Excellent! You really have given it a full wash and rinse! The edits and comments show me the extensive word to word editing work you have done. Your expertise and observations are hugely valuable. Many thanks for the brilliant editing.
—S. Verma - Short story “The Haunted Town Rules”
Jacqui Scherrer's eagle editorial eye provided a great polish to my manuscript. Her queries were insightful and helpful. Jacqui is easy to work with and her editing is top notch.
—B. Matthews - Memoir In His Pocket
You are really the hawk-eye when it comes to manuscripts! Even the smallest of dashes and spaces weren't missed. Really good editing at an affordable price. Extensive word-to-word editing. Very helpful!
— U. Dhawan - Short story “Zu”
Jacqui was quick, concise, and professional! It’s clear after working with her that she has great mastery over the English language. I would definitely recommend having her proofread any work you might need.
—J. Katz – Novel Agent Mafia
She was quick, concise and easy to understand. It was great working with her and I would definitely send more works to her in the future.
—P. Stevens – Blog article
Jacqui did a wonderful job editing my project and I look forward to working with her again soon! I recommend Poison Pen Proofreading to anyone who writes anything!
—C. Pacey – Children's book Why Da Sky Boo
Jacqui is professional, kind and affordable. She doesn’t keep you waiting. She understands deadlines and is still thorough. I highly recommend her.
—K. Wilborn – Novel The Lost Five – Book One of the Slexaka Chronicles
Jacqui Scherrer assisted me with a beta read. She was quick and did a great job catching the little things I'd missed. Her suggestions about how to fix wording was very helpful. I will definitely use her again. I know my book will be better because of her.
—CR Riley – Novel My Noble Fight
Very easy to work with, professional and very responsive.
—T.M. – Short story
We loved working with Jacqui! She was fast, thorough, kind, thoughtful, communicative, and was able to work on our tight deadline. We would be happy to work with her again!
—Let’s Roam – Adventures from Scratch Family and Date Night editions
I hired Jacqui/Poison Pen Proofreading to edit and proofread a short project for publishing. I am extremely happy with the services and final product.
Excellent proofreading and line editing skills.
Excellent quality of work - this editor went above and beyond.
Excellent availability - when she said she was ready to go, she meant every word.
Excellent turn around time - super fast without sacrificing quality.
I highly recommend this editor and look forward to a long lasting professional relationship
—S. Mays – Romance novella
Right from the initial pitch, I knew Jacqui was a great freelancer. She offered me a 1000 word sample, which came back with not only grammatical and structural feedback, but substantive creative collaboration. I hired her and I am happy to say that this quality of work continued throughout the entire contract.
We had an initial phone call in which I discussed the project with Jacqui; I told her my time frame, budget, and expecatations. At the close of our contract, we were exactly on budget and a few days early on my timeline. Plus, I got more than I ever expected from an editor.
In addition to the normal proofreading, editing, and formatting services I expected, I got creative collaboration. Real, substantive feedback that helped me plan for later books in the series. Things like whether a character's actions reflected their portrayed personality, or whether my world building was convincing.
One specific example was that Jacqui pointed out that one of my characters made a remark near the beginning of the story that seemed out of place, rather rude, when the rest of the story doesn't indicate that he would say something like that. I made the change as I felt it was on point. She also helped me by creating world building templates as a sort of cheat sheet for the rest of my series, again, beyond my expectations at the start.
Anyone who is looking for an amazing editor/proofreader who goes above and beyond and provides excellent value for the price ought to hire Jacqui.
—P. Carpenter – Novel Dark Ocean November 2020
Jacqui was such a pleasure to work with. We had great lines of communication and her work was professional and punctual. She was incredibly helpful walking me through the process of formatting my book for self-publishing and answered all of my questions clearly. I would definitely use her again on future projects.
—N. Orput – Memoir Wait, I'm the A**hole?? December 2020
Excellent editing skills. Turn around time is very quick. Very talented.
—P. Paulraj – Article December 2020
Jacqui did a great job doing an initial edit on a rough copy of my romance story. Can't wait to work with her again on my next project!
—H. Schmalzried – Novella December 2020
Jacqui was wonderful to work with. As a new writer I was very nervous to have someone read my story and she made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Her suggestions and attention to detail helped me improve my story and feel more confident in my writing. I am forever grateful for her help with my first book.
--K. Lynn – Novel Coming Home February 2021
Jacqui was the perfect editor for me. This was my first time doing this process so I came in a little anxious about it, but I couldn’t have asked for a more positive and enlightening experience. She helped me polish my novel which is a Science Fiction Epic. Her edits and suggestions were fantastic, clear, and always considerate. She shined in tightening up action sequences for flow. Jacqui is easy to reach and very enjoyable to talk to. I cannot recommend her enough. I learned a lot from this process and I feel it has left me a better writer. It was an enjoyable process from beginning to end, leaving me with a polished manuscript that I have confidently been able to send out to agents. I plan to work with her again in the future.
--D. Richardson – Novel Planet Unknown June 2021
Jacqui was a complete joy to work with as a line editor. She was prompt and detailed with all of her notes. Aside from fixing my grammar and punctuation, she also provided me with a few character notes that were well thought out and insightful. I would definitely hire Jacqui again for this type of project.
--J. Cohn – Short Story “The Jellyfish Moon” August 2021
Jacqui was a great partner on my novel editing project throughout all phases. The quality of her work was great and her ideas on story structure were exactly what I needed. Jacqui was also very accommodating with changes as the project proceeded. She was downright easy to work with! I look forward to my next project with her.
--G. Seasse – Novel Pushing Away Sound September 2021