Tammy Ditmore edited my book, The Quest for Distinction: Pepperdine University in the 20th Century (forthcoming). It was a huge assignment, requiring skills that set her apart from most professional editors. She recognized the key themes of the manuscript immediately and proceeded to examine each paragraph, actually each word, in light of those themes. The result was a briefer, more coherent manuscript that will be read with greater interest and understanding. If the book is to be praised for lu…
W. David Baird, Dean Emeritus of Seaver College, Pepperdine University
Personally, I feel the editing process is the most important aspect of writing–it can be a nightmare if the editor and the writer are not on the same page. … Tammy knows what she is doing, she is easy to work with, and she delivers on time.
Phil Ward, Author, Raiding Forces Series
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your wonderful work. I marvel at your eye for detail and your ability to make a written text so much better.
Patrick Allen, Professor, George Fox University
I appreciate Tammy’s willingness to ask questions when appropriate, flex on deadlines, offer sound advice, and rewrite sentences or sections as needed. Her command of substantive and copy editing make Tammy an asset to any project.
Patricia Ryan, International Council on Active Aging
She worked with me chapter-by-chapter over the course of nearly a year to hone my writing through attention to style, organization, and mechanics. Her close reading and keen eye have been invaluable during my revision process. I learned important guidelines about preparing my manuscript for its final review through this pleasant experience of working with her.
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University
Tammy’s approach to editing was like telling a story to someone who listens very well and offers suggestions only when something is confusing or grammatically incorrect (or embarrassing).
Charles Renee JohnsonAuthor, "AppBLACKation Rejected: A Writer's Report of How 'The New Racists' Run Hollywood"
Tammy is sensitive to my work and does a great job to maintain the integrity of my writing and my voice!
Phuong Pham Uzoff
Tammy Ditmore is an excellent editor. My writing improved grammatically, in structure, and clarity under her skilled eye.
Hannah Parmelee, Relationship IQ Program Director
I highly recommend Tammy Ditmore to you. She has edited three of my books in the past two years. Each time, I have been impressed with her professionalism, and pleased with her ability to provide a polished text.
J. Stephen YuillePastorGrace Community Church
I had a book manuscript that had a thorough edit by a copy editor, but there were many changes made and I wanted another set of eyes to look at it carefully. So I hired Tammy Ditmore to do a “final” proofread and flag anything that she found awkward, confusing or ill-fitting. That is a difficult job—to look both for errors and to comment, but that is what I needed. Tammy took it on and did a great job. It is amazing how many awkward things survive many rewrites. I know they’re awkward but don…