“Temma and I have had a long professional and personal relationship and I would hire her anytime for anything.” Jane Bryant Quinn, former CBS commentator and columnist at the Washington Post, Newsweek, and Bloomberg
“I entrusted Temma with one of our most important assignments, the Business Roundtable, in which Newsweek surveys the biggest minds in the world of business on the critical economic issues of the day. Temma always delivered. On top of all this, Temma is sweet, intelligent, interesting and funny. In short, she is one of a kind.” David Jefferson, former Senior Editor, Newsweek, and Disney speechwriter
“Temma is a fine editor, with a knack for getting along with writers; and an excellent writer herself.”Roger Draper, Chief Copyeditor McKinsey & Company
“Temma has a real knack for organizing complex themes, an invaluable skill for authors.” Daryl L. (contact information on request)
Novels and Memoirs
“Temma read and edited my novel. Her written comments were practically an entire writing tutorial and I’ve referred back to them when working on other stories that I’ve drafted since then. She gave me expert commentary on overall concepts and plot points, as well as detailed suggestions about grammar and sentence structure. I highly recommend her.”Amy B. (contact information on request).
“I’m a university professor who has been writing, and reading other peoples’ writing, for sixteen years. I know from experience that Temma is a first-rate editor. Her comments clarified my writing, and she challenged me to make my book so much better than it could have been otherwise. I would–and have–recommend Temma without reservation. I will continue to hire her whenever I have important writing projects.” Debbie L. (contact information on request).
“Here are changes in GOAT-RIPPER that my priceless editor Temma made:
a) Give a 20-something character a redemption scene; she’s not THAT stupid.
b) Punch up the hooks and get the plot moving from page one.
c) Update the local tavern to a place where more hipsters hang out, but don’t touch the music in the juke box. It’s golden.
d) Cut half the background context about making cheese. This was hard. I made cheese every weekend for a year to get to know my subject.
It took me days to digest Temma’s suggestions, but now I’d paint her toe nails.” Peter O.(contact information on request).
“I find you highly professional, reliable and pleasant to work with. You work very fast. I also trust your taste. You feel the style of the writing and respect it. Sometimes I disagreed with your edits but we always found accord. This was my first experience with a professional editor and a successful one.” Tatyana Zamilova. (contact information on request).