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Testimonials



Maya Porter


"Without Maya's perseverance and patience, this whole project would not have come to fruition."
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Testimonials from Clients


    "The other articles you edited for me have been accepted. I am sure I expedited this one's acceptance by doing all the work (with your help) up front. It seems crazy to me to keep sending something around that is not quite right. Better to get it there right the first time. Your fee is well worth it. Thanks for your support."

Sharon Bowland, PhD, LCSW, MPS
Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Louisville
Adjunct Professor, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY



    "I wanted to let you know that the article you edited for me was accepted for publication!! I will most definitely contact you in the future when I have a manuscript that I want to send out for publication."

Dorlisa Minnick, Ph.D.
Dept. of Social Work & Gerontology
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA



    "I've used the services of a number of editors and am an inveterate nit-picker myself, and Maya Porter is one of the best I've ever worked with.
   Some editors can drive you crazy with way too many suggestions, but Maya's always easy to figure out and make sense. When reading her editing comments, I find myself saying, 'Of course... why didn't I think of that?'
    I'd recommend her for academic or professional editing in a heartbeat."

David C. Droppa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, Pennsylvania




   "Thanks again for your wonderful work in editing the paper. I really like both the manner and the result of your work.
   Please expect receiving more manuscripts from me in the near future. I believe our communication regarding scholarly writing will continue for a long time."

Ph.D. Candidate
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California




   "I found out today that the manuscript that you edited a few months back has been accepted for publication. It is a Tier 2 journal so we were happy to get the acceptance. Again, thank you for your work on that article."

Associate Professor
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada



   "I first met Maya when she was copyediting a journal that had accepted one of my articles. From our first contact I was impressed by her attention to detail, her willingness to ask probing questions about content, and her adherence to deadlines.
   Since then she has edited a book and other articles I have written. I believe that the favorable reviews I receive about my writing are directly related to the absence of editorial flaws in the initial document reviewers receive. And for this I have Maya's experience and her finely honed abilities as an editor to thank.
    Now without question, everything I write for a public audience I pass before her watchful eyes and her keen intellect."

Maxine Jacobson
Research Associate Professor
University of Montana




   “You might be interested to know that the restorative justice article you edited actually had an impact on a tribal community! A team of Tribal Community College faculty members is working on a project to reduce recidivism among community members. They read our article and plan to make a video that includes a discussion of the restorative justice process and want to interview us.”

Carol Hand, Ph.D.
Member of the Sokaogon Chippewa (Ojibwe) Community, Mole Lake Band
College of St. Scholastic in Duluth, Montana
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet




   "Maya's work far exceeded what I would expect from an editing service. It has been a wonderful learning experience for me and brought my writing to up to a higher standard. Maya corrected my errors without changing the intent and did it in a professional and timely manner.
   I am very happy I made the decision to work with her. Her work is superb. She is professional and a very nice person."

Mimi Mathis
Fayetteville, Arkansas




   "I greatly appreciate Maya's work in editing and proofing my book. Her editorial comments and inquiries led to revision and clarification of some chapters and contributed to a consistency in usage and style that enhanced the quality of the book.
    In addition, she was open to discussion of my questions and concerns about all aspects of the project, going beyond the call of editing duties to serve as consultant/advisor as well.
   Without hesitation, I will turn to Maya for future editorial assistance."

Paula Hirschoff
Washington, DC




   "Maya was, by far, the best investment in the entire master's thesis process. I worked with her solely via email and her service and delivery were professional and timely.
    I referred all of my classmates to Maya and highly recommend her if you want a perfectly edited paper and peace of mind. She provided both for me and I can't thank her enough!"

Amber Wood
MSW Candidate
Cal State University, Los Angeles




   "Maya was tremendously helpful with my doctoral dissertation. I am an international resident, and so English is my second language. Maya was a gift during that strenuous dissertation process. She not only took my writing to a higher level, she also helped ease my stress. My committee praised me for a well-written dissertation and I have to give a lot of credit to Maya for that. She is an excellent editor. I continue to use her services and recommend her to anybody, especially international students!"

Dheeshana Jayasundara
Plano, Texas




   "Let me once again thank you for your help. I just heard from my chair and it passed with no revisions. Couldn't have done it without you.  I will definitely pass on your services to others and hope we will work together in the future."

Emmett R. Roberts, Jr., Doctoral candidate
The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas




   "Without the perseverance and patience of Maya Porter, this whole project may never have come to fruition. Beyond her role as editor, she was a watchdog, cheerleader, guide, and friend. She kept the momentum going while the pieces of this book were coming together, and kept me focused whenever my attention strayed."

Gail Victor, acknowledgment in her book:
Herschel Victor, Stories about Business and Life



   "I have used Maya's editing services several times and have been very pleased with the process and the results. Her suggestions have been exceptionally helpful, thoughtful, and appropriate. I am particularly pleased with her efficient turn-around times. Her fees are fair for the amount of work she delivers. I would highly recommend her astute eyes to new scholars as well as veterans."

Diane Zosky, Ph.D.
School of Social Work
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois




    "That article you edited for me won the Educator's Award for Best Scholarly Paper at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York. The award guarantees its publication in Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Thanks again for all your help!"

Alan Levy, DSW
School of Social Work
Loyola University, Chicago




    "I have some great news. Remember that grant proposal that you helped me with last spring? You edited my final draft and gave me some great feedback. Well, I have been selected as one of the recipients for 2011. Through a grant from the Trust, they will fund my research for the next two years. I am so excited! Thank you for supporting me on this."

R. D., Associate Professor
School of Social Work
(affiliation withheld)




    "Maya just edited my third book and oh, how I wish I’d had her from book number one! She’s accurate, concise, and logical. I’d look at her suggestions and think, “I should have written it that way myself. That’s so much better!” She’ll be my editor for every book from here on out."

Kim Hodous
President,The Kitchen Table CEO