Lee Ann was amazing. Not only did she produce a very detailed index for my book, but she provided excellent proofreading of the manuscript. I highly recommend her, and will be passing her name on to colleagues who are in need of an indexer/proofreader.
Good editors clean up your manuscript. Great editors go a step further and help you see the book you intended to write. From her work on my book, I know Lee Ann Pingel is a great editor.
As a new author (and the typical “poor grad student”), I was a little nervous about sending my manuscript to an editor who came highly recommended. Any fears were quickly laid to rest. Lee Ann is not only a fast and reliable editor, she’s also very kind and considerate. She helped me transform my manuscript into a work I am proud to call my own, fixing mistakes in grammar and formatting, as well as offering insightful suggestions to help strengthen my novel as a whole. It was an absolute pleasure working with Lee Ann, and I don’t think I will publish anything without seeking her help first.
I highly recommend Lee Ann. She is very encouraging; but also has the courage to criticize constructively, which is what I wanted.
I consider myself quite fortunate to have found Lee Ann in time to help with so many of the editing tasks I was facing, including cleaning up prose, fact checking, and chasing down citations. It is no exaggeration to say that Lee Ann not only made the completion of my book possible, it was a much better book in the end.
In 2016, after four years of writing and rewriting, I typed "The End" to my coming-of-age novel, Girl in a Foxhole. I was so immersed in it that I, wisely, looked for a cool, professional eye to spot plot and character glitches and to “doctor” goofs in punctuation, spelling, syntax, etc. Lucky me! I found Lee Ann Pingel, an editor who knows her stuff and is easy to work with. Beyond my expectations, she researched the training of AME pastors and assisted in fine-tuning African-American dialect of the 1940s. She offered just the right support to take me to the finish line.
Lee Ann did an excellent job editing my manuscript. It was a real bonus that she was able to proofread the transliterated titles of the many Russian-language sources that appeared in my footnotes. This was a tedious and time-consuming but absolutely necessary task, and I was delighted to be able to rely on her to do it. The final month of preparing a manuscript is a stressful time, and it was great to have someone so efficient and professional providing assistance.
I met Lee Ann Pingel during a class at Decatur Writers Studio. Meeting her was one of the best things that has happened to me! Lee Ann worked with me on two separate drafts of the book. Her guidance, suggestions, and edits refined my writing, and I am extremely grateful to her. I highly recommend Lee Ann; she is a talented editor!
Lee Ann engages with authors and their manuscripts on a meaningful and substantial level. She invests herself in projects and has an amazing eye for detail. Her help is invaluable.
My dissertation was a 350+ page mixed-method study of complex arts intervention for traumatized people. For years I had sought a copy editor who was fluent in APA style and who was also was capable of understanding and finessing the synthesis of complicated multi-level material. At last I was referred to the amazing Lee Ann, who identified and fixed writing that lacked clarity, accomplished the complicated cross-proofing of 150+ charts and tables against the text, formatted the extensive table of contents, double- and triple-checked the references, and formatted the final PDF for submission. She even suggested an improved title and more targeted keywords. Lee Ann is the whole package: talented, insightful, efficient, precise, on-time, and a great communicator. I could not recommend her more highly.
Lee Ann changed my thoughts on my life into a story. All of my family and many of my friends who are retired educators and professionals commented on the excellent quality of the writing. She worked very closely with me and gave me a wonderful gift to pass down to my children and grandchildren.