“Thys iz wat happins wen I dont have Christine Ma az my copi=editer. Shez the bezst! Seriously, there is no one better, especially for a series because she remembers all the nitpicky details you might have forgotten back in book one. Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere. Hire her now!”
—Suzanne Selfors, author of the Imaginary Veterinary Series, the Smells Like Dog series, and the Ever After High School Stories series, all of which Christine worked on
“Christine Ma is a copyediting genius. She is thorough and thoughtful and wise, and I’m deeply grateful for the work she has done on my books over the years. She’s saved me from terrible gaffes more than once. I recommend her, unreservedly.”
—Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Michael L. Printz Awards
“I am always happy and relieved when my manuscripts are assigned to Christine.
Relieved because: (1) she is relentlessly thorough and comprehensive; I can be confident that all errors and inconsistencies will be found and interrogated and eloquently elucidated, and (2) she is remarkably restrained when I stet the occasional edit that I must stet for reasons of authorial idiosyncrasy, even when she is absolutely right and I know that I am being thick-headed.
Happy because: (1) she is smart and witty and warm, and (2) she lives in Pittsburgh, the point at which three rivers converge.
I am going to leave an error in this testimonial, confident that she will help it find a better home on someone else’s web page.”
—Matthew Swanson, author of the Real McCoys series; Everywhere, Wonder; and Babies Ruin Everything
“I’ve worked with Christine Ma on multiple books, and she is always thoughtful, thorough, amazingly detailed, and fun to work with. She has an eye for all the details that are easy to miss so you can focus on the big picture. Christine has a clear love for the written word and knows more about it than I do and probably more than most people. Your book will be better having worked with her.”
—Stephen Emond, author of Bright Lights, Dark Nights; Winter Town; and Happyface
“I feel very lucky to have found Christine Ma. Christine is an amazing proofreader, and she’s kind, impressively smart, and fun to work with. She turned the essence of what I had attempted to convey in my writing into something much easier for readers to understand. My collection of short stories for children feels neat and tidy and pleasurable to read thanks to Christine.”
—Jessica Laurel Kane, author of The Butterfly Who Was Afraid to Fly and Other Stories