TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME CLIENTS...
"Chelle is a lifesaver. I had been floundering before I met her, going from editor to editor until I found the person who fit my words. She not only is an amazing and professional editor, she truly understands the author's voice and dives in wholeheartedly to make the book shine. She works tirelessly to ensure we meet our deadlines--even when she sometimes doesn't get a heads-up--and is pure talent. I don't know where my books would be without her determination to ensure my novels are as perfect as they could be. And truthfully, I almost wanted to not write this because I don't want to share her!"
~New York Times Bestselling Author, Carrie Ann Ryan
"Chelle is peace of mind. Over the years, she’s copyedited, proofread, and beta read many of my books, as well as created bibles, blurbs, and taglines, in addition to myriad other tasks. She’s professional, experienced, knowledgeable, on time, positive, honest and direct, and dependable. I know my work is in capable and steady hands with Chelle. Frankly, I don’t know what I’d do without her."
~New York Times Bestselling Author, Erin Kellison
~New York Times Bestselling Author, Alexandra Ivy
"Working with Chelle at Literally Addicted to Detail is a joy. She is smart, knows her stuff, and is so easy to understand and work with. I always know that my work will be made better after she's put her editorial pencil to it. I will always turn to her for my editing needs."
"One of the things I learned in this business is that you have to have great people on your team - and Chelle is certainly that. She's done copy edits, blurbs, and bibles for me. There's no one else I'd trust with so much. She's honest, dependable, professional, and goes above and beyond. Chelle is truly one of a kind."
~NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Donna Grant
"I’m pretty sure I’d be lost without Chelle. From a blurb to a tagline to copyedits, I trust her fully and completely with helping to make my work shine. It’s obvious from her professionalism, passion, and dedication to her work that she loves what she does, and that’s why I adore working with her. I can’t recommend her enough!"
~USA Today Bestselling Author, Stacey Kennedy
"I've lost track of how many projects I've worked with Literally Addicted to Detail on in the last couple of years, but my books would not be what they are without Chelle's input and genius. Every project is completed on schedule (or before) with a superior level of skill and professionalism. I look forward to many more years working with Chelle."
~USA Today Bestselling Historical Romance Author, Christina McKnight
"Chelle has always been nothing but professional, honest, and realistic.
She doesn't mess around when it comes to her job. But what I really like
most about her, is the way that she gets
~Bestselling Author, Tigris Eden
~USA Today Bestselling Author, Lia Davis
"Chelle was an amazing editor who didn't try to edit the voice out of my book. She understood that characters don't always speak in perfect English, so her dialogue suggestions were spot on. Her editing skills made my book so much stronger. I'll use her again and again!
And since she was able to appreciate my style, Chelle created awesome back cover copy for my novella, The Perfect Match. She used just the right language to convey the conflict and humor. The copy was clever, smart, and crisp--the perfect combination to intrigue a potential reader!"
~Award-winning author and screenwriter, Pat White
"Chelle, is wonderful to work with, professional, tactful and prompt. She helped me pull together a complicated 400-page novel with ease. I trust her judgment and character inisghts and I'm looking forward to working with her again in the near future."
~Romance and paranormal author, Katalina Leon
"One of the hardest things to do as an author is trust your unpublished work to a new editor. When I found myself in need of another pair of professional eyes on my new book, I turned to Chelle at Literally Addicted to Detail. What can I say about the experience? In short...it was awesome. She listened to my needs, we discussed the terms (what she would do, what it would cost, when it would be returned to me), and she met all of the terms and exceeded my expectations. The notes I received from her were insightful and helpful. I am looking forward to working with Chelle again in the future, and recommend her to indie authors who are in need of a professional, thorough editor."
~Bestselling Author, R.E Butler
"I honestly don't think there is a better editor than Chelle Olson. I don't know what I'd do without her expert advice and knowledge of the industry. She takes her editing above and beyond and is extremely helpful with all of my ridiculous questions. She is very "addicted to detail" and very professional. I love working with Chelle."
~Susan Griscom, author of the Whisper Cape, Beaumont Brothers, Sectorium and more
"As a new self-published author I was looking for someone who could look over the book I had already published that was getting reviews saying it needed editing badly (even though I had paid an editor to do so before I first published). I really appreciated Chelle’s upfront thoughts and advice about my story and her continued feedback as she went through the re-edit. The next book I wrote I didn’t hesitate to contact Chelle again to work with her and will continue to do so in the future."
