If I authored a book, I would want David to edit it. As a development editor, he is exacting and creative in fine tuning content and suggesting enhancements. His strength as a writer of ancillary and other materials complements his excellent editing skills, and vice versa. With David, you get the whole package -- writer and editor -- and a reliable, delightful person to interact with, as well. I highly recommend David for content development and other publishing needs.
David is not only an excellent writer and editor but was always positive and encouraging during the long process of my book project. He kept things organized and on task and helped make the whole process much less intimidating for me.
David has developed a number of instructor resources for me over the years. One of my favorite things about working with him is how easy it is. I don’t have to budget in extra time to edit behind him or rework what he provides. I know it will be of high quality and that the authors will be very pleased with what he wrote.
I am always amazed at David’s talent for product development. I’ve worked with David for more than 10 years, as both an in-house colleague and as an independent contractor, and I am consistently impressed with his knowledge, efficiency, and ability to communicate with even the most difficult clients. Not only does David effortlessly and effectively make an author’s writing better, he simultaneously focuses on the goals of the project as a whole and its place among the client’s larger set of offerings and within the market. David’s understanding of student assessment and his unparalleled writing skills give him an edge when working as a development editor—one I’d be glad to work with anytime.
I have worked with David on various projects over the past decade, and I consider him to be a trusted freelance editor. He has created key ancillary materials that address the needs of students and instructors, and his thoughtful analyses and recommendations have guided authors and helped to shape the development of health professions products.
David developed a book for me on a complex topic with multiple features written by inexperienced authors, and proved invaluable in the process. He is highly detail-oriented but can also see the big picture and stay true to a project’s vision. I can’t wait to work with him again!
David provides great knowledge of the grammatical structure that successful textbooks adhere to. David was a wonderful addition to our editorial team.
David has handled several developmental editing projects for me, most notably for nursing education digital products. David adapted well to the requirements of the project (different from typical print projects) and was able to complete all required tasks by the requested deadlines. I was extremely pleased with David’s work and attention to detail, as well as his flexibility in adapting to my product’s specific needs. I would be more than delighted to work with him again.