What Clients Are Saying
I prayed, and the Lord led me to Christian Editing Services. I found them to be just as their name read--Christians first and editing services second. Those on the team that I worked with, Karen Burkett, Debra West Smith, Kim Merritt, and Shannon Herring, were all so helpful, kind, patient, knowledgeable and talented in their fields of expertise. But what was most impressive to me is how they always brought forth the Spirit of Christ in all things. I highly recommend this wonderful team. They are a true blessing to the Body of Christ. As God wills, I look forward to working with them again.
God sends each person an angel on earth, sometimes to push us to our purpose. Like the angel that came to Elijah when he gave up. He fed Elijah and told him he needed his strength. Karen from Christian Editing Services was my angel. I thank her for being obedient. I was about to give up and the Lord sent Karen.Thanks to her and her wonderful team.The Lord always provide the right people and resources to accomplish his purpose.
What a fabulous journey with Mrs. Karen Burkett and her team of expert writers and designers. She and her staff encouraged me with patience, genuine interest in our book, and shared their endless expertise throughout this season in my life. She, Shannon, and Sandy moved me through the editing process and book design with ease. I was thrilled to leaning from such dedicated Christian women.
Thank you so much, Donna [Petersen]! It was seriously a blessing to work with you. I am so grateful for your keen eye and your gracious spirit. Without sometimes even speaking a word directly, you helped us see needed changes in addition to the grammatical issues that had to be addressed. I just know that this material was handed over to someone who God knew would be faithful to it, especially after some of the difficulties we had in the past. Thank you so much! And may God's blessings abound in each and every area of your life. :)
Tammy Matthews is an awesome editor and coach. Without her, this book would not be what it is. Thank you so much for all your input, knowledge, and direction, Tammy.
Hey Bethany . . . It has been a pleasure and honor to work with you both. Your patience, timeliness, attention to detail were awesome. With all the tweaks and pokes, you have transcribed this work to perfection without altering the message I have been trying to convey. Hats off to you and your anointed team.I will use nobody else in the future. You and Karen display the Love that the scriptures talk about that distinguishes us from the world. Take a bow, CES. You are blessed and relevant.
"Karen Burkett and I have been working together on a wide variety of projects for several years now. Her sensitivity to the mind of Christ and her writing skills have made her an invaluable writer and editor to our ministry. I am very thankful to God for her support and look forward to partnering together in the days ahead. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking any kind of copywriting talent especially within the Christian community."
It was a pleasure to work with Stephanie Nickel on the comprehensive edit of my historical novel. She was professional and prompt. Her upbeat personality and gift of encouragement were evident from the beginning. Stephanie advised, but took great care to let me share the story on my heart in my own writing style.
I can’t say enough about Karen Burkett and her staff at Christian Editing Services. Karen had already edited a couple of articles for me when I approached her with my first major writing project. It was clear early on that Karen and her team (Jarl and Shannon) were very personable, professional, and patient, treating my booklet like it was their own. I praise God for the work that He has called and equipped them to do. What an awesome experience to share with my friends at CES.
Stephanie, words can't express how grateful I am for your sincere devotion to this assignment that God had selected through me for His people. I will never forget you and your kindness. I am able to read the book also, and I [am] able to enjoy it for the first time mainly because of you. You really captured by voice and I am so thankful for that.
We worked with Karen on a project which had very specific requirements that needed to align to an existing, overarching series. She exceeded my expectations on all fronts from the quality and accuracy of the edit to scheduling and budget. She was also a real pleasure to work with along the way. I am certain to use Karen on our upcoming projects!
I wholeheartedly recommend Karen Burkett's Christian Writing Services. She served with me at Living Free for four years. During her time with us, I witnessed over and over her untiring faithfulness to God. With this foundation, she was extremely professional, loyal, and committed to excellence. I truly believe God has called Karen to a ministry of Christian writing and the important aspects involved in effective written communication. I believe she will bless you as she has blessed Living Free.
