“Cindy Nixon possesses that unique skill of capturing the meaning or message someone wants to convey, improving upon it exponentially, and then transferring that once-vague intention onto the page. She will craft a perfect piece that fully reflects your vision—and she will not stop until you are 100% satisfied. I’ve witnessed this talent time and again on marketing collateral and PowerPoints for my company, and we have never, ever been disappointed. In terms of copy editing, I have never met a person with such incredible attention for detail. Her ability to examine a piece and find the slightest of errors is amazing!”

—Theresa Grant, Chief Program Development Officer,
TalkPath Live

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—Susan Schroeder, Director of Marketing & Communications,
Kimochis/Plushy-Feely Corp.

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—Cheryl Turkington, Assistant Archivist,
North Jersey History Center, Morristown & Morris Township Library

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—Jim Strain, Screenwriter/Author

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Life Possibilities, LLC

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—Greg Marancik, Director of Operations,
Specialized Education Services, Inc.


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—Carrie Spies, Chief School Director, Northern Maryland Region,
Specialized Education Services, Inc.


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—Pat Relyea, Vice President/Creative Director,
ENA Marketing/Advertising


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—Melanie Wagner, "The Wine Chick," Author & Educator


“When I sent my non-fiction book to Bookmarker Editorial Services, I knew it was in good hands. Cindy Nixon’s knowledge was evident from our first phone conversation, and her copyediting work surpassed my expectations. As a first-time author, I had a lot of questions throughout the project; Cindy was prompt, thorough, and patient in answering them. Her diligence, reliability, flexibility, and enthusiasm made her a pleasure to work with. Thanks to Bookmarker, I felt confident sending my book to print.”

—Kathryn Hansen, Author,
Brain over Binge


“Cindy Nixon of Bookmarker Editorial Services is an incredibly talented professional. I thought she was a copy editor, but she’s really an alchemist who can transmute lead into gold. Her attention to detail thoroughly amazed me, and she displayed the most astonishing skills—brilliantly buffing, polishing, and making things shiny. Thank you for making my manuscript more accurate, cleaner, and tighter.”

—Beverly Knauer, Author,
Wise Words Press


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—Brian F. Hegarty, President,
Shark River Cleanup Coalition Inc.


“I’ve had a chance to look at your edit in detail … and I want to say thank you for a fine job of editing. Many of your seemingly minor efforts … are to me the hallmark of an experienced and professional copy editor. I’ll look to give you more projects in the future.”

—Robert Oleander, Lachina Publishing Services


“Cindy’s performance has been outstanding. We can’t think of any negatives or areas for improvement. [Some] attributes come to mind: professional, accurate, expert editor, responsive, assertive, willing to do more. … She educated our team on what a good editor brings to a project [and] went out of her way to reschedule her own time around our project’s [needs and deadlines]. Everything that Cindy does is flawless. We never had to check her work.”

—John Harlow, Project Manager,
Network Architecture and Development, AT&T


“I just reviewed Cindy Nixon’s work on our user’s guides and I was very impressed with her knowledge, thoroughness, and energy. I look forward to working with her. I think she will be a great help in providing a professional touch to all the books she edits for us.”

—Jean Prince, Technical Writer/Editor, AT&T Technical Publications


“I’ve just finished going through the manuscript of my novel, which you copyedited, and this is just a note to thank you for the best job I have ever seen. I’ve taken 16 or 17 books through print, but never have I worked with anyone whose care and thoughtfulness I’ve admired more. You make me sound like the best me I can imagine. Thank you.”

—William E. Coles, Author,
Compass in the Blood: The Secret Diary of Katherine Soffel


“Cindy Nixon is a gifted and talented editor. Her work shines with thoroughness and dedication. She is extremely perceptive and pinpoints what is missing/needed and gives positive suggestions to help the writer fill in the gaps. She gives extraordinary feedback and easy-to-follow directions to guide you in the completion and/or polishing of your work. Her attention to detail is exceptional. ... She is professional and quickly grasps the goal of the client. She is clear in asking exactly what is expected of her, then she works toward it, delivering the product in an organized manner. ... In a nutshell, Cindy is a delight to work with. She has contributed significantly—hugely significantly—to my project.”

—Anita Swinney, Novelist & Memoirist


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—Dorothy Gribbin, Production Manager,
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division


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—Jeannie Ng, Managing Editor,
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division


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—Gia Hamilton, Senior Production Editor, Lynne Rienner Publishers


“You are worth your weight in gold. … I truly didn’t appreciate how much time this [project] needed until I saw what you did for it. Furthermore, I have never seen such a complete style sheet, nor such comprehensive [information] for the author. … [You went] above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you so much for all your efforts! The author told me she was—and I quote—‘mightily impressed!’ I heartily second that motion.”

—Mary C. Hack, Production Editor,
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group


“Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful job you did copyediting my novel. I realize it must have been a time-consuming job, and it is clear by your commentary that you put an extraordinary amount of work into it. As a writer, this comes as a blessing, because I feel as though you’ve helped me make my book better. Thank you so much!”

—Brad Listi, Author,
Attention. Deficit. Disorder.


