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“This is the third time that I’ve worked with April and Patrick, and once again, I couldn’t be more happy with my book. We faced many obstacles, but April and Patrick showed nothing but professionalism. They were clear about what needed to be done and offered a variety of options. They are very thorough, have a wonderful eye for detail, and work extremely hard to make your work as best as it can be.” — Stephen Bending

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“April and Patrick were very lovely and helpful throughout the entire editing process. They would communicate regularly and also reply to emails in a very timely manner. I really appreciated all the feedback they gave for my book and would definitely work with them again in the future!” — Jessica Ginting

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“I knew at the outset that I would be working with native US English and would have to therefore lookout for any ‘Americanisms’ that might creep into my my U K English text. I think out of some thirty thousand words I and my UK friendly readers found two minor ones, not bad going.  Very thorough, helpful, brilliant communication. I have found working with Durham great and will use them on the next two stories as well as e-publishing. Many thanks!” –D. Oakland

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“As a new author, I was so impressed with the extraordinary level of support I received. In particular, Durham Editing and E-Books gave me a unique insight into how I could help the reader get the most out of my stories. They were spot-on in their comments. I learned a lot about writing from them. In their editing, they teach and instruct in a way that is supportive and constructive. They also formatted my collection of short stories for e-book and print. They did the front cover for both and painstakingly went over all of the options available. They did an excellent job. When I first went online looking for a firm that did editing and formatting, I read many websites. Honestly, I’m not sure why I selected Durham. All of the firms seemed to offer similar services. Something told me Durham was the right one and it was. To say they go the extra mile doesn’t come close to describing their dedication and determination to produce the best product possible.”–R.L. Cioffi

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“As new to the writing world, I had looked many places to find an editor who would help me to find every single issue with my writing. And here I came to know about the Durham Editing, April and Patrick, who are really professional and very friendly in the same time. Not only did they help me to publish my first novel, but they helped me to improve me a lot in my style of writing. I wouldn’t look for any other professional in editing other than April and Patrick from Durham Editing for my next book. Thank you very much April and Patrick for your professional help. I will back to you again in 2016 to get your help for the next book. Thanks again.” –Byom Parida

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“I appreciated all the extra attention that you gave me as I pulled all the information together to send you and corrected all the typos I could find. You were extremely patient and loving and a joy to work with.”–Shea Meadows

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“So much to say, yet so little time! April and Patrick have been amazing, and I am so fortunate to have found them. It was clear to me that they went the extra mile to help me edit my e-book. The e-book editing was fantastic!!! I 100% recommend them. Drop everything and hire them now. Thanks April and Patrick!” –Francesco Thompson

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“April is fantastic – so patient and very thorough. One day I decided to write an e-book and I did. I knew that I was no good on the detail – editing, etc. So I went looking and found Durham Editing and E-books! Thank goodness I did as April turned my e-book into a fantastic e-book! I have no hesitation in recommending Durham Editing and E-Books. They are awesome!” –Kathryn Sandford

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“Responsive, fast, great communication. Thank you so much!” –P. R. Principe

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“I am eagerly waiting to find out the theme of your next anthology so that I may write a piece for it. :)” –Chantal Bellehumeur

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“As I wrote in an email I sent a while ago…, I so much appreciated the consideration you showed toward your writers: letting us know what was going on at each stage and making sure we were well-apprised of how to access copies of the anthology. It was smooth sailing throughout! And I am delighted with the book–bought some copies for family and friends and plan to buy more. Good collection! Thanks, April and Patrick, and Happy Holidays.” –Maureen

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“As always, your hard work is greatly appreciated. Hope the coming year brings you continued success.” –Pat LaPointe

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“I had just completed my first manuscript for a book I had been working on for over a year. Once I had written “the end” of my work, I realized I needed a couple of readers to scan through my work and share their thoughts. I was very nervous and skeptical about the whole idea. I know that sending your work on-line has many risks, especially if you don’t know much about the people who you are sending it to. Looking back now, I couldn’t be more happier with choosing Durham Editing for my manuscript. They were friendly, welcoming and helpful throughout the whole process of the beta read that I had chosen for them to do. The options they gave me were clear and direct. I was never worried about asking them questions mainly from the way they made me feel. They were quick to respond and provided in depth answers for me to understand as clearly as possible. From the feedback they gave me, I have realized there are many things that are easy to miss as a writer, so many small things that didn’t even cross my mind. They made it clear and simple, showing me both the strengths of the story and also the weaknesses. It was also honest, and you could really see that from the way they had written it. Without them making it so clear, I would have continued writing in the same way, but thanks to them that has now changed. They have taught me many lessons about the world of writing. There is no doubt that I would work with them again.” –Stephen Bending

