Fortune smiled on me the day I emailed Paige Duke. I found excellence in editing. Not only is Paige technically correct, she is able to gently suggest changes and offer encouragement that so enhance one's work. Moreover, she is prompt and delivers on time, as promised. Simply top of the line.
In 2015, I ventured into the children's book writing and publishing world. I already had what I felt was a clean manuscript for my picture book, and I almost didn't hire a copy editor. In doing my research, however, I learned that this was a step that I should not skip if I wanted to be viewed as a professional. I'm glad I decided to hire Paige Duke, as it was some of the best money I spent on my project. I thought the file I sent her was going to be free of typos and mistakes, but Paige caught a large number of errors! The smallest details did not slip by her keen eye, and I am so grateful. Paige is fast, thorough, dependable, and very pleasant to work with. Her prices are so reasonable, and I refer my friends to her on a regular basis.
—Cathey Graham Nickell, author of Arthur Zarr's Amazing Art Car
Four years ago, I gathered a team of freelancers to work with me to help authors realize their dreams of publishing their work. Paige Duke has been on my team from the beginning and quickly became a valued member by supporting my goal of excellence for every manuscript that ends up in our hands here at Third Chapter Press. She is professional; she is reliable; she is thorough; and she is such a pleasure to work with!
—Dr. Andrea Taylor, Owner/Publisher of Third Chapter Press
Upon completing my novel, I had several editors do a sample edit of my work in an effort to find the best fit. I went with Paige Duke because she was the most thorough and precise. She caught several mistakes other editors missed. The further we got into the editing process, the happier I became that I chose to work with Paige. She was always professional but very easy to work with and flexible. She encouraged me at every turn, going above and beyond and managing to come through with a clean manuscript without compromising my voice as a writer. I cannot recommend her enough!
—Sarah Hanks, author of Freshly Cut Grass
Paige was involved with my first novel at several key stages. First, she gave a comprehensive analysis of the initial draft, offering numerous helpful suggestions for changes and improvements. Months later, we had a detailed, fruitful correspondence about the manuscript at the sentence, phrase, and word level. Paige answered my barrage of questions with patience and professionalism. She is a conscientious and meticulous editor, and I warmly recommend her services.
—Geoff Parkes, author of Whale Soup
Paige is my personal copyediting genius. I literally run to her with every piece of writing or correspondence I need edited. I love that she makes my words sound their absolute best without losing my voice in the process. I couldn't imagine writing a single thing without consulting her first!
—Ioana Wilkinson, Founder/Lead Photographer of Snowdrop Studios
Paige Duke has been proofing and improving my scribbles for over a year now. Her eye for detail and especially her perception and intuition combine to elevate a so-so story to a good story.
Paige has been critiquing, proofreading, and editing my work for over a year now. I trust her skill, eye for detail, knowledge of style, and her organic understanding of what makes for a good story. She is meticulous and professional and recognizes the need to polish a work until every page is perfect and every word purposeful, correct, and exact while still respecting a writer’s voice and style.
—Shelby R. Dean, author of Unveiling
Paige Duke is THE pick for any editing needs you may have. She copyedited my research paper, and her alterations and suggestions took it to the next level. Paige not only edits for grammar and mechanics, she also ensures that the topic and purpose of your writing are most effectively communicated. Paige Duke is top notch!