Since discovering Kate my writing process has become much more enjoyable and my scholarship far more productive. Her editing skills are excellent and she is very fast and responsive. Before Kate I averaged 2 peer-reviewed papers under review a year, but after Kate I'm now averaging 5. She also just did a masterful job of editing my tenure statement. I would and have recommend her to any academic or graduate student, regardless of discipline.
—Dr. Sacha Klein, Assistant Professor
Michigan State University School of Social Work
Kate astutely gives me fresh, poetic perspective: while doing a recent Yale radio interview, I used some of the clearer language she suggested when discussing my research. In short, she her no-nonsense approach yet warm, speedy manner help me distill my critical work while retaining its heart.
—Việt Lê, PhD, MFA Assistant Professor
Kate offers suggestions and editing that many editors and well intended colleagues generally would gloss over. I truly enjoyed working with Kate because she routinely elevated my writing during the book process, chapter by chapter. She helps move along your argument, provides detailed editing, is always available to answer questions, and meets deadlines. I feel that she genuinely takes time to understand your work. This all makes a major difference! In fact, I always looked forward to opening her emails and jumping right in!
—Erualdo R. González, Associate Professor
CSUF Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Author of Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots
I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Kate. I was referred to Kate by another editor at a time when I was literally running on fumes. I was financially, emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted. Kate was professional, prompt, affordable and accessible. I appreciated her attention to detail and her "teaching" of why and how some changes made sense. She also caught two MAJOR errors that I, two other editors (and others who read my work) missed. Working with Kate was one of the best decisions and investments I've ever made.
I HIGHLY recommend Kate!
—Dr. Elizabeth Vazquez, Education Scholar/Consultant
I used Kate’s editing services in my PhD application process. I felt like they kept throwing me curve balls…and she kept showing me how to hit them out of the park!
—Sarah Montgomery, Ceramicist
I successfully defended my dissertation with minor revision (really minor) after using Kate's service. Her keen eye gave me high levels of confidence in my work when I walked into the defense room.
—Jiun-Yi Tsai, Ph.D., the School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
University of Wisconsin
One of Kate’s subcontractors edited my dissertation. Her service was exactly what I was looking for! It made it possible for me to graduate on time. The edits were extremely well thought out and improved the quality of the thesis substantially. I will definitely contact EpsteinWords for the next academic paper that I write.
—Sebastian Sovero, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
Kate Epstein did a masterful job of editing the writings of a diverse group of 25 authors for a major anniversary publication of our organization. The publication has been broadly disseminated and received wide acclaim.
—Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
Kate provides fast and thorough editing services. She enables me to see my work from another perspective. Thank you Kate! I look forward to be working with you again.
--Raudhah Yahya, Doctor of Education (EdD),
Early Childhood Education, University of Sheffield
I was very impressed by Kate's efficiency in editing my paper. She seemed to grab the flow of meaning and reasoning even without knowing the engineering context. This is formidable!
—Cong Liu, PhD candidate,
the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
I love working with Kate Epstein! She's the go-to editor for our clients and unlike other editors, she becomes highly engaged with every manuscript and every author. Her enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, and ideas for improvement are contagious and bring out the best in everyone she works with.
—Kerry Ann Rockquemore, President,
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Kate does an amazing job at a reasonable price! I’ve used her editing services for multiple documents and proposals and she always meet my short deadlines. Working with her is hands down the best experience I’ve had with an editor, and I will definitely continue using her for any future needs. I highly recommend Kate Epstein for any editing service needs. She is rapid in response, dependable, and proficient in her delivery!!!!
—S.E. Johnson, Student
Kate’s edits were great and I learned a lot from them.
—Janet Neigh, Assistant Professor of English, Penn State Erie
Whether early or late in your writing process, whether you need help hashing out ideas and figuring out what you want to say or you need line-by-line editing services to make your arguments clearer and stronger, Kate is an excellent developmental editor!
