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 Here are some comments from my clients:

July 26, 2017:
Thank you for your great work on the manuscript! We will go through the remarks more thoroughly later, but I can already see that it has profited a lot from your editing.

July 24, 2017:
Thank you so much. You did an awesome job on my manuscript.... My paper flows so much better. I have recommended you to my colleagues.
Angela Goins
Houston, TX

June 30, 2017:
Thanks for your detailed work. I really learned a lot from your editing.

April 29, 2017:
I am very pleased with Merrie’s editing. She is very careful in how she approaches the text. She is sensitive to the author’s intention, she takes a holistic view of the overall story, and shows genuine interest in the final product. I am very much looking forward to turning to her for my future projects.

April 25, 2017:
I looked through your edits and see that you have done great work with the paper.... I like your active style in improving text and it is clear that you have a good judgment, which saves a lot of work for us. You made this paper a lot better. This is exactly the type of editor we wanted.

February 15, 2017:
Merrie does excellent work - she's precise and her comments are very helpful. Everything I have sent her has gotten published.

January 10, 2017:
Many thanks Merrie, you have helped me a bunch. It is a pleasure to work with you.

August 31, 2016:
Thank you for [the edited manuscript]  and for being such a great collaborator. I just finished the acknowledgments and you will find your name there when the book is out.

July 2, 2016:
Thanks for your careful final reading. This is excellent help. I am really looking forward to our future further collaboration.

March 7, 2016:
Thank you very much for your work. It was quick and very thorough! I definitely will send you more future manuscripts, and refer friends who need professional editing services.

February 4, 2016:
I really appreciate your wonderful  work, the article looks shining after your editing, thank you very much!

January 30, 2016:
Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to work with you. I am fully satisfied and also learned from your editing and copy-editing style.
Rayson K. Alex
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

January 27, 2016:
Thank you for sending me the final edited version of my paper. It is now obviously much clearer than the original, and I hope my potential readers would benefit from that clarity. I'm really grateful to your dedication to detail and quality.

January 21, 2016:
Thank you so much for your thorough copy editing … in particular, your remarks on [redacted] are highly appreciated – they made me understand that I was really not very clear in that paragraph and I hope it’s better now.

January 15, 2016:
Thank you for these fantastic and thorough edits!!!

January 3, 2016:
Thank you so much for all your excellent comments!!! These are very helpful.

November 12, 2015:
Thank you very much for your expertise, time and kind help. Your feedbacks are very timely and helpful. My research statement now looks much better. Glad I have your helping hand throughout past several edits. Hope we can work together again for another writing in the future.

September 19, 2015:
During the last 1,5 years you have edited the most relevant parts of my PhD research and publications. I am very thankful for your thoughts and comments that helped improve the presentation of my work.

May 15, 2015:
Many thanks for your very thorough job - your alterations and comments have been extremely helpful indeed.

March 27, 2015:
Your rewrite is so smooooooooooth Wow.
We appreciate your skill and effort so much.

February 12, 2015:
Thank you for copy-editing my chapters and giving me the warm words. It is really encouraging.... As an international student, writing a dissertation in English was not an easy task, and I have got frustrated so many times. So, I truly appreciate your help and words of encouragement.

January 30, 2015:
Indeed, thanks Merrie! You've worked wonders, as always. I am grateful.

January 6, 2015:
Thank you very much. I would like to congratulate you for one more impeccable work!

December 8, 2014:
Perfect! Thanks once again for your great job on the paper. As last time, I think your professional copy editing has significantly improved the overall quality of the paper.

December 1, 2014:
Please let me thank you for the intelligent reviewing [of] my paper. Actually, your work is fantastic. When I read your questions and suggestions, I felt you were as a supervisor in networking!
I really appreciate that, and I [wish I had] met you before now ...

October 27, 2014:
Thank You Merrie, You really did an incredible job, having spent some time with the revisions I'm really amazed how much difference the small grammatical fixes made in relation to the whole!  Would you mind being acknowledged in the acknowledgements?  Again, thanks a lot for all the help, and it was great working with you.

September 18, 2014:
You have done an impressive job with this paper. Your expertise is greatly appreciated.

August 6, 2014:
I am still learning this journal writing, but your work on my chapter has really made it sing.  Thanks for all your help.

June 10, 2014:
Thank you very much for your prompt editing. I just had a quick look at some of the edited files, and I can’t say other than WOW. I really appreciate your professional help in editing my thesis.

April 7, 2014:
Thank you so much for the thorough explanations!
I really appreciate your help, and I also learned a lot from you!

March 15, 2014:
Thank you very much! I am very pleased with your work and plan to use you again in the very near future and recommend your services to my
doctoral students.

March 8, 2014:
Thank you so much for your work. I really love your work and efforts to understand contents.

February 4, 2014:
You are amazing. I wish you were my advisor.

