Lisa Bess Kramer is not only valuable as a developmental and copy editor, she is invaluable. Her incisive notes have helped me learn to better define scenes, present characters more deeply––by both highlighting where I fall down, and where I shine in the same manuscript. Her line edits are consistent across a manuscript, she honors a schedule, and yet despite that professionalism, she is supportive and warm. As a result, Lisa has my trust, and my heartfelt endorsement as both an editor and lovely person.
Lisa was fundamental in getting my book, The Healthy S.E.X. Habit: Get on Top of Your Life by Managing Your Sleeping, Eating & Exercising to print! Her services were critical - the developmental editing (flow, coherence and subtitles) and her copy editor Jenna Skwarek. Thanks so much for making this a fun, doable and now, completed project!
I worked with Lisa on a project [for McGraw-Hill Education] that had an aggressive schedule and needed heavy developmental edits. It was clear from the start that she was a tremendous asset to the project. Her edits and recommendations helped clarify and streamline the content. She was flexible, worked well with the author team, and always turned over materials on time, if not ahead of schedule. I recommend her unreservedly as a writer and editor.
Lisa did an excellent job writing technical medical copy for our web site and publications [at University Hospitals of Cleveland]. Her professionalism is outstanding and I greatly appreciated her on-time delivery. Her writing is an outstanding value.
I hired Lisa in 2010 to edit the first draft of my novel, SCHROEDINGER’S CATS. Not only did she do a superb job with the text itself, she was also exceptionally personable. Since working with Lisa, I consider her not only a professional colleague but also a friend… I have shown her subsequent drafts of the same manuscript and we keep in touch regularly regarding other projects we are both working on. Writers in need of an editor can rest assured Lisa comes highly recommended, not only for single projects but also longer term writer editor relationships.
Lisa is a passionate wordsmith capable of writing for a variety of media – print, web or broadcast. She is also one of the rare few who can edit as well as she can write. Any organization could benefit from Lisa’s talents and dedication.
Lisa copy-edited the manuscript of my novel and did a great, swift, accurate job. I recommend her warmly. My budget was very small for this project, and Lisa was happy to work with me to figure out how to get the essential copy-editing done within my budget.
Lisa Kramer is among the best writers and writing coaches in Greater Cleveland – and perhaps the entire country. Her editorial eye for detail is unsurpassed. She has an uncanny ability to cut through the clutter and bring out the best in her students and fellow authors.
Lisa completed an editorial review and provided rewrite recommendations for an anatomy and physiology text published by McGraw-Hill Education. I found Lisa to be very thorough and reliable.
Lisa edited my book proposal on ‘Overcoming Depression without Medication.’ Not only was she helpful with her edits and suggestions, but also kind, supportive, encouraging and quick to respond to any and all questions. Her thoughtful edits helped my proposal find an interested agent literally overnight!
I have known Lisa Bess Kramer for over a year where she worked as a development editor on a very challenging project in criminal justice. A first-time author, second language speaker, and a competitive market. Lisa bonded with the author immediately and he felt so comfortable with her and her suggestions that he worked even harder. Lisa is creative and flexible. One has to be in this business. She works with authors to heighten the tangibility and readability of their work. She has a unique emotional intelligence and is not afraid to take risks for the right reasons. Hard-working and focused, Lisa is a terrific asset to any author or publishing company.
I had the good fortune of working with Lisa Bess Kramer on my behavioral neuroscience textbook at Oxford University Press. She is a wonderful editor, full of great ideas, and a terrific person to work with! With her upbeat energy, the project took on an exciting momentum.