—Joan Maya Mazelis, Associate Professor of Sociology,
I brought a unpolished book chapter to Kate less than two weeks before I had to submit it. Since then, I have used Kate’s services for three different projects. Kate listens to what I need. She does her best to accommodate my time-line. Kate has always exceeded my expectations for speed. She is dedicated to accuracy and giving every document the full attention it needs. Thanks to her services, I have polished dissertation chapters that got me job interviews on a competitive market. I have also become a much better writer after working with her. She is thorough and catches major and minor issues that go way beyond simple copy edits. Kate and her team caught some errors that the editor of a major academic journal did not! I am so grateful to have found her and look forward to working with her in the future.
—Kristen Alff, Stanford University History PhD
I have worked with other editing services, but none were so approachable. And I think I actually learnt a lot in the process.
—Simone Schleper, PhD of history
Kate gives me the confidence to write quickly because I know she'll catch anything that needs editing and provide invaluable feedback on larger points.
—Danielle Dirks, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Occidental College
Kate will point out the weaknesses in your arguments, show you how to use structure to make your writing easier to read, and all the while cheerlead for your work.
—Tanya Golash-Boza, Associate Professor, Sociology,
University of California, Merced
I came to Kate with a feeble dream and an extraordinarily rough draft. I left with a polished manuscript and the confidence to pursue its publication. Kate's keen insight, editorial skill, and constant encouragement breathed life into my project. She was fast, affordable, and efficient. Above all, she took an interest in my writing, which meant even more to me than her exemplary work. I cannot thank her enough.
[Kate's subcontractor's] edits are wonderful!
—Karen Tabb Dina, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work,
University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign
I didn’t tell my co-author that I was trying out a new editor, but she noticed and sent her compliments—something she’s never done before. The editing process was smoother for us than it’s ever been before after Kate’s edits!
—Christine Sung, Assistant Professor of Marketing,
Montana State University
Working with Kate has taught me how great academic writing can be, and seeing her work has helped me to become a better writer. The money I paid for her editing services is some of the best I have ever spent!
—Sara Gundersen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics,
Kate’s work is like magic and she does it fast, to boot!
—Bianca Easterly, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science,
Kate's substantial editing helped structuring my thesis and finishing it on time. She kept her deadlines realistic and did exactly what we had agreed upon.
—Dmitrijs Kuļšs, PhD, University of Latvia
I feel privileged to have enlisted Kate’s editing expertise as I finish my dissertation this year. Her work has clarified and strengthened my ideas such that my chapters have progressed from “rough drafts” to “ready-to-finish” in record time. With the added time constraints this year brought, I know I could not have finished this year, with my sanity intact, without Kate’s help.
—Caroline Bunnell Harris, PhD candidate in U.S. History at UCLA
After having a journal article accepted on condition of revision, I found myself with 20 pages to revise and zero time to do so. I found Kate online, and even though my article needed substantial attention on a tight timeline—it was already late!—she took me on and prioritized my project with less than 24 hours notice. Not only was Kate extraordinarily communicative, but she was encouraging and instructive so that when I sat down to do the final content-based revision I knew exactly what to consider. Kate was as insightful about strengthening my argument as she was about sentence-level changes. As a graduate student on a small stipend, I don’t have a lot of money, but her editing support was worth every penny. Now, I have a strong addition to my CV and a forthcoming article that I’m not embarrassed to forward to hiring committees. I will definitely seek Kate’s help again.
—Danielle Christmas, PhD Candidate,
Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kate developed a voice for our blog and social media that exactly suits our subject and brand. In six months our blog quadrupled unique visitors to our website. In addition, our improved presence dramatically increased the number of potential clients coming to us through the Web.”
—Elissa Lief and Barbara Haupt, MiniMatters, LLC
Kate took my dissertation manuscript and transformed it into a solid book.
—Robert J. McKee PhD, Sociology Instructor, University of Nevada
Kate's work was absolutely amazing! She made my writing precise, more clear, and a lot easier to follow. I had many Aha! moments about writing in English (and writing in general) while I reviewed it.
—Kyung-Mi Kim, MS, RN, CNOR