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“Excellent and prompt service. Can’t fault it and look forward to working with the company again in the future.”–James Raven

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“Rarely these days — especially on the internet — do I find folks who not only fulfill their promises, but go beyond what they promise, extending every effort, to perfect their services. Durham Editing and E-book is such a company. When I am ready to send my own e-book out into the world, I shall ask DEE to be my medium.”–James Penha

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“I am starting to sound like a broken record here, but I really enjoyed working with Durham Editing. April and Patrick are friendly and easy to communicate with; they create nice promotional material and book trailers, and of course put wonderful anthologies together and make all their featured authors feel special. It is always a pleasure to work with them, and I will continue to submit my work for other anthologies.” –Chantal Bellehumeur

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“With all the negative statements and negative experiences written about self publishing, it is such a pleasure to find individuals so dedicated to helping writers. It is amazing just how much Durham keeps their writers up to date on the publication process. I hope to continue to have the opportunity to work with Durham as I complete my writing projects.” –Pat LaPointe

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“I didn’t know much about your services initially, but I could tell that you were clear and concise thinkers from your website design. How you organized the information in your website told me that you were the right editors for my project. I was also happy to find an editing service that specialized in e-books. So many of your competitors don’t put emphasis on the e-book business and I wanted someone with expertise to catch all of the little things I missed like the colon in the cover. Your prompt responses to my initial e-mail and very reasonable price was excellent. I was also impressed with your edits, warmth and attention to detail. I have no suggestions for improvements because you went above and beyond.  I can tell that you really care about your clients. :) Thank you!”Debra Mastic

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“I have found that working with Durham Editing and E-books to be a very easy and enjoyable experience. They are very helpful, especially if you are a new author. April and Patrick are both friendly and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for editing or publishing services. I look forward to working with them in the future.”–Wayne L. Murphy

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“Thank you for such a positive, friendly and motivating experience!”–Dallas Woodburn

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“My experience working with you guys has been great! Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity and for making my first time getting published easy and so fun! I hope we can work together again in the future!”–Matthew Elkin

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“I am treated as a member of the team, feel value as an author, a participant in “our” publication. I have been included in the entire process since my work was accepted, given the feeling this anthology would not be possible without me. “We” worked together in the draft, edit, review and finished product. Even now I am kept involved and aware as WORDS OF FIRE AND ICE is showcased to the world. I am blessed by this experience and can only hope to be included again when the dream of a next publication becomes “our” publication.” –Carl “Papa” Palmer

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“My experience with Durham Editing and E-books was fantastic. It’s very evident that they value the client experience. They went above and beyond to answer my questions and make me feel comfortable with the process. Thank you for everything!” –Kari Sayers

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“Patrick and April are so wonderful to work with. And, the hard copy of the book is just beautiful. I look forward, as an author, to the opportunity of collaborating with them again.” –Connie Langhorst

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“Very helpful, clear instructions, and all in all an extremely positive experience.” –Dana Bowman

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“I had  a great experience with Durham Editing and I am so proud of all the ladies who contributed to Aspiring to Inspire.  I plan on submitting some of my other work for your editing consideration.  I have found Durham Editing to be so easy to work with.” –Elizabeth Gertwagen

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“The folks at Durham Editing and E-books are EXTREMELY supportive and responsive. I have been encouraging all my writer friends to check them out. I love the look of the hard copy books and am so excited to be a part of their efforts.” –Hannelore Moore

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“This is the first time that I have had any experience of dealing with a publisher, and I have been amazed at the commitment and assistance I have received. The immediate response to my inquiries has been a tremendous help and comfort, and both April and Patrick have been remarkably supportive. I look forward to working with them again.” –Joan M. Roberts

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“Quick and professional. Very good with updates. True partners in the process of making a book.” –Mira Desai

