook.com/KarlaYaniraDominguez

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Big thanks for helping me create a children’s story based on my idea! The result is a sweet story with a rich, yet suitable language for a young target group.

I definitely feel I have been a big part of developing this story, and throughout the process I have appreciated the open and easygoing communication; you have always responded promptly and to the point. I would not hesitate to work with you again should the opportunity arise!

T.

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Thank you Karen for making my book come alive. The final product is something I can be proud of, I couldn’t be more satisfied. Thanks for you professionalism and your efficiency.
Working with you has been a great pleasure, and I look forward to writing more wonderful books with you.

Thandi Sibisi

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I am so pleased with the final product. I approached Karen with a children’s book which exceeded 6,000 words. She understood my vision and worked with me every step of the way. She is full of excellent ideas and deserves the recognition for helping me with my first book. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to edit or improve any story. The pricing is very reasonable. The level of detail and personalized service she provided me with far exceeded my expectations. I will be working with her again very soon. Thank you, Karen. I am ever so grateful.

-G.R

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Thank you for all the time and attention you put into my manuscript. My story, only so much better! You truly have a talent. I would like to work with you again in the near future. I’m working on a few projects that I’m sure will need your special expertise.

-K.F.

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I made your suggested changes and it actually made for less word count and once I put the changes in, I really see how it tightened the story up. You’re a genius!

Allyn M. Stotz, Author (Repeat Client)
The Pea in Peanut Butter, Futureword Publishing
Kailee Finds Magic IN Words, Futureword Publishing

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IT’S PERFECT!!!! Thank you so much Karen. You are really great at what you do. We talked over the phone once and I gave you a few notes, and you turned it into a masterpiece. I found you while doing a search on Google and saw nothing but great reviews. Now, I can see why.

Candis Butler

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I am laughing. This is a great story and it sounds like my boys. I don’t understand how you can take words and make it work. You are a true writer. Thank you.

Lillian Bobbitt

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I’m impressed by your accuracy in the work and your recurring questions about how I think based on my ideas. This suggests a comprehensive professionalism. You do not write for you, you do not even write for my sake, but primarily for readers. It´s an impressive approach that strongly shines through the work. You have most likely created a work that will be noticed and be seen for a long time. Thanks for all your help Karen. If you don’t mind, I will gladly return.

John B Cesar Sr.

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Oh, you are so good at what you do. You used my words, turned them all around and the transition from conversation to action is so smooth. I am so amazed! My meaning is still being conveyed only stronger than I ever could of imagined or could have done. You are a fast worker as well. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so pleased!

Tanesha Hopson (Repeat Client)

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You did an amazing job on the editing. I am very pleased.

Omolara Henly at http://www.laraburge.com/ and http://facebook.com/laraburge

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My third children’s picture book is finished with the editing process and is now going to the illustrator for the pictures! “Kimmy Finds Her Key” follows Kimmy as she finds her key to happiness.

And, thank you, Karen Cioffi-Ventrice, my editor. A wonderful one she is, too!

Wayne Harris-Wyrick, Celestial Wizard (Facebook Recommendation)
Director, Kirkpatrick Planetarium
Science Museum Oklahoma

Also edited “A is for Astronomy” for Wayne.

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I just wanted to let you know that “The Pea in the Peanut Butter” is going to be my first picture book published! I don’t know if you remember editing this story, but you did and gave me some excellent advice, which I took. Thanks for all your help!!

Allyn Stotz

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Karen worked with me on three books, as a writer & editor. I would like to recommend her for writing and editing or help with your books or stories.
While helping me, Karen’s performance was exemplary. Karen is a conscientious, highly-skilled writer. She is detail oriented and has a firm grasp of writing. Karen has a great ability to write in a way that can be understood and entertaining to all.
I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her back.

Freda Roberts (Repeat Client)
Service Category: Writer/Editor
Year first hired: 2009 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

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