“I just wanted to thank you for your fabulous work on putting together my resume and cover letters. You have a wonderful way with words. … I am extremely pleased and impressed with your work, your skills, your true talent. Thank you for bringing out the very best of me with your superb writing ability.”

—Lisa A. Gallagher,
San Rafael, CA


“I am pleased by the hard, good work done here. I have seen all sorts of copyediting jobs, but this one was highly sensitive and careful. It has made a real contribution to the book.”

—Eugene Taylor, Author, The Ice Finders


“The copy editor, Cindy Nixon, has done an excellent job, making mine much easier and highlighting my organizational mistakes. … Let me say that I am impressed by Cindy’s knowledge and abilities, and I therefore don’t insist on contradicting her!”

—Donald Goldsmith, Author, The Runaway Universe


“My sincere appreciation to … Cindy Nixon, copyeditor, for [her] excellent work editing this manuscript filled with airplanes, military and legal terms, and so many acronyms.”

—Joan L. Piper, Author, The Government Cover-up of the Black Hawk
Incident and the Friendly-Fire Death of Lt. Laura Piper,
"Acknowledgments" section


“I have now had a chance to complete reviewing the copy edited manuscript of my book. Having carefully read the entire book, I would like to emphasize that I think the copy editor did an excellent job in editing the book! I believe the book is much clearer, stronger, and more accessible now. Please extend my deepest gratitude to the copy editor.”

—Mordechai Gordon, Editor,
Renewing Our Common World: Essays on Hannah Arendt and Education


“Cindy Nixon brought a special commitment to the expert editing of [this] manuscript.”

—Radu Ioanid, Author, The Holocaust in Romania,
"Acknowledgments" section


“In particular, I wish to thank Ms. Cindy B. Nixon: The editorial treatment accorded my manuscript was, by any measure, meticulous: it reflected, on the one hand, an astute and intelligent reading of the themes I tried to develop—thus permitting an editorial penetration and unmuddling of my often-convoluted mode of expression; while, on the other hand, it was comparably laudable for its punctilious attention to details of stylistic convention. Any flaws the book may be deemed to have can hardly be attributed to Ms. Nixon’s domain.”

—Professor Harry H. Bash, Department of Sociology,
University of Missouri in St. Louis


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—Professor Roger Chickering, German & European Studies,
Georgetown University


“Thank you for your careful reading. Yours must be a very difficult job, something I could never do as well as the quality and attention of your inquiries and editing indicate.”

—Professor Jan Jagodzinski, Department of Secondary Education,
University of Alberta, Edmonton


“First of all, we want to indicate that we are very pleased with the copy editing. It is clear that the editor went about this task with considerable care and attention. Please thank her for us.”

—Professors James Sumberg and Christine Okali, Authors,
Farmers' Experiments: Creating Local Knowledge


“Thank you very much for the wonderful job of copy-editing the manuscript. I am astonished at your attention to detail! … I gave your name to an associate. … Thank you again for your wonderful work.”

—Professor B. Marie Perinbam, Department of History,
University of Maryland at College Park


“I don’t know who has done this hard work of correcting and retranslating my manuscript. In any case I would like to thank the editor very much for his or her great efforts.”

—Prof. Dr. A. Kraus, Psychiatric Clinic,
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany


“It has been a real treat working with you—your work has been exemplary. I am, of course, looking forward to seeing my volume and, thanks to your very professional and caring work, it will be beautiful.”

—Professor Creel Froman, School of Social Sciences,
University of California, Irvine


“I would like to thank the production staff for bringing our book to publication, most notably Cindy Kaufman-Nixon for her excellent editorial work and enthusiasm.”

—Professor Fred Moseley, Department of Political Science,
Mount Holyoke College


“I’m especially grateful to Cindy Nixon, who never lost patience with me and whose knowledge and experience turned my rough, complicated, translated manuscript into such an attractive volume.”

—Marilyn Vogt-Downey, Author & Translator, The USSR, 1987–1991


“Ms. Nixon shows a great capacity for hard work, a great eagerness to learn, and a distinct flair for editing; in addition, she already has solid production knowledge. She struck me as extraordinary … someone who will go far in publishing. I recommend her work most highly.”

—Professor Ann Adelman, NYU School of Continuing Education,
Publishing Program


“I first encountered Ms. Nixon in the form of a letter she wrote to us seeking work. I was so impressed with the research she had done before approaching us that I interviewed her myself. She subsequently confirmed my impression. … She is one of the brightest and most attentive editors I have ever encountered. She has a quickness of intellect, power of concentration and determination to succeed which are all remarkable. … I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending her.”

—Keith Ashfield, President & Publisher,
Humanities Press International, Inc.


“No letter of recommendation could do justice to the valuable contributions Cindy has made to Humanities Press. … She is articulate, extremely skilled in proofreading and copy editing, … and always displays an unprecedented thoroughness and willingness to tackle complex tasks. She brings to her work a steady and inquisitive mind, wide knowledge, and determination. … She is a person of great ability and would be a tremendous asset to any publishing company lucky enough to work with her.”

—Judith Camlin, Executive Vice President,
Humanities Press International, Inc.




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