Client Testimonials


I love this page! Here’s where I get to brag. Read what some of my satisfied clients have said about my work:


"I chose Annie Crawford to be my editor after considering many other candidates. I wanted the best for my books and when I found her, I had no doubt that she was everything I was looking for. Her work on my sample text was simply amazing—it stood out among all the others. The attention she paid to detail was beyond my expectations. Her comments were smart, her suggestions brilliant. My books wouldn’t be the same without her, and the success I have achieved depends on her contributions. One of the things I love about Annie is that she cares about your book. We’re not just talking about finding typos - anyone can catch them. No, she is a genius at finding the little details in the narrative that need to be changed and that you will never find yourself. I trust every one of her suggestions. After working with her for years I have also discovered that she is not only very skilled at doing what she does, she is also a wonderful person who has been much more than an editor to me. If you are searching for quality, don’t think twice: give yourself a gift and hire her right now. Your books NEED her, even if you don't know it yet. Most of all, your books deserve her. Make your books shine."

Elisa S. Amore, bestselling author of the Touched saga

 

“Anne Crawford is an excellent translator, meticulous and perceptive. Her command of English, her mother tongue, and particularly, American English, is impressive. She edited the translation of my novel Killing Pythagoras, paying scrupulous attention to detail and producing a top-quality product. In addition to her skill as a translator, she is extremely conscientious and committed in her professional relationships. As they would say in the armed forces, she goes beyond the call of duty. It was a pleasure to work with her and I look forward to collaborating with her on future projects.”

Marcos Chicot, runner-up for the 2016 Planeta Prize and bestselling author of El Asesinato de Pitágoras and La Hermandad, now available in English as Killing Pythagoras and Lord of Minds. 

 

"I chose Annie from among several potential translators for my first book A Lucky Day (original Spanish title: Un día con suerte). I definitely made the right choice. It has been a real pleasure to work with Annie. She is an excellent translator, meticulous and conscientious. She involves herself so deeply in her work that she makes whatever novel she happens to be translating her own. The result is not just a translation, it’s almost a whole new novel, full of the subtleties of the mother tongue she knows and utilizes so competently. Details are important to her, and most of the suggestions she makes are spot on, which facilitates the writer’s work tremendously. I’ve already secured her services for the translation of my second novel Un bautizo singular, and I will most certainly hire her to translate any future novels I write."

Carlos J. Server, bestselling author of Un día con suerte, now available in English as A Lucky Day, and Un bautizo singular.


“Anne Crawford has proofread several of my papers on topics ranging from anthropology to the arts. In all of my documents she has done a thorough and thoughtful job of editing. I especially recommend her services  because not only is she a meticulous grammarian, she is also, and more importantly, a fantastic editor full of wonderfully creative and supportive insights.”

Nicolas Luna, PGCE student at the University of Nottingham, UK and teaching artist at Varee International School, Thailand

 

“I have been using Annie’s services for over a year now. I’m a middle-grade writer with several projects that are close to publication. What I love about Annie is her no-nonsense straightforward approach. She’s professional and willing to work with you until you get it right. I trust her because I know she wouldn’t leave any stone unturned when it comes to comprehensive revision and editing. I have also used her services for writing query letters, pitches and synopses. Each time, I not only come away with a polished product but I’ve also learned more that I then apply to my next project. Annie respects the creative sensitivities of the writer and makes suggestions that are logical and maintain the integrity of whatever project I’m working on. I can’t recommend Annie enough.”

Pam Torres, author of Madison Morgan: When Dogs Blog and Madison Morgan: It’s not JUST a Dog

 

“Anne Crawford generously provided much-needed editing for my first novel, Winterkill. Her thorough line editing and objective comments made Winterkill a better read and me a better writer. Great professional!”

P H Turner, author of Winterkill

 

“I worked with Annie for several months in 2013 on a Spanish-English translation. It was obvious from the beginning that her command of Spanish is impeccable. Her linguistic observations are always sharp and accurate. She has an innate ability to find just the right language solution across a range of genres, from literature to marketing. This means she can transform a text (if editing), or translate it into professional, stylistic English that immediately engages the target audience.

Annie is also very reliable and a pleasure to work with. She is conscientious, open to the suggestions of others, and sensitive in dealing with cultural differences. I have worked with many translators over the years and can honestly say Annie Crawford is one of the best.”

Anamaría Crowe Serrano, author of Femispheres; one columbus leap; Mirabile Dictu, among others.

 

“Annie is an excellent copy editor. Her timely work and eye for detail are indispensable for any serious writing project. She is the only copy editor I trust with my manuscripts. I also routinely refer clients to her, knowing she will be able to put that final polish on their writing both faster and better than I could.”

Jason Black, freelance editor and “book doctor;” Owner and editor at Plot to Punctuation, LLC; author of Pebblehoof and Blackpelt

 

“Anne Crawford is a meticulous editor, sensitive to authorial intent and style, and gives helpful comments and suggestions. Her method not only improved my manuscript, it helped me with guidance and encouragement for future writing. I found her very personable in the way she interacted with me, which gave me a sense of knowing who she was and how she understood me and my writing. Obviously there was a connection because of her cross-cultural experience and knowledge of another language (Spanish). I had noted those credentials on the web, and they were definitely a factor in my decision to ask for her help... Overall, I felt that she really enhanced my book, and I did learn lessons from her which will make me a better writer.”

John D. Wilson, author of the memoir In Other Worlds 


“For the translation of my first novel, Operation Matryoshka (original Spanish title: Operación matrioska), I sought a professional, reliable translator. Author Marcos Chicot, a Planeta Prize finalist, and Amazon exec Rex Czuba, head of Kindle publishing in Spanish, both recommended Anne Crawford. From our very first contact, Anne conducted herself with impeccable professionalism. She was always there when I needed her, responsive and ready to address any comment or question I had. She delivered the completed translation in a timely fashion, and at all times, I felt very confident and comfortable with the quality of her work. Not only did she create an English version of my book that surpassed the Spanish original, but, thanks to her help, I was able to identify and correct errors in the original. I cannot recommend her translation skills highly enough, and I will certainly use her services on any future projects of mine.”

Álvaro Botija Ibáñez, bestselling author of Operación Matrioska, now available in English as Operation Matryoshka


"I am so pleased with the editing work that Anne has done on my first novel. Her writing and editing experience show through her work. She has also been very positive and supportive during this process as well as easy to contact when needed. I feel like I will be a better writer because of her comments and suggestions. I also appreciate that when she enjoyed my writing, more specifically my witty sarcasm, she would let me know. I hope to continue my work as an author and complete other novels in the future, in which I will look forward to working with Anne again. I would definitely recommend her services. "

Cheri Hooper, author of Fowl Holiday


"I want you to know how much I appreciate your word suggestions. . . I appreciated the small language fixes. I know that, combined, each of these fixes will improve the overall story. Thank you for taking the time to not only tell me what was wrong, but also to provide a helpful solution and explanation as to why you saw a need for the changes. I know that doing this was extra work on your part. I want you to know that I value the work you have done for me. You are well worth the money."

Shanae Branham, author of DiSemblance and Boston's Quest


"Thanks very, very much for your act of kindness in editing Churchgoers so professionally. You made it a much, much better book."

Don Kurtz, author of Churchgoers and South of the Big Four


 




“Anne Crawford generously provided much-needed editing for my first novel, Winterkill."

 

 


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