Karen's writing, as well as her organizational and development skills, contributed greatly to our ministry. Included in her writing were books, brochures, video scripts, radio product spots, articles, and letters. She was gifted in taking what I wanted to express and putting it together in a way that touched and blessed many people.
Just wanted you to know what an EXCEPTIONAL job Lois [Lofton, CES Marketing Specialist] has done. She is truly working as though she is working for The Lord! Thanks for this great service!
God put it on my heart to write a book called All Fired Up. It is a motivational testimonial filled with all kinds of God moments, so I needed an editor who had a discernment of the Holy Spirit. Well, Dixie Phillips [of ChristianEditingServices.com] not only fit that bill, but she also was very professional, understanding, excitable, and fun to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who is needing any book edited."
To anyone I say: Stephanie is a very caring talented writer who works with great TLC to assist her clients in meeting their goals in every way possible."
Stephanie Nickel edited my contemporary Gothic romance novel and did an amazing job. She found my grammatical errors plus challenged me in areas where she felt I could improve. She's extremely easy to work with and provides a valuable service. You won't regret hiring her.
If my paper were a plain yellow cake, your services were icing on it! Excellent.
As an older lady with a manuscript nearly finished, I began looking for a publisher. I was not knowledgeable in the process. I felt lost and wondered the best way to proceed. Several publishers were in touch with me and sent two contracts. One I signed and canceled. I felt something holding me back, in spite of being anxious to get published. Then I discovered Christian Writing Services, and I knew I was home!
Karen has written several things for me over the past five years, all with excellence. With minimal input Karen is able to turn your work into a professional piece. She is very thorough and timely with all her work.
Thank you Steph! This is absolutely stunning and beautiful! I don't think I could have asked for a better editor than YOU! I'm so grateful for your hard work and for putting up with me:)!
Hi Donna, It has been a great experience working with and learning from you. Thank you for all your effort, hard work and your support, I really appreciate it. The essay really looks awesome because of your help. Hopefully we can do it again soon. Thanks.
This was my first experience working with a professional editor whom I never met! It felt like a daunting task to find someone who would be a good fit for my Gift Book, Unveiled Faces.
I have come to know Stephanie in the role as my editor. Our professional relationship began when I first sent an email to Christian Editing Services at the end of 2012. I had an idea about writing a novel but no experience. As I outlined my idea to her, she listened intently and encouraged me to pursue my writing. Stephanie is a people person who goes the extra mile for her clients. Because she is a passionate person with a great sense of humor she pursues her work with enthusiasm. My writing experience is totally dependent on her direction. We have met in person and over the phone numerous times, and Stephanie continues to exhibit integrity and knowledge. When we were developing my story, she always showed kindness and yet provided constructive feedback for the storyline. She has pointed out many inadequacies and keeps me informed about contemporary writing styles. Her timely edits and feedback keep me moving along. She is very accurate in editing grammar, language and structure, etc. I highly recommend Stephanie for editing services."
Wow! Dixie did a fantastic job. I had sooooooooooo much fun reading it I almost cried. She has such a gift for words. Dixie said everything that I was thinking. Thank you soooooooooooo much. Needless to say, I am very pleased and excited.
I found Karen Burkett to be very helpful in editing my first book. I had much to learn about book writing, but Karen was right there to help me through the process. I now consider her one of my most important mentors. She was always timely with her responses, and always an encourager. In addition, Karen is so pleasant to work with and extra helpful. I have recommended her services to others and will use her if I write another book.
I will keep saying it because it is true - God led me to CES, and it shows in the outcome. Your organization is a ministry and a huge blessing to the Church of Jesus Christ. I'm glad the Lord has been gracious to me, even allowing me to be part of what He is doing through CES. My brethren, I believe that not half the testimony has yet been told of what God will do in your ministry. It is so wonderful this fellowship of the children of God, that we don't have to be complete in ourselves as long as we have brethren who can do the things we can't do ourselves.
