Testimonials


Nic Barilar
PhD Candidate
Theatre & Performance Studies

“Shelby is a consummate editor–clear, precise, and professional. I have been sending her pieces of my writing for years, and without fail she helps me to sharpen my own perspective. Beyond proofing my work, it’s her remarkable ability to make me a better thinker and writer, to enhance my work through comments and questions that keep me going back to her for advice. I can’t recommend Shelby enough.”

“Shelby is one of the sharpest, most detail-oriented theatre minds I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Whether I need artistic feedback or an exacting copyedit, when I send a project to Shelby I always know it’s in good hands. She’s consistently impressed over the years I’ve worked with her, and I plan on hiring her again and again in the years to come.” 

Tyler Crumrine
Founding Editor
Plays Inverse Press


Courtney Colligan
PhD Candidate
Theatre & Performance Studies

“Throughout multiple sessions, Shelby carefully explained her process, discussed with me what I needed against what she saw on the page, and curated a plan to help transform a very rough copy of writing into a structurally sound academic piece. I’ve seen Shelby’s developmental edits, heavy copyediting, and light copyediting and across all three she clearly gave an extreme focus and care to each session. Aside from the specific edits, Shelby was also incredibly supportive and generous. She helped my confidence as a writer and encouraged the piece to flourish from this newfound confidence. Even at my eleventh-hour panic, Shelby gave productive feedback and smoothly navigated the process. I truly cannot recommend Shelby’s editing enough – she has a critical yet thoughtful eye and her dedication to this work solidifies her as an exemplary and astounding editor. Thank you, Shelby!”

“Shelby worked with me to format my dissertation document. She helped me identify a workaround to solve a formatting issue I was having difficulty with. Shelby is responsive, prompt, knowledgeable, and friendly–I would recommend her to anyone that needs guidance with document formatting!

Abby Cartus, PhD Epidemiology


Ella Wagner
PhD Candidate
US & Public History

“I really appreciate Shelby’s attention to detail in the copyedits–it was great to have her help proofreading and formatting citations. Her editing eye also helped my dissertation writing by flagging unclear sentences and transitions and by addressing long, wordy sentences. Her communication throughout the process was clear even during the busy holiday season. I would certainly be interested in using her services for future work!”

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