“I’ve referred many of my consulting clients to Lauren Hidden and The Hidden Helpers for editorial work and the feedback has always been wonderful. Not only do they rave about her editorial skills but she has helped all improve their writing, going above and beyond to help authors. I would not hesitate to recommend Lauren or her staff for any editorial need and will continue to send my clients to her company.”
Jerry D. Simmons
Lauren, you picked up on a lot of things in my book that I had overlooked or just did not even think of. You did a great job of editing. Thank you for all your assistance!
Michele Tate Washington, author of How A Teen Mother Took Her Son from Dyslexia to the NFL
“It may seem impossible for someone to write an entire book and never really know what the message of it is. It’s kind of eclectic. Lauren was a tremendous help not only in the editing part of it but she asked certain questions that helped me to understand what a reader would be wondering if they didn’t know me or my story.
After thinking through Lauren’s questions, I made several changes as she suggested and I think the point is clearer now about the co-dependency behavior and most importantly, learning the art of silence has brought me great peace.
Everyone who has read it to date thinks it’s fabulous. They all agree that’s it a very easy read and that’s where Lauren did her best. Cutting down the length of the sentences and also breaking my lengthy paragraphs into shorter ones have made the book so much better and again easier to read.
I so much appreciate everything Lauren did with my manuscript. And thanks to Lauren, I now have a published book.”
Veronika Jordan, author, You Have the RIGHT to Remain Silent: From Prison to the Promised Land
“Lauren, Thanks a million for helping me get my last book out so quickly…YOU ROCK as an editor!”
Julie Beyer, MA
I truly enjoy working with Lauren Hidden and highly recommend her to others who need her professional assistance. I have worked with her on numerous occasions and look forward to working with her again in the future. In particular, I recommend her because:
Quality of her work. She is really good at helping people develop and deliver a clear, concise message that is tailored to the particular audience. She delivers a top notch work product on time and within the pre-set budget.
Value she produces. Lauren Hidden produces value in many ways through her sage advice on structure or themes, or a connection to an individual she thinks might be helpful to your project.
Attitude. Lauren brings a positive, friendly,professional attitude to her work that can be very helpful in staying on task and getting a project completed.
Attorney Sterling Ashby, founder History in Action Toys
Lauren is amazing! I chose her to do my editing on my first book and I will definitely be using her in the future. Her attention to detail is spot-on and she completes work within the specified deadlines. Lauren is great about suggesting words or phrases that might make your writing flow a little better. She also has a knack for getting to the root of the saying much quicker than I possibly could. She is very professional and I believe she truly enjoys her work.
Lauren is also a positive person so you always enjoy being in contact with her. She has the ability to make you feel better after an email exchange than most people do after speaking to them in person. I can’t wait to work with Lauren again.
Vickie Turley, author of What’s Love Got to do With It: How to Have the Perfect VA-Client Relationship
“Lauren Hidden’s careful reading of my book of short stories was helpful in many ways; she picked up on the inconsistencies in my plot lines, to mention a few, she had wonderful insights into what was missing in some of my stories and she ferreted out my mistakes in grammar and syntax . She did all this without taking over and I felt when I was ready to publish my book that it was still my voice and my stories.
One of the nice things about Lauren is her availability. I never had a question or concern but that she was there to help me. When we did not agree on a point, she was willing to go over it with me and work a compromise. We did all this in an ambiance of good humor and fun. Lauren is great to work with because despite the sometimes seriousness of pulling my work together, we could enjoy each others’ wit and wisdom.
I am now in the process of doing a second book, a memoir, and we are off to a good start. I’m looking forward to our collaboration with enthusiasm.”
Dr. Douglas C. (Cliff) Wilkerson, author of Beautiful Brown Eyes and Other Stories
“I am amazed at how much I enjoyed this process. This was the first time I ever had my work professionally edited and I was concerned that my voice would be lost in a sea of rewrites and content changes but that was not the case, and if anything my voice was enhanced by the editing, knowing that the structure of my book is sound gives me a greater sense of confidence in it and has made it much more marketable. Thank you, Lauren; it was an absolute pleasure working with you.”
Dr. Becky Gillaspy, Founder of Weight Loss without Worry
Author of Lose Weight without Losing Your Love Affair with Food
“I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Lauren. She took my project from a rough manuscript to a polished masterpiece with lightning speed and precision, her work is in a word: exceptional.”
Penny C. Sansevieri, Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
“Lauren succeeds at the most complex and challenging writing assignments. In my case, she needed to pull from multiple sources that had been written for company insiders to produce a coherent piece that would persuade a very different, external reader – and she had to do it again and again for different products. The pieces also needed to follow a specific format. Every time before deadline she produced captivating, clear and lively prose that brought the reader a powerful sense of our products. Lauren’s remarkable work saved me enormous amounts of time, enabling me to focus on exciting new initiatives.”
T.G., Educational Administrator (Due to the sensitive nature of the work, T.G. requested anonymity)
“After struggling with my manuscript for four years, I questioned whether I really had a book could hold a reader, or if the 300 pages made any sense at all. Lauren’s sure hand with the proverbial red pencil (o.k., computer keys), her unerring eye for confusion, her clear-headed and clearly-stated comments gave me the confidence to put it out on the market. Lauren will have my next book. And my next. I consider her my invaluable and treasured hidden asset.”
Mary Lois Sennewald, author: Roadschooling Ryan: Learn as We Go
“Lauren’s virtual assistance helped push the promotional work for my book into high gear. She delivered what she said she would, and in a timely manner. I have complete trust in her ability to provide whatever virtual help is needed, and if she cannot provide it, she will tell you so! She is a pleasure to work with.”
Amy Gorman, author
Aging Artfully: 12 Profiles of Visual and Performing Women Artists 85-105
“Lauren Hidden was instrumental in the rapid publication of Billy Graham’s important new book, Living In God’s Love: The New York Crusade. Lauren was professional, flexible, and a pleasure to work with; I recommend her services wholeheartedly.”
Catharine Lynch, Vice President
Associate Publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons
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