WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT "THE WORD HEARTISTE"!
“My book, This Part Of The Sky, was truly a labor of love. And, Donna was the right person to partner with to ensure the love outweighed the labor. Her editing--attention to detail, poignant questions, and encouragement to elaborate--made all the difference. As I have occasion to do public readings, and even during my own private revisiting of chapters, I’m very appreciative of how Donna helped bring my stories to life. If you’re looking to make the work on your project worthwhile, this Word Heartiste is the right person for you.
~ Wendy Maragh Taylor, Author, This Part Of The Sky
"It is with the highest regard that I recommend my awesome editor, Donna Mazzitelli of Writing With Donna. Donna did the primary editing for my novel, The Eighth Sea. This novel, being my first, was not an easy project. During the first read, Donna found a fairly significant issue with my style that was distracting to the reader and needed to be corrected throughout the book. It would have been easier for Donna to not say anything, but she realized that for this book to be seen in the best possible light, the changes were necessary. She worked tirelessly in helping me make this happen. I am so grateful for Donna's honesty and integrity. Because of her, the book is much better than it otherwise would have been!
"Throughout the process, Donna was the consummate professional--hardworking, up front and honest with her pricing, and she stands behind her work. Beyond the editing, Donna has been a great marketing resource. She is very creative and energetic and always eager to share ideas about how more people might learn about this novel.
"If you're looking for a professional who can assist you in making your work the best it can be, I wholeheartedly recommend Donna. You won't be sorry!"
~ Nancy Sprowell Geise, Author, The Eighth Sea
"Donna came in at the 11th hour and helped bring my book to life! Her keen eye and ability to work swiftly and collaboratively ensured that my book was everything I intended it to be. With the many sets of eyes working to integrate worksheet pages and artwork--including the cover art--we'd missed some of the fine details in the words. Donna's final proofreading made certain that my book went to print looking its best."
~ Deb Roffe, Author, Reach Your Summit and Beyond
"Working with Donna Mazzitelli to edit my book was a very exciting and rewarding experience. Donna not only did a very thorough job with technical aspects of editing my work, but she also helped me navigate through the emotional challenges that arose for me with publishing my first book. Donna did a great job of helping me convey the message I wanted to share and she made recommendations for improvements which strengthened the message of my book as well as honored my voice as the writer. Thanks, Donna, for helping to make this creation process a huge success!"
~ Tracy Fagan, Author, Gratitude, Giggles & Grace
"I am so excited about how Donna was able to effectively pull together my eBook. She has a keen, perceptive eye and was excellent at seeing what was not being conveyed clearly or flowing well in my book. I felt confident in her abilities to capture the essence of what I wanted to say. I highly recommend Donna, for she was great at being able to bring things together congruently and with clarity."
~Suzanne Simpson, Licensed Therapist and Life Renewal Coach, Author, Eight Strategies to Slay Your Saboteurs and Revive Your Health, Career and Relationships
"Donna was a dream to work with. She is a soulful person who puts her “all” into everything she does. I refer to her as my "Polisher," as she took my words and thoughts and shined them to a fine hone!"
~ Karen Loucks Rinedollar, Author, Working for Peanuts
"The writer in me recently took on a chapter project to be included in a book being published in early 2012. I have no problem getting my thoughts on paper, but confess I need the help of an editor to help me organize, "grammar-ize," and create a reader-friendly finished product. I found all that in Donna Mazzitelli. She helped me find words to more clearly explain and describe my thoughts; she organized my sometimes scattered thoughts into easy reading and, most importantly, she kept my voice throughout my piece (a gift many editors do not possess). Thanks, Donna!"
~ Connie Pshigoda, Author, The Wise Woman’s Almanac
"Working with Donna was one of the best introductions I have received to an editor. She was able to identify immediately with the purpose of my story. She also guided me through the editing process, helping me minimize editing costs and save time in completing my project. Donna is not only easy to work with; she is also cleverly skilled at taking on the author’s voice. She was able to make my story, my message and thoughts, and my personality congruent. Thank you, Donna."
Anne McGurty, Author, Lost in Your Own Office
"Through my desire and passion to contribute to Volume II of Speaking Your Truth, I was referred to Donna. She was suggested to help bring my story to life. At first I was taken aback, "What is she going to do with my story? Is she going to turn this into something I'm not?" These were some of the questions initially going through my head. Donna reassured me that nothing like that would happen--my story would still be mine. She was right. I was so delighted and happy with her work, that it brought tears to my eyes when I read the first draft. It is still my story, yet Donna brought color and in-depth visual pictures to the pages. Donna also has a unique and kind way of extracting from people the details that need to be told so readers can relate to the shared experiences. It was a process that helped me grow. I loved working with Donna and highly recommend her to bring color to your stories."
~ Dawn Cochlan, Contributor, Speaking Your Truth, Volume II
"All seemed well when my short story was conditionally accepted by a publisher. I was asked to rewrite it so it would be more interesting. I tweaked it, submitted it, and again was asked to rework it. I didn't have a clue how to improve what others had been telling me was an already compelling story. I turned to Donna Mazzitelli for help. The best way I can describe what she did for my story is with an interior design analogy. Donna came in, repositioned some of my beautiful furniture, added a few accessories, some accent lighting, and voila--a newly designed, magazine-worthy room. After reading Donna's reworked story, my friend said, 'Your story was really great before, but now it's like a real story for a real book.'"
~ Barbara Robins, Contributor, Speaking Your Truth, Volume II