~B.L Brooklyn, Paranormal Romance Author
"When I finished my first book, In A Heartbeat, and was told I had to have it edited, I panicked. Who was I going to trust my baby to? Ther are so many unknowns in the online world, and I was afraid to take a chance. I knew Michelle Olson from her Literal Addiction website, which I have always enjoyed reading and following. To my surprise, she announced a new service: Literally Addicted to Detail. Wow, just what I needed! We talked and discussed every aspect of the services, and I was awed at how much was involved. Michelle exceeded my wildest expectations in every way! Her obsession with detail showed on every page, as she not only made spelling and grammatical corrections, but she offered her insight into the storyline of the book itself. I knew then that she read the book too, and not just edited the words. Her suggestions were intelligent and heartfelt. Michelle made me feel important, and also that my work was important to her. Thank you, Michelle, for all of your meticulous hard work editing my book. I will definitely come knocking on your door when #2 is ready."
"I'm extremely proud of my latest book. The writing turned out exactly how I wanted it to. My first book had a less-than-perfect editor, and I cringe every time I read through the first book and see the occasional errors. It's like a hammer to the head. I wanted to avoid that at all costs with the sequel, so I had a professional editor spend some time with it. Did I say he had it for months? Yeah, months. Don't get me wrong, he was very thorough and did a good job. Once I thought I was done, I sent it to Chelle. The woman is magic! Within a matter of just a few days, she found errors that had been missed, plot issues, and other things that made me cringe. Where am I now? I have a product that I'm comfortable sending to any reviewer, a product that matches my vision of the story, and something that I am proud of. Thanks, Chelle!"
~Zack Kullis - Author the Smite the Damned series
"Wow! You are very thorough. I always thought proofreading was a two pass job, But you did an AMAZING job with just one pass!...I am looking through your notes now and am floored at all you found (and this after a copyedit!)...Your notes are awesome!" <from email exchanges>
"I love your proofs! I think you're right on, and I'm accepting almost everything! Also, love those little copyediting comments--I've agreed with everything you flagged. Great job! Thank you for a great proof, Chelle!" <from email exchanges>
~Bestselling author, Roxanne St. Claire
"When it was time to find beta readers for Driven, I knew I wanted to enlist the services of Literally Addicted to Detail. Chelle Olson not only has a keen eye for detail, she has an intuitive sense that gets right to the heart of a story--and right to a writer's concerns for how a story will be viewed by readers. "
"Literally Addicted to Detail beta read the third novel in my COLONY series. Chelle did a wonderful job in pointing out plot holes, inconsistencies and so much more in my story. She definitely helped to make the story more tight. I would definitely use her again for this and more."
"Literally Addicted to Detail's Chelle Olson saved me countless hours putting together a bible for my Survival Race series. The final product is a great reference, and Chelle's attention to detail was fantastic. She even found an inconsistency in a character's height from book #1 to book #2!"
"I've always done my series bibles myself, but organization isn't my best skill, and I had to believe there was a better way. With a new series starting, it was the perfect time to test that theory. Chelle outdid my expectations with her meticulous attention to detail. I will definitely be using her again, and recommend her for anyone who needs a helping hand keeping things straight. A completely oustanding job!"
~USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning Author, Kristin Painter
"I needed someone to do a series bible for The Baskerville Affair, which consisted of three long steampunk novels and three additional short stories. The stories were loaded with dozens of characters, period details and politics, steampunk machinery, and a magic system with its own quirks and rules. I had kept some notes, but deadlines had pulled away from my usual level of record-keeping and I needed help putting things in order. Readers are quick to notice inconsistencies, and it's in an author's best interest to go the extra mile. Literally Addicted to Detail did that huge piece of work for me--thoroughly, on time, and at a very reasonable cost. Now I can continue the series without fear of contradicting myself, or forgetting an important fact about my universe."
~Bestselling author Emma Jane Holloway
"If you're like me and often have to stop writing to go look up a detail in an earlier book, then look no further. Michelle's book bible service was a lifesaver. I now have every character's information from eye color to birth dates, to the kind of car he or she drives in one easy to read file. Thanks, Michelle. I'll be back for sure."
~Bestselling author Deanna Chase
" I love working with Chelle! Before she took over the tasks I have her do for me, I was struggling with them. Now I can rest assured that they're in her capable hands and are running smoothly. Chelle is honest and professional. And a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her!"
~Bestselling and Award-winning Author, Gina Robinson