Client Testimonials

An editing certificate and book covers in an editorial portfolio are great, but to really get an idea of what it’s like to work with me, it’s helpful to hear what my clients have to say.

Client Testimonials

“Through recommendations from friends, I was able to contact Carolina VonKampen for editorial services for my new book of devotions. I had worked with an editor before from a major publishing company and found that experience a bit limiting and impersonal. However, working with Carolina was delightful. She always responded to my emails and helped me understand the steps of the editorial process. Her editorial skills and knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style for publication sharpened the focus of my stories. She corrected my grammar and made suggestions for content changes. I felt comfortable working with her and would certainly retain her services for future publications. It was important to me to build a trusting relationship with an editor and that happened with Carolina.”
—Gary Schimmer
Copyediting for nonfiction book

“It is my sincere joy to write this recommendation for Carolina VonKampen! I recently hired Carolina to provide a development edit for a challenging nonfiction essay I was writing. This service was handled with the greatest professionalism, kindness, and respect. Carolina helped me find clarity on the theme and tighten my focus. She provided many suggestions to improve character development, dialogue, scene, tension, and pacing, to enhance the reader’s experience and help them emotionally connect to the story. It was incredibly easy to work with Carolina. I appreciated her clear communication and timely response. She is so dedicated to her profession. I give my wholehearted recommendation and would work with Carolina again in a heartbeat!”

—Karin Hedetniemi
Developmental edit of essay

“I hired Carolina to help with book formatting my first ever self-published poetry book, entitled Ask: A Collection of Poetry, Lyrics, and Words, through KDP on Amazon. This was a new venture for me and Carolina helped with not only formatting my manuscript to be able to successfully publish it through KDP but she also provided editing and proofreading services. It was amazing to come across someone who was knowledgeable in multiples areas. I was able to afford this all in one service. Carolina was diligent, available as needed, and just a friendly person to work with. My book is complete and ready to be available on Amazon tomorrow!! I am so excited! It looks amazing!”
—Amanda Baker
Copyediting and book design of a poetry collection

“I highly recommend Carolina and her editing services. I recently finished revisions on a new science fiction novel and was about to start querying. After I failed to get an agent with my last project, I was feeling very anxious kicking off my agent search. I decided to hire an editor who could take a look at my first fifty pages, clean up any typos, and share with me what was and was not working. Carolina was fantastic! She was very easy to communicate with and clearly laid out how we would work together. She met every deadline she set and was very proactive in her correspondence. Her edits really helped tighten up my first few chapters, delete embarrassing typos, and craft a stronger pitch in my query letter. While I am just now kicking off my querying in full force, I am confident that Carolina has improved my chances of landing an agent. If I ever need another freelance editor for a project, I will definitely be reaching out to Carolina again.”
—Sydney Rossman-Reich
Copyedit of first 50 pages of sci-fi manuscript and query letter edit

“Highest recommendation. Carolina is thorough, skilled, extremely helpful—helped transform my work and, after seeing her samples, picked her above six others. Glad I did. I will absolutely work with her again without hesitation. She’s an editor for life.”
—Alfred Eaker
Developmental edit and line edit of novel

“Carolina exceeded our high expectations. Her work was thorough and on time. She gave good value for the money and was a pleasure to work with.”
—Shirley Baker, former vice chancellor of Washington University
Memoir proofread

“I met Carolina through the independent publishing scene in St. Louis. I had just completed a novel and was looking for a knowledgeable and highly professional editor, which I certainly found. She showed depth and breadth of knowledge on a variety of styles and genres, which enabled her to provide meticulous developmental and proofreading edits on a historical fiction novel in a matter of weeks. The editing was effective, because the novel received six manuscript requests from literary agents in four months. Working with her revealed the balance between holistic skills and problem-solving skills required in fiction writing. I would definitely recommend her to both rising authors and established authors.”
—Ryan Byrnes
Developmental edit on historical fiction manuscript, query letter edit, and proofreading

“I was very pleased with the work Carolina did for me on my book editing. I will hire her again on my next project. Five of five stars!!!!”
—Todd Carlson
Copyedit on church architecture book

“Carolina did the final edit and managed the publishing process for my book. She was great! Very thorough and knowledgeable. I hope to work with her again.”
—Larry English
Copyedit, book design, and book publishing on nonfiction business book

“I have a 20-year-old genius running my social media and I’m happy to leave that to her.”
Erica Obey
Social media for two book launches

“Significantly improved the quality and consistency of the copy on our website and blog posts while also completing tasks ahead of deadlines each time.”
—Jackson S.
Content marketing client

“We hired Carolina VonKampen last April to organize outreach and marketing for the school. She has done everything that we wanted and more. In the last seven months, she has launched school Twitter and Instagram accounts, and increased the number of overall impressions on our school Facebook page. We have had positive feedback from our social media followers. If you need someone to manage social media and websites or to create and edit content, I highly recommend Carolina.”
—Jean Carnoali, administrator at Hampton Lutheran School
Content marketing client

“Every time I hire Carolina, the job gets done on time and with quality. Carolina not only does the editing bit, but also serves as an advisor to your content quality and overall direction.”
—Sergii S.
Content marketing client

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