Copyediting/Developmental Editing

Mr. Smith has performed developmental/substantive editing and copyediting for numerous individuals and business. Here are some testimonials:

"Talk to Gary if you need an expert in the how-to of book and magazine writing, editing, and publication management. We have reviewed several of his books because he has a genius for the nitty-gritty of today’s publishing world." —Avon Murphy, Book Review Editor of Technical Communication and Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication

"Gary Smith is someone you want to hire. He is the only skilled, non-neurotic, totally responsible writer I have ever met. He will bring quality work in on time every time. Basically, he is an editor’s dream." —Lee Horvitz, PhD

"I enthusiastically recommend Gary Michael Smith as freelance editor and writer. He is a consummate professional. Over the last six years, he has worked on a number of projects for me. His work is outstanding. Gary is a talented and reliable person. He is among the best I have worked with during my 35-year career as a publishing executive and management consultant." —John B. McHugh, Publishing Management Consultant

"Gary Michael Smith has worked on several projects for Patron Saint Productions, including our quarterly printed newsletter. His copy editing skills are second to none. His technical writing skills are a godsend. He is fast, thorough, and honest. I have recommended Gary's services to several other businesses and have never heard anything but praise for his talents and business practices." —Steve O’Keefe, Executive Director, Patron Saint Productions, Inc. and AuthorViews; Vice President, International Association of Online Communicators (IAOC); Adjunct Faculty, Tulane University College

"Gary did an outstanding and detailed job editing my manuscript. He catches everything—the best I’ve seen if you really want to get your manuscript to a polished, professional level." Robert Smallwood, author, The Five People You Meet in Hell—Surviving Katrina

"Wow! I would hire me. Thanks so much." —Paul Guichet (response to resume rewrite)