To Karen Burkett and Christian Editing Services: Thanks for your outstanding work on this book. To Phil Wade, my chief editor, not only did you do a terrific job in refining my manuscript, but I also appreciated your willingness to professionally challenge and engage in theological dialogue to help ensure clarity in my writing.
When I started to write my first book and was about one third in progress, I wondered how such book will ever be published. Doing some research I quickly found out that editing is essential. Writing a Christian book I realized I need Christian Editing Service. The first editing service of that nature that came up with my research was Christian Editing Services. I made contact with Karen and from that moment on I feel I have new friends. Karen asked me to send the writing I had done so far and after sending it, she encouraged me to continue and to finish it, which I did. In between that time I had contact with Karen several times because the writing took much longer than I had emphasized. From the moment the manuscript was ready, I sent it to Karen and a highly qualified and dedicated group of people started to work on it. English is not my mother tongue and therefore to write a book in another language is a disadvantage. Jarl, who did the comprehensive editing, was from the start astounding and never gave me feeling of falling short on my English. Before my eyes, with everything Jarl sent me to review, the book started to change dramatically but not the content; this remained steadfastly the same. Jarl is a master in his profession and every piece of work he did marveled me. Then came Monte, to start with his art work for the cover. The same experience as with Jarl and an end result that astonished me. Bethany did the editing of the text on the back cover and did it in such a way that it summarized the content of the book and the message of it completely. Then the final touch in proof reading by Jonathan and the end result is a book which, without CES I could never have dreamed about.
Jen Miller did the editing of my book From Disgrace to Grace, from Grace to God's Glory. She was very attentive and listened carefully to my heart on the book and the significance of it. She understood how near and dear to my heart this book is. In the sentences or paragraphs that didn't bring out the depth of what I was saying, Jen literally pulled it out of me by getting me to focus on the feelings of the characters. I can't say enough about how she brought to life the people, situations, and the pain they went through. It was as though she was telling her own story. She comes highly recommended and I hope that one day we will get to work together again.
I am so thankful that God led me to Christian Editing Services, and how their kind and professional team assisted in the completion of my late wife's book, "Laura's Journey: Encouraging Devotions." Karen's editing skills and mastery of the English language are absolutely outstanding. I also appreciated the point she made at the beginning of the project that she would be very careful not to change my wife's words. That was important to me.
Shannon [Herring] is so pleasant to work with in designing a cover or laying out pages for your book. She listens to your ideas and does her best to implement them. However, at the same time, she is creative and really helped to bring my words to life with the variety of fonts and colors she chose. Shannon is quick to respond and goes above and out of her way to turn your book into a reality. Her work is professional and detailed. It was a joy to work with her.
I worked with Donna Petersen on editing my book. She was great! She listened and answered all my questions and emails. Since my book was a Christian book, it was my belief that only a Christian editor would have the background to edit my book. If I were to write another book, I would use Christian Editing Services again.
Bethany, thank you so much! It was such a joy working with you. You brought this small piece of literature to life and I'm forever grateful!
Hello, Karen. I want to thank you so much for linking me with Jen. She has truly not only been a perfect fit for my project, but her sweetness, a light to my life. She made the editing process a beautiful experience which caused me to push my limits and wholly put this book in His hands. She was my midwife to my labor in the moments I just didn't want to push anymore. Looking now at the final product, I know Jen was assigned by God and this baby could not be more beautiful. I am so excited to share with the world what Gorgeous Inside: From Dealing to Healing is all about.
Karen, thank you for all your hard work and late nights! The difference between the "final" and manuscript is astounding . . . you make me look good!
Tammy's editing work on my paper was superb. She went above and beyond any normal editing project by offering detailed advice on paper content, and demonstrated a keen sense of grammatical structuring and excellent formatting capabilities. I would highly recommend Christian Editing Services to any serious writers looking to elevate their projects from good to great!
