Testimonials

Here are a few words from some authors whose great books I’ve had the pleasure of reading and editing. Aww, thanks, folks!

“Sticks and Stones Editing, by far the best editorial service any author can ask for. Mike is great to work with. He knows what needs to be done to correct issues and still maintain the author’s voice. Can’t be beat. Look no further. This one’s a keeper.”
—J.R. Jackson, author of the Up From the Depths series

Mike has gone above and beyond to help me produce the polished manuscript I had hoped for. His feedback was always timely, on-point, and invaluable, providing new insights to my writing style as well as the actual story. Mike’s attention to detail and his genuine interest in helping me develop my story have me looking forward to working with him again on future projects.
—Tom Burns, author of Equilibrium

“Mike will give your book that polished feel that brings readers back for more.  I’ve worked with him on more than one project and he is, hands down, my go-to guy.  He is the first person to lay eyes on anything I write, and I feel strongly my work would not read as well without his expertise. If you’re looking for a great editor to take your work from good to great, then I highly recommend Mike.  As an added bonus, he is fun to work with.  Icing on the cake!  If you’re reading this, then you’re most likely looking for an editor.  In my opinion your search is over.  Hire him. You won’t regret it!”
—KKJacobs, author of Echelon

“Mike is a wonderful editor. He is quick, effective, and does all you wish for when seeking out a professional editor. He is responsive with questions, and works with you to make the work the best it can be. Anyone would be lucky to snatch this guy up!”
—Robyn Le Oakley, author of Dreamland of HER and the Chamenos series

“Thanks to Mike and his awesome editing skills I was able to self-publish my first book with confidence. He was both professional and insightful to work with. Gave great feedback on my book. Most of all, he was easy going, which made working with him even better.”
—Leeah M. Taylor, author of the Surface Below series

Mike is a thoughtful and supportive editor. He provided helpful insight when reviewing several parts of my book that gave me trepidation. His patience, easy-going nature, and open-mindedness make him an excellent choice for any writer.
—Alex Shahla, author of the upcoming book Lying to Children

“I’d like to thank Mike Waitz of Sticks and Stones Freelance Editing. He did a tremendous job of editing my book. The man is thoughtful, patient, and always willing to go the extra mile. He knows his stuff and I’m glad I’ve got him in my corner. Thanks Mike!”
—Tadek, author of The Sword of Zulfiqar

“I didn’t think I needed an editor until I worked with Mike. Now I wouldn’t even consider releasing the synopsis before Mike has worked his magic. If you want to be truly proud of your work, if you want to press that publish button on Amazon knowing that you have delivered the best work you possibly could – then contact Mike.”
—Erik Hamre, author of Tuna Life, The Last Alchemist, Dangerous Brains, 49 Days, and Day 50.

“Mike’s easy-going and easy to work with, and he’s simply very good at what he does. He did as many proofreading runs as I thought were needed, working with me to provide great feedback and input. The end result is that my book is a much better book than it would have been without him.”
—Wilhelm Azicat, author of Abandon Every Hope

“A special thanks to Mike Waitz, the editor of “The Barber’s Son (TBS).” Mike’s keen instinct and natural sensibilities for fiction made TBS a more accessible novel, and ready for publication. Mike’s insightful and comprehensive editing would benefit any serious writer.”
—Joseph C. Michael, author of The Barber’s Son

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