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Reviews from Published Authors

Author David Paul Kirkpatrick, received book editing services from Polished Manuscripts

David Paul Kirkpatrick

Author of the dog

“As the former Story Editor of Paramount Pictures and as a former Production Chief of Walt Disney Studios, I have supervised thousands of screenplays, and adaptions of novels into films. If I had to do it all over again, my first hire would be Haley Hampton. She really knows her story stuff and has a strong and gentle manner in dealing with material AND the creative process that makes her fun and easy to work with. I could never ever recommend her highly enough. She is a jewel. For the last two years, she has helped our small publishing company work through twenty-four books. She is the real deal. I would be happy to talk to anyone about Haley. I have grown to respect her beyond measure.”

Marleen Pasch

Author of At the End of the Storm

“In three decades as a published author, I’ve worked with many editors, each with unique skills, talents, and perspectives. Each wanted the best for me, but none matches Haley Hampton’s breadth of experience, intuitive foresight, and meticulous attention to detail. Her developmental editing pushes me to produce deeper, award-winning work, while her copy editing delivers clean, professional manuscripts that my publishers gush over for their clarity.

I always count on Haley to deliver gentle but probative feedback informed not only by her experience as an educator, but by her innate decency and fairness. Though I’ve recently switched publishers and found a wonderful one with a superb staff, I’m sticking with Haley Hampton for my editorial work. I know she cares about me and my work, while her work never disappoints.”

Author Luke Narlee, received book editing services from Polished Manuscripts

Luke Narlee

Author of This Can’t Wait

“I’ve hired many editors over the years, and Haley is easily the best of the bunch. I never publish a new book until Haley has gone through it at least once. She’s an extremely talented editor; her attention to detail is incredible. It also doesn’t hurt that she is a wonderful human being. She’s always been kind, professional, and eager to help make my stories the best they can be. I look forward to hiring her again.”

Author Julie Bjelland, received book editing services from Polished Manuscripts

Julie Bjelland

Author of The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person

“Haley has been a wonderful editor. I have worked with Haley on several of my books, and she has become the person I turn to for help with any editing needs. She is organized and thorough, and she listens to my needs. She went above and beyond helping me on my latest book. I trust her to help me get my books to the place they need to be their best, and I highly recommend her!”