“Arlene has edited two of my numismatic research books (the second 180,000 words with over 800 footnotes) and done an excellent job on both. The subject matter is a combination of historical and technical material, and Arlene has succeeded in keeping my writing consistent and focused on readability. She has been available by e-mail and telephone as needed, offering helpful suggestions in advance of her delivery of the edited manuscript. The marked-up text has been easy to read and her frequent notes have helped guide me through the reasons for some of her recommendations. Additional books are planned, and I intend to ask Arlene to edit them, also.”

— Roger W. Burdette

Renaissance of American Coinage 1905 – 1908

Virginia, 2005



“Arlene, I’ve just received your work on my manuscript—I don’t know what else to call it! You obviously worked your butt off on that thing and I’m not sure if I am more impressed or more depressed. I thought I had a manuscript ready for the printer. The hell I did! OK, I do know—I’m more impressed. For I cannot fathom just how depressed I would have been—embarrassed is probably the better word—had I not found you. Delighted is an even better word, for this time when I have gone over the book, I will have a confidence I would never have had—never did have, actually. So, this is a long way for me to say how much I appreciate your work.”

— Lee Rudolph

The Sultan of Atlantic City

Maryland, 2005



“It is with unmitigated pleasure that I write to endorse Ms. Prunkl’s skill as a copy editor. She is the embodiment of the true spirit and core philosophies that we hold dear at Scarlett magazine: aspiration, ambition and authenticity. When it comes to the English language, Ms. Prunkl has an unerring sense of what is ‘right.’ She also has a keen eye for errors and, more importantly, solid suggestions on how they may be corrected and improved. Perhaps her most valuable contribution is that she takes her work as an editor very seriously and is a true professional in every sense. Highly recommended.”

— Anne-Marie Dekker

Editorial director, Scarlett magazine

Vancouver, 2005


“While capturing the mood and character of my words, Arlene not only cleaned up syntax and grammar but did what most editors can’t—transformed an already well-written document into something more powerful and captivating for my particular audience. She enhanced my own personal style—as well as my confidence in presenting this application. Arlene is more than an editor; she becomes your advocate.”

— Scott Kritzer

classical guitarist

Oregon, 2004




“Arlene’s skills in copy editing and critiquing the manuscript of my new book were unrivalled. Her thorough manuscript evaluation also provided invaluable insight into plot and character motivation that helped propel me in the right direction for the second draft. I look forward to working with Arlene on my next book project.”

— Wendy Roberts

Dating Can Be Deadly

Vancouver, 2004



“Arlene Prunkl just finished editing, proofreading and creating the index for my new book. I could not be more pleased with the results of her work. Arlene worked relentlessly and tirelessly on the project, bringing it in ahead of time and on budget. Furthermore, I quickly learned to depend on her comments and suggestions, and was amazed at the level of detail and skill she brought to the work. This was my first book and knowing that Arlene was tackling the job with a high level of professionalism and perfection eased my stress level considerably! In addition, she was a pleasure to communicate with—my e-mails received lightning quick response, and she was always friendly and personal, yet professional. Before this project, I wondered why I needed an editor; now I realize that the critical role she played could never have been bypassed if I wanted a professional-quality book.”

— Pete Hitesman

The Insider's Guide to Home Equity Borrowing

San Francisco, 2004


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