My heartfelt thanks to Jen Miller for her excellent work editing our magazine, Katherine Kane for excellent proofreading, and CES owner, Karen Burkett. I am impressed by their extensive work to improve drafts of our English edition. They had to cope with grammatical mistakes and also ambiguity of contents due to translation, cultural differences, and matters of faith.It was the first time for me to work with CES and many questions and explanations from both sides helped us clear obscure parts. I appreciate that they respected our requests on some particular matters that honor Japanese culture and our faith. I'm looking forward to working with CES again.
"Thank you so much for your service. I am very blessed the Lord guided me to you! And it was such a blessing working with Dixie. She could interpret my heart in the book just perfectly! I love how the book has been shaped and strengthened. God bless you and your business."
It is a blessing to know Karen and her team. I would say Christian Editing Services is a team of professionals fully delegated to God's works. My association with Jarl Waggoner as editor, Shannon Herring on ebook, and Lois Lofton on marketing was one of memorable experience. While maintaining the high standards of their profession, their works reveal their uncompromising dedication, whole-heartedness in helping their clients, and one-mindedness to help accomplish their project.
Thanks so much for all that you have done for me. You have been a blessing beyond measure, let me tell you. I thank God for your (and my CES team) patience with all the "rookie" mistakes I have committed along the way. I feel my experience with your company has been fantastic! I feel I have been awarded the opportunity to get to know all of you better and my experience with your expertise and professionalism exceeded my expectations for the level of service that you have blessed me with!
From start to finish, my experience with Christian Editing Services was a blessing to me. I am very grateful to Karen and her staff, not only for their commendable expertise but also for their very gracious and personable manner. Above all, I respect them for their sincere desire to serve the Lord and honor Him through their abilities and gifts in this field. I will certainly seek Karen's advice and the excellent assistance of her team with my next project.
Thank you Christian Editing Services for the editing of this book. I appreciate your professional and prompt service. It was a pleasure working with you. I will use Christian Editing Services for future projects. Bless you!
Thank you to Karen Burkett, editor extraordinaire, who with the patience of a saint handled everything we gave her with grace and expertise. Great appreciation goes to her team of talent, Shannon Herring and Terri Hall, who faithfully put their ability and effort into helping make this book all it could be.
I knew from the very beginning that my experience would be a great one. I feel blessed that God put you in my life so that I can come to the finishing steps of my journey. Robyn went above and beyond to do an exceptional job. She is a joy to work with and does excellent work. Robyn is a very caring person and extremely talented in writing and she knew exactly what I needed. I hardly had to give any instructions. She improved my writing project and gave me valuable ideas. Your editing service is accurate and very professional. I highly recommend your services to anybody. I want to hire you again once I decide on a book and/or to extend on my ideas I already have. You gave me so much more knowledge and the necessary spark to move further with my ideas. Thank you Robyn Burwell and Karen Burkett. You are amazing!
I want to commend to you my friend, Karen Burkett. Karen is one of those unique individuals in whom deep devotion is merged with excellent professional skills. It has been my privilege to work with Karen on several projects, including the preparation of my first book for publication. I could not be more satisfied with her work. It is always a pleasure to work with Karen.
From beginning to end my experience with you on my book and with the website has been wonderful. . . . I am so grateful that the Lord put you in my path because YOU were the final and essential leg in this journey. Without you, Karen, quite simply, my dream would not have become a reality. It was obvious that this was not just a 'job' for you. I clearly felt that your heart was in this project as well.
I want to thank you both [Donna Petersen and Karen Burkett] again for excellent work. It was pleasure working with you.
Karen Burkett was the copy editor for my Christian inspirational book. I found her to be accurate and professional. Her speedy turn-around time and encouraging comments were greatly appreciated. I highly recommend her writing services.
I was very pleased with how quickly you answered my initial questions, the wonderful job that Dixie did in editing my book, and the speed with which she finished editing! I never dreamed it would all be done in one week's time. I believe my chances of being published are many times greater than if I had submitted it without her editing. I truly appreciate your Christian heart in serving, loving, and helping children through writing, and your encouraging words and helpful suggestions in what path to follow as far as getting published.