Comments from current and former clients.
Surveys indicate that as many as 80% of the population would like to write a book someday, but few ever make that dream a reality. Of those who do write their books, far too many overlook the most critical step in the process, editing. You’ve invested so much time, so much energy, so much of yourself into your book, why wouldn’t you want the final product to be the very best? Retaining Lisbeth Tanz, The Hired Pen, as editor was undoubtedly instrumental to achieving the #1 Amazon best-seller success of my book “Marketing Mindset”. The comments and reviews I’ve received reflect the polish that Lisbeth applied to my work and made the finished product so valuable to my readers. Writing and publishing your book is a tremendous accomplishment that so few among us will ever achieve. Your ideas may very well change some reader’s life. You owe it to them, if not to yourself, to deliver the very best version possible… and that’s just not possible without the help of a skilled editor like Lisbeth Tanz.
I have known Lisbeth for about 7 years and have worked with her for most of that time. I saw her talent for editing my articles for The St. Charles county Women's Journal and decided to hire her to help me write and edit all of my articles and also my book "Surviving The Fog Sweat and Tears of Perimenopause." Lisbeth has the ability to take your words or thoughts and make them come alive to your audience. Her great insight and talent have made her an indispensable tool for reaching my target audience. She has been dependable and flexible in her ability to make my words speak to my audience.
Lis helped make me look really good on my website. While it may seem odd that someone else could write about my business better than I could, Lis made it so easy. With just a little information and guidance, she turned my drab content into easy flowing and client focused information that has helped take my business to the next level. I have received numerous compliments on the site content and in fact just recently had a potential client tell me she was somewhat hesitant to call me because I seemed too professional…is that possible! I would highly recommend Lis’ talents for your writing and editing. You simply can’t go wrong! ;)
Lis is an excellent writer, editor and media professional. She is consistently superior in the articles she writes, willing to go the extra mile to make an assignment happen and constantly upbeat. As her editor, her copy was a pleasure to edit and she communicated well at every step of the writing and editing process. Her ghostwriting skills are outstanding. I give Lis my highest recommendation and I look forward to working with her anytime.
Lisbeth has a real talent for being able to turn complex ideas into easy to understand concepts. Her diverse experience in the communications field, as a writer, editor, marketer and radio host gives her incredible insight and skill in coaching people how to most effectively communicate their ideas and products. When you add her social, emotional and mental intelligence into the mix, it's no wonder she has so many satisfied, repeat customers.
I hired Lis to do some writing and research for me and found that not only did she accomplish what I needed to have done but went above and beyond in identifying additional markets and resources. Lis is bright, intuitive and quickly grasps the business objective!
In working with clients to move their book from initial manuscript to published book I have worked with many editors and proofreaders. Lisbeth has been one of the best I have encountered. Her work is of the highest quality but I most appreciate is her professionalism and ease to work with. She consistently meets deadlines (or delivers early) and is sensitive to the impact her work has on the whole project. I highly recommend her and will continue to enthusiastically refer my clients to her.
I was scratching my head and muttering to myself about how I could improve my LinkedIn profile so it would be friendly and readable while, at the same time, be attractive to search engines so people would find me. I consider myself to be a decent writer and marketer but, for some reason, I just couldn't get off the dime to get a new profile up and running.
I participated in a year’s worth of articles in the St. Charles Women’s Journal and I was very fortunate to find Lisbeth Tanz to write the articles for me. When I saw what it was like to work with Lis, I was totally amazed at the little bit of work I had to do. I simply gave Lis the topic for each article and a few bullet points that I wanted discussed. Lis took it from there and before I knew it, I had a very professional and extremely informative article to proofread. Not only did Lis use my bullet points, she researched the subject and added additional information that enhanced the article. I really don’t recall one time that I had to make any changes to the proof that I received from Lis. I only remember writing “GREAT JOB” on them and sending them back to Lis to send to the printer. I’ve kept Lis’ name and number on file. If I ever have any type of article to write again, Lis will be the first person I call.