From Schuyler McConkey author of War of Loyalties:
Steve’s edits encouraged me to take a look at flaws in my manuscript that I thought were unfixable. The end result was a story that made me more excited about publication than I ever thought possible. His helpful suggestions, attention to historical accuracy, and great copyediting gave me a fantastic first experience with a professional editor. I enjoyed working with him!
From Aram Durphy, author of “The Thing Speaks For Itself”:
Steve was the perfect copy editor for my book. He’s meticulous, insightful, and a friend to the Oxford comma. Most of all, he helped improve my writing. His edits sent me down new grammatical avenues and rekindled my interest in forgotten ones. I look forward to working with Steve on my next book, and I will recommend him to anyone that needs an excellent copy editor.
From E. Kaiser Writes, anthology editor for Space Kitties 2: “It was great to have Steve Mathisen on the job with this project… working with Steve is always a pleasure and he really puts effort into “getting” the feel for a project and polishing the prose without destroying the author’s voice.
Always great to work with!”
From author Debbie White: “I’m thrilled beyond words with Steve’s service. He goes above and beyond and takes great pride in his work. I highly recommend him for all your editing services. He makes a great beta reader too! Thank you, Steve. You’ll see me again!”
From Author Barbara A. Martin: “My first experience with Steve as my editor will definitely not be the last. I was struggling with rewriting a book and making it better. Not only was he professional, he was thorough, patient with me, and helpful with my POV problems. He suggested several books I should read to help with those problems. Then, he wrote the blurb and did the voice over for Burnt Secret’s book trailer. What a guy!”
From Dawn V. Cahill
From author Dyanne Gordon Green
Here is the cover of Barbara A. Martin’s book.
From Author Julia Robb: “I’m so glad I hired Steve to proofread my books. He has a sharp and discerning eye.”
Here are the covers of Julia’s books that I worked on.
From Author Liberty Speidel: “Steve’s knowledge of story and grammar make him an excellent resource as a last set of eyes. Not only is he willing to correct my errors, but he also takes my direction on things I want standard which may be a bit different than the norm for my series. He and I may disagree on whether the Oxford comma should or shouldn’t be used, but he’s willing to put that aside and let me have all the Oxford commas I want in my books. You couldn’t ask for a more professional and respectful individual as a proofreader!”
I have either beta read or proofread a number of Liberty’s books. Here are the covers:
Here is her latest and, in my opinion, her best novel to date.
From Author Corey Popp: ” I sent my manuscript to Steve Mathisen for an unbiased, third-party proofreading. I found out about Steve from one of K.M. Weiland’s Facebook posts. For a very reasonable price, Steve provided me with a proofreading that caught some pretty critical mistakes in my manuscript.”
There are reviews for this book on Amazon and Goodreads.
I have also been privileged to beta and proofread several of Lia London’s books.
Here is the cover of the latest one.
From K.M. Weiland: If you’re in need of a reasonably priced proofreader, I recommend Steve Mathisen, who has served as a proofreader and beta reader on most of my books.
Here are the covers of some of her most recent books I have worked on.
Here is the cover of K.M. Weiland’s latest release Storming, which I proofread. It just won the Grand Prize in the 2015 LYRA Independent Fiction Contest and the Grace award for Speculative fiction!
From Katy Huth Jones: “I was glad to find a proofreader who shares my passion for polishing a manuscript so it can be as close to perfect as humanly possible. As an added bonus, Steve also shares my desire to write and publish books that are God-honoring and filled with hope. Thanks, Steve!”
Here is the cover of Mercy’s Prince, her Award-Winning YA Fantasy Romance.
I also did the sequel to Mercy’s Prince. It is called Mercy’s Gift. Here is the cover.
The third in the series is called Mercy’s Battle
Here is the cover for Henry by Sydney Paige McCutcheon