"I chose Lois over a number of other copy editors because of the inquiries that I made. I found Lois to be continually professional and exceptionally fast. I urged her to use her considerable experience to go beyond the standard role of copy editor. I was rewarded for having done so. I wanted to put out a good book and soon realized that she could be an asset toward that end. Lois displays a helpful orientation toward reader reception, warning me that a position I took was reasonable but that it might bother a subset of my audience. She is tactful, always respecting what I’ve written but often suggesting alternatives. There’s a little bit of mystery surrounding her work. I asked myself on more than one occasion how she could dive deeply into my project, yet still provide such good turnaround time. Would I seek her help in the future? Unquestionably, yes."
From Paul Brinkerhoff, previously an in-house editor and now owner of his own editing company:
"When I was at Baker Books many of my projects were the 'thoughtful trade' books, and when I couldn't edit them, my go-to editor was Lois. She's experienced and knows how to edit long and complicated projects (faster than I can).
"I know that trust is essential in Lois's relationships with the people, especially those for whom she works. Such integrity combined with dogged Germanic focus and undaunted tenacity in tackling even dissertations and similar tomes makes her a good fit for editing both academic and trade books. She readily understands and follows instructions, is conscientious, and does a good and thorough job editing manuscripts. Her editorial style sheets are detailed and complete.
" The pleasure is mine to recommend Lois Stück as an expert book editor."
Paul J. Brinkerhoff, Editor and Publishing Consultant, Grace and Truth Communications
Freelance copy editor for Baker Academic and Baker Trade Books. Over the years, the in-house editors have gotten to know the quality of my work and my reliability, and they have trusted me with challenging projects as well as projects that needed a fast turn-around. Two in-house editors have gone on to start their own companies and continue to contact me for freelance work.
Edited and supervised production for all university publications. Edited the university’s bimonthly magazine, winning press association awards in 1980 and 1981.
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A seasoned editor with over a decade of publishing experience, specializing in non-fiction, lifestyle, children’s, and Christian books.
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