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If you're looking for an impeccable and deadline-driven freelance editor, look no further than Cathy Bernardy Jones! I highly recommend her.

—Becky Fedora Clayton, formerly with Pearson


I just want to say thank you for doing such great editing work. I deeply appreciate your editorial comments that questioned what a character might be doing or word choice. You have been spot on.

—Edie Barrett, author


Your notes on the inconsistencies in the timeline were super helpful in getting the manuscript into shape!

—Devon Freeny, Chicago Review Press


I first hired Cathy as a freelancer because I remembered her positive reputation from when we were both editors at the same publishing company. I'm glad I did. She is enthusiastic, fast, and thorough and steps up to help us even when it's not always convenient for her.

—Don Gulbrandsen, former managing editor at
Triumph Books


Cathy was a hardworking, energetic and focused employee. Her knowledge of grammar and the English language is exceptional, and her editing skills are meticulous.

—Greg Loescher, former Goldmine Editor

I always appreciate the way that Cathy truly engages with the text—I can tell she's always clicking on a deeper level than just the surface of the words. As she edits, she's learning right along with the reader, so her comments are locked in on what will improve that experience. Her copyedits fall in the elusive "Goldilocks zone" for me—not too heavy, not too light, nothing extraneous, and pointing out all the right problems.

Melissa York, Redleaf Press


Cathy is a diligent and tenacious fact-checker. I trust her to do as much digging as she feels is warranted and know the results will be accurate, verifiable, and delivered on time. (She’s a terrific copy editor, too!)

—Tom Schiele, director, content development, humanities, MPS


I trust your judgement when it comes to editing/reviewing more than any human on the planet.

—Markus Zuniga, project manager


I always love reading your edited text and saying to myself, "Yes! That's what I meant!"

—artist Kanielle Rubino, about our working together on her painting instructions created for DecoArt Social Artworking projects


Great job on all that typesetting for the Scottsdale Signature Stallion listings. The design process went without a hitch thanks to your accurate job on the text!

—Kirsten Mathieson, former managing editor of Arabian Horse World

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