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“It was a pleasure to work with you, and I am happy to have been featured. I will submit more of my work in the future.” –Chantal Bellehumeur

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“I enjoyed your e-mails and instructions on how to download the e-books and  appreciated the coupons very much. I have ordered hard copy from amazon; I am glad you printed hard copies, as I prefer to read in that format and I am looking forward to reading the other contributors. Thank you for all your hard work and a great product!” –Christine Valentine

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“Having already self-published an anthology, I know how much work goes into getting it finalized. The organization which handled my project went out of business shortly after the book was published, which kind of left me hanging. When time allows, I may attempt to re-issue the book.I really appreciate the attention given to this Anthology [Aspiring to Inspire], as well as the open communication between the Durhams and the writers.” –Pat LaPointe

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“Always enjoy working with them. They are professional and courteous. Have had many great experiences.” –Mellissa Black

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“The first time I self-published as a new author I wanted to have my book professionally edited with a limited budget. I’m amazed at how affordable the services are that April and Patrick provide and also how quickly they turn my work around.  I’ve now worked with them for several books and would recommend their services to other authors I know in a heartbeat. Not only are they good at what they do, they are truly a pleasure to work with.” –Lisa Andres

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“I want to thank the Durham team for their attention to the individual.  I am pleased with the outcome of my product.  Thank you mucho allot.” —Bruce P. Collard

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“A great company willing to give a shot to up and coming authors looking to break into the industry. Can’t recommend them enough!” —Andrew Rose

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“Durham Editing has given me a great opportunity to write and share my poems. I will definitely work with them in the future.” —Pamela Sloan

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“I have worked with April and Patrick on a couple of projects now, and they are wonderful. They treat an author and their work with respect and with complete care. I hope to continue working with them in the future.” —Mellissa Black

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“My experience with Durham Editing and Books has been excellent.  Its editors are professional—prompt, efficient and thorough.  I am more than happy to be published by them.” —Timothy Ruane

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“I had the chance to work with Durham Editing and E-books on the poetry anthology “Whispers, Shouts, and Songs“. I am just getting started and I greatly appreciated the opportunity to be included in such a wonderful collection.  April and Patrick are very professional and their communication is great. Any questions I had were answered completely and in a timely manner. I  would definitely recommend their services to anyone. The finished anthology looks great, from the layout, content, and cover art. I am honored to be a part of it. I will surely be using their services in the future!” —Wayne L. Murphy

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“I have nothing but great things to say about working with Durham Editing and E-books. They treated my poems with respect and care. Working with this company was easy and effortless. The results are fantastic, and I would love working with them more in the future. They know their craft and help give voice to a variety of talented authors.” —Mellissa Black

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“Hi I’m Dwight. During early 2012, I became a first time writer of fiction shorts. Having just completed my first project, I knew my writing was very raw and in need of cleaning up through editing. I also knew I wanted someone who was good at what they did but did it without altering the storyline of the book. My search led me to you. What I found in you was an editor who took no prisoners and spared no feelings when it came down to producing a product that was ready for what the intended use was. So, if you find yourself in need of a great editor, you’re at the right place. The services I got here was worth much more than I could have paid at that time. I thank you again.” —Dwight

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“Thank you! Best of the best.” —Jane

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“Durham Editing and E-books has done fantastic work on both my covers! They are so easy to work with, so patient with all my nit-picky changes and tweaks. I’ve been thrilled with everything they’ve done for me.” —Beverley Brackett

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“To anyone looking for a quick, economical and GOOD formatting service. I stumbled across April Durham at Editing and Ebooks.com in 2012 through a reference obtained through Linked In. I approached her about formatting two books I had on Smashwords but had never been able to get into their Premium Catalog for wide-spread distribution. I also realized I required her services to place the two novels onto Amazon’s Kindle. I can honestly say she did the formatting that placed both books on the Premium Catalog and on Amazon very quickly, at a very reasonable price. I have made arrangements to have her and her firm handle similar work on my next two novels and I anticipate using her on just about anything I do in the future. I’m a writer and don’t have the time or inclination to master the formatting techniques to get books posted on various publishing sites. Fortunately, with April around, I don’t have to. I’d recommend her and her firm’s services to anyone who wants to take the no-sweat approach to publishing their books.” —Daniel Quentin Steele

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