"I hired Christine to edit a memoir I have been working on for several years. I had a bad experience with a prior editor and was hesitant to make another investment without knowing what kind of work I could expect to receive in return. But during the initial consultation, Christine gave me a detailed explanation of the services offered and asked me a lot of questions about my work so that she could get to know me as well as the manuscript I was working on. After learning what I was looking for, she created a customized editing package to meet my needs. And during the editing process, she was more than willing to answer questions I had and to get feedback from me on how to approach certain parts of the book. I felt completely confident that my manuscript was in good hands. Throughout the time that I worked with her, I was pleasantly surprised at how Christine enthusiastically dove into the project, going the extra mile to make my manuscript shine. Her encouraging words helped me persevere through the final editing stage and transform my passion project into a final book. She has great attention to detail, does a thorough job, communicates well to her clients, and acts in a professional manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
"In forty years of being in business, I have hired many independent consultants. As a result, comparing Christine's services to others is easy. Not only is she technically competent but she sets realistic expectations for deadlines, meets them, and will even handle audible requests for quick turnaround projects. The quality of her work is unparalleled. Fees are fair and her interpersonal skills are the best. Christine is a joy to work with, and I enthusiastically recommend her work."
~ John Hoskins, partner at Level Five Selling and author of Level Five Selling: The Anatomy of a Quality Sales Call Revealed
“Christine's skills and performance in copy-editing and proofreading come highly recommended; her attention to detail and her intuitive sense for diction, punctuation, and syntax were crucial for the project she helped us with. Her flexibility, sociable yet professional personality, and reliable and timely responses in communication were also invaluable assets. We would highly recommend Christine for any and all copy-editing needs!”
~ Dr. Gaelan Gilbert, editor of Bright Mirror
"STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations has been working with authors for more than twenty years. I recently had the pleasure of enlisting the editing services of Christine Schmidt of True-Blue Editing for an extremely time-sensitive project. She was incredibly responsive, communicative, professional, and thorough. I would not hesitate to use her services in the future."
"Christine Schmidt has an impeccable affinity for bringing out the writer in non-writers and for gently nudging professional writers to perform at their highest levels. My project included a series of memoir writing that required a knowledgeable, yet caring approach; Christine offered both and wrapped it in personable professionalism. I would definitely recommend Christine for any copy editing needs."
~ Dr. K E Garland, author of The Unhappy Wife and editor of Daddy: Reflections of Father-Daughter Relationships
"Christine has been terrific to work with. My ideal professional: she gets it and completes assignments with professionalism, flair and no time-consuming fuss. If you need help shaping your thoughts, ideas, etc., into great, compelling copy, Christine is the right person."
~ Kim F Miller, editor for the California Riding Magazine
“Christine Schmidt was my student for two semesters at the University of California, San Diego, which offers a copyediting certificate. Christine's natural instincts make her a solid copyeditor. Our final for the second course is a chapter edit, and Christine performed admirably. She not only caught the major flaws in the piece, but she guided the author to achieving his best work through her suggestions and questions. I enthusiastically recommend her for any proofreading or copyediting work.”
~ Lourdes Venard, independent editor