November 27, 2013:
The text was so flawless thanks to you ... I just wanted to let you know how wonderful an edit you did.

October 29, 2013:
Thank you very much for your great and high quality editing service.
You help me see the blind spots of my writing and demonstrate … better (clear and compact) options for expressing my ideas.

October 25, 2013:
Thank you so much again for all your tremendous support! The process working with you teaches me so much about writing and my hopes for my writing too. The letters feel very strong and appreciate the clarity and grace that has been included with your feedback and tremendous guidance on revising the letters.

August 31, 2013:
I want to thank you again for your thoughtful editing of my paper. I have accepted all the changes you made and am very impressed with your suggestions.

July 17, 2013:
This is great. Thank you for your timely turn around and attention to detail. I do think the chapter is better for it. Look forward to working with you in the future.

June 22, 2013:
Thanks very much for your editing. It is wonderful and has improved the quality of writing significantly. You comments and suggestions are very clear and useful and I could easily correct them by myself.

June 16, 2013:
Thanks very much for your effort. I really love your editing. It has made what I intended to express much clearer.

May 3, 2013:
Thank you so much for your comments - your editing was awesome and it improved the paper a lot!
Looking forward to work with you in the future.

April 25, 2013:
Saying that I am grateful is an understatement! So, I'll say that I am extremely grateful for your services. In fact, I am 100% pleased with the way in which you improved my manuscript, without changing my contribution or the "essence" of the paper. Thank you so much! I will definitely contact you in the future as my research continues.

March 5, 2013:
thanks merrie!
you did a fantastic job. you'll be hearing from me again, for sure.

February 11, 2013:
Thank you for your excellent work on our paper. I am convinced that the new understandability and flow significantly increase the paper’s overall chance to get accepted.

January 24, 2013:
Thank you and will keep dealing with you, also will recommend you to my good colleagues, they need such expert person in this field exactly.
Hosam
Malaysia

January 5, 2013:
Thanks for your final version and your precise editing. I will be happy to send my other papers to you soon.

December 22, 2012:
Thanks so much for your work. Just had a chance to skim through it and your suggestions/corrections are so thorough, good and extensive and will make the article so much more readable!
Dr. Sonja van Wichelen
University of Western Sydney

December 12, 2012:
Thank you again Merrie. My article is now ready for publication thanks to your fine-grained editing, brilliant re-organization of sections, and targeted formatting for the specific journal. You have made my rather complex argument easy to read and understand. Great work!

October 31, 2012:
What an amazing job you made! I learned so much, so many words, English phrasing... not to mention the editorial remarks. The ms is so much better because of you. So nice to have someone like you go over it all, it makes a huge difference. I almost like it again.... Thank you again for all your hard work on it, I do believe that it is a hundred times better thanks to your help.

October 15, 2012:
Thanks for your suggestions to improve my paper. I find them useful and commend your editing. I appreciate your work, the speed, and your help. Once again thanks for doing a great job.

Sept. 8, 2012:
I went through the whole file. It is much better than the original version. Thanks a lot for your great work!

July 29, 2012:
Your editing makes the paper look very good now! I especially appreciate your paying attention to lots of details and your efforts to make things consistent throughout the text.

June 22, 2012:
Thank you so much! Your multitude of small changes have made this piece of writing flow much better, which is exactly what I was hoping for. I'll certainly be in touch again at the next stage.

Apr. 11, 2012:
I finally got some time this morning to review your editing. I don't know what to say. Once again, your editing is remarkable! You bring out the best part of my writing and allow the reader to easily comprehend the main points. I am very grateful for your attention to detail.

Mar. 21, 2012:
I strongly recommend Professor Bergmann to edit your text. Her work is very professional, she actually helped me to improve my manuscript. I have also appreciated her style, seriousness and helpfulness. She is committed to you in the sense that she stays with you until you consider your manuscript is fine and ready to be submitted. For me, this "face-to-face" contact with the copy editor is crucial. So, since I know the work of M. Bergmann, I will avoid "big english editing" companies.

Feb. 14, 2012:
I have been reading over your edits and all I have to say is REMARKABLE. You make the paragraphs flow. You make the argument clearer. I can't thank you enough for all your work. I am very grateful.

Feb. 18, 2012:
[She] was just the challenge my manuscript needed. Her impeccable scrutiny is geared not only towards proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, and semantics, but also the logical structure and consistency of the contents of her client's writings. I recommend her to anyone who feels their work could benefit from a second pair of very keen and professional eyes.

Jan. 10, 2012:
[She] has a precise and profound sense of the English language and a keen eye for detail. She not only carefully checked grammar and punctuation but also provided a number of constructive comments for improving the overall quality of the paper, which I appreciate immensely. She even went out of her way to make sure that the paper meets the guidelines of the targeted journal. She is by far the best editor I have ever worked with in my entire academic career. My heartfelt thanks for your excellent editing. I will definitely come back for more.

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